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Elections - Subsidiary Bodies

Election of Members of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) 

Origin In 1999, at its 30th session, the General Conference approved the creation of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) (30 C/Res. 43).
Mission of the Institute To provide statistical information on education, science, culture and communication which helps decision-making in Member States; to foster the development of international statistics; to arrange for the collection, production, analysis and timely dissemination of policy-relevant statistics, indicators and related documentation; to support the development of the statistical and analytical capacities of Member States; to provide analysis services taking into account the needs of the Member States.
Mandate of the Board To approve the general policy and the nature of the Institute’s activities; to set guidelines for the development of the programme, including an indication of the overall budget and of the balance of priorities; to examine the annual and other reports on the activities and yearly expenditures of the UIS.
Composition

The Governing Board consists of 12 Members elected for a term of 4 years and sitting in a personal capacity, and not eligible for re-election for a second consecutive term. The General Conference elects 6 Members, the other 6 being designated by the Director-General. 
Members elected at the 31st session:
Mr Amin Esber  (Syrian Arab Republic)
Mr Ivan P. Fellegi   (Canada)
Mr Maurice Y. Mbago  (United Republic of Tanzania)
they will join the Experts elected at the 30th session:
Ms Maria Helena Guimaraes de Castro* (Brazil)
Mr Hong-wei Meng* (China)
Mr Zdenek Vesely* (Czech Republic) 
The Members indicated by an asterisk will serve until 31 December 2003, the other until 31 December 2005.
Members designated by the Director-General:
Mr Josef Ritzen (Netherlands)
Mr Masayuki Inoue (Japan)
Mr Mikail Skaliotis (Greece)
Ms Amelia Ancog* (Philippines)
Mr Frédéric Scanvic* (France)
Mr Sheldon Shaeffer* (Canada)

The Members indicated by an asterisk will serve until 31 December 2003, the other until 31 December 2005.

Bureau Chairperson: Mr Josef Ritzen (Netherlands) elected by the Board for a 2 year term of office, from among its members.
Meetings foreseen during the biennium Once a year, in ordinary session, plus occasional meetings of a Policy and Planning Committee.
4th session of the Governing Board: 14-15 November 2002.
Sector/Division responsible UNESCO Institute for Statistics (Montreal, Canada)
URL of the site http://www.uis.unesco.org/

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