2009/3
Report of the Administrator of UNDP and the Executive Director of UNFPA to the Economic and Social Council

The Executive Board


1.     Takes note of of the report of the Administrator of UNDP and the Executive Director of UNFPA to the Economic and Social Council (E/2009/5);

2.     Underscores the importance of the full implementation of General Assembly resolution 62/208;

3.     Decides to transmit the above-mentioned report (E/2009/5) to the Economic and Social Council, along with a summary of the comments and guidance provided by delegations at the present session;

4.     Requests UNDP and UNFPA to include in future reports a more qualitative assessment and analysis of results achieved, progress made and difficulties encountered, as well as lessons learned;

5.     Requests that future reports adhere to the structure established in General Assembly resolution 62/208 and include recommendations to further improve its implementation;

6.     Requests the Administrator of UNDP and the Executive Director of UNFPA to consider ways to improve future reports, taking into account relevant resolutions of the Economic and Social Council, report E/2008/49, and the need to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in their reporting practices, and to consult with the Executive Board in order to prepare a proposal on this matter at its second regular session 2009.

22 January 2009