39th Session of the General Conference

Thursday, 9 November

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Highlights

  • The elections of members of the following Committees and other subsidiary organs of the General Conference took place yesterday:

    • The Legal Committee
    • The Headquarters Committee
    • The Conciliation and Good Offices Commission responsible for seeking the settlement of any disputes that may arise between States Parties to the Convention against Discrimination in Education
    • The Council of the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    • The Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme (IFAP)
    • The International Coordinating Council of the Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB)
    • The Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
    • The Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation (ICPRCP)
    • The Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
    • The Intergovernmental Council of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme
    • The Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC)
    • The members of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS)
    • The Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
    • The Executive Committee of the International Campaign for the Establishment of the Nubia Museum in Aswan and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo
  • The results of the elections are available on the General Conference website here.
  • The Auditor General of Canada was appointed External Auditor of UNESCO for a period of six years, going from 2018 to 2023. More information on results of this election is available on the General Conference website here.