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30th IPDC Council session

When, local time: 
Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 10:00am to Friday, 18 November 2016 - 6:00pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Consultative Meeting
Rosa Maria Gonzalez (Email: r.gonzalez@unesco.org; Tel.: +33-1 45 68 42 68)

An Intergovernmental Council composed of 39 member states is elected by UNESCO's General Conference, taking into account the need to ensure equitable geographical distribution and appropriate rotation. The Council normally meets in a regular plenary session once every two years
The Council is responsible for policy-making, guiding the planning and the implementation of the Programme; and approving priorities of the Programme.

International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) was set up in 1980 as the only intergovernmental programme in the UN system mandated to mobilize international support in order to contribute to sustainable development, democracy and good governance by strengthening the capacities of free and independent media. Since its creation, IPDC has channeled about US$ 105 million to over 1,700 media development projects in some 140 countries. IPDC’s Council is composed of 39 Member States elected by UNESCO’s General Conference. It meets once every two years to reflect on the latest trends in the media development field and give direction to the Programme.