Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council

The IGC Bureau consists of the President of the IGC, 6 Vice-Presidents (one from each region) and a Rapporteur.

For the current period 2015-2017, the MOST IGC Bureau is composed as follows:

President: H.E. Ms Dato Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development of Malaysia


  • Africa: Cameroon;
  • Arab States: Egypt;
  • Asia and the Pacific: Thailand;
  • Europe and North America: Turkey;
  • Eastern Europe: Slovakia;
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina.

Rapporteur: Prof. Normand Labrie, Director of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture, Full Professor with the Faculty of Education of the University of Toronto, Canada.

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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