96/5.  Preparation of reports for the Economic and Social Council substantive session 1996

The Executive Board

1.                Takes note of the report of the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme contained in document DP/1996/9, and of the report of the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund contained in document DP/FPA/1996/6, and the comments made thereon;

2.                Urges the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund to ensure that their reports to the Economic and Social Council substantive session 1996 fully address issues to be discussed in accordance with relevant decisions and resolutions of the Council and the General Assembly, including Council resolutions 1995/50, 1995/51 and 1995/56 and General Assembly resolution 50/120;

3.                Requests that the content of the reports of the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Population Fund for the Economic and Social Council substantive session 1996 be such as to enable the Council to compare achievements made by each organization and to identify problems and recommend appropriate actions, on issues relating to, inter alia, allocation of resources, harmonization of procedures and budget presentation, common administrative services and premises and monitoring and evaluation;

4.                Requests the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, together with the Executive Directors of the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Food Programme, to agree on a common format and structure for their reports for the Economic and Social Council substantive session 1996, taking into account paragraph 2 of the present decision.

  19 January 1996