Intergovernmental Council of IPDC

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An Intergovernmental Council composed of 39 member states is elected by UNESCO's General Conference, taking into account the need to ensure equitable geographical distribution and appropriate rotation. 

The Council is responsible for:

  • Policy-making, guiding the planning and the implementation of the Programme;
  • Approving priorities of the Programme;
  • Reviewing and assessing achievements on the basis of implementation and evaluation reports on the projects and defining the basic areas requiring increased international cooperation;
  • Reviewing ways and means whereby Member States might participate more effectively in the International Programme for the Development of Communication;
  • Approving an appropriate system of financing for the Programme in order to secure the necessary resources for the benefit of those requesting assistance from the Programme.

The Council normally meets in a regular plenary session once every two years. Extraordinary sessions may be convened as specified in the Council’s Rules of Procedure.  

Composition of the Intergovernmental Council of IPDC

Bureau Members (until the 31st IPDC Council)

President:              Netherlands
Vice-Presidents:    Ecuador, Mongolia, Zambia
Rapporteur:           Niger
Bureau Members:  Denmark, Oman, Poland
 

Regional Groups
 
 
 

Group I
 
 
 
 

Members States elected from 37th to 39th session of General Conference (2013-2017)

Denmark
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
 

Members States elected from 38th to 40th session of General Conference (2015-2019)

Austria
Canada
Finland
Netherlands
Norway

Group II
 
 

Belarus
Russian Federation
 

Czech Republic
Latvia
Poland

Group III
 
 
 

Brazil
Cuba
Grenada
Guatemala

Argentina
Ecuador
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Group IV
 
 
 
 
 

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Kazakhstan
Mongolia
Pakistan

China
 
 
 
 
 

Group V (a)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ghana
Madagascar
 
 
 
 
 

Cameroon
Ethiopia
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Tanzania (United Republic of)
Zambia

Group V (b)
 

Bahrain
Tunisia

Oman
United Arab Emirates

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