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Constitution
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Memorandum
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Azerbaijan Gerb
About Azerbaijan
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How it works

      Three bodies comprise UNESCO:

      The GENERAL CONFERENCE of Member States, UNESCO's supreme governing body, meets, in general, every two years. Following the principle of one vote per country, the General Conference approves the Organization's Programme and Budget.
      The EXECUTIVE BOARD, composed of 58 representatives of Member States, meets generally twice a year. Acting as a kind of administrative council, it prepares the work of the General Conference and is responsible for effective execution of conference decisions.
      The SECRETARIAT is the Organization's executive branch. Under the authority of the Director-General, elected for a 6-year term, the staff implement the programme adopted by Member States. Chart
  • The post of Director-General is currently filled by KOICHIRO MATSUURA, who was elected in 1999 for a six-year term.
  • 2,145 international civil servants, professionals and general staff, are members of the Secretariat. Nearly 645 work outside Headquarters in one of 55 UNESCO field offices and units around the world.
  • 190 of these countries have set up a National Commission constituted of representatives of national educational, scientific and cultural communities.
  • 343 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) maintain "official" relations with UNESCO. and many others co-operate on an occasional basis with the Sectors.
  • 7,120 Associated School help young people form attitudes of tolerance and international understanding.
  • 6,000 UNESCO Clubs, Association and Centres promote the Organization's ideals and action at grassroots level.

      173 Member States have established permanent delegations to the Organization in Paris.
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