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1 UN-WOMEN EXECUTIVE BOARD January 2015 Jean-Luc Bories Secretary of the Executive Board

2 THE GOVERNANCE: A MULTI-TIERED INTERGOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL EXECUTIVE BOARD COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN Operational activities and Normative support functions and the operational policy guidance the normative policy guidance

3 EXECUTIVE BOARD ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Within the overall framework of policies formulated by the General Assembly; coordination and guidance from the Economic and Social Council The functions of the Executive Board are:  Receiving information from and give guidance to the Executive Director  Oversight of the Entity operational and coordination activities  Approving UN-Women overall governing documents such as the UN- Women Strategic Plan, Integrated Budget, audit reports, evaluation plans and other managerial documents.  Approving global overarching policies guiding UN-Women (such as evaluation policy)  Providing inter-governmental support

4 THE EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERSHIP 41 members who serve on a rotating basis:  10 from the Group of African States  10 from the Group of Asia-Pacific States  4 from the Group of Eastern European States  6 from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States  5 from the Group of Western European and Other States (unique rotation scheme)  6 from contributing countries The Economic and Social Council elects members to the Executive Board for a term of three years.

5 The Executive Board MEMBERSHIP Executive Board 2015 African States Algeria (2015) Djibouti (2015) Equatorial Guinea (2016) Gabon (2015) Gambia (2015) Malawi (2015) Senegal (2016) Somalia (2016) South Africa (2016) Togo (2016) Asia-Pacific States Bangladesh (2016) China (2016) India (2016) Japan (2016) Maldives (2015) Philippines (2015) Republic of Korea (2016) Solomon Islands (2015) Thailand (2015) United Arab Emirates (2015) Western European and Other States Germany (2015) Israel (2016) Italy (2016) Portugal (2016) Turkey (2015) Contributing Countries Denmark (2016) Spain (2016) United Kingdom (2016) United States of America (2016) Eastern European States Bosnia and Herzegovina (2016) Latvia (2015) Poland (2016) Russian Federation (2015) Latin American and Caribbean States Brazil (2015) Colombia (2016) Cuba (2016) Suriname (2016) Uruguay (2015) Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (2015) Contributing Countries not Members of the OECD/DAC Mexico (2016) Saudi Arabia (2016)

6 THE EXECUTIVE BOARD BUREAU 2015 MembersFunctions  Presidency Ambassador Ib Petersen (Denmark)  Four Vice Presidents Ms. Bakhta Selma Mansouri (Algeria) Mr. Barun Dev Mitra (Bangladesh) Ms. Dragana Anđelić (Bosnia & Herzegovina) Ms. María Paulina Dávila (Colombia)  Coordinate preparations of board meetings  Facilitation of transparent decision making  Promotion of dialogue

7 THE EXECUTIVE BOARD KEY EVENTS IN 2015 Executive Board Events First Regular Session Annual SessionSecond Regular Session Joint Meeting Executive Boards UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women, WFP 9 February 201530 June-2 July 201515-17 September 20152 February 2015 Joint Field Visit of the Executive Boards Jordan 24 Apr. – 2 May Pre-Session Meetings Informal briefings

8 THE EXECUTIVE BOARD First regular session 2015  Report on the Assessment of Evaluation Function and Management Response  HeForShe Campaign  Informal lunch briefing on the operational response of UN-Women at country level focusing on the response to the Ebola crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone.  Structured dialogues on financing the SP  Briefing on the report of the Board of Auditors  http://www.unwomen.org/en/executive- board/documents/first-regular-session-2015 in addition papersmart http://www.unwomen.org/en/executive- board/documents/first-regular-session-2015

9 THE EXECUTIVE BOARD ANNUAL SESSION 2015 Official reports in 2015 (Decision) Annual report on the implementation of the Strategic Plan (June) Report on the evaluation function (June) Report on internal audit and investigation activities for the period 1 January to 31 December 2014 and Report of the Audit Advisory Committee (June) Integrated budget 2016-2017 (Sep) Strategic brief on Resource Mobilization (Sep)

10 THE EXECUTIVE BOARD ANNUAL SESSION 2015 Other reports in 2015 (conference room paper) Corporate evaluation of the contribution of UN-Women to women’s economic empowerment (June) Meta-analysis of evaluations managed by UN-Women (Sep) Corporate evaluation of the contribution of UN-Women to global norms, policies and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment (Sep) Joint systemic review of the contribution of UN Entities to gender equality development results at the country level (Sep)


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