NEW YORK – Member States participating in the UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities unanimously elected Ms. Hessa Al Ateibi, Third Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the UAE to the UN, as one of two Vice-Presidents of the 2017 Pledging Conference. As Vice-President, Ms. Al Ateibi could be tasked by the President of the Conference to facilitate the discussions. The Conference lays out funding for 2018 for a number of UN development funds and programs.

The Conference elected Mr. Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Armenia to the UN, as President of the 2017 Pledging Conference, and Mr. Juergen Schulz, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN, as Vice-President.

Discussions are expected to begin in January 2018.