UN Women Executive Board to discuss funding and new budget at its Second Regular Session 2015

Date: Monday, September 14, 2015

On 15 September 2015, UN Women's Executive Director addressed the Executive Board at its Second Regular Session. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown
On 15 September 2015, UN Women's Executive Director addressed the Second Regular Session of the organization's Executive Board. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

The UN Women Executive Board will convene for this year’s Second Regular Session from 15 to 16 September at United Nations headquarters in New York.

On the opening day, the President of the Executive Board Bureau and Chair of the session, Ambassador Ib Petersen from the Permanent Mission of Denmark, will give opening remarks, which will be followed by a statement from UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

The Executive Board will consider the Integrated Budget for 2016-2017. It will also be briefed on the organization’s financial report, audited financial statements, and the 2014 report of the Board of Auditors.

The Executive Board will engage in a structured dialogue on the funding needed to fully implement its strategic plan and achieve transformational results for women and girls worldwide. The discussion will focus on some of the risks of not achieving adequate funding, as well as steps that UN Women will need to take to reach this critical mass of financial resources.

The Board will also be presented with elements of the organization’s draft youth strategy, as youth have been identified as essential in achieving societal transformative changes on gender equality and women’s rights. There will also be a briefing on the humanitarian response of UN Women in Nepal following the devastating earthquake a few months ago.

The Board will also be briefed on the findings of several evaluations on gender equality so that UN Women can draw lessons and identify best practices.

A side event after the closing of the official session will inform on the Global Leader’s Meeting on 27 September, where leaders will make bold and concrete commitments to making gender equality and women’s empowerment a reality in their country.

A detailed agenda as well as all official documents of the Second Regular Session 2015 can be accessed on the Executive Board webpage or the PaperSmart-portal of the United Nations.

The session is being webcast: