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 2017-2019, the MOST IGC Bureau is composed as follows:


  • H.E. Mrs Data' Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development (Malaysia)


    • Europe and North America: Prof. Erwan Dianteill, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Université Paris Descartes (France)
    • Latin America and the Caribbean: H.E. Mrs. Carolina Stanley, Minister of Social Development (Argentina)
    • Africa: Mr Solomon Tesfasilassie (Ethiopia)
    • Arab States: Prof. Ibrahim Albawi, Ambassador and Permanent delegate of the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia to UNESCO (Saudia Arabia)


    • Prof. Mrs Lucia Mokra, Dean of the Faculty for Social and Economic Sciences of the Comenius University of Bratislava (Slovakia)

    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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