Council of the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE) |
which is an international centre for the content of education, was founded in
Geneva in 1925 as a private institution. In 1929, it extended its membership
to governments and thus became the first intergovernmental organization in the
field of education. In 1969, the IBE joined UNESCO as an integral, yet
autonomous, institution (15 C/Res. 14.1 (1968).Statutes
entered into force on 1st January 1969.
at its 19th (19 C/Res. 1.521) 21st (21 C/Res. 1/13), 24th
(24 C/Res. 4.3), 25th (25 C/Res. 1.2.1) 28th (28 C/Res.
1.10 et 22) and 29th (29 C/Res. 3) sessions.
|Mission of the Bureau
accordance with Article II of the Statutes, the International Bureau of
Education “shall contribute to the design and implementation of the
programme of the Organization in regard to education”. Defined by the
General Conference, at its 30th session, as a UNESCO centre
specializing in the content of education, IBE leads a programme focussed
on the theme “Learning to live together” with three strategic
objectives: strengthening of capacity building to reform educational
content, learning strategies, structures and methods of managing
programmes in Member States; collecting, analysing and disseminating
information on best practices; promoting dialogue on educational policy
particularly when organizing sessions of the International Conference on
Education. IBE is also engaged, within its area of competence, in
cross-cutting programmes: technical support on curriculum development, at
the request of Member States, clearing house for educational responses to
prevent HIV/AIDS, within the UN inter-agency programme. A project on
Curricula and Eradication of Poverty is under way.
|Mandate of the Council
draw up the programme and budget of the Bureau; to define activities to be
undertaken and supervise their implementation; to mobilize human and
financial resources; to approve the draft annual budget of the Bureau; to
verify budget execution and audited accounts; to make proposals for the
preparation and organization of the sessions of the International
Conference on Education.
Council consists of 28 Member States elected by the General Conference.
Their term of office runs from the end of the session of the General
Conference which designates them to the end of the second ordinary session
of the General Conference following.
States elected at the 31st session of the General Conference to
be members of the Council until the end of the 33rd session:
Angola, Belgium, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Haiti,
Jamaica, Lebanon, Lithuania, Portugal,
Spain, United Arab Emirates.
of the Council elected at the 30th session of the General
Conference for a term of office expiring at the end of the 32nd session of
the General Conference: Cuba, Czech Republic, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan,
Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Senegal,
Switzerland, Thailand, Zimbabwe.
|Geographical distribution among electoral groups
as amended by 28C/Res.22 in 1995
for 2 years; mandate renewable once.
Chairperson : Mr Haziz Hasbi (Morocco)
Five Vice-Chairpersons pertaining to the 6 regional groups.
Subsidiary bodies: Administrative Group and Working Group for the
preparation of the International Conference on Education.
members each, pertaining to the 6 regional groups.
|Meetings foreseen during the biennium
Sessions : at least once every year
Steering Committee: once a year
January 2003 : 50th session of the Council: Renewal of the
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membership of the Council
Membership of the Council since its