Executive Board

Executive Board

One of the main reasons that UNDP is a trusted development partner all over the world is because it operates according to the principles and values of the United Nations. That means respecting each country’s control over its own future, while bringing countries together to work on shared goals and challenges. The UNDP Executive Board is made up of representatives from 36 countries around the world who serve on a rotating basis. Through its Bureau, consisting of representatives from five regional groups, the Board oversees and supports the activities of UNDP, ensuring that the organization remains responsive to the evolving needs of programme countries

Latest updates

The sessions of the Executive Board are now PaperSmart. Session documents will continue to be available for downloading electronically through the existing ‘Documents’ page, and will also be available on the PaperSmart portal.

Note: how to access documents and statements via PaperSmart (Word file)

First regular session 2019 (21 - 25 January)

Second regular session 2018 (4 - 7 September)


The Executive Board Secretariat

The Executive Board secretariat services all aspects of the work of the Executive Board, including provision of timely information and other support services to Board members, making arrangements for the three formal sessions of the Board, planning and organizing all informal consultations and briefings, facilitating the meetings of the Bureau of the Board, coordinating field visits by Executive Board members, and ensuring effective relationships between the Executive Board and the relevant management teams of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS. The Secretariat of the Board provides editorial services for all documentation related to Executive Board meetings and maintains the Executive Board website.

UNDP in focus

Time for Global Action

UNDP in Focus 2014-2015 highlights our key actions over the past year and our impact on the lives of beneficiaries around the world. The report also outlines the ongoing restructuring process that will ensure UNDP is fit for purpose in the new post-2015 landscape.

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UNDP Around the world