UNICEF Executive Board


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.

2016 Bureau of the Executive Board

H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Estonia


Vice-Presidents (left to right)
H.E. Mr. Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nepal
H.E. Mr. Walton Alfonso Webson, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Antigua and Barbuda
H. E. Mr. Elmahdi S. Elmajerbi, Chargé d'affaires, a.i. to the United Nations, Libya
H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Minami, Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Japan

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.

 Officers of the UNICEF Executive Board

1946 - 2016



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