97/1.          UNICEF/WHO/UNFPA Coordinating Committee on Health

 

The Executive Board

1.       Takes note of the note of the President on coordination in health policy and programming: follow-up to Executive Board decision 96/38 (DP/FPA/1997/5);

2.       Endorses the proposed arrangements contained in document DP/FPA/1997/5 as follows:

         (a) That the present UNICEF/WHO Joint Committee on Health Policy be known as the UNICEF/WHO/UNFPA Coordinating Committee on Health;

         (b) That the terms of reference of the UNICEF/WHO/UNFPA Coordinating Committee on Health be amended accordingly, in consultation with the secretariats of the three organizations;

         (c) That the agenda of the meeting of the UNICEF/WHO/UNFPA Coordinating Committee on Health be organized in such a way that matters of greatest relevance to the United Nations Population Fund are clustered together;

3.       Recommends that the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Population Fund become a member of the UNICEF/WHO/UNFPA Coordinating Committee on Health;

4.       Requests the President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme and of the United Nations Population Fund, with the assistance of the secretariat of the United Nations Population Fund, to bring the present decision to the attention of the Executive Boards of the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Health Organization;

5.       Requests the secretariat of the Executive Board to circulate, as soon as they are available, the amended terms of reference of the UNICEF/WHO/UNFPA Coordinating Committee on Health. 

16 January 1997