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November 11, 2010

Executive Board of UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) gets Elected


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Photo: November 10, 2010. Hamidon Ali (left), Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the UN and President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), chairs the Council's election of 41 members of the Executive Board of the newly-established United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Ryan Brown.


UN Women

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Photo: November 10, 2010. Hamidon Ali (second from right), Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the UN and President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), chairs the Council's election of 41 members of the Executive Board of the newly-established United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Ryan Brown.


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Photo: November 10, 2010. A view of representatives of Member States, including Hardeep Singh Puri (seated front), Permanent Representative of India to the UN, at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)'s election of the 41 members of the Executive Board of the newly-established United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). India was among those elected. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Ryan Brown.


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Photo: November 10, 2010. A view of representatives of Member States, including Susan Rice (third from left), Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the UN, inside the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber as they vote for the 41 members of the Executive Board of the newly-established United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The United States was among those elected. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Ryan Brown.


The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has elected the 41 inaugural members to the Executive Board of UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women), the new entity established to meet the unique and under-represented needs of women and girls worldwide.

The Council elected the following countries to the Executive Board of "UN Women": Angola (3 years), Argentina (2 years), Bangladesh (2 years), Brazil (2 years), Cape Verde (3 years), China (3 years), Congo (3 years), Côte d'Ivoire (2 years), Democratic Republic of the Congo (2 years), Denmark (3 years), Dominican Republic (3 years), El Salvador (2 years), Ethiopia (3 years), Estonia (2 years), France (2 years), Grenada (3 years), Hungary (3 years) and India (2 years).

It also elected Indonesia (3 years), Italy (2 years), Japan (3 years), Kazakhstan (3 years), Lesotho (2 years), Libya (2 years), Luxembourg (3 years), Malaysia (2 years), Mexico (3 years), Nigeria (3 years), Norway (3 years), Pakistan (2 years), Peru (3 years), Republic of Korea (3 years), Russian Federation (2 years), Saudi Arabia (3 years), Spain (3 years), Sweden (3 years), Timor-Leste (2 years), Ukraine (3 years), United Kingdom (3 years), United States (3 years) and the United Republic of Tanzania (2 years).

Six seats on the Board would be filled by "contributing countries" serving three-year terms. As such, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States were elected to fill seats allocated for four of the top ten providers of voluntary core contributions to the Entity.

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