UN Women Executive Board to discuss humanitarian response and funding at its First Regular Session of 2016

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016

The UN Women Executive Board will convene for this year’s First Regular Session on 9 February at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The Chair of the session, Ambassador Mohamed Khaled Khiari from the Permanent Mission of Tunisia, will introduce the session and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will give an opening statement.

Taking a closer look at UN Women’s work on the ground, the Board will address the organization’s operational response in Egypt. There will also be a presentation of the joint field visit of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN Women and the WFP to Jordan in 2015. A video will be shown that demonstrates UN Women’s operations in the Za’atari refugee camp and the impact it has on the life of the Syrian refugees.

Briefings will also focus UN Women’s coordination mandate within the UN system, the high-level review of implementation of Security Council resolution 1325, and on financing UN Women’s Strategic Plan—including its flagship programme initiatives. Videos of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality programmes in Guinea, Lebanon and Sudan will also be shown.

The detailed agenda as well as all official documents of the First Regular Session 2016 can be accessed on the Executive Board webpage.

Remarks by UN Women Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN Women Executive Board First Regular Session of 2016

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