Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council

The IGC Bureau consists of the President of the IGC, 4 Vice-Presidents and a Rapporteur.

For the current period 2019-2021, the MOST IGC Bureau is composed as follows:


  • Prof. Erwan Dianteill, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Université Paris Descartes (France)


  • Prof. Ilya ILYIN Dean, Faculty of Global Processes, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russian Federation)
  • Mr Dendev Badarch, Social policy adviser to the Chairman of State Great Khural /Parliament/ of Mongolia (Mongolia)
  • Kenya : representative to be decided
  • Prof. Ibrahim Albawi, Ambassador and Permanent delegate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO (Saudi Arabia)


  • Mr Pablo N. Modina Jiménez, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Delegate, Permanent Delegation of the Dominican Republic to UNESCO (Dominican Republic)

The MOST Intergovernmental Council (IGC) is composed of 35 Member States of UNESCO, elected by the General Conference. The Council convenes every two years and establishes the priority areas to be researched, decides on overall policy and funding questions, and handles the relations with governmental authorities.

The IGC Bureau, in cooperation with the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), discusses the issue-driven pertinence of projects and approves the competence and expertise of researchers and policy formulators involved.

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