2009/8
Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board at its first regular session 2009

The Executive Board


Recalls that during its first regular session 2009, it:

Item 1
Organizational matters

Elected the following members of the Bureau for 2009:

President: H.E. Mr. Mohammad Khazaee (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Vice-President Mr. William Exantus (Haiti)
Vice-President Mr. Jeroen Steeghs (Netherlands)
Vice-President Mr. Dragan Micic (Serbia)
Vice-President Mr. Omary Mjenga (Tanzania, United Republic of)

Adopted the agenda and work plan for its first regular session 2009 (DP/2009/L.1);

Adopted the report of the second regular session 2008 (DP/2009/1) and its corrigendum (DP/2009/1/Corr.1);

Adopted the annual work plan for 2009 (DP/2009/CRP.1);

Approved the tentative work plan for the annual session 2009;

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

Annual session 2009: 26 May to 5 June 2009
Second regular session 2009: 8 to 11 September 2009

UNDP segment

Item 2
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters

Took note of the report on cost classification in UNDP (DP/2009/3).

Item 3
Country programmes and related matters

Adopted decision 2009/1 on the proposed measures for the resumption of UNDP programme operations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

Approved the following country programme documents:

Africa: Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mauritania and the Republic of the Congo;
Asia and the Pacific: Timor-Leste;
Latin America and the Caribbean: Haiti and Venezuela.

Item 7
United Nations Office for Project Services

Adopted decision 2009/4 on the financial regulations and rules of the United Nations Office for Project Services;

Adopted decision 2009/5 on the post classification exercise and implementation for the United Nations Office for Project Services.

Item 8
United Nations Capital Development Fund

Heard an oral report by the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund on the preliminary 2008 results, and perspectives for 2009-2011.

Item 9
Gender in UNDP

Adopted decision 2009/6 on the implementation of the UNDP gender equality strategy, 2008-2011.

Item 10
Other matters

Adopted decision 2009/7, an expression of appreciation to Kemal Dervis, Administrator of UNDP from 2005-2009.

UNFPA segment

Item 6
Country programmes and related matters

Approved the following country programme documents:

Africa: Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya and Mauritania;
Asia and the Pacific: Timor-Leste;
Latin America and the Caribbean: Haiti and Venezuela.

Joint UNDP/UNFPA segment

Item 4
Recommendations of the United Nations Board of Auditors

Adopted decision 2009/2 on the reports of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS on the implementation of the recommendations of the Board of Auditors, 2006-2007.

Item 5
Report to the Economic and Social Council

Adopted decision 2009/3 on the report of the Administrator of UNDP and the Executive Director of UNFPA to the Economic and Social Council.

Item 10
Other matters

UNDP: held an informal consultation on the implementation of decision 2008/37 on internal audit and oversight;

UNFPA: gave an oral report on the development of the UNFPA evaluation policy;

UNOPS: held a briefing on the UNOPS strategy.

Joint meeting of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP

Held a joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP on 23 and 26 January 2009, which addressed the following topics: (a) population growth and rapid urbanization; (b) unstable food prices and the linkage with food and nutrition security; and (c) harmonization among the United Nations funds and programmes (business practices and reinforcing state capacity).