UNESCO’s Member States attending the 37th session of the General Conference, the Organization’s highest governing body, have elected, or re-elected, 14 new members to the 36-member Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP).
Below is a list of elected, or re-elected, countries by electoral group:
- Group I: Greece, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Group II: Slovenia
- Group III: Brazil, Mexico
- Group IV: China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea
- Group V(a): Burkina Faso, Namibia
- Group V(b): Egypt, Oman
States are elected to the IHP Intergovernmental Council for a term of four years. The new IHP Council members join 22 others elected during the previous session of the General Conference, in 2011, and whose term of office will expire in 2015: Australia, Azerbaijan, Chile, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Germany, Haiti, Kenya, Kuwait, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Russian Federation, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Uruguay and Yemen.
UNESCO-IHP extends a warm welcome to the new IHP Council members and looks forward to their invaluable contribution to the implementation of the Eighth Phase of IHP (IHP-VIII, 2014-2021).