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UNICEF Executive Board


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The President and four Vice-Presidents constitute the Bureau. These five officers, each one representing one of the five regional groups, are elected by the Executive Board each year from among its members, with the presidency rotating among the regional groups on an annual basis. As a matter of custom, permanent members of the Security Council do not serve as officers of the Executive Board.

The Bureau serves as a bridge between the UNICEF secretariat and the regional groups represented on the Executive Board, dealing primarily with liaison, administrative and functional matters, such as facilitating the negotiation of decisions at the session, to enhance the effectiveness of the Executive Board. Members of the Bureau coordinate informal consultations within their respective regional groups. The Bureau usually meets on a monthly basis, and daily during the Executive Board sessions.

2020 Bureau of the Executive Board

H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative (Bangladesh) 


Vice-Presidents (shown from left to right)
H.E. Mr. Omar Hilale, Permanent Representative (Morocco)
H.E. Ms. Audra Plepytė, Permanent Representative (Lithuania)
H.E. Mr. João Genésio de Almeida Filho, Deputy Permanent Representative (Brazil)
Mr. Dominique Michel Favre, Deputy Permanent Representative (Switzerland)

 Officers of the UNICEF Executive Board

1946 – 2020



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