Decisions adopted by the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board in 2021

United Nations Volunteers programme

The Executive Board

1. Encourages the United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) to continue to promote the conducive environment for volunteerism and volunteers to enhance the sustainability of development results;

2. Takes note of the results achieved by UNV in 2020, including a rapid and effective response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, as reflected in the report of the Administrator (DP/2021/25);

3. Reaffirms the crucial role of the Special Voluntary Fund in delivering the UNV Strategic Framework, 2018-2021 and in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls upon all development partners in a position to do so to contribute to the fund;

4. Commends UNV for being well embedded in the United Nations system as exemplified by its cooperation with 60 United Nations organizations;

5. Commends UNV for the results achieved through its Strategic Framework, 2018-2021, as highlighted in its independent evaluation, and further requests UNV to develop its next strategic framework building on its organizational results and in full alignment with General Assembly resolution 75/233;

6. Asks UNV to continue its successful efforts towards the organization’s digital transformation in the next strategic framework for 2022-2025 and beyond; 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 2020.

11 June 2021