Decisions adopted by the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board in 2022

United Nations Volunteers programme

The Executive Board

1. Reaffirms General Assembly resolution 76/131 of 16 December 2021 on the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) and twentieth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers, in which the Assembly recalled the importance of integrating volunteerism, as appropriate, into the planning for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;

2. Welcomes the results achieved by UNV in 2021 as reflected in the report of the Administrator (DP/2022/24);

3. Takes note of the results matrix, including baselines and targets, of the Strategic Framework, 2022-2025 (DP/2022/11), in line with the strategic guidance of General Assembly resolution 75/233, of 21 December 2020, on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system and based on the findings and recommendations of the independent evaluation of the previous Strategic Framework;

4. Commends UNV for being well embedded in the United Nations system as exemplified by its cooperation with 56 United Nations organizations;

5. Reaffirms the continued crucial role of the Special Voluntary Fund in delivering the UNV Strategic Framework, 2022-2025, and calls upon all development partners in a position to do so to contribute to the Fund;

6. Commends UNV on its successful implementation of its digital transformation project and encourages UNV to continue its efforts in this regard as appropriate;

7. Requests UNV to continue being a strong advocate for the inclusion of persons with disabilities;

8. Expresses appreciation to all United Nations Volunteers for their outstanding contributions to the pandemic response and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development during 2021.

10 June 2022