Special Programme Executive Board

Members of the Executive Board

The Executive Board is the decision making body and oversees the Special Programme with the support of the secretariat. The term of its representatives is in a two years rotation. The composition of the Executive Board reflects a balance between donors and recipients as follows:

1. Four representatives of recipient countries, reflecting equitable, geographical representation, drawn from the following United Nations regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

2. One representative from a least developed country or a small island developing State on a rotational basis;

3. Five donor representatives, which are not also recipient countries

The term of the representatives is on a a two-year rotation. The countries that are serving on the Executive board during its 2018-2020 term are:

  • Mr. Clorence Matewe (Zimbabwe) representing Africa,
  • Mr. Ritesh Kumar (India) representing Asia and Pacific,
  • Ms. Yadira Gonzalez Columbié (Cuba) representing Latin America and the Caribbean,
  • Ms. Suzana Andonova (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) representing Central and Eastern Europe, and
  • Mr. Mohamed Mubarak Bin Daina (Bahrain) representing least developed countries and small island developing States.

The donor representatives on the Executive Board are:

  • Mr. Bernard Crabbé representing the European Union,
  • Ms. Steffi Richter representing Germany,
  • Mr. Regninald Hernaus representing the Netherlands,
  • Ms. Sofia Tingstorp representing Sweden, and
  • Ms. Kate Weber representing the United States of America

Meetings of the Executive Board