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Putting aid into action: UNICEF Executive Board focuses on strengthening programmes, procedures and planning
NEW YORK, United States of America, 10 February 2014 – With the obtaining of funding comes a responsibility to turn financial contributions into real results for children – to put the planned aid into action. During its first regular session of 2014, which ran from 4 to 6 February, the UNICEF Executive Board focused many of its discussions on strengthening the programmes and procedures that enable UNICEF and its partners to bring about improvements for the world’s children.

The future of aid: UNICEF Executive Board addresses funding and partnerships
NEW YORK, United States of America, 6 February 2014 – In the uncertain economic climate the world faces today, investments in foreign assistance come under intense scrutiny. There are concerns about the ability of aid to bring about a point of sustainability in developing nations. The question is sometimes pondered, and at times more forcefully asked: Is it making a difference?

At opening session of UNICEF Executive Board, child protection takes centre stage
NEW YORK, United States of America, 4 February 2014 – Today the UNICEF Executive Board opened its first regular session of 2014 by drawing particular attention to the importance of child protection, a foundation for the fulfilment of all child rights outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UNICEF Executive Board adopts strategic plan and integrated budget for 2014–2017
NEW YORK, United States of America, 6 September 2013 – After intensive formal and informal discussions, the UNICEF Executive Board approved the UNICEF strategic plan, 2014–2017, and the integrated budget for 2014–2017 during the closing day of the second regular session, the final formal session this year for the governing body of UNICEF.

Executive Board to adopt UNICEF strategic plan and integrated budget for 2014–2017
NEW YORK, United States of America, 5 September 2013 – On 3 September, Director of the Division of Policy and Strategy Jeffrey O'Malley begins his presentation on the UNICEF strategic plan for 2014–2017 before the Executive Board with a photo. Two large projection screens in the United Nations headquarters meeting room light up with a picture of a young girl.

UNICEF Executive Board places focus on children living with disabilities
NEW YORK, 4 September 2013 – Children living with disabilities were a major focus of the first day of the UNICEF Executive Board’s second regular session, which opened on 3 September. Their lives, said the President of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr. Jarmo Viinanen, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, would be the focus of a special focus session on children with disabilities, held on the opening day.

UNICEF Executive Board session opens, stressing equity and inclusion
NEW YORK, United States of America, 3 September 2013 –The second regular session of the UNICEF Executive Board opened today at United Nations headquarters in New York. A main agenda item of this final session of 2013 is approval of the UNICEF strategic plan and budget for the next four years.

Second regular session of UNICEF Executive Board to open on 3 September
NEW YORK, United States of America, 30 August 2013 – What is UNICEF’s strategic direction for the next four years, and beyond? How will the organization improve its work to realize the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged? What new work is underway, and what will be the shape of future programmes?

Members of UNICEF’s Executive Board look at the impact of the organization's work in Malawi
LILONGWE, Malawi, 2 May 2013 – A six-person delegation from UNICEF’s Executive Board visited Malawi from 8 to 12 April, led by His Excellency Wilfried Emvula, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Namibia. The purpose of the visit was to enable Executive Board members to gain a deeper understanding of the country context, as well as an overview of UNICEF’s partners and programmes.

UNICEF Executive Board concludes its 2013 annual session
NEW YORK, United States of America, 24 June 2013 – During the final day of the UNICEF Executive Board’s 2013 annual session, members adopted important decisions.

Executive Board considers oversight and evaluation of UNICEF’s policies and programmes
NEW YORK, United States of America, 20 June 2013 – Evaluation, audit and oversight matters were the focus of the third day of the UNICEF Executive Board’s 2013 annual session.

UNICEF Executive Board reviews draft Strategic Plan, 2014–2017
NEW YORK, United States of America, 19 June 2013 – The UNICEF Executive Board continued its annual session today with review of the draft UNICEF Strategic Plan, 2014–2017.

UNICEF Executive Board opens its annual session
NEW YORK, United States of America, 18 June 2013 – The Executive Board of UNICEF opened its annual session in the newly renovated Economic and Social Council chamber at United Nations headquarters today.

UN Executive Boards size up opportunities and challenges in Myanmar
TAUNGGYI, Myanmar, 18 June 2013—Myanmar’s rapid transition has not escaped the attention of the Executive Boards of the United Nations agencies working in in country, namely UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, WFP, UN Women and UNOPS. In an effort to engage the country’s government and people, the Boards of the six agencies chose Myanmar for their annual joint field visit this year.

UNICEF Executive Board visits Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia, 30 April 2013 – They may have different ethnic backgrounds, and different abilities – but the children are playing and learning together.

Murder of polio workers remembered as UNICEF Executive Board wraps up first session of 2013
NEW YORK, United States of America, 8 February 2013 – The UNICEF Executive Board adopted six draft decisions on the final day of its first regular session of 2013.

Member States announce their contributions to the UNICEF Executive Board
NEW YORK, United States of America, 7 February 2013 – UNICEF welcomed core contributions from Member States at the annual pledging event held on the third day of the first regular session of the Executive Board.

Member States announce their contributions to the UNICEF Executive Board

Looking back to look forward, UNICEF Executive Board reviews progress and plans for the future
NEW YORK, United States of America, 6 February 2013 – On the second day of the first regular session of the UNICEF Executive Board, senior UNICEF staff presented the end-of-cycle review of the medium-term strategic plan (MTSP) of 2006–2013 and outlined the direction of a new plan, which will take effect next year.

UNICEF Executive Board begins new year celebrating partnership with the World Bank
NEW YORK, United States of America, 5 February 2013—The UNICEF Executive Board opened its first regular session of 2013 with a renewed focus on equity and achieving results for the most disadvantaged children.

UNICEF Executive Board chooses its Bureau for 2013
NEW YORK, United States of America, 23 January 2013 – The UNICEF Executive Board has elected its Bureau for the coming year. The Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Jarmo Viinanen, will head it as the new President of the Executive Board.

Report on nutrition wraps up second regular session of the UNICEF Executive Board
NEW YORK, 17 September 2012—UNICEF Associate Director for Nutrition Werner Schultink outlined UNICEF’s nutrition work on the final day of the second regular session of the Executive Board.

Changing landscape of partnerships discussed at second regular session of UNICEF Executive Board
NEW YORK, 13 September 2012–Director of Private Fundraising and Partnerships Leila Pakkala presented a report on the expanded Strategic Framework for Partnerships and Collaborative Relationships to the UNICEF Executive Board on the third day of the second regular session at United Nations headquarters, New York.

Regional directors lay out country programmes for second regular session of the Executive Board
NEW YORK, United States of America, 12 September 2012 – UNICEF’s regional directors took centre stage at the second regular session of the UNICEF Executive Board to present programmes for nine countries, including Haiti, Libya and the Sudan.

Partnerships and cooperation stressed at opening of second regular session of UNICEF Executive Board
NEW YORK, 11 September 2012 - The second regular session, and the first PaperSmart session, of the UNICEF Executive Board opened today at United Nations headquarters in New York.

European Commissioner Georgieva launches revamped UNICEF-EU portal
NEW YORK, United States of America, 11 September 2012—European Commissioner for International Co-operation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva will launch the revamped Web portal dedicated to the partnership between UNICEF and the European Union (EU) at the second regular session of the UNICEF Executive Board today.

UNICEF Executive Board adopts United Nations PaperSmart model for major meeting
NEW YORK, United States of America, 7 September 2012 - UNICEF’s Executive Board is taking a new approach to paper.

UNICEF Executive Board closes session with a look at the organization’s work in the field and adopts important decisions
NEW YORK, USA, 8 June 2012 – Wrapping up the final day of its Annual Session, the UNICEF Executive Board adopted a number of decisions on the work of the organization, including making all UNICEF audit reports publicly available on the Internet, starting later this year.

UNICEF Executive Board finds opportunity in moment of global transition
NEW YORK, USA, 7 June 2012 – The UNICEF Executive Board reviewed the performance of its policies and programmes in light of a rapidly changing global environment.

Executive Board reviews efforts to promote gender equality
NEW YORK, USA, 6 June 2012 – On the second day of its 2012 Annual Session, the UNICEF Executive Board reviewed recent efforts to promote gender equality through all of UNICEF’s humanitarian and development programmes.

Executive Board opens with focus on sustainable development for children
NEW YORK, USA, 5 June 2012 – Sustainable development took centre stage as the UNICEF Executive Board opened its 2012 Annual Session at UN headquarters in New York today.

UNICEF Executive Board visits Fiji and Solomon Islands, assessing UNICEF's work in the Pacific Islands
GIZO, Solomon Islands, 22 March 2012 – The white sand beaches and emerald green waters of Solomon Islands offer the perfect setting for a holiday – but the islanders who live here are freighted with worries.

Members of the Bureau of UNICEF's Executive Board assess programmes and progress in post-conflict Sri Lanka
COLOMBO/JAFFNA, Sri Lanka, 12 March 2012 – Families of children who disappeared during Sri Lanka’s 27-year-long conflict wait for news of their lost ones outside a UNICEF-funded Family Tracing and Reunification Centre (FTR) in the northern town of Mullaitivu.

UNICEF Executive Board session concludes with an emphasis on collaboration
NEW YORK, USA, 10 February 2012 – The UNICEF Executive Board closed its first regular session of 2012 today with an emphasis on strengthening partnerships and pursuing innovations to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

UNICEF members pledge core resources to fund innovative approaches to reach the most vulnerable
NEW YORK, USA, 9 February 2012 – The global economic crisis continued to be felt at the UNICEF Executive Board’s annual pledging event, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

UNICEF makes headway toward an AIDS-free generation despite the waning of resources
NEW YORK, USA, 8 February 2012 – The world is now closer than ever to the promise of an AIDS-free generation.

UNICEF Executive Board opens with highlight on innovation
NEW YORK, USA, 7 February 2012 – The UNICEF Executive Board opened its first regular session of the year at United Nations Headquarters in New York, with an emphasis on the role of innovation in strengthening UNICEF’s ability to carry out its work under tight financial constraints.

UNICEF's Executive Board elects a new President for 2012
NEW YORK, USA, 19 January 2012 – Marking the beginning of the new year with new leadership, UNICEF’s Executive Board elected His Excellency Mr. John W. Ashe, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations, as its President for 2012. Mr. Ashe was nominated from among the Latin American and Caribbean states that are members of the Executive Board.

UNICEF Executive Board closes with renewed commitment to vulnerable children
NEW YORK, USA, 15 September 2011 - The UNICEF Executive Board concluded its September session with a renewed commitment to vulnerable children, despite increasing financial challenges.

UNICEF Executive Board focus on vulnerable children in Europe
NEW YORK, USA, 13 September 2011 - UNICEF’s cooperation with the Council of Europe took centre stage at the UNICEF Executive Board today. In a special focus session, the deputy secretary general of the Council of Europe presented the organization’s efforts in supporting policies to protect vulnerable children and in strengthening its partnership with UNICEF.

Horn of Africa focus of Executive Board opening session
NEW YORK, USA, 12 September 2011 - The crisis in the Horn of Africa dominated the opening session of the UNICEF Executive Board, with Executive Director Anthony Lake warning that conditions can only get worse for the millions of families suffering from famine, rising food prices and drought.

UNICEF Executive Board session wraps up with a renewed commitment to equity
NEW YORK, USA, 24 June 2011 – The UNICEF Executive Board wrapped up its 2011 Annual Session yesterday with a renewed commitment to delivering results for the world’s most disadvantaged children – even as a decline in core resources challenges UNICEF and its partners to work more creatively.

UNICEF Executive Board eyes gender equality, child protection and urban safety
NEW YORK, USA, 23 June 2011 – A trio of interconnected issues – gender equality, child protection and urban safety – rounded out the agenda at yesterday’s meeting of the UNICEF Executive Board in New York.

UNICEF Executive Board focuses on equity and country programmes
NEW YORK, USA, 22 June 2011 – On the second day of its 2011 Annual Session, the UNICEF Executive Board yesterday focused on programmes delivering results for children in the field, including those who are the poorest and most marginalized worldwide.

Executive Board looks to greater results for children despite challenges
NEW YORK, USA, 20 June 2011 – The UNICEF Executive Board kicked off its 2011 Annual Session at UN headquarters in New York this morning with an eye towards achieving greater results for children despite the international economic downturn and other global challenges.

On visit to Ghana, Executive Board members see development progress and challenges
ACCRA, Ghana, 17 May 2011 – Under the shade of a mango tree, out of the searing heat, Kubura Mahamdu bounced her healthy six-month-old daughter, Hajaru, on her knee. She recalled how, just a few weeks earlier, Hajaru began sweating as her temperature climbed. With the nearest clinic a few hours’ walk away, Ms. Mahamdu called a local volunteer health worker who had been trained by UNICEF. The health worker diagnosed and treated Hajaru’s bout of malaria.

Executive Board members from UN agencies witness development efforts in the Philippines
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines, 1 April 2011 – From agro-forestry to parent skills initiatives, Executive Board members from various United Nations agencies this week saw how their programmes are helping the Philippines recover from years of armed conflict.

UNICEF Executive Board visits development programmes in Bolivia
CHUÑU CHUÑUNI, Bolivia, 27 April 2011 – Officers of the UNICEF Executive Board this month received a first-hand look at how their efforts are helping to improve the lives of children in the poorest country in South America.

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Executive Board session wraps up with an eye on management, partnerships - and results
NEW YORK, USA, 11 February 2011 – The UNICEF Executive Board has wrapped up its first regular session of 2011 with an emphasis on improved management, strengthened partnerships and evidence-based results for the world’s most vulnerable children. In the final two days of the four-day meeting at UN headquarters, the Executive Board received pledges of support from member states and adopted decisions on budget, planning and programme activities for the coming year.

Focus on UNICEF collaboration with Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
NEW YORK, USA, 10 February 2011 – Every year, some 8 million young children die of mainly preventable causes. An important means of averting these unacceptable deaths – through UNICEF’s collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria – was the subject of a special focus session during yesterday’s Executive Board meeting at UN headquarters in New York.

UNICEF Executive Board begins first regular session of 2011
NEW YORK, USA, 8 February 2011 – At the start of its first regular session of 2011, the UNICEF Executive Board today elected Her Excellency Sanja Štiglic, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations, as its new President. Meeting at UN headquarters in New York, the Executive Board delegates set their sights on implementation of an equity-based approach to UNICEF’s programmatic work in 2011 and beyond.

At joint meeting, UN agency Executive Boards spotlight equity and development
NEW YORK, USA, 4 February 2011 – At a joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNICEF and four other UN agencies, Executive Director Anthony Lake this morning called for a global commitment to reaching the poorest and most disadvantaged communities in order to reduce disparities and achieve the Millennium Development Goals – or MDGs – with equity.

Executive Board wraps productive session with approval of forward-looking measures
NEW YORK, USA, 13 September 2010 – UNICEF’s Executive Board concluded its second regular session of 2010 last week by approving a wide range of decisions that will guide organizational priorities, operations and partnerships in the crucial years to come – years leading up to the 2015 target date for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

Executive Board extends UNICEF partnership with Rotary International to eradicate polio
NEW YORK, USA, 9 September 2010 – Meeting at UN headquarters yesterday, the UNICEF Executive Board approved the extension of a global partnership with Rotary International that has helped the world move dramatically closer to eradicating the scourge of polio.

Executive Board session opens with a focus on progress and equity
NEW YORK, USA, 7 September 2010 – The UNICEF Executive Board opened its second regular session of 2010 today with a focus on narrowing disparities in child survival and development within and among developing nations.

Executive Board concludes meeting with an eye on gender equality, resources and results
NEW YORK, USA, 7 June 2010 – On Friday, 4 June, the final day of the UNICEF Executive Board’s 2010 Annual Session, delegates were briefed on the progress of the organization’s efforts to promote gender equality and heard Executive Director Anthony Lake reaffirm UNICEF’s dedication to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

On day three, Executive Board discusses child rights and the key role of National Committees
NEW YORK, USA, 4 June 2010 – On day three of the UNICEF Executive Board’s 2010 Annual Session, discussions focused on moving towards universal ratification of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and on the vital role played by UNICEF’s National Committees.

On day two, UNICEF Executive Board focuses on humanitarian aid in the field
NEW YORK, USA, 3 June 2010 – Amidst global recession, climate change, natural disasters, conflict and food insecurity, UNICEF is more committed than ever to protecting the rights of all children at risk. Against this backdrop, on the second day of its 2010 Annual Session, the UNICEF Executive Board focused on relief efforts in humanitarian crises worldwide.

Executive Board welcomes Anthony Lake and cites progress towards MDGs
NEW YORK, USA, 1 June 2010 – At the start of the 2010 annual session of UNICEF’s Executive Board today, His Excellency Dr. Abulkalam Abdul Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh and President of the Executive Board, welcomed Executive Director Anthony Lake to the leadership post he assumed on 1 May.

UNICEF Executive Board sees unity in diversity among UN partners in Rwanda
MURAMA CHILD-FRIENDLY SCHOOL, Rwanda, 30 April 2010 – Members of the UNICEF Executive Board, along with colleagues from other United Nations agency Executive Boards, recently visited Rwanda to better understand how reforms in the UN system are working on the ground.

UNICEF Executive Board gets first hand glimpse of health care in remote region
NINGXIA HUI AUTONOMOUS REGION, China, 22 April 2010  A journey to the north-western Chinese region of Ningxia offered members of UNICEF’s Executive Board a firsthand look at health care for mothers and children in one of the most disadvantaged parts of the country.

First Board session of 2010 begins
NEW YORK, 12 January 2010–The UNICEF Executive Board has elected the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh Ambassador Abdul Momen as President to replace the Permanent Representative of Mali, Ambassador Oumar Daou.

UNICEF Executive Board concludes second regular session of 2009
NEW YORK, USA – On 16 September, the final day of its second regular session of 2009, the UNICEF Executive Board adopted nine decisions related to UNICEF programme cooperation, evaluation, oversight and budget.

Executive Board day 2: Country and area programmes approved
NEW YORK, USA, 16 September 2009 – The UNICEF Executive Board continued its second regular session of 2009 yesterday with the adoption of 16 revised country and area programmes. Among them were the plans for UNICEF’s work in Afghanistan, Botswana, Burundi, Ecuador, the Gulf Area and Lebanon.

Executive Board session opens, highlighting children’s and women’s rights
NEW YORK, USA, 14 September 2009 – The UNICEF Executive Board began its second regular session of 2009 today with a special emphasis on promoting the rights of women and children facing abuse, poverty and hunger worldwide.

Executive Board closes Annual Session, mourning the loss of a colleague
NEW YORK, USA, 11 June 2009 – The last day of the Annual Session of UNICEF’s Executive Board began on a sombre note yesterday morning. Executive Director Ann M. Veneman eulogized Perseveranda So, Chief of Education in UNICEF’s Islamabad office, who was killed in a hotel bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan on 9 June. The Executive Board followed with a moment of silence in Ms. So’s memory.

Executive Board explores strategic framework for partnerships and collaborative work
NEW YORK, USA, 10 June 2009 – In an ever-changing world community now faced with a global financial crisis, UNICEF’s partnerships and collaborative relationships are becoming increasingly crucial.

Executive Board annual session discusses UNICEF's work in the face of a global financial crisis
NEW YORK, USA, 8 June 2009 – UNICEF's Executive Board convened the first day of its annual session today at United Nations headquarters in New York City where Executive Director Ann M. Veneman presented her annual report against the backdrop of a global economic downturn.

Viewing children's rights from every angle: UNICEF Executive Board members in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 16 April 2009 – In a country that boasts the best views on earth, the Himalayas were covered in a spring haze for the visit of UNICEF's Executive Board members to Nepal last week. But views of another kind left their mark on the members – views from the bottom up and from the top down, and the views of children unafraid to express themselves.

Board session closes with focus on Gaza crisis and aspirations for 2009
NEW YORK, USA, 6 February 2009 – The humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, along with UNICEF’s aspirations to work efficiently in the challenging year ahead, topped the agenda on the third and final day of the Executive Board’s first regular session of 2009.

On day two of Executive Board session, fundraising takes centre stage
NEW YORK, USA, 6 February 2009 – The global economic crisis is forecast to take a toll on UNICEF’s operations in the upcoming year. Against that backdrop, the organization’s private fundraising workplan and proposed budget took centre stage at the Executive Board meeting held at UN headquarters yesterday.

Executive Board welcomes new President at opening of first 2009 session
NEW YORK, USA, 4 February 2009 – On the first day of its first regular session of 2009, UNICEF’s Executive Board welcomed its new President, His Excellency Ambassador Oumar Daou, Permanent Representative of Mali to the United Nations.

Executive Board session wraps up with key decisions
NEW YORK, USA, 18 September 2008 – In closing remarks at the UNICEF Executive Board second regular session of 2008, Executive Director Ann M. Veneman thanked the board for decisions taken on many key issues this week.

On day three, child rights takes centre stage at Executive Board session
NEW YORK, USA, 18 September 2008 – Child rights took centre stage on the third day of UNICEF’s Executive Board meeting at United Nations headquarters yesterday. At a special-focus session on policy and advocacy, board members examined and discussed the status of children’s rights in Malawi, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Colombia.

On day two, Executive Board focuses on UNICEF country programmes
NEW YORK, USA, 16 September 2008 – On the second day of its current session at United Nations headquarters here today, UNICEF’s Executive Board focused on the successes and challenges of the organization’s country programmes around the globe.

Executive Board begins second regular session of 2008 with ambitious agenda
NEW YORK, USA, 15 September 2007 – UNICEF’s Executive Board convened today for its second regular session of 2008 at United Nations headquarters in New York.

Executive Board meeting closes with progress on many fronts
NEW YORK, USA, 6 June 2008 – Executive Director Ann M. Veneman yesterday made closing remarks at the UNICEF Executive Board’s second regular session of 2008, which began Tuesday at United Nations headquarters in New York.

On day two, Executive Board focuses on child protection and country programmes

NEW YORK, USA, 5 June 2008 – On the second day of its current session in New York, UNICEF’s Executive Board yesterday approved budgets for upcoming programming needs in nine countries and moved towards final endorsement of a formal document laying out the agency’s child protection strategy.

At Executive Board opening, Ann M. Veneman outlines key achievements for children
NEW YORK, USA, 4 June 2008 – Executive Director Ann M. Veneman presented UNICEF’s annual report to the Executive Board’s second regular session of 2008, which began yesterday at United Nations headquarters in New York.

Executive Board delegates visit Niger to assess progress and set priorities for the future
NIAMEY, Niger, 7 April 2008 – Members of the Executive Board have concluded a working visit to Niger that provided them with an overview of UNICEF’s contribution towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in one the world’s poorest countries.

UNICEF Executive Board wraps up field visit to Lao PDR
VIENTIANE, Lao PDR, 20 February, 2008 – Members of UNICEF’s Executive Board have ended a week-long visit to Lao PDR that gave them an overview of UNICEF’s contribution to development work in one of Southeast Asia’s poorest nations.

Executive Board concludes its first regular session of 2008
NEW YORK, USA, 4 February 2008 – This year’s first regular session of the UNICEF Executive Board ended on Friday as it began four days earlier, with discussions on the critically important subject of child protection strategy.

Executive Board honours First Lady of Panama for work with disabled children
NEW YORK, USA, 1 February 2008 – Panamanian President Martin Torrijos, First Lady of the United States Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush were on hand yesterday – day three of the UNICEF Executive Board’s first regular session of 2008 – to honour the First Lady of Panama, Vivian Fernandez de Torrijos, for her work with people with disabilities.

Executive Board looks towards stronger partnerships for child protection
NEW YORK, USA, 31 January 2008 – Safeguarding the rights of children to health, education and a protective environment is at the heart of UNICEF’s work. It therefore came as no surprise that issues of child protection strategy dominated the second day of the UNICEF Executive Board’s first regular session of 2008, which is being held at UN headquarters this week.

UNICEF Executive Board opens its first session of the new year
NEW YORK, USA, 30 January 2008 – UNICEF’s Executive Board convened its first regular session of 2008 yesterday in the Economic and Social Council chamber at United Nations headquarters in New York.

UNICEF board members review multi-year child protection strategy
NEW YORK, USA, 7 September 2007 – On the third and final day of their current session, members of the UNICEF Executive Board today reviewed the organization’s child protection strategy for the next five years.

UNICEF Executive Board reviews country programmes that help societies rebuild
NEW YORK, USA, 6 September 2007 – On the second day of their current session in New York, UNICEF Executive Board members today continued their discussion of the programmes of 17 country offices planning their work for the next five years.

UNICEF Executive Board discusses recent emergency response and looks to the future
NEW YORK, USA, 5 September 2007 – UNICEF's Executive Board opened its second regular session of 2007 in New York today. Meeting through 7 September, board members will examine existing programmes in a total of 17 countries in order to define focus areas and create a framework for progress over the next five years.

Executive Board focuses on security and development in post-conflict Liberia
NEW YORK, 7 June 2007 – History has shown that more than half of post-conflict countries slide back into conflict within five years of achieving peace. On the final day of its 2007 annual meeting, UNICEF’s Executive Board focused on preventing such an outcome in Liberia, which has just emerged from a 14-year civil war.

Executive Board faces the challenge of ending child hunger and undernutrition
NEW YORK, USA, 6 June 2007 – An estimated 181 million children were underweight in 1990, at that time accounting for nearly one third of all world’s children. Since then, the number has dropped sharply to 149 million.

Executive Board looks at UNICEF’s priorities in education for all
NEW YORK, 5 June 2007 – UNICEF’s Executive Board today reviewed its programming priorities in education, looking at strategies to help achieve the goal of providing quality education for all children.

Executive Board reviews progress and achievements for children in 2006
NEW YORK, 4 June 2007 – UNICEF’s Executive Board today opened its annual session in New York.

UNICEF Executive Board witnesses progress for at-risk children in Kyrgyzstan
ISSYK-ATINSKIY, Kyrgyzstan, 1 May 2007 – Following on the heels of missions earlier this year to Liberia, Panama and Peru, members of the UNICEF Executive Board have just returned from Kyrgyzstan, where they visited UNICEF-supported projects to help at-risk children and families.

UNICEF Executive Board heads to Peru
NEW YORK, USA, 4 April 2007 - UNICEF’s Executive Board, led by Board President Ambassador Javier Loayza Barea of Bolivia, recently visited Peru to see how UNICEF’s work has helped to tackle some of the issues in this developing society.

UN Executive Boards complete mission to post-war Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia, 7 March 2007 – After more than 14 years of civil conflict, Liberia is moving forward on the road to recovery.

Liberia’s President tells UN and UNICEF delegates education is key to development
MONROVIA, Liberia, 28 February 2007 – The President of Liberia has emphasized the urgent need to get children back to school as her country struggles to rebuild after almost 15 years of civil conflict.

Board concludes its first session of 2007
NEW YORK, USA, 18 January 2007 – On the final day of the UNICEF Executive Board’s first session of 2007, discussions on budget issues, child hunger and undernutrition, education and child protection topped the agenda.

Board session focuses on achieving Millennium Development Goals in Africa
NEW YORK, USA, 17 January 2007 – Africa dominated the agenda on the second day of the UNICEF Executive Board’s first regular session of 2007, held at United Nations headquarters in New York today.

UNICEF Executive Board opens its first regular session of 2007
NEW YORK, USA, 16 January 2007 – UNICEF’s Executive Board opened today its first regular session of 2007 at United Nations headquarters in New York.

Board wraps up final regular session of 2006
NEW YORK, USA, 8 September 2006 – The UNICEF Executive Board, which wrapped up its second and final regular session of 2006 today, took the unprecedented step this week of focusing on the problems of a specific region – Latin America and the Caribbean.

Executive Board focuses on excluded groups in Latin America and the Caribbean
NEW YORK, USA, 7 September 2006 – At the second regular session of the 2006 UNICEF Executive Board, representatives of indigenous and Afro-descendent groups in Latin America and the Caribbean voiced concerns about the exclusion facing their communities.

UNICEF honours William Sergeant for his work fighting polio
NEW YORK, USA, 6 September 2006 – The UNICEF Executive Board has honoured former Rotary International leader William Sergeant for his longstanding commitment in helping to create a polio-free world.

UNICEF Executive Board engages in ‘frank dialogue’ on closing day of Annual Session
NEW YORK, USA, 9 June 2006 – UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman thanked delegates of the UNICEF Executive Board for “frank dialogue” and “productive work” during the board’s Annual Session 2006, which ended today.

UNICEF Executive Board hears ‘no compromise’ in fight to end violence against children
NEW YORK, USA, 8 June 2006 – The UNICEF Executive Board has heard a renewed call to end violence against children. The independent expert appointed by the United Nations to lead a global study on the subject, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, updated delegates on collaboration between the UN, the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights and UNICEF.

At Executive Board, African members urge greater collaboration to end child hunger
NEW YORK, USA, 7 June 2006 – UNICEF Executive Board members from African countries today called for an integrated approach to child survival that addresses all of the underlying causes of hunger and undernutrition.

Post-crisis transition strategy presented to UNICEF Executive Board for approval
NEW YORK, USA, 6 June 2006 – The UNICEF Executive Board has generally welcomed the organization’s new post-crisis transition strategy for 2006-2009, which was outlined to them today by UNICEF Director of Programmes Alan Court. Delegates spent much of this morning discussing the strategy, which UNICEF hopes will be adopted by the end of the week.

At board session, UNICEF Executive Director calls for funding of ‘forgotten’ emergencies
NEW YORK, USA, 5 June 2006 – UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman set a determined tone today at the start of the UNICEF Executive Board’s second regular session of 2006, focusing on the urgent need to address crises that threaten the lives and well-being of children around the world.

In India, UNICEF Executive Board members take pulse of progress toward MDGs
NEW DELHI, India, 25 May 2006 – Richa Devi, 11, is used to teaching the younger children in her school how to wash their hands properly. This week she had a new student, UNICEF Executive Board President Andrei Dapkiunas.

Executive Board delegates visit Darfur refugees in Chad and witness UNICEF in action
NEW YORK, 10 April 2006 – At a refugee camp in Chad, women and children fleeing violence across the border in Darfur, Sudan are given nutrition and medical care. Some have walked for days to get there. They describe how their men were murdered, their homes and communities destroyed.

UNICEF Executive Board President Andrei Dapkiunas visits the Central African Republic
NEW YORK, USA, 10 March 2006 – The President of UNICEF’s Executive Board, Andrei Dapkiunas, has just completed a five-day visit to the Central African Republic to raise awareness of children’s urgent needs after years of political turmoil.


 

 

 

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