UN Women Executive Board to convene annual session 2021


The UN Women Executive Board will convene for this year’s annual session from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 June 2021, remotely via the Zoom Platform.

The President of the Executive Board, Alie Kabba, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, will open the Session at 10 a.m. EDT. UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will deliver opening remarks, which include updates on the COVID-19 response and the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review of Operational Activities for Development (QCPR).

Over the three days, the Executive Board will receive briefings on the draft Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and on the draft integrated budget estimates of UN Women for the biennium 2022–2023. The Board will further consider reports of the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women on the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2018–2021; on the evaluation function of UN Women in 2020; the corporate evaluation of UN Women’s coordination and convening role in ending violence against women; the internal audit and investigation activities for the period of 1 January to 31 December 2020; the report of the Advisory Committee on Oversight for the period of 1 January to 31 December 2020; and UN Women’s related management responses.

There will be several briefings on policy and program matters, including on the implementation of General Assembly resolution 72/279 and the implementation of recommendations in the independent victim-centred review of UN Women policies and processes on tackling sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment. During a special segment, the Board will also bid farewell to outgoing Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

The detailed agenda of the 2021 annual session and all official documents may be accessed on the Executive Board webpage. The session can be followed via UN Web TV