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MOST Intergovernmental Council  
MOST Intergovernmental Council
The MOST Intergovernmental Council (IGC) is composed of 35 Member States of UNESCO, elected by UNESCO's General Conference.
The Council convenes every two years and establishes the priority areas to be researched, decides on overall policy and funding questions, and handles the relations with governmental authorities.

During the Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Council, held at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris) from 19 to 21 February 2003, it was recommended that:
  1. IGC be given a greater role in governance, approval of strategies and programmes and the facilitation of relations with national research centers and policy makers.
  2. The role of the IGC Bureau should be considerably strengthened and it should meet twice a year.
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Member States of the MOST Intergovernmental Council

Western Europe and North America: Austria, Finland, Greece, Israel, Norway, Switzerland;
Central/Eastern Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Latvia;
Latin America and Caribbean: Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago;
Asia-Pacific: Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines;
Africa: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria;
Arab States: Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Ninth Session of the IGC
UNESCO Paris, 28-30 September 2009

2nd IGC Bureau Meeting 2008
UNESCO Paris, 1-2 October 2008

IGC Bureau Meeting
UNESCO Paris, 19 January 2008

Extra-ordinary Session of the IGC
UNESCO Paris, 31 October 2007

Eighth Session of the IGC
UNESCO Paris, 16-18 July 2007

Extra-ordinary session of the IGC
UNESCO Paris, 19 October 2005

Seventh Session of the IGC
UNESCO Paris, 25-27 July 2005

See also :

  Social impact of the global economic crisis at the heart of the 9th Intergovernmental Council of UNESCO’s MOST Programme   Social impact of the global economic crisis at the heart of the 9th Intergovernmental Council of UNESCO’s MOST Programme
25-09-2009 (UNESCO) - Ministers of Social Development, social science researchers and representatives from NGOs and the private sector from all over the world met at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France) from 28 to 30 September 2009 for the 9th session of the Intergovernmental Council of UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST), to analyze the social impact of the global economic crisis.  More...


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