The Bureau of the Executive Board is comprised of one President and four Vice-Presidents, elected from the members at a special election meeting ahead of the first regular session each year, taking into account the need for equitable geographical representation.
The primary functions of the Bureau include preparation and organization of Board meetings, facilitation of transparent decision-making, and promotion of dialogue, including during informal consultations and briefings. An important part of the functions of Bureau members is that the President and Vice-Presidents represent their regional groups, and as such, brief the Board members on its deliberations and share information with their respective constituencies (including interested Observer delegations).
H.E. Ms. Lachezara STOEVA
Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations
Group of Eastern European States
H.E. Ms. Yoka BRANDT
Permanent Representative of The Netherlands to the United Nations
Group of Western Europe and Other States
H.E. Mr. Lang YABOU
Permanent Representative of The Gambia to the United Nations
Group of African States
H.E. Ms. Rabab FATIMA
Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations
Group of Asia-Pacific States