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UNICEF Executive Board

Presentations and statements

Second regular session 2020

8 September 2020 (Day 1)

Item 1: Adoption of the provisional annotated agenda, timetable and organization of work

10:03 am - Presentation by Ms. Hai Kyung Jun, Secretary of the Executive Board, UNICEF - ENGLISH

Item 2: Opening statements by the President of the Executive Board and the Executive Director of UNICEF

10:15 am - Opening statement by the President of the Executive Board, H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Bangladesh - ENGLISH

10:29 am - Opening statement by Ms. Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF
ENGLISH (prepared remarks) ; ENGLISH (as-delivered remarks) 
FRANÇAIS
ESPAÑOL
ARABIC
CHINESE
RUSSIAN

10:46 am -  Statement by Morocco on behalf of the African Members of the Executive Board of UNICEF
ENGLISH (prepared remarks) ; ENGLISH (as-delivered remarks)

10:55 am - Statement by Lithuania - ENGLISH

10:59 am - Statement by Brazil - ENGLISH

11:07 am - Statement by Canada on behalf of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, and Canada - ENGLISH

11:15 am - Statement by the United States of America - ENGLISH

11:24 am -  Statement by Mongolia - ENGLISH

11:29 am - Statement by Colombia - ENGLISH

11:32 am - Statement by El Salvador - ENGLISH

11:39 am - Statement by China- ENGLISH ; CHINESE

11:58 am - Statement by Mexico - ENGLISH

12:01 pm - Statement by Pakistan - ENGLISH

12:05 pm - Statement by Guatemala - ENGLISH

12:09 pm - Statement by the European Union - ENGLISH

12:12 pm - Statement by ChildFund Alliance - ENGLISH

Item 6: Structured dialogue on financing the results of the UNICEF Strategic Plan, 2018 –2021

12:31 pm - Presentation by Ms. Carla Haddad Mardini, Director, Public Partnerships Division, and by Mr. Gary Stahl, Director, Private Fundraising and Partnerships - ENGLISH

12:45 pm - Statement by Sweden on behalf of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Sweden - ENGLISH (prepared remarks); ENGLISH (as-delivered remarks)

Item 14: Private Fundraising and Partnerships: financial report for the year ended 31 December 2019

1:06 pm - Presentation by Mr. Gary Stahl, Director, Private Fundraising and Partnerships - ENGLISH

1:13 pm - Statement by Switzerland on behalf of Austria, Canada, Colombia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, and Switzerland - ENGLISH
 
1:25 pm - Intervention by the Chair of the Standing Group of National Committees - ENGLISH

9 September 2020 (Day 2)

Item 7: Oral update on UNICEF humanitarian action

10:24 am - Presentation by Mr. Manuel Fontaine, Director, Office of Emergency Programmes, UNICEF - ENGLISH

10:44 am - Statement by Germany - ENGLISH

11:02 am - Statement by the United States of America - ENGLISH


Item 9: Evaluation of the UNICEF contribution to education in humanitarian situations, and management response

11:16 am - Presentation by Mr. George Laryea-Adjei, Director of Evaluation, UNICEF - ENGLISH

11:33 am - Presentation by Mr. Robert Jenkins, Associate Director of Education, Programme Division, UNICEF - ENGLISH

11:48 am - Statement by Denmark on behalf of Australia, Austria, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Republic of Moldova, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, and Denmark - ENGLISH

11:54 am - Statement by the United States of America - ENGLISH

12:01 pm - Statement by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland- ENGLISH

12:08 pm - Statement by the European Union - ENGLISH

Item 8: Oral update on UNICEF research activities and priorities in this regard

12:34 pm -Presentation by Ms. Gunilla Olsson, Director, Office of Research -Innocenti - ENGLISH

12:39 pm - Statement by the United States of America - ENGLISH

12:42 pm - Statement by Italy - ENGLISH

10 September 2020 (Day 3)

Item 5: UNICEF programme cooperation: (a) Country programme documents; and (b) Extensions of ongoing country programmes

10:36 am - Statement by Colombia - ENGLISH

10:42 am - Statement by Turkmenistan - ENGLISH

10:48 am - Statement by H.E. Ms. Maria Helena Pires, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste on behalf of H.E. Mr. Armindo Maia, Minister of Education, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste - ENGLISH

10:52 am - Statement by Bosnia and Herzegovina - ENGLISH

11:11 am - Statement by Serbia - ENGLISH

11:27 am - Statement by Madagascar - ENGLISH

Item 13: UNICEF Strategic Plan: updated financial estimates, 2020–2023

11:49 am - Presentation by Mr. Thomas Asare, Comptroller and Director, Division of Financial and Administrative Management - ENGLISH

11:55 am - Statement by the United States of America - ENGLISH

Item 15: Joint comprehensive proposal on the cost-recovery policy

12:07 pm - Presentation by Mr. Thomas Asare, Comptroller and Director, Division of Financial and Administrative Management - ENGLISH

12:13 pm - Statement by Germany on behalf of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, and Germany - ENGLISH

11 September 2020 (Day 4)

Item 12: Update on the implementation of the recommendations made in the independent panel review of the UNICEF response to protection from sexual exploitation and abuse; the Morgan Lewis report on sexual harassment investigations conducted by the UNICEF Office of Internal Audit and Investigations; and the report of the Independent Task Force on Workplace Gender-Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Harassment and Abuse of Authority

10:06 am - Statement by Ms. Hanan Sulieman, Deputy Executive Director, Management, UNICEF - ENGLISH

10:11 am - Presentation by Ms. Geetanjali Narayan, Principal Advisor, Organizational Culture and Ms. Isabella Castrogiovanni, Senior Coordinator, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Workplace Abuse - ENGLISH

Item 10: Report of the Ethics Office of UNICEF for 2019, and management response

10:54 am - Presentation by Ms. Seung-Yeon Kang, Officer-in-charge, Ethics Office, UNICEF - ENGLISH

10:58 am - Statement by Ms. Eva Mennel, Director, Division of Human Resources, UNICEF - ENGLISH

11:02 am - Statement by Germany on behalf of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, and Germany - ENGLISH

Item 11: Office of Internal Audit and Investigations 2019 annual report to the Executive Board, management response and UNICEF Audit Advisory Committee 2019 annual report to the Executive Board

11:17 am - Statement by Mr. Stephen Zimmermann, Director, Office of Internal Audit and Investigations, UNICEF - ENGLISH

11:29 am - Statement by Mr. Kamlesh Vikamsey, Member, Audit Advisory Committee, UNICEF - ENGLISH

Item 4 : Working methods

3:06 pm - Presentation by Ms. Hai Kyung Jun, Secretary of the Executive Board of UNICEF - ENGLISH

Item 17 : Adoption of draft decisions

3:24 pm - Statement by Switzerland on behalf of the Western European and Others Group of the Executive Board of UNICEF - ENGLISH

3:26 pm - Statement by Morocco on behalf of the African Members of the Executive Board of UNICEF - ENGLISH

Item 18 : Closing statements 

3:46 pm - Closing statement by the President of the Executive Board, H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Bangladesh - ENGLISH


 

 



 


 

 

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