56th session of the Bureau of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
The Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) will hold its 56th session to co-ordinate the work of the Council between its sessions. The Bureau is composed of a Chairperson, four Vice-Chairpersons, and the past Chairperson as ex-officio member.
The meeting will take place in Room XI on 20 and 21 February, and in Room IX on 22 February.
The IHP Bureau discharges, inter alia, the following duties:
a) fix, in consultation with the Secretariat, the dates of the sessions of the Council and of its committees and working groups, in accordance with the general guidelines of the Council;
b) prepare the sessions of the Council, in consultation with the Secretariat;
c) supervise the implementation of the resolutions of the Council, and report at each session of the Council, on the status of implementation of the prescribed phases of project execution and, in particular, follow the activities of the Council’s committees and working groups;
d) prepare for the Council all reports requested by the General Conference of UNESCO;
e) discharge all other duties which it may be assigned by the Council.
The Bureau will discuss, inter alia, the institutional developments at UNESCO, including the proposed New Global Water Architecture and an update of Statutes and Rules of Procedure of IHP-IGC; UNESCO’s Water Family; the implementation of the Programme, including the Water Information Network System (IHP-WINS); and IHP’s relations with the United Nations, other intergovernmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations. Moreover, the agenda encompasses the preparatory actions for the 23rd session of the Intergovernmental Council of IHP (20-22 June 2018).