UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO General Conference - 33rd Session

General Committee

4, 7, 11, 14, 18 October 2005, (Room X, apart exceptions)


The General Committee steers the work of the General Conference and coordinates the work of commissions and committees; it is made up of the President and Vice-Presidents of the General Conference and the chairpersons of the subsidiary organs.

It sets the agenda of the plenary meetings, approves the list of speakers in the general policy debate and examines requests for the inclusion of new items in the agenda. Each commission and committee chairperson reports regularly to it on the progress of the work.