Date: 11-15 June 2018

Venue: Paris, France

Organizer: UNESCO- IHP

Participating Countries and Organizations: UNESCO elected by the General Conference of UNESCO

Number of Participations: 36

Number of Female Participations: 12 (34%)


  • Elect the incoming Chairperson and the Vice-Chairpersons;
  • Examine the institutional developments at the Natural Science Sector and the Division of Water Sciences following the 200th, 201st, 202nd, two hundred and third and two hundred and forth sessions of the Executive Board and the 39th session of the General Conference, as well as the governance of IHP
  • Review the progress on the implementation of the eighth phase of IHP (IHP-VIII), including regional perspectives on IHP and its cooperation with other UNESCO programmes;
  • Discuss on the Strategic preparation for IHP´s Ninth Phase (2022-2029)
  • Examine the status of the UNESCO’s Water Family, which includes Category 2 Centres and chairs under the auspices of UNESCO and the World Water Assessment Programme
  • Review IHP’s cooperation with other agencies within the UN system, and other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.