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Informal Meetings of the Coordinating Group of National Commissions and their meetings with the Director-General

Informal Meetings of the Coordinating Group of National Commissions and their meetings with the Director-General
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  • DG and Members of the coordinating group - Meeting, April 2009

The informal Steering Group of Presidents/Chairs of National Commissions was set up during the 31st General Conference in October 2001 with the presence of 38 National Commissions. It was chaired by Mrs Margaret Austin, former Chair of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO.

At the 34th General Conference in October 2007, the Group's official name was changed to the "Coordinating Group of National Commissions for UNESCO”, in order to make it more inclusive, involving in its work the Secretaries-General of National Commissions.

The aims of the Coordinating Group are to closely follow key issues concerning National Commissions, to advise on the ways and means of strengthening their global network and to advocate for their stronger role in UNESCO's overall strategy and programme.

The Coordinating Group operates on an informal basis and usually convenes its meetings during each session of the Executive Board and the General Conference. The Director-General often meets with the Group to discuss matters concerning National Commissions. The Section of the National Commissions provides the Secretariat for the Group.

The Coordinating Group is currently chaired (since October 2007) by Mr Luis Ramallo, the President of the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO.

Reports of the Coordinating Group’s meetings

 

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  • 13-10-2008
Informal meetings of Presidents and Secretaries-General of National Commissions for UNESCO on the occasion of the 180th session of the Executive Board
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Presidents and Chairpersons of National Commissions for UNESCO
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Informal Meeting of Presidents and Secretaries-General and Coordinating Group meeting with the Director-General during the 179th Session of the Executive Board
UNESCO Headquarter
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  • 15-04-2008 to 
  • 16-04-2008
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Informal Meetings of National Commissions for UNESCO during the 34th Session of the General Conference
UNESCO Headquarter
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  • 24-04-2007 to 
  • 24-04-2007
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