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APX Commission - Room XI

The APX Commission will meet from 10 a.m. on Wednesday 4 November to 6 p.m. on Saturday 7 November, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m on Monday 9 Novembrer 2015.

The APX Commission will address matters relating to budget, finance, administration and human resource management of the Organization, and also on programme support and external relations.

In particular, the APX Commission will examine the following items:

Items of the Agenda

1.3 Report by the Director-General on communications received from Member States invoking the provisions of Article IV.C, paragraph 8 (c), of the Constitution

3.1 Methods of preparing the budget, budget estimates for 2016-2017, and budgeting techniques

3.2 Consideration and adoption of the Draft Budget for 2016-2017

  • Part I General Policy and Direction
  • Part II.A UNESCO Institute for Statistics Management of Field Offices
  • Part II.B Coordination and monitoring of action to benefit Africa Coordination and monitoring of action to benefit gender equality UNESCO’s response to post-conflict and post-disaster situations Strategic planning, programme monitoring and budget preparation Organization-wide knowledge management External relations and public information
  • Part II.C Participation Programme and Fellowships
  • Part III.A Human resources management
  • Part III.B Financial management
  • Part III.C Management of Support Services
  • Part III.D Management of Information Systems and Communications

3.4 Preparation of the Draft Programme and Budget for 2018-2021 (39 C/5)

3.5 Adoption of the provisional budget ceiling

4.1 Proposals by Member States concerning the celebration of anniversaries in 2016-2017 with which UNESCO could be associated

4.17 Establishment of a High Level Pan-African training and research centre for the culture of peace as a category 2 centre under the auspices of the African Union and UNESCO

4.24 First biennial Pan-African Forum for a Culture of Peace in Africa, Biennale of Luanda

5.1 New format of reporting to the Executive Board on programme implementation (EX/4)

5.2 Follow-up to the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) recommendations concerning the methods of work of UNESCO’s intergovernmental bodies – Report by the External Auditor

5.3 Revision of the Financial Regulations for Special Accounts

5.4 Revision of the Terms of Reference of the Oversight Advisory Committee (OAC)

5.5 Transparency at UNESCO

5.6 Definition of regions with a view to the execution by the Organization of regional activities

5.7 Amendments to Financial Regulation 12.10

5.8 Governance and working procedures and methods of the governing bodies of UNESCO

8.1 Quadrennial report on the contribution made to UNESCO’s activities by non-governmental organizations

9.1 Financial report and audited consolidated financial statements relating to the accounts of UNESCO for the financial period ended 31 December 2013, and report by the External Auditor

9.2 Financial report and audited consolidated financial statements relating to the accounts of UNESCO for the year ended 31 December 2014, and report by the External Auditor

9.3 Scale of assessments and currency of Member States’ contributions

9.4 Collection of Member States' contributions

9.5 Working Capital Fund: Level and administration

10.1 Staff Regulations and Staff Rules 10.2 Staff salaries, allowances and benefits

10.3 United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and appointment of Member States' representatives to the UNESCO Staff Pension Committee for 2016-2017

10.4 Report by the Director-General on the state of the Medical Benefits Fund (MBF)

11.1 Report by the Director-General, in cooperation with the Headquarters Committee, on managing the UNESCO complex

11.2 Mandate of the Headquarters Committee

The APX Commission will submit to the General Conference a report containing recommendations and draft resolutions for its consideration and approval. The Chair of the APX Commission will also report to the Plenary session separately on Item 1.3 concerning Voting Rights and on Item 3.2 concerning the provisional budget ceiling for 2016-2017.

Daily Agenda

Summaries of debates

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