Activities - Chairperson of the Executive Board
17 April 2020
Grateful for the successful and efficient first virtual meeting of the Executive Board members today. We shall pursue the initiative "leave no teacher, no student behind" as supported by the majority of Member States. Let's think out of the box to make impacts in people's life and alleviate the post pandemic scenario in areas of UNESCO 's mandate.
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6 March 2020
Dear Members of the Executive Board,
As our Organization and the international community are joining forces to cope with the devastating effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), I would like to begin this letter by wishing all of you and your loved ones good health. My thoughts go out to the victims and those who are battling to overcome, treat and prevent the spread of the virus.
As the intellectual organization of the United Nations system, UNESCO’s contribution is more vital today than ever before. I have exchanged views with some of you over the past few days with the aim of finding innovative ways to ensure continuity in our work. COVID-19 has negatively affected our school systems, the world economy, our health and even the very basic fabrics of life as we know it. In conformity with the constitutional mandate of our Organization, we should remain active particularly now that the world needs UNESCO most.
I am therefore proposing that the Organization finds the way to ensure virtual connectivity among the Executive Board members. I have discussed this urgent matter with the Director-General who has assured that the relevant services within our Organization will provide assistance in order to enable such essential connectivity. As an urgent solution is being sought, any suggestions from Member States to help materialize this proposal would be most welcome, preferably before Friday 10 April 2020. I remain available and may be contacted at any time by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you in advance for your continuous support.
HE Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy
Chairperson of the Executive Board
18 March 2020
The Chairperson of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy, met with the President of the General Conference and the Director-General to assess the situation on the COVID-19 pandemic and adopt collective strategic measures to protect UNESCO's staff and Member States. They also paid tribute to the World Health Organization (WHO), doctors wordwide and everybody who is working tirelessly to prevent the spread of the virus.
15 March 2020
The Chairperson of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy, met with Professor Seddoh from Togo. They discussed the importance of continuing to promote Priority Africa through all networks and to strengthen the role of the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO.
5 March 2020
The Chairperson of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy, called for an extraordinary meeting of the Bureau on 5 March 2020, which recommended that the 209th session of the Executive Board should be postponed to a later date due to the prevailing situation of COVID-19. Involvement is key to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
4 March 2020
The Chairperson of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy, met with the Ambassador of Azerbaijan and President of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), H.E. Mr Anar Karimov, to discuss common goals such as cultural diversity, and to further strengthen their cooperation.
29 February 2020
The Chairperson of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy, welcomed 45 Ambassadors and Chargé d'affaires at the Retreat of UNESCO Executive Board members in Chantilly (29/02 -01/03/2020). Fruitful exchange of ideas on the importance of UNESCO mandate. Setting the tone and reaching consensus are key. Enjoyed the teambuilding and the team spirit.
28 February 2020
The Chairperson of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy was invited by the Ambassador of Thailand, H.E. Mr Sarun Charoensuwan, to discuss the importance of the role of the electoral groups, as well as important subjects for the upcoming session of the Executive Board. H.E. Mr Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, Ambassador of Bangladesh and H.E. Mr Moin Ul-Haque, Ambassador of Pakistan also attended the meeting.
24 February 2020
The Chairperson of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy, engaged in fruitful exchanges of ideas with the Group of Latin America and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) at UNESCO on how the Executive Board can better attain its objectives for the Organization.
21 February 2020
The Chairperson of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy met with electoral group II to discuss UNESCO’s global priorities and its comparative advantages such as protecting and preserving our cultural diversity.
17 February 2020
The Chairperson of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy, met with the Ambassador of of Brazil, H.E. Mr Santiago Irazabal Mourão. They discussed the comparative advantages of the Organization and how, through the definition of the Medium Term Stratgey, UNESCO could better position itself. The Chairperson pays particular attention to enhanced communication with all of the Members of the Executive Board.
14 February 2020
The Chairperson of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy met with the H.E. Ms Anna Brandt, Ambassador of Sweden, to discuss UNESCO’s priority programmes.
10 February 2020
The Chairperson of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy participated in the international award ceremony UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences, the purpose of which is to reward the projects and activities of an individual, individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations for scientific research in the life sciences leading to improving the quality of human life.
6 February 2020
The Chairperson of the Executive Board, H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy met with electoral group I to discuss Priority Africa and Priority Gender Equality.