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National Commissions for UNESCO

Meeting of Members of National Commissions attending the 189th session of the Executive Board

Meeting of Members of National Commissions attending the 189th session of the Executive Board

(Wednesday 29 February 2012, 9:30-12:30, Room IX, Fontenoy Building)

The purpose of this meeting is to exchange information and address issues relating to the current Executive Board session and National Commissions for UNESCO.


9:00 Morning Coffee and Tea

9:30 Opening of the meeting

Opening remarks by:

• Mr Eric Falt, Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information (ADG/ERI)

• Mr Juan Antonio Fernandez Palacios, Chairperson of the Cuba National Commission for UNESCO and Representative of Cuba to the Executive Board

Adoption of the Agenda

9:45 Follow-up of the review of the cooperation of the Secretariat with National Commissions

Introduction by Mr Bert Emiel Keuppens, Director of Internal Oversight Service (IOS)

10:15 Regional Consultations on the preparation of Draft 37 C/4 and Draft 37 C/5

Introduction by Mr Jean-Yves Le Saux, Director of Division for Programme and Budget (BSP/PB)

11:00 Participation Programme

Introduction by Mr Stoyan Bantchev, Chief of Participation Programme Section (ERI/NCS/PPE)

11:30 Relations of UNESCO with NGOs

Introduction by Ms Sabina Colombo, Chief of Section for Non-Governmental Organizations (ERI/NCS/NGO)

12:00 Celebration of major events and launching of world reports at country level

Introduction by Mr Neil Ford, Director of Division of Public Information (ERI/DPI)

12:30 Closing of the meeting

(Each session will be followed by Questions & Answers)

  • Source:UNESCO/Headquarters
  • 29-02-2012
Europe and North America Latin America and the Caribbean Africa Arab States Asia Pacific