The Forum’s Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the Forum, which meets at least once a year, is responsible for achieving  the Forum’s objectives. It oversees the work of the Forum, prepares its annual meeting, including the choice of themes, special guests and expected results, approves the budget, ensures gender, generational, regional, disciplinary and minorities balance in its activities, etc.

The current members of the Steering Committee are as follows:

Permanent ex officio members

  • Executive Secretary
  • UNESCO
  • African Union
  • League of Arab States

Current members (in alphabetical order)

  • Advisor to the President of Algeria 
  • Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • African Parliamentary Union 
  • Arab Network for Human Rights and Citizenship Education
  • Arab Transitional Parliament
  • Egyptian National Council for Human Rights 
  • International Organization of La Francophonie
  • International Panel on Democracy and Development (IPDD)
  • Kenya National Commission on Human Rights 
  • National Commission for Human Rights in Chad
  • Panafrican Parliament 
  • Senegal National Assembly
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 
  • Zambia Human Rights Commission

Meetings of the Steering Committee:

31 May – 1 June 2010, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

December 2009, Cairo, Egypt

May 2009, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

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