Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council

Chairperson Ms. Albana Shala (The Netherlands), © UNESCO

The Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council of IPDC is composed of a Chairman, three Vice-Chairpersons, a Rapporteur and three other members.

The members of the Bureau who are representatives of Member States of UNESCO shall preferably be specialists in the fields covered by the IPDC. They are elected by the Council and stay in office until a new Bureau has been elected.

The Bureau discharges duties as the Council may lay upon it. It assumes full responsibility for project selection, approval and allocation of funds from the Special Account, and plans the organization of work of the Council session.



Meetings of the Bureau are convened each year. 

Composition of the Bureau (elected at the 29th Session of the IPDC Council)


Ms. Albana Shala (The Netherlands) 


Ghana - Ms Diana Heymann-Adu


Algeria - Mr Ahmed Benzelikha
Bangladesh - Mr Martuza Ahmed
Peru - Mr Victor Altamirano


Poland - Mr Krzysztof Wojciechowski
Denmark - Mr Mogens Bjerregard
Niger - Mr Abdoulaye Mamoudou

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