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 The Executive Board superseded the 48-member Governing Council on 1 January 1994.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.

Decision tracking mechanism (en)

The Joint Calendar- Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF and UN Women is available here. 

Executive Board Events

3 September 2019 - 10:00am

UN Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber

Second regular session 2019 of the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS

Executive Board Events

30 August 2019 - 10:00am

UN Headquarters, Conference Room 5

Informal consultation on UNFPA Structured Funding Dialogue

Executive Board Events

28 August 2019 - 12:00pm

UN Headquarters, Conference Room 2

Joint briefing on working methods of the Executive Boards