UNICEF Executive Board Meets this Week

The UNICEF Executive Board meets this week at UN Headquarters in New York. The Executive Board is the governing body of UNICEF.  It consists of 36 members representing the five regional groups of Member States at the UN. This year the members are from

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Sudan, Zimbabwe

Eastern Europe
Croatia, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia

Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, Republic of Korea

Latin America and the Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Uruguay

Western Europe and Others
Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America

UNICEF reports through its Executive Board to the United Nations General Assembly and to the Economic and Social Council. The role of the board is to oversee the work of UNICEF, to recommend new initiatives and to consult with the Secretary General on the appointment of the UNICEF Executive Director.

Highlighting this annual meeting will be a special focus on global health, with a particular focus on polio eradication.

Read more at: http://www.unicef.org/about/execboard/index.html


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