2021 UN Women Executive Board First Regular Session to Happen Virtually


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

In a press release yesterday, it has been highlighted that a two-day- meeting will see UN Women presenting a plethora of issues, activities and overviews aimed at coming up with concrete responses and implimentation of strategic plans.

“The meeting will see UN Women presenting 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,”the statement reads.

UN women said the session will see presentations on the corporate evaluation and action plans to do with peace and security brought on board.

“Presentations will be 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.”

The session will be graced by the President of the Executive Board, H.E. Alie Kabba, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations who will open the Session.

Updates on the COVID-19 response, it has been indicated, and implementation of General Assembly resolution 72/279, the QCPR, UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025, and the Generation Equality Forum will be delivered by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

The UN Women Executive Board First Regular Session of 2021 is also expected to brief 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.

Additionally,the meeting seeks to brief on the regional activities of UN Women in the Europe and Central Asia region as well as articulate more on financial reports and statements.

“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.”