Executive Board of the
United Nations Development
Programme and of the United
Nations Population Fund
Second regular session 2013
9 to 13 September 2013, New York
Item 12 of the provisional agenda
UNFPA – Country programmes and related matters
UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND
Extensions of country programmes in the Arab States region
Note by the Executive Director
The present note contains information on the first on-year extension of the UNFPA country programme for the State of Palestine.a
In accordance with established procedures, the Executive Director approves six-month extensions and first one-year extensions of country programmes, while requests for extensions for a second or third year, as well as two-year and two and a half year extensions, are submitted to the Executive Board for approval.
aOn 29 November 2012, the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 67/19. Pursuant to operative paragraph 2 of that resolution, the General Assembly decided to "…accord to Palestine non-member observer State status in the United Nations…". On 12 December 2012, Palestine informed the Secretary-General that the designation "State of Palestine" should be used in all official documents, although this does not preclude the use of the term "occupied Palestinian territory".
Table. One-year country programme extension approved by the Executive Director