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GENERAL CONFERENCE

Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS)

    OriginIn 1999, at its 30th session, the General Conference approved the creation of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) (30 C/Res. 43).
    Mission of the Institute- To provide statistical information on education, science, culture and communication which helps decision-making in Member States;

    - to foster the development of international statistics;

    - to arrange for the collection, production, analysis and timely dissemination of policy-relevant statistics, indicators and related documentation;

    - to support the development of the statistical and analytical capacities of Member States;

    - to provide analysis services taking into account the needs of the Member States.
    Mandate of the Board- To approve the general policy and the nature of the Institute’s activities;

    - to set guidelines for the development of the programme, including an indication of the overall budget and of the balance of priorities;

    - to examine the annual and other reports on the activities and yearly expenditures of the UIS.
    CompositionThe Governing Board consists of 12 Members elected for a term of 4 years and sitting in a personal capacity, and not eligible for re-election for a second consecutive term. The General Conference elects 6 Members (half of whom – 3 members – are replaced at each session), the other 6 being designated by the Director-General.

    Members elected at the 33rd session:
    - (Morocco) Mr Ahmed Gouitaa
    - (Uganda) Mr John Baptist Male-Mukasa
    - (Germany) Mr Michael Söndermann

    They will join the Experts elected at the 32nd session:
    - (Viet Nam) Mr Lê Manh Hung*
    - (Czech Republic) Mr Jaroslav Novák*
    - (El Salvador) Mr Edmundo Salas*

    Members designated by the Director-General:
    - (France) Mr Jean-Louis Sarbib*
    - (Finland) Ms Heli Jeskanen-Sundström*
    - (United States of America) Mr Grover Whitehurst*
    - (Japan) Mr Masayuki Inoue
    - (Canada) Mr Yvon Fortin
    - (Turkey) Mr Orhan Güvenen

    The Members indicated by an asterisk serve until 31 December 2007, the others will serve until 31 December
    2009.
    BureauChairperson:
    - Mr Jean-Louis SARBIB (France),
    elected by the Board for a 2-year term of office, from among its members.
    Meetings foreseen during the bienniumOnce a year, in ordinary session, plus mid-term meetings of a Policy and Planning Committee.

    8th session of the Governing Board: 8-10 November 2006.
    Sector/Division responsibleUNESCO Institute for Statistics (Montreal, Canada)
    UIS websitehttp://www.uis.unesco.org/

     

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