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UN Women Executive Board to convene First Regular Session of 2021


Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021

The UN Women Executive Board will convene for this year’s First Regular Session from Monday 15 to Tuesday 16 February 2021, remotely via the Zoom Platform.

The President of the Executive Board, H.E. Alie Kabba, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, will open the Session at 10 a.m. EDT. UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will deliver opening remarks, which include updates on the COVID-19 response, the implementation of General Assembly resolution 72/279, the QCPR, UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025, and the Generation Equality Forum.

Over the two days, UN Women will present:

  • An overview on the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Programme Coordinating Board meeting, including UN Women’s follow-up to recommendations of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board.

  • A briefing on the preparations for the Strategic Plan 2022-2025, including a presentation of the draft framing document for UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025.

  • Presentations on the corporate evaluation of UN-Women’s support to UNSCR 1325 national action plans on women, peace and security and the Effectiveness and Efficiency Assessment of UN Women Flagship Programme Initiatives and Thematic Priorities of the Strategic Plan 2018–2021, including their management perspective and response.

  • An update on audit matters, including presentations on: Financial report and audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019; Report of the Board of Auditors on the financial statements for the year of 31 December 2019; Implementation of the recommendations of the Board of Auditors contained in its reports on the United Nations funds and programmes for the year ended 31 December 2019; Updated status of UN Women management actions to address outstanding audit recommendations.

  • A regional briefing on the activities of UN Women in the Europe and Central Asia region.

In addition, the Chair of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS and UN Women Staff Council will address the Executive Board, followed by a response on the related management action.

The detailed agenda of the 2021 First Regular Session and all official documents may be accessed on the Executive Board webpage. The Session can be followed via UN Web TV.

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