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

2011

2012

2013

2014

 Africa (8 seats)

 

 5

1

2

 Asia (7 seats)

2

 3

2

2

 Eastern Europe (4 seats)

 

 1

2

1

 Latin America & the Caribbean (5 seats)

 

 1

2

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 do not participate in this rotation scheme. 

Executive Board members, 2011-2014

The composition of the 2014 Executive Board reflects the elections held by the Economic and Social Council on 25 April 2013.

 African states

2011

2012

2013

2014

Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Central African
Republic

Central African
Republic

Congo

Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Liberia

Gambia

Djibouti

Djibouti

Malawi

Kenya

Egypt

Egypt

Namibia

Malawi

Gambia

Gambia

Somalia

Namibia

Ghana

Ghana

Sudan

Somalia

Kenya

Kenya

Tunisia

Tunisia

Namibia

Zambia

Asian states

2011

2012

2013

 2014

Bangladesh

China

China

China

China

India

India

India

Indonesia

Indonesia

Indonesia

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Qatar

Qatar

Republic of
Korea

Republic of
Korea

 Republic of
Korea

Republic of
Korea

Thailand

Thailand

Eastern Europe states

2011

2012

2013

 2014

Belarus

Albania

Albania

Albania

Estonia

Belarus

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Russian
Federation

Estonia

Estonia

Estonia

Slovenia

Russian
Federation

Russian
Federation

Russian
Federation

Latin America and Caribbean states

2011

2012

2013

2014

Antigua and
Barbuda

Antigua and
Barbuda

Antigua and
Barbuda

Antigua and
Barbuda

Colombia

Colombia

Colombia

Cuba

Cuba

Cuba

Cuba

Guyana

El Salvador

El Salvador

Guyana

Haiti

Uruguay

Haiti

Haiti

Panama

Western Europe and Other states

2011

2012

2013

2014

Belgium

Austria

Belgium

Belgium

Denmark

Canada

Canada

Denmark

France

Finland

Denmark

France

Germany

Germany

Finland

Germany

Italy

Japan

France

Italy

Japan

Netherlands

Greece

Japan

Netherlands

Norway

Ireland

Netherlands

New Zealand

Portugal

Israel

New Zealand

Spain

Spain

Norway

Norway

Sweden

Sweden

Sweden

Sweden

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Switzerland

United Kingdom

USA

USA

 USA

USA


 

 

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