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Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA at its second regular session 2008

The Executive Board


Recalls that during its second regular session 2008, it:

Item 1
Organizational matters

Approved the agenda and work plan for the second regular session 2008 (DP/2008/L.3);

Approved the report of the annual session 2008 (DP/2008/37);

Adopted the draft annual work plan 2009 (DP/2008/CRP.4);

Agreed to the following schedule of sessions of the Executive Board in 2009:

Election of the Bureau for 2009: 9 January 2009
First regular session 2009: 19 to 22 January 2009
Joint meeting of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP: 23 and 26 January 2009 (tentative)
Annual session 2009: 26 May to 5 June 2009 (New York)
Second regular session 2009: 8 to 11 September 2009.

UNDP segment

Item 2
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters

Adopted decision 2008/26 on revision of the financial regulations of UNDP and UNFPA;

Adopted decision 2008/27 on the annual review of the financial situation, 2007 (UNDP);

Adopted decision 2008/28 on the activities of the Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office for the biennium 2006-2007;

Adopted decision 2008/29 on the role of UNDP in the changing aid environment at the country level;

Took note of the report on the information on United Nations system technical cooperation expenditures 2007 (DP/2008/40) and its addendum (DP/2008/40/Add.1).

Item 3
Evaluation in UNDP

Adopted decision 2008/30 on the role and contribution of UNDP in the environment and energy;

Adopted decision 2008/31 on the programme of work of the Evaluation Office.

Item 4
Country programmes and related matters (UNDP)

Adopted decision 2008/32 on the evaluation of the third global cooperation framework and of the fourth global programme, 2009-2011;

Approved the following country programmes on a no-objection basis, without presentation or discussion, in accordance with decision 2006/36:

Africa: Benin, Mauritius, Nigeria;
Arab States: Sudan;

Approved a second one-year extension of the country programme for Burundi and the third one-year extension of the country programme for Lebanon;

Took note of the following draft country programme documents and the comments made thereon:

Africa
Draft country programme document for Angola (DP/DCP/AGO/2)
Draft country programme document for Côte d’Ivoire (DP/DCP/CIV/1)
Draft country programme document for Kenya (DP/DCP/KEN/1)
Draft country programme document for Mauritania (DP/DCP/MRT/1)
Draft country programme document for Niger (DP/DCP/NER/1)
Draft country programme document for the Republic of the Congo (DP/DCP/COG/1)

Asia and the Pacific
Draft country programme document for Timor-Leste (DP/DCP/TLS/1)

Latin America and the Caribbean
Draft country programme document for Haiti (DP/DCP/HTI/1)
Draft country programme document for Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (DP/DCP/VEN/1)

Organized an oral briefing on the UNDP response to the humanitarian emergency created by cyclone Nargis.

Item 5
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Adopted decision 2008/33 on the status report on the implementation of the recommendations of the Board of Auditors for the biennium 2004-2005;

Adopted decision 2008/34 on procurement activities of the United Nations system organizations;

Adopted decision 2008/35 on the governance structure of UNOPS.

Item 6
South-South cooperation

Adopted decision 2008/36 on the fourth cooperation framework for South-South cooperation.

UNFPA segment

Item 7
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters (UNFPA)

Adopted decision 2008/26 on the revision of the financial regulations of UNDP and UNFPA

Took note of the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (DP/FPA/2008/16) on the revision of financial regulations (UNFPA).

Item 8
Country programmes and related matters (UNFPA)

Approved the following country programmes on a no-objection basis, without presentation or discussion, in accordance with decision 2006/36:

Africa: Benin, Republic of the Congo, Niger and Nigeria;
Arab States: Sudan;

Approved the third one-year extension of the country programme for Lebanon;

Took note of the following draft country programme documents and the comments made thereon:

Africa
Draft country programme document for Angola (DP/FPA/DCP/AGO/6)
Draft country programme document for Côte d’Ivoire (DP/FPA/DCP/CIV/6)
Draft country programme document for Kenya (DP/FPA/DCP/KEN/7)
Draft country programme document for Mauritania (DP/FPA/DCP/MRT/6)

Asia and the Pacific
Draft country programme document for Timor-Leste (DP/FPA/DCP/TLS/2)

Latin America and the Caribbean
Draft country programme document for Haiti (DP/FPA/DCP/HTI/4)
Draft country programme document for Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (DP/FPA/DCP/VEN/2)

Joint UNDP/UNFPA segment

Item 9
Follow-up to the meeting of the Programming Coordinating Board of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

Took note of the report on the implementation of the decisions and recommendations of the Programming Coordinating Board of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (DP/2008/54-DP/FPA/2008/13).

Item 10
Internal audit and oversight

Adopted decision 2008/37 on internal audit and oversight (UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS).

Item 15
Other matters

Held the following informal briefings and consultations:

UNDP

Held informal consultations on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

19 September 2008