UN Women Executive Board convenes first virtual Annual Session

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020

The UN Women Executive Board will convene for this year’s Annual Session on Monday 22 June to Tuesday 23 June 2020,  remotely via the Zoom platform.

The President of the Executive Board, Jukka Salovaara, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, will open the Session and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will deliver her annual report.

In addition to a briefing on the progress made with respect to the Strategic Plan 2018–2021, including its midterm review, the Executive Board will be presented with updates on the implementation of UN General Assembly resolution 72/279 on the repositioning of the UN development system; and UN Women’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The following agenda items will also be considered: An update on the management response to the independent review of the UN Women policies and procedures for tackling sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment; Reports of the internal audit and investigation activities for the period of 1 January to 31 December 2019, and the Advisory Committee on Oversight for the period of 1 January to 31 December 2019, along with their respective management responses; Evaluation: Report on the evaluation function of UN Women, 2019 and the revised evaluation policy of UN Women, accompanied by the management’s perspective.

The detailed agenda of this Session and all official documents may be accessed on the Executive Board webpage or the PaperSmart-portal of the United Nations.

A live-stream link will be distributed by email in advance for colleagues to access the Session throughout the two days.