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Statement by Ambassador WANG Min,Deputy Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of China At the First Regular Session of the UN-Women Executive Board, 2012


Mr. President,

At the outset, may I congratulate you on your election as President of the Executive Board of UN-Women. I believe that, under your leadership, the Executive Board will be able to continue its effective and fruitful work.

The Chinese delegation has taken note of the statement by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN-Women, on UN-Women’s report on operational activities. We thank its secretariat for the preparations made for this session.

Mr. President,

2011 witnessed the setting of rules and formulations for UN-Women. Over the past year, UN-Women has, under the relevant mandate of General Assembly, carried out its operational activities and enhanced coordination within the United Nations system, with positive results. The Chinese Delegation would like to express its appreciation in this regard.

Mr. President,

Having carefully studied UN-Women’s report on operational activities, China is ready to share its views as follows:

First, operational activities should be carried out in further integration with the inter-governmental process. The report stresses that UN-Women is operating in coherence with the UN development system. Under the relevant UN resolution, UN-Women is a hybird of inter-governmental process and operational activities, and cannot be positioned as a mere development agency. Last year UN-Women has achieved positive results in strengthening its coordination with other development agencies though the inter-governmental process aspect needs to be further bolstered. China believes that UN-Women should