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The IBE Council

The governing body of the Institute is the IBE council, composed of 12 representatives from Member States designated by UNESCO’s General Conference, for four year office terms. The council’s role is to approve the IBE’s draft programme and budget for each biennium for submission to the General Conference, as well as to ensure consistent and complementary activities in line with the education sector's strategy and programmes.

IBE council

The council elects its steering committee, comprised of a president and five vice-presidents, who are nationals of the six UNESCO regional groups. The council renews its steering committee at its first session, following the ordinary session of the General Conference. The members of the steering committee are eligible for re-election, provided the terms of office of the Member States they represent are renewed by the General Conference. However, they cannot hold office for more than two consecutive terms.

IBE Council Sessions

The Council meets in ordinary session at least once every year. It may meet in special session, if convened by the Director-General of UNESCO or at the request of the majority of its members.

Statutes (statutes, procedural and financial rules)