The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Executive Board

Second regular session: 30 August - 3 September

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 2021

African States (8 members)

Algeria (2023)***
Botswana (2021)
Cameroon (2021)
Gambia (2021)
Nigeria (2023)***
Rwanda (2021)
Somalia (2022)
South Africa (2021

Asia-Pacific States (7 members)

Bangladesh (2023)***
China (2022)
India (2021)
Iran (Islamic Republic of) (2023)***
Kuwait (2022)
Republic of Korea (2021)
Vanuatu (2021

Eastern European States (4 members)

Bulgaria (2022)
Czech Republic (2022)
Russian Federation (2023)*
Ukraine (2021

Latin America and Caribbean States (5 members)

Colombia (2022)
Cuba (2023)***
Guatemala (2023)***
Mexico (2021)
Peru (2022

Western European and other States (12 members)**

Belgium
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Greece
Japan
New Zealand
Norway
Spain
The Netherlands (Kingdom of)
United Kingdom
United States

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

  • Bureau members for 2021

    President (Group of Eastern European States): H.E. Ms. Lachezara STOEVA, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations

    Vice-President (Group of Western Europe and Other States): H.E. Ms. Yoka BRANDT, Permanent Representative of The Netherlands to the United Nations

    Vice-President (Group of African States): H.E. Mr. Lang YABOU, Permanent Representative of The Gambia to the United Nations

    Vice-President (Group of Asia-Pacific States): H.E. Ms. Rabab FATIMA, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations

    Vice-President (Group of Latin American and Caribbean States): to be confirmed

  • SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR 2022

    Election of the Bureau: 7 December 2020

    First regular session: 31 January - 4 February

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

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

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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