11th Session of the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme (IFAP) of UNESCO

The eleventh session of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme (IFAP) is scheduled to be held in Room XI of Fontenoy Building at UNESCO Headquarters on 23 and 24 September 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Further information on the dates and venue may be shared considering ongoing developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The persons appointed by Member States as their representatives on the Council, now composed of 22 Member States, will be participating in this Council Session. According to Article 2 of the Council’s Statutes, representatives shall preferably be specialists in the fields covered by the Information for All Programme.

In accordance with Article 5 of its Statutes, the Council is responsible for guiding the planning and implementation of IFAP. In particular, the Council is required to consider proposals on the development and adaptation of the Programme; recommend the broad lines of action that the Programme could take; review and assess achievements; define the basic areas requiring increased international cooperation; promote participation of Member States in the Programme; and support all fund-raising efforts for its implementation.

The Statutes and the Rules of Procedure of the Council are linked here. The provisional agenda and the working documents for the session will be communicated to the Council by 23 August 2020. All other information material is available on the dedicated IFAP page on the UNESCO Portal, linked here.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided. As per the Council’s Rules of Procedure, any participant may speak in a language other than the working languages on the condition that s/he provides for the interpretation of her/his speech into one of the working languages.


Type of Event Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Start 23.09.2020 10:00 local time
End 24.09.2020 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point de Guimaraes Pinto, Ricardo
Organizer IFAP Secretariat
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian
Estimated number of participants 50
Official Website
Link 1 IFAP Statutes
Link 2 IFAP Rules of Procedure
Link 3 IFAP Site
Link 4