Chairpersons of groupings of Member States at UNESCO

Electoral groups (grouping of Member States for the elections of the Executive Board)

1. Group I

Chairperson of Group I (1-year term: for 2014)

SWEDEN
Ms Marie-Helene Ahnborg
Counsellor,
Deputy Permanent Delegate

2. Group II

Chairperson of Group II (6-months term: 2nd half 2014)

SLOVENIA
H. E. Mrs Veronika Stabej
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to France,
Permanent Delegate

3. Group III (GRULAC)

Chairperson of Group III (GRULAC - Latin America and the Caribbean) (6-months term: 2nd half 2014)

BRAZIL
H. E. Mrs Eliana Zugaib
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

4. Group IV (ASPAC)

Chairperson of Group IV (ASPAC - Asia and the Pacific) (1-year term: for 2014)

PHILIPPINES
H. E. Ms Maria Theresa P. Lazaro
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
Permanent Delegate

5. Group V(a) (Africa)

Chairperson of Group V(a) (Africa) (1-year term: for 2014)

BENIN
H. E. Mr Jean Chabi Orou
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

6. Group V(b) (Arab States)

Chairperson of Group V(b) (Arab States) (1-year term: starting at 30 April 2014)

OMAN
H.E. Dr. Samira Mohamed Moosa Al Moosa
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

Other regional groups and sub​​-groups

1. Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)

Chairperson of the Group of Non-Aligned Movement (3-years term, starting September 2012)

IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF)
H. E. Mr Ahmad Jalali
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
Permanent Delegate

2. Group of 77 (G-77)

Chairperson of the Group of 77 and China (G-77 and China / Paris Chapter) (for 2014)

YEMEN
H. E. Mr Ahmed Sayyad
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

3. Group "European Union"

Chairperson of the "European Union" Group (6-months term: 2nd half 2014)

ITALY
H. E. Mrs Vincenza Lomonaco
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

4. Geneva Group (the largest contributors to the budget of the UN system)

Co-chairperson of the Geneva Group

CANADA
Ms Dominique Levasseur
Senior Program Manager

Co-chairperson of the Geneva Group

REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Mrs YOO Hye-Ran
Minister Counsellor

5. Francophone Group

Chairperson of the Francophone Group (for 2014)

SENEGAL
H. E. Ms Mame Fatim Gueye
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

6. Group of Commonwealth Members of UNESCO

Chairperson of the Commonwealth Members of UNESCO (1-year term: for 2012)

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
H. E. Mr Matthew Sudders
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

Secretary General of the Commonwealth Group (1-year term: for 2011)

AUSTRALIA
Ms Anne Siwicki
Permanent Delegation of Australia to UNESCO

7. Group of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (Lusophone Group)

Chairperson of the CPLP Group

MOZAMBIQUE
H. E. Mr Alexandre da Conceiçao Zandamela
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mozambique to France
Permanent Delegate

8. Russian-speaking Group

Chairperson of the Russian-speaking Group (since the 31/C)

KAZAKHSTAN
H. E. Mr Nurlan Danenov
Ambassador Extraordinay and Plenipotentiary,
Permanent Delegate

9. Europe Regional Group

Group co-chaired by the Chairpersons of the Electoral Groups I and II and convened on ad hoc basis to address issues of special interest to both groups combined (Europe).

SLOVENIA
H. E. Mrs Veronika Stabej
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to France,
Permanent Delegate

Group co-chaired by the Chairpersons of the Electoral Groups I and II and convened on ad hoc basis to address issues of special interest to both groups combined (Europe).

SWEDEN
Ms Marie-Helene Ahnborg
Counsellor,
Deputy Permanent Delegate

10. Southern African Development Community Group (SADC)

Chairperson of the SADC Group

SOUTH AFRICA
H. E. Ms Dolana Msimang
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of South Africa to France,
Permanent Delegate

11. Group of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Chairperson of the West African States Group (since January 2009)

NIGERIA
H. E. Mrs Mariam Y. Katagum
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

12. Group of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Chairperson of the Group of Small Island Developing States

BAHAMAS
H.E. Mr Elwood l. Donaldson
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

13. Association of South-East Asean Nations - UNESCO Committee (ASEAN)

Chairperson of the ASEAN-UNESCO Committee (1st half 2014)

CAMBODIA
Mr Sophann Ket
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

14. Central American Group

Chairperson of the Central American Group (until the end of June 2012)

HONDURAS
H. E. Mr Alejandro Palma
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

15. Group of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)

Chairperson of the Group of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) (since 2013)

EGYPT
H. E. Mr Mohamed Sameh Amr
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

16. Group of Arab Gulf Countries to UNESCO

Chairperson of the Group of Arab Gulf Countries to UNESCO (for 2014)

QATAR
H.E. Mr. Ali Zainal
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

17. Contact Group South America - Arab Countries (ASPA)

Chairperson of the Contact Group South America - Arab Countries (ASPA) (2011)

BRAZIL
H. E. Mrs Eliana Zugaib
Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate

Circle of Permanent Delegates

1.

Chairperson of the Circle of Permanent Delegates

LITHUANIA
H. E. Mr Arunas Gelunas
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Delegate