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Headquarters Committee

Origin: By resolution 4 C/Res. 29.1, adopted at its 4th session en 1949, the General Conference established the Headquarters Committee. The Headquarters Committee is governed by Rules 39, 39bis and 40 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Conference, amended by 31 C/Res. 65 adopted by the General Conference at its 31st session in 2001.

Mandate: To advise the Director-General on all questions relating to the Organization’s Headquarters submitted by the Director-General or by a member of the Committee, and to provide the Director-General with advice, suggestions, guidance and recommendations in this connection.

Composition: The Committee consists of 24 Member States elected for four years, half of whom are replaced at each session.

Bureau: The Committee elects its own chairperson. Bureau members: 1 Chairperson; 2 Vice-chairpersons; 1 Rapporteur; 2 members. The current Bureau was elected in December 2015. Next elections: December 2017

Meetings: The Committee meets whenever necessary to treat questions relating to Headquarters submitted by the Director-General or by one of the members of the Committee.

Sector/Division responsible: Sector for Administration Headquarters Division

Website: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/member-states/the-headquarters-committee/

    Chairperson
  Qatar
H. E. Mr. Ali ZAINAL, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate
    Vice-Chairperson
  Kenya

  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    Rapporteur
  Indonesia

    Bureau Member
  Czech Republic

  France

    Member
  Bangladesh

Term expires: 39th General Conference
  Czech Republic

Term expires: 40th General Conference
  Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Term expires: 39th General Conference
  Democratic Republic of the Congo

Term expires: 40th General Conference
  El Salvador

Term expires: 40th General Conference
  France

Term expires: 40th General Conference
  Indonesia

Term expires: 40th General Conference
  Kenya

Term expires: 39th General Conference
  Lesotho

Term expires: 40th General Conference
  Myanmar

Term expires: 40th General Conference
  Peru

Term expires: 40th General Conference
  Portugal

Term expires: 39th General Conference
  Qatar

Term expires: 39th General Conference
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Term expires: 39th General Conference
  Senegal

Term expires: 39th General Conference
  Spain

Term expires: 39th General Conference
  Sri Lanka

Term expires: 39th General Conference
  Sudan

Term expires: 39th General Conference
  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Term expires: 40th General Conference
  Uzbekistan

Term expires: 40th General Conference
  Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Term expires: 40th General Conference
  Yemen

Term expires: 40th General Conference
  Zimbabwe

Term expires: 40th General Conference