Second regular session of the UN Women Executive Board convenes


UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will give the opening statement at the 2013 second regular session of the UN Women Executive Board. The session, to be held from 16-18 September at UN Headquarters in New York, will be her first since taking charge of the organization on 19 August.

The Executive Director will share with Member States her strategic vision for the development of UN Women in the coming years. She will also introduce the proposed Strategic Plan 2014-2017 and the Integrated Budget for 2014-2015, two reports that are critical for the strategic future direction of UN Women.

The Executive Board will also consider the annual internal audit and investigation report for 2012 and report of the audit advisory committee.

A thematic evaluation of UN Women’s contribution to preventing violence against women and expanding access to services will also be discussed. The objectives of this evaluation are to capture key results and lessons learned from the organization’s four predecessor entities. It analyses how UN Women has positioned itself to implement its mandate on ending violence against women.

The Board will also be briefed on UN Women’s work at a country-level, focusing on the use of information and communications technology to advance women’s rights and gender equality. Board members will also learn about UN Women’s strategy for the Beijing+20 review and appraisal.

The provisional annotated agenda, timetable and relevant documentation are available on the UN-Women Executive Board homepage. As with previous Executive Board sessions, all session documents will be available via the PaperSmart portal.