These "informal" meetings and exchanges have proven to be very valuable, specifically in updating National Commissions on the latest developments at the Organization as well as to further associate them in its work.
The one-day event aims to replace the five half-day regional meetings held during previous sessions of the General Conference. One of the major issues discussed on this occasion was the Review of the Cooperation of UNESCO's Secretariat with National Commissions for UNESCO (Document 36 C/INF.16). UNESCO's Internal Oversight Service (IOS) presented the key findings of the review.
An english version of the full Draft Report is now available on line. National Commissions were invited to submit their comments and/or suggestions no later than 18 November 2011. They have been duly taken into consideration during the finalization stage of the report.