General Conference-40th Session

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34th Session of UNESCO's General Conference, Paris. Room I (empty).

The General Conference consists of the representatives of the States Members of the Organization. It meets every two years, and is attended by Member States and Associate Members, together with observers for non-Member States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Each country has one vote, irrespective of its size or the extent of its contribution to the budget.
The General Conference determines the policies and the main lines of work of the Organization. Its duty is to set the programmes and the budget of UNESCO. It also elects the Members of the Executive Board and appoints, every four years, the Director-General. The working languages of the General Conference are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.


Type of Event General Conference
Start 12.11.2019 10:00 local time
End 27.11.2019 18:00 local time
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Focal point Bekri-Lisner, Karima
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, Place Fontenoy
Room Room I
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian
Estimated number of participants 4000
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