Administrative Council Members
Mr Roman Bĕlor - designated to serve for a period of 4 years
H.E. Mary M. Khimulu - designated to serve for a period of 4 years
H.E. Mrs Luisa Rebeca Sánchez Bello - designated to serve for a period of 4 years
Dr Nureldin Satti - designated to serve for a period of 4 years
Dr Ramezanali Vasheghani Farahani - designated to serve for a period of 4 years- Vice-president
Dr María Elisa Velázquez Gutiérrez - designated to serve for a period of 4 years - Vice-President
Ambassador Mary M. Khimulu holds a PhD in Human Behaviour and Leadership (Management), Masters in Management & Organisation Development and BSC Business Administration,(Magna Cum Laude). She is currently serving as -Global Honorary Associate-World Association of Girls Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS); Trustee Member of UNESCO Category 2 Institute the Africa World Heritage Fund (South Africa); Advisory Board Member of the Nigeria /UNESCO Category 2 Institute for Africa Culture and International Understanding, Board Member and Bureau Member of UNESCO (Management of Social Transformations Programme and UNESCO IPDF- International Fund for the Protection of Culture). She is also the Vice-President for Africa Group of the UNESCO Inter-governmental Council (IGC) of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme. Formerly she was the Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Kenya to UNESCO, Paris, France. She also served as President Africa Group of 53 Member States, President, Commonwealth Group; President Eastern Africa Group and 3 times Vice-President during UNESCO General Conferences amongst other leadership roles. Holds the title Moran of the Burning Spear,(M.B.S.) National honour by Kenya H.E. President in December 2011.
Ambassador Rebeca Sánchez Bello currently holds the position of Ambassador, Alternate Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva. Formerly, she was the Permanent Delegate to UNESCO for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. She previously served as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Mali from 2002 to 2007. Founder, Executive Director and President of OPEC’s Center for Studies (CENTROPEP, Caracas) from 1984 to 2001, Ms. Ambassador Rebeca Sánchez Bello has taken part over the years in actively promoting art and culture in OPEC member countries, through the organization of many intercultural events between the Arab World, Africa and Latin America. She was also, from 1994 to 1995, Coordinator for the UNESCO Latin America Research Project "Contribution of the Arab-Islamic Civilization to Latin American Cultures through Spain and Portugal (ACALAPI)." In 2001 she was appointed as Executive Coordinator of the "Latin-American and Caribbean meeting on the dialogue of civilizations" to mark the United Nations International Year of Dialogue among Civilizations. She has also been Professor of International Relations at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV, Caracas) from 1991 to 1996, and a thesis Director on the subject "Cultures and Arab-Islamic Societies ", from 1990 to 1998 at the UCV. H.E. Ms. Rebeca Sánchez Bello holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) from the Institute for the Study of Economic and Social Development (IEDES, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne), a Master’s in Planning and Development from Centre for the Study of Economic and Social Development, and a Diploma of Law from the Central University of Venezuela (Caracas).
Dr María Elisa Velázquez Gutiérrez (Mexico) Vice-President