UN-Women Executive Board


The Executive Board governs the operational activities of UN-Women and provides operational policy guidance to the Entity (General Assembly resolution 64/289, paragraph 57(b)).

The rules of procedure of the Executive Board (UNW/2011/6) was adopted by the Board in 2011. Functions and working methods are described in the Informal Guide to the UN-Women Executive Board.

Joint Calendar – Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF and UN-Women

UN-Women Executive Board Calendar 2020

  • Election of the Bureau, 14 January 2020
  • Interactive dialogue on mobilizing the Generation Equality Forum, 16 January 2020
  • Joint briefing on the working methods of the Executive Boards, 22 January 2020
  • Joint briefing on the options to improve structured dialogue on financing23 January 2020
  • Joint briefing on cost recovery, 23 January 2020
  • Pre-Session and orientation, 27 January 2020
  • Informal briefing on update on the mid-term review of the Strategic Plan 2018-2021, 27 January 2020
  • Informal briefing on an update on the implementation of General Assembly Resolution 72/279, 28 January 2020
  • Informal briefing on the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 and Management Response on the Report of the Board of Auditors, 29 January 2020
  • First Regular Session,14 February 2020
  • Joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP, 29 May 2020
  • Pre-Session and informal briefing, 8 June 2020
  • Annual Session, 22-24 June 2020
  • Pre-Session and informal briefing, 25 August 2020
  • Second Regular Session, 14-16 September 2020

UN-Women Executive Board Calendar 2019

(Previous years are available through the “Executive Board documents” page.)

Note: All official meetings of the UN-Women Executive Board are PaperSmart. Documents and statements will be made public on this website and in the Executive Board PaperSmart portal as they become available.


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