New leadership set for UNDP’s governing body
On January 7,Ambassador Luis Fernando Carrera of Guatemala was elected as the President of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Executive Board, the Organization’s governing body, for 2015.
The 36-member Executive Board is made up of Member States and is mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide intergovernmental support to and overall supervision of the activities of UNDP, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Office for Project Service (UNOPS). The Board meets three times a year, with the next session set for 26-31 January.
Ambassador Carrera currently serves as Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the UN in New York. Before that he served as his country’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.