2019: H.E. Mona Juul (Norway)

Her Excellency Mona Juul was elected seventy-fifth President of the Economic and Social Council on 25 July 2019. Ambassador Juul is currently the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in New York. 

Biography

Seventy-fifth President of the Economic and Social Council

Her Excellency Mona Juul was elected seventy-fifth President of the Economic and Social Council on 25 July 2019. Ambassador Juul is currently the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in New York. 

Ambassador Mona Juul was previously Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2014-2018), Director General for Security Policy and the High North in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2011-2014), Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York (2005-2010) and Chair of the 1st Committee of the 61 session of the United Nations General Assembly (2006).

She served as Ambassador to Israel (2001-2005), accredited to Cyprus for the same period. State Secretary/Deputy Foreign Minister at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000), Special Advisor/Ambassador/Middle East Coordinator in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997-2000) chairing the AHLC (Ad Hoc Liaison Committee on Assistance to the Palestinians). She was Minister Counsellor at the Norwegian Embassy in Tel Aviv (1994-1997). Her first posting was at the Norwegian Embassy in Cairo (1988-1990).

Mona has been with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1986, during which time she has gained broad diplomatic experience. This includes working in the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1992-1993) and member of the small Norwegian team that facilitated the secret negotiations between Israel and the PLO leading to the Oslo Agreement.

She holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Oslo.

Ambassador Juul was born 10 April 1959 and is married to Mr. Terje Rød-Larsen. They have two children.

Statements

23 July 2020

Handover Remarks at ECOSOC Organizational Session

23 July 2020

Letter on the decisions and resolutions of the 2020 session of the Council adopted through silence procedure, proposals on which no action was taken and proposals on which silence was broken

22 July 2020

Letter announcing the conclusion of the silence procedure on the draft resolution entitled "Progress in the implementation of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system” (E/2020/L.28), and two related explanations of position

21 July 2020

Letter regarding the outcome of the elections for six ECOSOC subsidiary and related bodies

17 July 2020

Closing statement at the High-level Segment of the Council at its 2020 Session

16 July 2020

Closing statement at the High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development 

14 July 2020

Opening Statement of the High-level Segment of ECOSOC / Ministerial Segment of the HLPF

7 July 2020

Statement at 2020 High-Level Political Forum, under the auspices of ECOSOC, Transformative pathways to realize the 2030 Agenda: whole of society approach taking into account the impact of COVID-19

7 July 2020

Opening Statement at High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

30 June 2020

Statement at High-level Meeting on Poverty Eradication

26 June 2020

Remarks on Commemoration of the UN Charter Day

11 June 2020

Briefing on the 2020 HLPF and the High-Level Segment of ECOSOC 

4 June 2020

Statement at Global Launch: Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report & SDG7 Policy Briefs, Advancing SDG7 in the time of COVID-19

2 June 2020

Opening Statement at the Virtual Meeting of the FfD Forum on Financing and policy solutions to respond to COVID-19

29 May 2020

Statement on General Assembly and ECOSOC Virtual Informal Townhall Meeting on the high-level week of UNGA75, the high-level segment of ECOSOC and HLPF

19 May 2020

Statement on Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Operational Activities Segment

11 May 2020

Presidential Statement – ECOSOC Informal Briefing “Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for Covid-19 Response”

11 May 2020

Opening Remarks on ECOSOC Informal Briefing "Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for Covid-19 Response"

24 April 2020

Statement on International Day of Multilateralism

23 April 2020

Closing Statement on Financing Sustainable Development in the Context of COVID-19

23 April 2020

Opening Statement on Financing Sustainable Development in the Context of COVID-19

27 March 2020

Statement at the Joint Virtual Briefing on COVID-19

21 March 2020

Statement on Forests and Biodiversity 2020 celebration of the International Day of Forests

18 March 2020

Statement on the impact of COVID-19

10 March 2020

Statement on the impact of COVID19

9 March 2020

Statement on opening of the sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women

6 March 2020

Statement on Observance of International Women's Day

24 February 2020

Statement on 22nd session of the Committee for Development Policy

7 February 2020

Message from the Presidents of the General Assembly and ECOSOC

31 January 2020

Closing Remarks on Meeting of the Economic and Social Council with the Chairs of the Functional Commissions and Expert Bodies

31 January 2020

Opening Remarks on Meeting of the Economic and Social Council with the Chairs of the Functional Commissions and Expert Bodies

28 January 2020

Remarks on the Joint Briefing by PGA and President of ECOSOC

24 January 2020

Message on the International Day of Education 2020

3 December 2019

Address to the UN Human Rights Council Intersessional Meeting for Dialogue and Cooperation on Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

3 December 2019

Closing Statement on Joint Meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission on the Impact of Cross-border Transhumance on Sustainable Peace and Development in West Africa and the Sahel

3 December 2019

Opening Statement on Joint Meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission on the Impact of Cross-border Transhumance on Sustainable Peace and Development in West Africa and the Sahel

20 November 2019

Statement on Second Annual Global Meeting for Resident Coordinators Interaction with Member States

19-20 November 2019

Video message on First Global Workshop for countries conducting Voluntary National Reviews at the 2020 HLPF, Oslo, Norway

30 October 2019

Video Message for 36th session of the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR), Geneva

29 October 2019

Statement on the occasion of the Security Council’s Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

15 October 2019

Statement for the Interactive Dinner on “The Work of the United Nations on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace” Greentree Estate

15 October 2019

Closing Statement at Joint Meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Second Committee of the General Assembly ‘Ecosystem Approaches for shifting the world onto a sustainable pathway’

15 October 2019

Opening Statement at Joint Meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Second Committee of the General Assembly ‘Ecosystem Approaches for shifting the world onto a sustainable pathway’

15 October 2019

Statement to the Security Council’s Open Debate on Haiti

2 October 2019

Statement at International Day of Non-Violence “Climate Action - Gandhian Ways”

26 September 2019

Closing remarks at General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development

26September 2019

Remarks at Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Least Developed Countries

24 September 2019

Statement at the Opening of the SDG Summit UN High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development under the auspices of the General Assembly

13 September 2019

Briefing to the UN Human Rights Council on the UN High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development and the 2030 Agenda

10 September 2019

Statement at the High-Level Dialogue on Reaffirming the Commitment to Multilateralism through the Strengthening of International System and Institutions on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

25 July 2019

Statement at ECOSOC President Handover Ceremony

Letters

12 July 2020

Letter of Elections to subsidiary bodies through silence procedure

10 July 2020

Letter of invitation from the President of ECOSOC and the President of the General Assembly to a briefing with Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General on the transition for reopening the UN Headquarters to phase 1

10 July 2020

Letter of invitation from the President of ECOSOC and the President of the General Assembly on the virtual side event of HLPF on “Mobilizing and Retaining Resources to Build Back Better: Financial Integrity in Post-COVID World”

22 June 2020

Letter to Member States on the High-level Political Forum and High-level Segment

5 June 2020

Letter to Member States on the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development and a mapping of funding mechanisms for COVID-19 response

1 June 2020

Oral statement by the Secretariat in connection with draft resolution E/2020/L.8 entitled “Further revised working arrangements for the 2020 session of the Economic and Social Council and sessions of its subsidiary bodies”

1 June 2020

Letter to Member States on draft resolution entitled “Further revised working arrangements for the 2020 session of the Economic and Social Council and sessions of its subsidiary bodies” (E/2020/L.8)

23 May 2020

Letter to Member States on “Extension of the procedure for taking decisions of the Economic and Social Council during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic” (Decision 2020/206)

23 April 2020

Letter to Member States on the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up: Technical revision to the Draft Intergovernmentally Agreed Conclusions and Recommendations

22 April 2020

Letter to Member States on the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up: Draft Intergovernmentally Agreed Conclusions and Recommendations

20 April 2020

Letter to Member States on the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up

15 April 2020

Letter to Member States and draft decision under silence procedure on the ECOSOC forum on financing for development follow-up

15 April 2020

Letter to Member States on the elections to subsidiary and related bodies through silence procedure

14 April 2020

Letter to Member States on the resolution entitled, “Revised working arrangements for the 2020 session of the Economic and Social Council and of its subsidiary bodies”

3 April 2020

Letter to Member States on the "Procedure for taking decisions of the Economic and Social Council during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic"

1 April 2020

Letter to Member States on the draft decision on procedure for taking decisions of the Economic and Social Council during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

26 March 2020

Letter to Member States on the impact of COVID19

24 March 2020

Letter to Member States on the Joint Virtual Briefing on COVID-19

20 March 2020

Letter to Member States on the postponement of “The Sahel Region” meeting of ECOSOC

16 March 2020

Update: Letter to Member States on the formal meeting of ECOSOC on 16 March and draft decisions on the theme of the humanitarian affairs segment

12 March 2020

Letter to Member States on the formal meeting of ECOSOC on 16 March and draft decisions on the theme of the humanitarian affairs segment

11 March 2020

Letter to Member States on the calendar of ECOSOC meetings and decisions made by the Bureau of ECOSOC

10 March 2020

Letter to Member States on the postponement of the UN75 Youth Plenary and ECOSOC Youth Forum

28 Februray 2020

Letter on the convening of a briefing on the Multi-stakeholder forum on science, technology and innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

27 Februray 2020

Letter together with the PGA on the High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda

11 November 2019

Co-Chairs of the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) – Letter from the President of ECOSOC

9 January 2020

Co-Facilitators of the Ministerial Declaration of the 2020 High-level Political Forum (HLPF) – Letter from the President of ECOSOC

27 January 2020

Co-facilitators for the preparation of draft conclusions and recommendations of the 2020 FfD Forum – Letter from the President of ECOSOC

12 February 2020

High-level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda

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