96/17.  Inter-agency coordination in health policy and programming

 

The Executive Board

1.             Takes note of the background note on possible membership of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme and of the United Nations Population Fund in the Joint Committee on Health Policy of the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Health Organization (DP/FPA/1996/5);

2.             Reaffirms the need for close collaboration at all levels among the United Nations Children's Fund, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Fund on matters of mutual interest and related activities, including, inter alia, issues relating to follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development;

3.             Encourages the Executive Director to explore ways to further strengthen interagency coordination in the area of health policy and programming, in particular with the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Health Organization, in order to develop coordinated health policies and programmes, including reproductive health, in the context of the follow-up to the International Conference on Population and Development;

4.             Invites the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund to present an oral report to the Executive Board at its third regular session in 1996 on steps undertaken to implement the present decision.

 

                28 March 1998