QSP Executive Board consideration of "enabling activities"
|At its second meeting held in Geneva from 23 to 24 April 2007, the QSP Executive Board noted the definitional issues in relation to “enabling activities.” The Board agreed that although the guidance provided by the QSP objective and strategic priorities set out in ICCM resolution I/4 was adequate for the time being, it would be appropriate to keep the matter under review. It requested the secretariat to prepare, a summary of projects submitted and approved under the QSP trust fund in the first and second application rounds, which the Board would discuss in a teleconference.|
During the teleconference held on 26 June 2007, participants discussed the need for a definition of enabling activities in the light of the summary of projects. A number of participants indicated that in their view, the projects were focused on initial capacity-building activities, and thus were in line with the existing guidance provided by ICCM resolution I/4. The three strategic priorities of the QSP were seen by the participants as a useful indication as to the scope of enabling activities. While participants in the teleconference did not see a strong need for further definition of enabling activities, as ICCM resolution I/4 seemed sufficiently clear, it was agreed that all Board members would be invited to send to the secretariat written comments, including possible definitions of "enabling activities" before 31 August 2007.
|Further to the teleconference, and in light of received submissions, the Board co-chairs decided that the matter should be kept under review by the Board at its next meeting on 6-7 May 2008.|
QSP Executive Board
The ICCM resolution established the QSP Executive Board, which consists of two government representatives of each of the United Nations regions and all the bilateral and multilateral donors and other contributors to the programme.
The Board meets once a year to review progress under the programme on the basis of reports from the Trust Fund Implementation Committee and programme participants, as well as other relevant information provided to them on implementation of the programme. The Board also provides operational guidance on the implementation of the strategic priorities of the programme and advises on other relevant matters as required. The Board will report to the ICCM at its second and third sessions on the implementation of the QSP. During each meeting of the Board, a committee comprising the regional representatives and trust fund donors meets to consider the operation of the trust fund. That committee reviews reports from the Trust Fund Implementation Committee on project execution and from UNEP on the financial resources and administration of the trust fund. It provides guidance and takes decisions thereon. Rules of procedure of the QSP Executive Board
8th meeting of the QSP Executive Board, Geneva, 7-8 March 2013
1st meeting of the QSP Executive Board, Geneva, 26-27 April 2006
2nd meeting of the QSP Executive Board, Geneva, 23-24 April 2007
3rd meeting of the QSP Executive Board, Geneva, 6-7 May 2008
4th meeting of the QSP Executive Board, Geneva, 23-24 April 2009
5th meeting of the QSP Executive Board, Geneva, 29-30 June 2010
6th meeting of the QSP Executive Board, Geneva, 13-14 September 2011
7th meeting of the QSP Executive Board, Geneva, 7-8 May 2012