Intergovernmental Council of IPDC
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 30th IPDC Council)
Vice-Presidents: Algeria, Bangladesh, Peru
Bureau Members: Denmark, Niger, Poland
Members States elected from 37th to 39th session of General Conference (2013-2017)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Members States elected from 38th to 40th session of General Conference (2015-2019)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Group V (a)
Tanzania (United Republic of)
Group V (b)
United Arab Emirates