Thu UNU-GEST Programme is governed by a Board, consisting of four members who are representatives of the United Nations University, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iceland and the University of Iceland, in addition to the UNU-GEST Director.

Board-members appointed in 2015:

Ms. Maria Erla Marelsdottir, Director General, MFA, appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland

Dr. Mats Berdal, Professor of Security and Development at King's College, appointed by the United Nations University

Dr. Valur Ingimundarson, Professor of Contemporary History, appointed by the University of Iceland

Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, Director, UNU-GEST