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Norway elected board member of UN organizations
Last updated: 1/15/2013 //
Counsellor Merete Dyrud at the Norwegian Mission to the UN is elected to serve as vice president of the board of the UN development organizations UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS on behalf of the Western European and Others Group (WEOG).
Norway is a major contributor to the UN development organizations. The UN Development Program (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have a common board structure.
“As a board member, I will work on behalf of WEOG to ensure that these organizations deliver efficiently and effectively in program countries and at headquarters. Work on the new Strategic Plan for 2014-2017 will be crucial. Of key importance will be to improve result based management. As a major donor, it is important for Norway to follow these processes closely and take part in shaping them," says Dyrud.
Merete Dyrud has extensive experience from humanitarian work and has previously served at the Norwegian Embassy in Kabul.
Read more about the Executive Board's work: UNDP Executive Board and UNFPA Executive Board.