UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO General Conference - 33rd Session

Nominations Committee

03, 04, 06, 12, 13, 15, 18 October 2005 (Room IV)

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UNESCO
Sybil Campbell, Chairperson


The Nominations Committee consists of the heads of all delegations entitled to vote in the Conference.

It will hold eight meetings in due course in order to draw up the lists of nominations, consider nominations and elect members for all seats to be filled by election of the General Conference.

It will hold its first meeting at 12 a.m. on Monday 3 October 2005.




Functions

a) Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the General Conference and of the Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteurs of the commissions and committees.

After taking cognisance of the report from the Executive Board, and without any obligation to accept its recommendations, determines and submits to the General Conference the list of nominations for the posts of President and of the Vice-Presidents of the General Conference. Furthermore, it proposes the names of persons to serve as Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteurs of these bodies.

b) Election of Members of the Executive Board

The Nominations Committee considers candidatures for vacant seats on the Executive Board, having regard to the diversity of cultures and a balanced geographical distribution (Article V.A.3 of the Constitution). It submits to the General Conference a list of Member States that are candidates.

c) Elections of the members of Commissions, Committees and other subsidiary organs of the General Conference

The Nominations Committee determines and submits to the General Conference proposals for the composition of committees, commissions and other subsidiary organs of the General Conference. The Committee organizes itself the elections to fill the vacant seats of these organs in base of the candidatures received from Member States.