Welcome to the WFP Executive Board Webpage

This webpage was designed to facilitate and provide easy access to the work of the WFP Board, Bureau and related bodies. It offers information on their structures, roles, work and activities along with documents for Board sessions, informal consultations and briefings. 

Upcoming Elections for Vacancies on the WFP Executive Board

The Economic and Social Council is to elect, at the coordination and management meetings to be held from 19 to 21 April 2017, six members of the Executive Board, for a three-year term beginning on 1 January 2018, to fill the vacancies that will occur on 31 December 2017 upon the expiration of the terms of the following members: China, Japan, Hungary, Panama, Swaziland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The members are to be elected according to the following pattern:
(a) One member from the States included in List A;
(b) One member from the States included in List B;
(c) One member from the States included in List C;
(d) Two members from the States included in List D;
 (e) One member from the States included in List E.
Delegations and Chairs of the regional groups wishing to nominate candidates are kindly requested to send their correspondence no later than Thursday, 30 March 2017, to the Secretary of the Council, Ms. Emer Herity [Attn: Ms. Sangeeta Sharma (e-mail sharma7@un.org),with copy to Ms. Mary Constable (e-mails constablem@un.org and ecosocelections@un.org)]; by mail to the ECOSOC Affairs Branch (Room S-1275); or by fax +1 (212) 963-5935.



1 March

  • Africa Day of School Feeding

15 March

  • Executive Board Bureau meeting

17 March

  • Informal consultation on the update on the Integrated Road Map and background on proposed amendments to the General Rules and Financial Regulations

20 March

  • Informal consultation on Progress on Proactive Integrity Reviews

24 March

  • Bureau meeting with Nutrition Team on Nutrition Policy Work Plan (Office of the Bureau)
  • Audit Committee Executive Session with the Executive Board Bureau
  • Briefing on the four countries facing famine

28 March

  • Special session of the Executive Board on the appointment of the WFP Executive Director

Member State Representatives can help WFP tread lightly on the earth:
- avoiding paper and choosing electronic solutions including
the EB Docs app for Ipads and Androids;
- printing double-sided pages when hard copies are really needed;
- refilling water bottles at water dispensers;
- avoiding disposable cutlery, crockery and napkins;
- separating and recycling plastics, bottles, cans and paper
- sharing these green tips with colleagues.

Want to learn more? See the UN Green Meeting Guide.