Ambassador Audra Plepytė elected as Vice-President of Bureau of Executive Board of UNICEF
On 14 January, Ambassador Audra Plepytė, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations was elected as the Vice-President of the Bureau of the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Lithuania's Ambassador will work along with the Permanent Representatives of Bangladesh, Brazil, Morocco, and Switzerland.
Lithuania was elected a member state of the Executive Board in January 2019 for a three-year term. Lithuania focuses on the protection of children, prevention of bullying, keeping children safe in cyberspace, as well as the use of new technology and innovations for children’s well-being.
The Executive Board is made up of 36 member states. The Bureau of the Executive Board serves as a bridge between the secretariat and the regional groups represented on the Board. It deals mainly with liaison, administrative and functional matters, such as facilitating the negotiation of decisions to enhance the effectiveness of the Board.