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

2012

2013

2014

2015

 Africa (8 seats)

 

 1

2

5

 Asia (7 seats)

3

 2

2

3

 Eastern Europe (4 seats)

 

 2

1

1

 Latin America the Caribbean (5 seats)

 

 2

2

1

 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, 2012-2015

The composition of the 2015 Executive Board reflects the results of elections held by the Economic and Social Council on 23 April 2015.

 African states

2012

2013

2014

2015

Cape Verde

Central African
Republic

Central African
Republic

Burkina Faso

Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Central African
Republic

Gambia

Djibouti

Djibouti

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kenya

Egypt

Egypt

Djibouti

Malawi

Gambia

Gambia

Egypt

Namibia

Ghana

Ghana

Eritrea

Somalia

Kenya

Kenya

Ghana

Tunisia

Namibia

Zambia

Zambia

Asian states

2012

2013

2014

 2015

China

China

China

Bangladesh

India

India

India

China

Indonesia

Indonesia

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

Kazakhstan

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Qatar

Republic of
Korea

Republic of
Korea

Republic of
Korea

 Republic of
Korea

Thailand

Thailand

Thailand

Eastern Europe states

2012

2013

2014

 2015

Albania

Albania

Albania

Belarus

Belarus

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Estonia

Estonia

Estonia

Estonia

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Latin America and Caribbean states

2012

2013

2014

2015

Antigua and
Barbuda

Antigua and
Barbuda

Antigua and
Barbuda

Antigua and
Barbuda

Colombia

Colombia

Cuba

Colombia

Cuba

Cuba

Guyana

Cuba

El Salvador

Guyana

Haiti

Guyana

Haiti

Haiti

Panama

Panama

Western Europe and Other states

2012

2013

2014

2015

Austria

Belgium

Belgium

Australia

Canada

Canada

Denmark

Canada

Finland

Denmark

France

Finland

Germany

Finland

Germany

France

Japan

France

Italy

Germany

Netherlands

Greece

Japan

Italy

Norway

Ireland

Netherlands

Japan

Portugal

Israel

New Zealand

Netherlands

Spain

Norway

Norway

Norway

Sweden

Sweden

Sweden

Spain

United Kingdom

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Sweden

United States
of America

United States
of America

 United States
of America

United States
of America


 

 

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