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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

2015

2016

2017

2018

 Africa (8 seats)

 5 

 1

1

2

 Asia (7 seats)

3

 2

2

2

 Eastern Europe (4 seats)

 

 2

2

1

 Latin America and Caribbean (5 seats)

 

 2

2

2

 Western Europe and 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, 2015-2018

The composition of the 2018 Executive Board reflects the results of elections held by the Economic and Social Council on 19 April 2017.

 African States

2015

2016

2017

2018

Burkina Faso

Botswana

Angola

Angola

Central African
Republic

Burkina Faso

Botswana

Botswana

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cameroon

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Djibouti

Eritrea

Cameroon

Ethiopia

Egypt

Ethiopia

Eritrea

Ghana

Eritrea

Libya

Ethiopia

Libya

Ghana

Sierra Leone

Libya

Sierra Leone

Zambia

Zambia

Sierra Leone

Sudan

Asian States

2015

2016

2017

 2018

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

China

China

China

China

India

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

India

India

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

Pakistan

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

Iran (Islamic
Republic of)

Nepal

Papua New Guinea

Nepal

Nepal

Republic of Korea

Republic of
Korea

Papua New Guinea

Republic of Korea

Saudi Arabia

Thailand

Republic of
Korea

Saudi Arabia

Turkmenistan

Eastern European States

2015

2016

2017

 2018

Belarus

Belarus

Belarus

Belarus

Bulgaria

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Estonia

Estonia

Czechia

Czechia

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Latin American and Caribbean States

2015

2016

2017

2018

Antigua and
Barbuda

Antigua and
Barbuda

Antigua and
Barbuda

Antigua and
Barbuda

Colombia

Colombia

Colombia

Brazil

Cuba

Cuba

Cuba

Colombia

Guyana

El Salvador

El Salvador

El Salvador

Panama

Panama

Guatemala

Guatemala

Western European and other States

2015

2016

2017

2018

Australia

Andorra

Canada

Austria

Canada

Australia

Denmark

Canada

Finland

Denmark

France

France

France

Finland

Germany

Germany

Germany

Italy

Ireland

Greece

Italy

Japan

Japan

Iceland

Japan

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Italy

Netherlands

Netherlands

Norway

Netherlands

Norway

Sweden

Spain

Norway

Spain

Switzerland

Sweden

Turkey

Sweden

United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland

United Kingdom of
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland

United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland

United States
of America

United States
of America

 United States
of America

United States
of America


 

 

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