97/20.  Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board at its annual session 1997

The Executive Board

Recalls that during the annual session 1997 it:

ITEM 2: UNFPA:  REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR 1996: PROGRAMME PRIORITIES AND REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Took note of the report of the Executive Director for 1996 on programme priorities, statistical overview and regional overview (DP/FPA/1997/10,  Parts I, I/Add.1 and Part II);

Adopted decision 97/14 of 16 May 1997 on the five-year review of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development;

Requested the Executive Director to revise the conference room paper on the consequences of resource shortfalls on meeting the goals of the International Conference on Population and Development (DP/FPA/1997/CRP.1) and to submit the revised report as an official document to the Executive Board at its third regular session 1997;

ITEM 3:  UNFPA:  EVALUATION ACTIVITIES

Took note of the report on UNFPA evaluation activities (DP/FPA/1997/10, Part III);

ITEM 4:  UNFPA:  WORK PLAN FOR 1998-2001

Adopted decision 97/11 of 14 May 1997 on the UNFPA work plan for 1998-2001 and request for programme expenditure authority;

ITEM 5:  UNFPA:  PROGRAMMING PROCESS

Adopted decision 97/12 of 16 May 1997 on the UNFPA programming process;

ITEM 6:  UNFPA:  INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

Adopted decision 97/13 of 16 May 1997 on the UNFPA information and communication strategy;

UNDP/UNFPA SEGMENT

ITEM 7:  REPORTS TO THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL

Took note of the reports of the Administrator (DP/1997/15) and the Executive Director (DP/FPA/1997/10, Part V) to the Economic and Social Council and agreed to transmit them to the Economic and Social Council with comments made thereon;

ITEMS 2 AND 8:  INTERNAL OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Adopted decision 97/16 of 23 May 1997 on internal audit;

ITEM 14:  OTHER MATTERS

Adopted decision 97/19 on assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo;

Decided to consider the draft terms of reference of the WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA Coordinating Committee on Health as contained in document DP/FPA/1997/CRP.5 at the third regular session 1997 (15-19 September 1997);

Took note of the reports of UNDP and UNFPA on core allocations to 20/20 (DP/1997/CRP.19 and DP/FPA/1997/CRP.3);

Took note of the oral presentation of the representatives of UNDP, UNFPA and UNAIDS on the UNAIDS programme.

 

23 May 1997