United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
30th anniversary of the Human Rights Procedure in UNESCO (104 EX/Decision 3.3) 30-09-2008 3:00 pm
Committee on Conventions and Recommendations of the Executive Board
The Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs serves as the Secretariat of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations of the Executive Board at each of its sessions.
Background - Terms of reference - Composition
After the election of new Members of the Executive Board by the General Conference, the Board establishes from among its Members the permanent commissions and committees necessary to assist it in the execution of its tasks (Rule 16.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Executive Board). The Committee on Conventions and Recommendations (CR) is one of the permanent subsidiary bodies of the Executive Board. It is at present composed of 30 members from all the electoral groups.
The CR meets in closed session, in principle twice a year on the occasion of the sessions of the Executive Board. Extraordinary sessions may also be convened when the Executive Board considers it necessary.
The mandate entrusted to the CR has two complementary components:
Under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr Günter Overfeld, Chairperson of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations of the UNESCO Executive Board and Ambassador of Germany to UNESCO
Special session of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations, Tuesday 30 September 2008, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., UNESCO Headquarters, Room II
Comprehensive report by the Director-General on UNESCO's standard-setting instruments (38 C/INF.6)
Timetable for 2014-2017 of work of the CR Committee on the implementation of the standard-setting instruments for whose monitoring the Executive Board is responsible
Information Document on the CR Committee (194 EX/CR/2)
The Committee on Conventions and Recommendations - 2014 Edition
UNESCO's procedure for the protection of human rights: the legislative history of the 104 EX/3.3 Procedure
Documents concerning the CR Committee since the 159th session of the Executive Board
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