41st Session of the General Conference

Opening of the 41st session and ensuing plenary meetings

The General Conference will open on Tuesday, 9 November, at 10 a.m. Following the addresses by its Temporary President (President of the 40th session), the Chair of the Executive Board and the Director-General, the Conference will establish the Nominations Committees (which will immediately hold their first meeting), examine and adopt its agenda, and examine the recommendations by the Executive Board on the admission of observers from international non-governmental organizations other than those with the status of official partners of UNESCO. At the end of the morning, the Conference will elect its President and Vice-Presidents.

The afternoon meeting will start with the election related to the appointment of the Director-General, followed by addresses by the Chair of the Executive Board and the Director-General to introduce the General Policy Debate.

  • 1.1        Opening of the session by the President of the 40th session of the General Conference
  • 1.3        Adoption of the agenda
  • 1.4        Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the General Conference and of the chairpersons, vice-chairpersons and rapporteurs of the Commissions and Committees
  • 1.5        Organization of the work of the session
  • 1.6        Admission to the 41st session of the General Conference of observers from non-governmental organizations (other than those in official partnership with UNESCO), foundations and similar institutions maintaining official relations with UNESCO, as well as from other international organizations, and recommendation of the Executive Board thereon
  • 2.1        Report of the Director-General on the activities of the Organization in 2018-2020, presented by the Chair of the Executive Board
  • 2.2        Reports by the Executive Board on its own activities and on programme implementation
  • 4.2        Adoption of the Appropriation Resolution for 2022-2023
  • 5.26      Conclusions of the Youth Forum
  • 7.2        Draft amendment to Article V of the Constitution
  • 7.3        Draft amendment to Article VI, paragraph 2 of the Constitution
  • 7.4        Draft amendment to Rule 4 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Conference
  • 13.1      Appointment of the Director-General
  • 14.1      Election of Members of the Executive Board
  • 15.1      Request for the admission of the Åland Islands as an Associate Member of UNESCO
  • 16.1      Venue of the 42nd session of the General Conference

Summary of Debates