International Programme for the Development of Communication

Intergovernmental Council of IPDC

An Intergovernmental Council composed of 39 member states is elected by UNESCO's General Conference, taking into account the need to ensure equitable geographical distribution and appropriate rotation. 

Functions:

The Council is responsible for:

  • Policy-making, guiding the planning and the implementation of the Programme;
  • Approving priorities of the Programme;
  • Reviewing and assessing achievements on the basis of implementation and evaluation reports on the projects and defining the basic areas requiring increased international cooperation;
  • Reviewing ways and means whereby Member States might participate more effectively in the International Programme for the Development of Communication;
  • Approving an appropriate system of financing for the Programme in order to secure the necessary resources for the benefit of those requesting assistance from the Programme.

The Council normally meets in a regular plenary session once every two years. Extraordinary sessions may be convened as specified in the Council’s Rules of Procedure.

Composition:

Bureau Members (until the 31st IPDC Council)

President: Vice-Presidents: Rapporteur: Bureau Members:
Netherlands

 

Ecuador
Mongolia
Zambia
Niger

 

Denmark
Oman
Poland
Regional Groups Members States elected
from 37th to 39th session
of General Conference (2013-2017)
Members States elected
from 38th to 40th session
of General Conference
(2015-2019)
Group I Denmark
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Austria
Canada
Finland
Netherlands
Norway
Group II Belarus
Russian Federation
Czech Republic
Latvia
Poland
Group III Brazil
Cuba
Grenada
Guatemala
Argentina
Ecuador
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Group IV Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Kazakhstan
Mongolia
Pakistan
China
Group V (a) Ghana
Madagascar
Cameroon
Ethiopia
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Tanzania (United Republic of)
Zambia
Group V (b) Bahrain
Tunisia
Oman
United Arab Emirates