Meeting of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council of the MOST Programme

The new Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council of UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme will meet at UNESCO Headquarters (Miollis) in Paris, on 27 and 28 February 2020.

Elected on 25 November 2019, the Bureau will discuss the MOST Action Plan for 2020 and 2021, and other initiatives.

Agenda items:

- Review of the MOST Action Plan and further initiatives (2021-2021)
- Oral report by the MOST Scientific Advisory Committee
- Monitoring of the Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers
- Proposal for the establishment of BRIDGES as a MOST sustainability science coalition
- General History of Africa
- The Silk Roads
- Sultan Bin Abdulaziz programme to strengthen Arabic language at UNESCO
- Review of revised MOST Statutes and Rules of Procedures
- Preparation of the Extraordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Council, September 2020
- Discussion of draft decisions and recommendations

The working languages will be English and French as per Rule of Procedure 15.

Working Documents

• Provisional Agenda with reference to the working documents

Information Documents

• Rules of Procedure of the IGC

• Statutes of the Intergovernmental Council and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme

• Guidelines on the Responsibilities of Representatives of Electoral Groups in Bureaus (Recommendation of the General Conference’s Working Group on Governance)>

• Working with UNESCO: guidebook for members of UNESCO’s international and intergovernmental bodies

• Decision of the 14th Ordinary session

• Brochure on the Programme:

The meeting will also be open to IGC members, which are not members of the IGC Bureau, as observers.


Type of Event Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Start 27.02.2020 10:00 local time
End 28.02.2020 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Crowley, John
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Cecilie Golden,;
Country France
City Paris
Street 1 rue Miollis
Room Room XVI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 40
Official Website
Link 1 More on the Intergovernmental Council of the MOST Programme
Link 2 Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme
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