Decision 67/203 of the United Nations General Assembly establishes a 10-member board consisting of two members of each UN regional group. The board members are nominated for a two-year term, and the Secretariat will elaborate a proposal on the duration of the subsequent terms, to be considered by the General Assembly at its sixty-ninth session. Current composition of the board, which was completed in June 2013, is as follow: Chile and Mexico for Latin America and Caribbean; Romania and Russia for Eastern Europe; Switzerland and Finland sharing a seat with Germany for Western Europe and Others Group (WEOG); Japan and Korea sharing a seat, and Indonesia and Bangladesh sharing a seat for Asia; and South Africa and Tanzania for Africa.
The functions of the board are mentioned in the 10YFP adopted document A/CONF.216/5 (paragraph 4b), and can be summarized as follow:
i) promoting the 10YFP;
ii) guiding the secretariat;
iii) assisting in securing funding, including contributions to the Trust Fund;
iv) overseeing the secretariat’s operation of the trust fund and ensuring neutrality, transparency and accountability;
v) reviewing annual progress reports by secretariat on programmes;
vi) reporting progress annually to ECOSOC (as ad interim reporting body);
vii) convening international and regional meetings;
viii) guiding preparations for the five-year review of the 10-year Framework of Programmes,
ix) inviting representatives of UN bodies and major groups to participate in its deliberations.