22nd session of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO
The IHP Council is fully responsible for the planning, defining priorities and supervising the execution of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP). The Council is composed of 36 Member States of UNESCO elected by the General Conference of UNESCO at its ordinary sessions held every two years. Equitable geographical distribution and appropriate rotation of the representatives of the Member States are ensured in the composition of the Council. Each of UNESCO’s six electoral regions elects Member States for membership in the Council.
During this session, the Council, which is responsible for planning the International Hydrological Programme, defining its priorities and supervising its execution, will in particular discharge the following duties:
(1) Elect the incoming Chairperson and the Vice-Chairpersons;
(2) Look into institutional developments at the Natural Science Sector and the Division of Water Sciences following the 195th to 199th sessions of the Executive Board and the 38th session of the General Conference, as well as the governance of IHP;
(3) Review the progress on the implementation of the eighth phase of IHP (IHP-VIII), including regional perspectives on IHP and its cooperation with other UNESCO programmes;
(4) Examine the status of the UNESCO’s Water Family, which includes the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, category 2 centres and chairs under the auspices of UNESCO and the World Water Assessment Programme;
(5) Review IHP’s cooperation with other agencies within the UN system, and other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations