The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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.

Regional groups 2022

African States (8 members)

Algeria (2023)
Cameroon (2024)*
Chad (2024)**
Côte d’Ivoire (2024)**
Kenya (2024)**
Lesotho (2024)**
Nigeria (2023)
Somalia (2022)

Asia-Pacific States (7 members)

Bangladesh (2023)
China (2022)
Iran (Islamic Republic of) (2023)
Kazakhstan (2024)**
Kuwait (2022)
Myanmar (2024)**
Qatar (2024)**

Eastern European States (4 members)

Bulgaria (2022)
Czech Republic (2022)
Russian Federation (2023)
Ukraine (2024)*

Latin America and Caribbean States (5 members)

Colombia (2022)
Costa Rica (2024)**
Cuba (2023)
Guatemala (2023)
Peru (2022)

Western European and other States (12 members)**

Finland (2023)
Germany (2024)*
Greece (2024)*
Japan (2022)
New Zealand (2023)
Norway (2022)
Spain (2023)
Sweden (2024)**
Switzerland (2022)**
The Netherlands (Kingdom of) (2024)*
United Kingdom (2023)
United States (2022)

Term expires on last day of the year indicated
* Re-elected
** Own rotation scheme
*** Newly elected for 2021-2023

  • Bureau members for 2022

    President (Group of Western European States): H.E. Ms. Yoka Brandt, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of The Netherlands to the UN

    Vice-President (Group of African States): H.E. Mr. Martin Kimani, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN

    Vice-President (Group of Asia-Pacific States): H.E. Ms. Alya Al-Thani, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN

    Vice-President (Group of Latin American and Caribbean States): H.E. Mr. Manuel Rodríguez Cuadros, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Peru to the UN

    Vice-President (Group of Eastern Europe and Other States): H.E. Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN


    • Election of the 2023 Bureau: 10 January 2023
    • First regular session: 30 January-3 February 2023
    • Annual session: 5 June-9 June 2023
    • Second regular session: 28 August - 1 September 2023


The Economic and Social Council elects members of the Executive Board every year. The Board is comprised of representatives from 36 countries who serve on a rotating basis. The Executive Board Bureau is comprised of one President and four Vice-Presidents, elected from the members at the first regular session each year, taking into account the need for equitable geographical representation.

The Executive Board ensures that UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS remain responsive to the evolving needs of programme countries, and supports UNOPS efforts to share expertise in infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

The Executive Board has provided UNOPS with support and oversight functions since UNOPS separated from UNDP in 1995 and became an independent, self-financing organization.

The Executive Director of UNOPS reports directly to the UN Secretary-General and the Executive Board, and has the authority to sign host country agreements and appoint UNOPS representatives in the field.

Secretariat of the Executive Board (UNOPS)

Mr. William Axelsson

Head of New York Liaison Office, a.i.
Tel: +1 917 957 1592

Mr. Dragan Micic

Partnerships Advisor
Tel: +1 212 457 1877 | +1 917 463 7553

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