Building peace in the minds of men and women

The General Conference consists of the representatives of UNESCO's Member States. It meets every two years, and is attended by Member States and Associate Members, together with observers for non-Member States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Each country has one vote, irrespective of its size or the extent of its contribution to the budget.

The General Conference determines the policies and the main lines of work of the Organization. Its duty is to set the programmes and the budget of UNESCO. It also elects the Members of the Executive Board and appoints, every four years, the Director-General. The working languages of the General Conference are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.


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Circular Letter 4274 Draft Amendement to Article V, paragraph 4, of the Consitution En - Fr - Sp - Ru - Ar - Ch

Circular Letter 4275 Draft Amendements to Article V of the Consitution En - Fr - Sp - Ru - Ar - Ch

Circular Letter 4278 Draft Amendement to Article VI, paragraph 2, of the Consitution En - Fr - Sp - Ru - Ar - Ch