UNICEF Executive Board

Election to the Executive Board

Every year, usually in April or May, the Economic and Social Council elects United Nations Member States from the five regions to serve as members of the Executive Board.

Each newly elected member starts the following calendar year and usually serves a three-year term. Only a certain number of new members are elected to the Executive Board in any given year, to ensure continuity of experience.

 Election of UNICEF Executive Board Seats

 Regions

2013

2014

2015

2016

 Africa (8 seats)

 

 2

5

1

 Asia (7 seats)

2

 2

3

2

 Eastern Europe (4 seats)

 

 1

1

2

 Latin America and the Caribbean (5 seats)

 

 2

1

2

 Western Europe & other States (12 Seats)*

 4 

 4

4

4

* The Western European and Others group has established a separate rotation scheme for its members under which some do not serve full three-year terms. The United States of America does not participate in this rotation scheme. 

Executive Board members, 2013-2016

The composition of the 2016 Executive Board reflects the results of elections held by the Economic and Social Council on 8 April 2015.

 African states

2013

2014

2015

2016

Central African
Republic

Central African
Republic

Burkina Faso

Botswana

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Central African
Republic

Burkina Faso

Djibouti

Djibouti

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cameroon

Egypt

Egypt

Djibouti

Eritrea

Gambia

Gambia

Egypt

Ethiopia

Ghana

Ghana

Eritrea

Libya

Kenya

Kenya

Ghana

Sierra Leone

Namibia

Zambia

Zambia

Zambia

Asian states

2013

2014

2015

 2016

China

China

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

India

India

China

China

Indonesia

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

India

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

Pakistan

Pakistan

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Nepal

Republic of
Korea

Republic of
Korea

Republic of
Korea

Papua New Guinea

Thailand

Thailand

Thailand

Republic of
Korea

Eastern Europe states

2013

2014

2015

 2016

Albania

Albania

Belarus

Belarus

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Estonia

Estonia

Estonia

Estonia

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Latin America and Caribbean states

2013

2014

2015

2016

Antigua and
Barbuda

Antigua and
Barbuda

Antigua and
Barbuda

Antigua and
Barbuda

Colombia

Cuba

Colombia

Colombia

Cuba

Guyana

Cuba

Cuba

Guyana

Haiti

Guyana

El Salvador

Haiti

Panama

Panama

Panama

Western Europe and Other states

2013

2014

2015

2016

Belgium

Belgium

Australia

Andorra

Canada

Denmark

Canada

Australia

Denmark

France

Finland

Denmark

Finland

Germany

France

Finland

France

Italy

Germany

Italy

Greece

Japan

Italy

Japan

Ireland

Netherlands

Japan

Luxembourg

Israel

New Zealand

Netherlands

Netherlands

Norway

Norway

Norway

Sweden

Sweden

Sweden

Spain

Switzerland

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Sweden

United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland

United States
of America

United States
of America

 United States
of America

United States
of America


 

 

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