Working Group on Governance

At its 39th session, the General Conference endorsed 131 out of the 134 recommendations of the Working Group on Governance (Resolution 39 C/87).

  • Letter by the President of the General Conference Zahour ALAOUI


At its 38th session, the General Conference established an open-ended working group on governance, procedures and methods of work of the governing bodies of UNESCO (38 C/Resolution 101).

Chairperson of the Working Group: Mr Stanley SIMATAA

Vice-Chairs: Angola, Bahreïn, Germany (2017), Hungary, Norway (2016), Philippines, Venezuela

  • Consolidated Recommendations
 Two sub-groups have been established by the Working Group on governance:

Sub-Group 1: “Structure, composition and methods of work of the Governing Bodies (General Conference and Executive Board)”- Co-Chairs: Norway and Philippines

Meeting held on Tuesday 15 November 2016.

Meeting held on  23 September 2016, It was co-chaired by the delegates of Norway and the Philippines.

Sub-Group 2: “Structure, composition and methods of work of UNESCO’s international and intergovernmental bodies” - Co-Chairs: Hungary and Philippines 

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