The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Executive Board

Second regular session: 31 August - 4 September (virtual session)

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 2020

African States (8 members)
Botswana (2021)
Burkina Faso (2020)
Cameroon (2021)
Egypt (2020)
Gambia (2021)
Rwanda (2021)
Somalia (2022)***
South Africa (2021)

Asia-Pacific States (7 members)
Cambodia (2020)
China (2019)*
India (2021)
Kuwait (2020)***
Republic of Korea (2021)
Saudi Arabia (2020)
Vanuatu (2021)

Eastern European States (4 members)
Bulgaria (2022)***
Czech Republic (2022)***
Russian Federation (2020)
Ukraine (2021)

Latin America and Caribbean States (5 members)
Antigua and Barbuda (2020)
Brazil (2020)
Colombia (2022)***
Mexico (2021)
Peru (2022)***

Western European and other States (12 members)**
Australia
Austria
Canada
Denmark
Finland
Italy
Japan
Norway
Sweden
Switzerland
The Netherlands, Kingdom of
United States


Term expires on last day of the year indicated

* Re-elected

** Own rotation scheme

*** Newly elected for 2020-2022

  • Bureau members for 2020

    President (Group of Latin American and Caribbean States): H.E. Mr. Walton WEBSON (Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations)

    Vice-President (Group of Eastern European States):
    H.E. Mr. Georgi PANAYOTOV (Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations)

    Vice-President (Group of Western Europe and Other States):
    H.E. Mrs. Anna-Karin ENESTROM (Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations)

    Vice-President (Group of African States):
    H.E. Ms. Valentine RUGWABIZA (Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations)

    Vice President (Group of Asia-Pacific States):
    H.E. Mr. Mansour Ayyad ALOTAIBI (Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations)

  • SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR 2020

    Election of the Bureau: 16 December 2019

    First regular session: 3 - 6 February (New York)
    Pre-session informal consultation: 21 January

    Annual session: 1 - 5 June (virtual session)
    Pre-session informal consultation: 11 May

    Second regular session: 31 August - 4 September (virtual session)
    Pre-session informal consultation: 17 August

Members

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 Board

UNDP / UNFPA / UNOPS Executive Board Secretariat
Mr. Jordi Llopart
Secretary, UNDP / UNFPA / UNOPS Executive Board
Tel: +1 212 906 5576 | +1 646 573 8080


UNOPS

Mr. James Provenzano

General Counsel and Director, New York Liaison Office
Email
Tel: +1 212 457 1830 | +1 917 361 6009

Ms. Elle Wang
Partnerships Advisor
Email
Tel: +1 347 543 2401

Mr. Dragan Micic
Partnerships Advisor
Email
Tel: +1 212 457 1877 | +1 917 463 7553

Ms. Sarah O’Neill
Partnerships Assistant
Email


UNDP

Ms. Dalita Balassanian

Policy Specialist
Tel +1 212 906 6564 |+1 917 225 1807

Ms. Svetlana Iazykova
Documentation Officer
Tel: +1 212 906 5708 | +1 917 714 0443

Ms. Henrietta Bledman
Programme Associate
Tel: +1 212 906 5738 | +1 973 289 2931

Mr. Juan Rengifo
Executive Board Affairs
Tel: +1 212 906 5738 | +1 646 645 6252


UNFPA
Mr. Samuel Choritz

Chief, Executive Board Branch
Tel: +1 212 297 5016 |+1 917 385 0144

Mr. Horst Rutsch
Reports and Editorial Adviser
Tel: +1 212 297 5045 | +1 917 250 7980

Ms. Elena Kasko
Executive Board and Governance Specialist
Tel: +1 212 297 5009 | +1 917 302 7028

Ms. Lourdeth Ferguson
Editorial and Research Associate
Tel: +1 212 297 4952 | +1 646 201 8674

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