UN Women Executive Board convenes second regular session of 2017

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UN Women Executive Board convenes second regular session of 2017. Photo: UN Women/Carlota Nunez
UN Women Executive Board convenes second regular session of 2017. Photo: UN Women/Carlota Nunez

The UN Women Executive Board will convene for this year’s Second Regular Session on 29 and 30 August at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The focus of this session will be on UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and the Integrated Budget 2018-2019, which are hoped to be endorsed by the Executive Board.

The President of the Executive Board, H.E. Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh from the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates, will chair and open the session with her remarks and reflections on her role at the Executive Board, now presiding over its third and last session for 2017.  UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will make her opening statement, informing the Board members about the development process of the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and its accompanying budget, among other matters.

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The Executive Board will engage in its annual “structured dialogue on financing” with Member States to take stock of the resource mobilization efforts and progress of the Entity. It will also consider the report of the UN Board of Auditors, as well as a meta-analysis of evaluations managed by UN Women in 2016 and the corporate Evaluation Plan 2018-2021.

Fatou Lo, Deputy Country Representative in Rwanda, will be presenting UN Women’s operational response in the country. The Board will then discuss the findings and recommendations of the joint field visit of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN Women and WFP to Nepal; as well as the UN Women specific Bureau visit to India.

The detailed agenda as well as all official documents of the Second Regular Session 2017 can be accessed on the Executive Board webpage or the PaperSmart portal of the United Nations.

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