UN Women Executive Board visits India


Members of the The Bureau of the UN Women Executive Board in New Delhi India. Photo: UN Women
Members of The Bureau of UN Women's Executive Board in New Delhi India. Photo: UN Women

New Delhi, India — The Bureau of UN Women’s Executive Board concluded a three-day mission to India, where they gained first-hand understanding of UN Women’s work in the country through meetings and interactions with representatives from the government, development partners and media.

The members included H.E. Mrs. Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, and President of the Executive Board; H.E. Ms. Ivana Pajević, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Montenegro to the United Nations; Mr. Shiraz Arif Mohamed, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Guyana to the United Nations; Ms. Gail Farngalo, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Liberia to the United Nations; and Ms. Chantal Oltramare, Representative, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations.

The outcome of the mission will form part of an official report that will be presented to the Executive Board during its Second Regular Session in 2017.

“The purpose of the field visit was for member states to assess the contribution of UN Women and the UN System to support and help in the implementation of the national priorities of the Government of India, said Ambassador Nusseibeh. “Our mission to India has been very significant. We have learnt a lot, and there has been a lot of reflection.”

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