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20.11.2015 - EXB

198th session of the Executive Board: Election of the Chairperson

(c) UNESCO / C. Bailleul

20 November 2015: Mr Michael Worbs (Germany) is elected Chairperson

The role of Chairperson of the Executive Board is outlined in the Constitution of UNESCO and further clarified in the Rules of Procedure of the Executive Board.

The Chairperson:

  • declares the opening and closing of meetings
  • directs the discussions
  • ensures the observance of rules of procedures and accords the right to speak
  • rules on points of order
  • puts questions to the vote and announces decisions
  • has the right to take part in the discussions
  • represents the Board with Member States, the United Nations, the Specialized Agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations and the Director General
  • Is ex officio a member of all organs of the Board.

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