Executive Board

The Executive Board provides intergovernmental support and supervision for the activities of UNDP, UNFPA, and UNOPS in accordance with the policy guidance of the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, and the United Nations Charter. The Executive Board ensures that UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS remain responsive to the evolving needs of programme countries, and supports the work of UNFPA in delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. General Assembly resolution 48/162 of 20 December 1993 created the Executive Board, which consists of representatives from 36 countries who serve on a rotating basis. The Executive Board superseded the 48-member Governing Council on 1 January 1994. The Governing Council previously served as the governing body for UNFPA from 1973 to 1993.



21 January 2019 - 10:00am

UN Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber

Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS: First regular session 2019

Find the latest information on the next Executive Board session. All decisions adopted by the Executive Board are available on the 'Decisions of the Board' page; and all reports on Board sessions

5 November 2018 - 9:00am


Preview of UNFPA country programme documents

Board Members are now invited to review the country programme documents to be presented for approval at the 2019 first regular session of the Executive Board and to provide their comments by 15

The 2019 Executive Boards session dates are now available

Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP : 2019 session dates */