Preparation of the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2021 (37 C/4) and the Draft Programme and Budget for 2014-2017 (37 C/5)

Consultations of the Director-General with Member States and Associate Members, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)

The preparation of the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2021 (37 C/4) and the Draft Programme and Budget for 2014-2017 (37 C/5) is launched with online questionnaires sent to Member States and Associate Members, as well as intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations. The results of these questionnaires will be made available for the regional consultations with Member States, including National Commissions that the Director-General will convene between June and September 2012 (see timetable below).

For the 190th session of the Executive Board in October 2012, the Director-General will prepare her preliminary proposals concerning the Draft Medium-Term Strategy and the Draft Programme and Budget, taking into account 36 C/Resolution 112, the responses to the questionnaires and the recommendations by the regional consultations held.

The Executive Board will also receive for its consideration a synthesis of the responses to the questionnaire and the reports of the regional consultations. Based thereon, the Executive Board will decide about a framework within which the two key programmatic documents of the Organization will have to be prepared by the Director-General. The full-fledged versions of the draft 37 C/4 and draft 37 C/5 documents will be reviewed by the Executive Board at its 191st session in spring 2013. The General Conference will subsequently decide about both documents at its 37th session in 2014, also based on the recommendations by the Executive Board thereon (documents 37 C/6 and 37 C/9).


Regional Consultations of the Director-General with Member States, including National Commissions:

Region

Venue

Dates

AFRICA

Report of the meeting:

French version

English version

 

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

 

6-8 June 2012

ASIA AND PACIFIC

Report of the meeting:

French version

English version

Thanh Hoa, Viet Nam

16-18 June 2012

ARAB STATES

Report of the meeting:

English version

Arabic version

Muscat, Oman

29 September-01 October 2012

EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA

Report of the meeting:

English version

French version

Annex I

Annex II

Annex III

Annex IV

Annex V

Annex VI

Bratislava, Slovakia

9-12 September 2012

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

Report of the meeting:

English version

French version

Spanish version

Montevideo, Uruguay

14-16 September 2012


The online Questionnaires were prepared using a quantitative and qualitative approach that is intended to facilitate decision-making by Member States and provide for more informed priority-setting and sharper strategic focus.

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