The President and four Vice-Presidents constitute the Bureau. These five officers, each one representing one of the five regional groups, are elected by the Executive Board each year from among its members, with the presidency rotating among the regional groups on an annual basis. As a matter of custom, permanent members of the Security Council do not serve as officers of the Executive Board.
2013 Bureau of the Executive Board
H.E. Mr. Jarmo Viinanen, Permanent Representative, Finland
H.E. Mr. Ferit Hoxha, Permanent Representative, Albania
H.E. Mr. George Wilfred Talbot, Permanent Representative, Guyana
H.E. Mr. Mohammad Khazaee, Permanent Representative, Islamic Republic of Iran
H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative, Kenya
The Bureau serves as a bridge between the UNICEF secretariat and the regional groups represented on the Executive Board, dealing primarily with liaison, administrative and functional matters, such as facilitating the negotiation of decisions at the session, to enhance the effectiveness of the Executive Board. Members of the Bureau coordinate informal consultations within their respective regional groups. The Bureau usually meets on a monthly basis, and daily during the Executive Board sessions.
Officers of the UNICEF Executive Board