(xxxvi) thousandth anniversary of the popular epic Alpamysh;



Resolution by UNESCO 151 Session

Paris 3 July 1997

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Executive Board ex

Hundred and fifty-first Session

151 EX/Decisions

PARIS, 3 July 1997

DECISIONS ADOPTED BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

AT ITS 151st SESSION

(Paris, 26 May-12 June 199)

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LIST OF MEMBERS

(REPRESENTATIVES AND ALTERNATES)

President of the General Conference1 Mr Torben KROGH (Denmark)

Members

Angola

Representative Mr Pedro Domingos PETERSON

Alternates Mr Domingos VAN-DUNEM

Mr P. Barros NSINGUI

Mr Domingos MARTINS

Argentina

Representative Mr Victor MASSUH

Alternates Mr Carlos FLORIA

Ms Mar¡a Susana PATARO

Mr Eduardo E. GONZALEZ PLAZA

Ms Claudia Alejandra ZAMPIERI

Mr Gustavo Alfredo ARAMBARRI

Mr Alejandro MARTINEZ MANRIQUE

Austria

Representative Mr Anton PROHASKA

Alternates Ms Frieda LUGGAUER-GOLLNER

Mr Christian STROHAL

Mr Ernst-Peter BREZOVSZKY

Mr Gerhard MAYNHARDT

Mr Harald GARDOS

Ms Eva Maria LENZ

Mr Franz-Otto HOFECKER

Bangladesh

Representative Mr Abul AHSAN

(Chairperson, Special Committee)

Alternates Mr Tufail K. HAIDER

Mr A.H.M. MONIRUZZAMAN

Mr Ikhtiar M. CHOWDHURY

Mr A.F.M. GOUSAL AZAM SARKER

1. The President of the General Conference shall sit ex officio in an advisory capacity on the Executive

Board.

151 EX/Decisions - page (ii)

Belgium

Representative Mr Henri BEYENS

Alternates Mr Peter MARTIN

Mr Georges-Henri DUMONT

Mr Philippe CANTRAINE

Mr Pierre RUYFFELAERE

Benin

Representative Mr Nour‚ini TIDJANI-SERPOS

(Chairperson of the Executive Board)

Alternates Mr Rigobert K. KOUAGOU

Mr Isidore MONSI

Ms Ra‹matou ADECHOKAN TINGBO

Bolivia

Representative Mr Victor Hugo CARDENAS CONDE

Alternates Mr Carlos Antonio CARRASCO

Mr Eduardo BARRIOS I¥IGUES

Brazil

Representative Mr Fernando PEDREIRA

Alternates Mr Ricardo V. de CARVALHO

Mr Armando BOISSON CARDOSO

Mr Ricardo A. BASTOS

Mr Pedro SARAIVA ETCHEBARNE

Mr Alessandro W. CANDEAS

Mr Debrair Isaias DA SILVA

Ms Helena DURAN HEWITT

Mr Isnard G. de FREITAS

Bulgaria (Vice-Chairperson)

Representative Mr Simeon ANGUELOV

Alternates Ms Stanislava RADITCHEVA

Mr Christo GUEORGUIEV

Mr Kosta PACHEV

Cameroon

Representative Mr Eb‚nezer NJOH MOUELLE

Alternates Mr Pascal BILOA TANG

Mr Innocent MEUTCHEYE

151 EX/Decisions - page (iii)

Chile

Representative Mr Jorge EDWARDS VALDS

(Chairperson, Committee on Conventions

and Recommendations)

Alternates Mr Jaime CONTRERAS

Ms Ana Mar¡a MAZA

Ms Sylvia BEAUSANG

Ms Andrea CABRERA

China

Representative Mr ZHANG Chongli

Alternates Mr TIAN Xiaogang

Mr LIU Jinke

Ms LIN Sha

Mr TIAN Jianping

Mr LIU Jun

Ms WANG Suyan

Ms DONG Jianhong

Mr ZHAO Changxing

Costa Rica (Vice-Chairperson)

Representative Ms A¡da de FISHMAN

Alternates Ms Iris LEIVA de BILLAULT

Ms Gabriela CASTILLO GARCIA

Ms Janina ROVINSKI GIBERSTEIN

Cuba

Representative Mr Miguel BARNET LANZA

Alternates Ms Mar¡a Soledad CRUZ GUERRA

Mr Cleton EDGHILL FORD

Mr Lorenzo MENNDEZ ECHEVARRIA

Mr Enrique HIDALGO VIDAL

Czech Republic

Representative Ms Jaroslava MOSEROVA

Alternates Mr Petr LOM

Mr Karel KOMAREK

Mr David MASEK

Ms Mark‚ta LARSENOVA

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Egypt (Vice-Chairperson)

Representative Mr Hussein Kamel BAHA-EL-DINE

Alternates Mr Mohsen TAWFIK

Ms Taysir RAMADAN

Mr Elsayed HALIMA

El Salvador

Representative Mr David ESCOBAR GALINDO

Alternates Mr Jos‚ Ramiro ZEPEDA ROLDAN

Ms Rosa Ester MOREIRA de LEMOINE

Ms Nanette VIAUD DESROCHES

Ethiopia

Representative Ms GENNET ZEWIDE

Alternates Mr Mulugeta ETEFFA

Mr Mulatu KEFFELEW

France

Representative Mr Jean FAVIER

Alternates Ms Anne LEWIS-LOUBIGNAC

Mr Yves BRUNSVICK

Mr Jean-Ren‚ GEHAN

Mr Emmanuel de CALAN

Mr Yves CHARPENTIER

Ms Aur‚lia BOUCHEZ

Mr Jean-Pierre BOYER

Ms Florence CORMON

Ms Anne CONSTANTY

Ms Catherine DUMESNIL

Ms Martine GUERCHON

Mr Jean-Paul MARTIN

Ms Corinne MATRAS

Mr Jean-Pierre REGNIER

Ms Muriel SORET

Germany

Representative Mr Christoph DERIX

Alternates Ms Rose LŽSSING

Mr Uwe HEYE

Mr Thilo KÖHLER

Mr Lothar KOCH

Mr Peter CANISIUS

Mr Traugott SCHÖFTHALER

Mr Hartmut HEIDEMANN

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Guyana

Representative Mr David DABYDEEN

Alternates Mr Laleshwar SINGH

Ms Carmen JARVIS

Ms Lilawatie GAJRAJ

Hungary

Representative Mr P l PATAKI

(Chairperson, Programme and External

Relations Commission)

Alternates Mr P‚ter KARIKAS

Mr Mih ly ROZSA

Ms M rta SZABO

India

Representative Mr Ram Niwas MIRDHA

Alternates Mr Chiranjiv SINGH

Ms NEENA

Indonesia

Representative Mr Makaminan MAKAGIANSAR

Alternates Mr Soedarso DJOJONEGORO

Mr Iman SANTOSO

Mr Sam Elihar MARENTEK

Mr Achmad ZAINI

Italy

Representative Mr Giancarlo LEO

Alternates Ms Tullia CARETTONI

Mr Francesco MARGIOTTA-BROGLIO

Mr Pietro SEBASTIANI

Mr Giovanni ARMENTO

Ms Marina MISITANO

Japan

Representative Mr Azusa HAYASHI

Alternates Mr Yasuo NOSAKA

Mr Hiroshi KARUBE

Mr Takahito NARUMIYA

Mr Shinichiro HORIE

Mr Hiroshi YOSHIMOTO

Ms Miyako MURAKAMI

Mr Akira TAKEDA

Ms Tokuko NABESHIMA

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Jordan

Representative Mr Munther Wassef MASRI

Alternates Mr Al-Sharif Fawaz SHARAF

Ms Janette BERMAMET

Mr Wajed MUSTAKIM

Kenya

Representative Mr Shem Oyoo WANDIGA

Alternate Mr Jones A.M. NZEKI

Lesotho

Representative Mr Thekiso G. KHATI

Alternates Ms Thami MASHOLOGU

Mr Tefetso MOTHIBE

Malaysia

Representative Mr Mohamed NAJIB

Alternates Mr Khalid YUNUS

Mr Osman JAFFAR

Mr Mukhtar BOERHANNOEDDIN

Mr Kenneth J. LUIS

Mr Faqir Chand VOHRA

Mali

Representative Mr Baba Akhib HAIDARA

(Chairperson of the Finance and Administrative

Commission)

Alternates Ms Madina LY-TALL

Mr Kl‚na SANOGO

Mr Samuel SIDIBE

Mr Amidou DOUCOURE

Mr S‚kou Gaoussou CISSE

Mr Amadou Kamir DOUMBIA

Mr Aly CISSE

Malta

Representative Mr Vincent CAMILLERI

Alternates Mr Clive AGIUS

Ms Tanya VELLA

Ms Marie Stella ASSIMAKOPOULOS

Ms Catherine PINTOUT

151 EX/Decisions - page (vii)

Mauritius

Representative Mr James Burty DAVID

Alternates Ms Marie-France ROUSSETY

Mr Taye WAN CHAT KWONG

Mr Nadrajen CHEDUMBARUM

Mexico

Representative Mr Miguel LIMON ROJAS

Alternates Mr Mario Hector OJEDA GOMEZ

Mr Jos‚ CHANES NIETO

Ms Zadalinda GONZALEZ y REYNERO

Mr Jos‚ Manuel CUEVAS

Morocco

Representative Mr Mohamed Allal SINACEUR

Alternates Mr Driss AMOR

Ms Na‹ma SEDRATI

Mr Mohamed Mustapha KABBAJ

Mr Salah Eddine EL HONSALI

Namibia

Representative Mr Peter Hitjitevi KATJAVIVI

Alternates Mr Leonard Nangolo IIPUMBU

Mr Isaac PROLLIUS

Ms Trudie AMULUNGU

Nepal (Vice-Chairperson)

Representative Mr Keshav Raj JHA

Alternate Mr Shyamanand Das SUMAN

New Zealand

Representative Mr Russell MARSHALL

Alternates Ms Elizabeth ROSE

Ms Rachel FRY

Niger

Representative Mr Lambert MESSAN

Alternates Ms Aissatou SOULEY

Mr Bako Mahamadou IBRAHIM

Mr Abdourahamane DIALLO

151 EX/Decisions - page (viii)

Nigeria

Representative Mr Emmanuel O. AKINLUYI

Alternates Mr Umar AHMED

Mr Yemi LIJADU

Mr Oladejo ADELEYE

Pakistan

Representative Mr Khwaja Shahid HOSAIN

Alternates Mr Roshan Ali SIYAL

Mr Aman RASHID

Ms Drissia CHOUIT-NFISSI

Poland

Representative Mr Jerzy KLOCZOWSKI

Alternates Ms Alicja CIEZKOWSKA

Ms Joanna WRONECKA

Mr Wojciech FALKOWSKI

Ms Aleksandra WACLAWCZYK

Mr Grzegorz WALINSKI

Republic of Korea

Representative Mr Hyun-Gon KIM

Alternates Mr Jung-Hee YOO

Mr Gul-Woo LEE

Ms Ji-eun PARK

Ms Young-Ae SEO

Mr Yung-Min YOON

Mr Seunghwan LEE

Ms Soon-ho CHOI

Russian Federation

Representative Mr Vasili SIDOROV

Alternates Mr Mikhail FEDOTOV

Mr Anatoli EGOCHKINE

Mr Teimouraz RAMICHVILI

Mr Igor AKIMOV

Mr Alexandre KOUZNETSOV

Mr Boris BORISSOV

Ms Olga IVANOVA

Mr Vladimir KOROTKOV

Mr Vladimir KOVALENKO

Mr Grigori ORDJONIKIDZE

Mr Valeri SAKHAROV

Ms Natela LAGUIDZE

Mr Vladimir ENTINE

151 EX/Decisions - page (ix)

Saudi Arabia

Representative Mr Mohammed Ahmed RASHEED

Alternates Mr Ibrahim AL-SHEDDI

Mr Abdulaziz S. Bin SALAMAH

Senegal

Representative Mr Th‚odore NDIAYE

Alternates Mr Assane HANE

Mr Ousman BLONDIN-DIOP

Mr Cheikhna SANKHARE

Slovakia

Representative Mr Dusan SLOBODNIK

Alternates Mr Frantisek LIPKA

Ms Viera POLAKOVICOVA

Mr Anton GAJDOS

Ms Magdal‚na POHLODOVA

Spain (Vice-Chairperson)

Representative Mr F‚lix FERNANDEZ-SHAW

Alternates Mr Jes£s EZQUERRA

Mr Manuel PREZ DEL ARCO

Ms Clara BARREIRO

Mr Agust¡n GANGOSO

Sweden

Representative Mr Nils Gunnar NILSSON

Alternates Mr Ingemar LINDAHL

Mr Anders FALK

Ms Eva HERMANSSON

Ms Britta HANSSON

Switzerland

Representative Ms Doris MORF

(Chairperson, Committee on International Non-

Governmental Organizations)

Alternates Mr B‚n‚dict DE TSCHARNER

Mr Rudolf BŽRFUSS

Ms Sylvie MATTEUCCI

Mr Hans Jacob ROTH

Mr Bernard THEURILLAT

Mr Bernard WICHT

Ms Monika RúHL

Mr Daniel HAENER

Ms Madeleine VIVIANI

Mr Robert MúGGLER

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Thailand

Representative Mr Adul WICHIENCHAROEN

Alternates Ms Savitri SUWANSATHIT

Ms Sasithara PICHAICHANNARONG

Ms Duangtip SURINTATIP

Ms Weeranut MAITHAI

Ms Chavanart THANGSUMPHANT

Tonga

Representative Mr Senipisi Langi KAVALIKU

Trinidad and Tobago

Representative Mr Lawrence D. CARRINGTON

Alternates Mr Trevor SPENCER

Ms Mary Ann RICHARDS

Ms Lauren BOODHOO

Mr Rabindranath PERMANAND

Ms Sandra GIFT

Ukraine

Representative Mr Volodymyr KHANDOGY

Alternates Mr Yuri KOCHUBEY

Mr Olexander DEMIANIUK

Mr Leonid GUBERSKY

Mr Vyacheslav SOTNYKOV

Mr Volodymyr KHRYSTYCH

Mr Oleg YATSENKIVSKIY

United Arab Emirates

Representative Mr Salem Humaid AL GHAMMAI

Alternates Mr Abdul Aziz Nasser Rahma AL SHAMSI

Mr Abdulla Tayeb QASSEM

United Republic of Tanzania (Vice-Chairperson)

Representative Mr Immanuel K. BAVU

Alternate Mr Mohamed SHEYA

Yemen

Representative Mr Abdallah Yahya EL-ZINE

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Zimbabwe

Representative Mr Christopher J. CHETSANGA

Alternates Mr Joey Mazorodze BIMHA

Mr Josiah Jasper MHLANGA

Representatives and Observers

Organizations of the United Nations system

Mr Hassen M. FODHA United Nations

Mr Alexandre DABBOU

Mr Michael MILLS World Bank

Mr Evlogui BONEV United Nations Development Programme

Mr Darioush BAYANDOR United Nations High Commissioner for

Ms Corinne PERTHUIS Refugees

Mr Muhiedeen TOUQ United Nations Relief and Works Agency for

Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Mr Peter KONZ United Nations University

Ms Catarina CASULLO

Intergovernmental organizations

Ms Graziella BRIANZONI Council of Europe

Mr Piergiorgio MAZZOCCHI European Commission

Mr Renaud-François MOULINIER

Mr Samy SANCHEZ

Mr Mohamed EL-MILI Arab League Educational, Cultural and

Mr Wagdi MAHMOUD Scientific Organization

Mr Youcef RAHMANIA

Mr Dominique BOREL International Committee of the Red Cross

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Mr Geraldo CAVALCANTI Latin Union

Ms Lil DESPRADEL

Mr Ernesto BERTOLAJA

Ms Dolores ALVAREZ

Mr Daniel PRADO

Ms Claudia COSTA

Ms Elisabeth De BALANDA

Ms Marta PRIETO

Ms Helena VARGAS

Mr Mohamed TRABELSI League of Arab States

Mr Mohamed Tahar ADDOUANI

Mr Abdelmajid KLAI

Mr Nanguyalai S. TARZI Organization of the Islamic Conference

Mr Thomas ALEXANDER Organisation for Economic Co-operation and

Mr Andreas SCHLEICHER Development

Secretariat

Mr Federico MAYOR (Director-General), Mr Adnan BADRAN (Deputy Director-General),

Mr Henri LOPES (Deputy Director-General for Africa), Mr Colin Nelson POWER (Assistant

Director-General for Education), Ms Francine FOURNIER (Assistant Director-General for

Social and Human Sciences), Mr Henrikas Alguirdas IOUCHKIAVITCHIOUS (Assistant

Director-General for Communication, Information and Informatics), Mr Daniel JANICOT

(Assistant Director-General for the Directorate), Ms Lourdes ARIZPE (Assistant Director-

General for Culture), Mr Ahmed Saleh SAYYAD (Assistant Director-General for External

Relations), Mr Maurizio IACCARINO (Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences),

Mr Yasuo MATSUI (Assistant Director-General for Management and Administration),

Mr Jacques HALLAK (Assistant Director-General, Director of the International Institute for

Educational Planning), Mr Gunnar KULLENBERG (Assistant Director-General, Executive

Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission), Mr Jurgen HILLIG

(Assistant Director-General, Director of the Division for Decentralization and Relations with

Field Units), Mr Georges MALEMPRE (Director of the Executive Office), Mr Jonathan KUSI

(Legal Adviser), Mr Mohamed AL SHAABI (Secretary of the Executive Board), and other

members of the Secretariat.

151 EX/Decisions - page (xiii)

CONTENTS

Page

1 ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA, TIMETABLE OF WORK

AND REPORT OF THE BUREAU.................................................................... 1

1.1 Election of the Chairperson of the Finance and Administrative

Commission ............................................................................................... 1

2 APPROVAL OF THE SUMMARY RECORDS OF THE

150th SESSION ....................................................................................... 2

3 EXECUTION OF THE PROGRAMME ............................................................. 2

3.1 Report by the Director-General on the execution of

the programme adopted by the General Conference.................................... 2

I. Universality of the Organization ........................................................ 2

II. Transdisciplinary project `Towards a culture of peace' ...................... 3

III. The situation in educational and cultural institutions in Albania.......... 3

IV. Cash management ............................................................................. 4

V. Decentralization ................................................................................ 4

3.2 Education................................................................................................... 6

3.2.1 Application of 150 EX/Decision 3.2.1, concerning educational

and cultural institutions in the occupied Arab territories .................. 6

3.2.2 Interim report on the development of the Regional Programme

for Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific ................................... 8

3.2.3 Implementation of 28 C/Resolution 1.15 concerning reform and

renewal of education in Central and Eastern Europe........................ 9

3.2.4 Revision of the International Standard Classification

of Education (ISCED) .................................................................... 9

3.3 Culture ................................................................................................ 11

3.3.1 Jerusalem and the implementation of 150 EX/Decision 3.4.3........... 11

3.3.2 Report by the Director-General on the findings of the

meeting of experts concerning the preparation of an

international instrument for the protection of the underwater

cultural heritage .............................................................................. 12

3.3.3 Feasibility study on the establishment of an International

Institute of Comparative Civilization at Takshaschila

(Taxila, Pakistan)............................................................................ 13

3.3.4 Follow-up to the report of the World Commission on

Culture and Development ............................................................... 14

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3.3.5 Invitations to the Stockholm intergovernmental conference

on cultural policies for development................................................ 14

3.3.6 Amendment of the Statutes of the UNESCO Prize for the

Promotion of the Arts ..................................................................... 15

3.4 Communication.......................................................................................... 15

3.4.1 Project to establish a film bank and data base for the use

of the public television channels of developing countries ................. 15

3.4.2 Regulations for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World

Press Freedom Prize ....................................................................... 16

3.4.3 Implementation of 150 EX/Decision 3.5.1 concerning the

challenges of the information highways: the role of UNESCO.............. 17

3.5 Social and human sciences.......................................................................... 18

3.5.1 Tuning in to youth: how to involve it in UNESCO's ideals.............. 18

3.5.2 Draft Declaration on the Safeguarding of Future Generations.......... 18

3.5.3 Restructuring of the Intergovenrmental Committee

for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) and the

International Fund for the Development of Physical Education

and Sport (FIDEPS) ....................................................................... 19

4 MATTERS RELATING TO NORMS, STATUTES AND

REGULATIONS ................................................................................................ 19

4.1 Report by the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations:

Examination of the communications transmitted to the Committee

in pursuance of 104 EX/Decision 3.3.......................................................... 19

5 DRAFT PROGRAMME AND BUDGET FOR 1998-1999 (29 C/5) ................... 20

5.1 Consideration of the Draft Programme and Budget for

1998-1999 ................................................................................................ 20

A. Recommendations by the Executive Board on the Draft

Programme and Budget for 1998-1999 ............................................. 20

B. Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour

Organization (ILOAT) ...................................................................... 31

6. METHODS OF WORK OF THE ORGANIZATION.......................................... 31

6.1 Study on possible ways of limiting the number of draft resolutions

and amendments to be submitted by a single Member State ........................ 31

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6.2 Conclusions of the ad hoc working group established to examine

the structure and function of the General Conference.................................. 31

6.3 Report on the evaluation of UNESCO field offices in Asia and

the Pacific ................................................................................................ 34

7 GENERAL CONFERENCE ............................................................................... 36

7.1 Preparation of the provisional agenda of the twenty-ninth session

of the General Conference.......................................................................... 36

A. Provisional agenda of the twenty-ninth session of the General

Conference........................................................................................ 36

B. Balanced use of the working languages of the General Conference

at UNESCO...................................................................................... 37

7.2 Draft plan for the organization of the work of the twenty-ninth session

of the General Conference.......................................................................... 38

7.3 Invitations to the twenty-ninth session of the General Conference............... 40

7.4 Form of the Executive Board's report on its activities in 1996-1997,

to be submitted to the General Conference at its twenty-ninth session......... 40

8 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE QUESTIONS ..................................... 41

8.1 Report by the Director-General on budget adjustments authorized

within the Appropriation Resolution for 1996-1997.................................... 41

8.2 Twenty-second annual report (1996) of the ICSC and related

General Assembly resolutions: report of the Director-General .................... 43

8.3 Annual report by the Director-General on the use of outside

consultants and advisers by the Secretariat ................................................. 43

8.4 Report by the Director-General on the implementation and

financing of the Renovation Plan for Headquarters buildings....................... 44

8.5 Report by the Director-General on the Information Technology

Master Plan................................................................................................ 45

8.6 Procedure to be followed for the appointment by the Executive

Board of the Chairman and Alternate Chairman of the Appeals

Board ................................................................................................ 45

8.7 Consultation in pursuance of Rule 57 of the Rules of Procedure

of the Executive Board............................................................................... 46

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9. RELATIONS WITH MEMBER STATES AND INTERNATIONAL

ORGANIZATIONS............................................................................................ 46

9.1 Recent decisions and activities of the organizations of the

United Nations system of relevance to the work of UNESCO..................... 46

9.1.1 Follow-up to the United Nations Year for Tolerance....................... 46

9.1.2 Questions relating to information and to communication

for development.............................................................................. 46

9.1.3 Implementation of Agenda 21, special session of the

General Assembly on its review and appraisal, and related

resolutions ...................................................................................... 48

9.1.4 Human rights questions: commemoration of the fiftieth

anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

and review of the implementation of the Vienna Declaration

and Programme of Action ............................................................... 48

9.2 Application of the Directives concerning UNESCO's relations

with non-governmental organizations adopted by the General

Conference at its twenty-eighth session ...................................................... 49

9.3 Revised text of the Directives concerning UNESCO's relations

with foundations and similar institutions ..................................................... 51

9.4 Arrangements for co-operation with international organizations

other than intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental

organizations.............................................................................................. 51

9.5 Proposals by Member States for the celebration of anniversaries

with which UNESCO should be associated in 1998-1999 ........................... 52

9.6 Accountability, management improvement, and oversight in the

United Nations system (JIU/REP/95/2) ...................................................... 55

9.7 Report by the Director-General on the execution of the action plan

for the rehabilitation of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina......................... 55

9.8 Relations with the Intergovernmental Television and Radio

Corporation `Mir' and draft agreement between UNESCO and

that body.................................................................................................... 56

9.9 Draft agreement between UNESCO and the International Centre

of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE).................................................. 56

9.10 Draft agreement between the Lebanese Government and UNESCO

on the establishment of an International Centre for the Humanities ............. 56

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9.11 Relations with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) and

draft agreement between UNESCO and that body ...................................... 57

9.12 Relations with the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development

and draft agreement between UNESCO and that organization .................... 57

10 GENERAL MATTERS ...................................................................................... 58

10.1 Evaluation of the entire transdisciplinary project `Environment

and population education and information for development' (EPD) ............ 58

10.2 Report on the implementation of the transdisciplinary project

`Towards a culture of peace' ...................................................................... 58

10.3 Feasibility, mandate, method of work and cost of a World Commission

on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology............................... 58

10.4 The Culture of Maintenance project ........................................................... 58

10.5 Dates of the 152nd session ......................................................................... 59

ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING THE PRIVATE MEETINGS

HELD ON 9 JUNE 1997.............................................................................................. 59

151 EX/Decisions

1 ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA, TIMETABLE OF WORK AND REPORT OF

THE BUREAU (151 EX/1, 151 EX/INF.1, 151 EX/INF.1 Rev., 151 EX/INF.1 Rev.2

and 151 EX/2)

The Executive Board adopted the agenda and timetable of work as set out in

documents 151 EX/1, 151 EX/INF.1, 151 EX/INF.1 Rev. and 151 EX/INF.1 Rev.2.

The Executive Board decided to refer to the commissions and committee specified

below the following items of its agenda:

1. Programme and External Relations Commission (PX): items 3.1 (Part I),

3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.3.1,1 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.3.4, 3.3.5, 3.3.6, 3.4.1, 3.4.3,

3.5.2, 3.5.3, 5.1, 9.1, 9.4, 9.5, 9.7, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4.

2. Finance and Administrative Commission (FA): items 3.1 (Parts II and III),

5.1, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5 and 9.6.

3. Committee on International Non-Governmental Organizations (ONG):

items 9.2 and 9.3.

The Executive Board approved the proposals by the Bureau contained in

document 151 EX/2 concerning the following items of the agenda:

9.8 Relations with the Intergovernmental Television and Radio Corporation (Mir)

and draft agreement between UNESCO and that body (151 EX/137)

9.9 Draft agreement between UNESCO and the International Centre of Insect

Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) (151 EX/38)

9.10 Draft agreement between the Lebanese Government and UNESCO on the

establishment of an International Centre for the Humanities (151 EX/39)

9.11 Relations with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) and draft

agreement between UNESCO and that body (151 EX/40);

and referred item 3.3.6 - Amendment of the Statutes of the UNESCO Prize for the

Promotion of the Arts - to the Programme and External Relations Commission.

(151 EX/SR.1 and 11)

1.1 Election of the Chairperson of the Finance and Administrative Commission

In accordance with Rule 16, paragraph 3 of its Rules of Procedure, the Executive

Board elected Mr Baba Akhib Haidara (Mali) as Chairperson of the Finance and

1. This item was examined in plenary. The Board also examined directly in plenary items 1.1, 2, 3.1, 3.4.2,

3.5.1, 5.1, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 8.6, 8.7 and 10.5.

151 EX/Decisions - page 2

Administrative Commission to replace Mr Ali Mohamed Zaid (Yemen) for the

remainder of his term of office.

(151 EX/SR.1)

2 APPROVAL OF THE SUMMARY RECORDS OF THE 150th SESSION

(150 EX/SR.1-17)

The Executive Board approved the summary records of its 150th session.

(150 EX/SR.1)

3 EXECUTION OF THE PROGRAMME

3.1 Report by the Director-General on the execution of the programme adopted by

the General Conference (151 EX/5 (Parts I and Corr., II and III and Add.),

151 EX/INF.3, 151 EX/INF.4, 151 EX/INF.10, 151 EX/INF.11, 151 EX/50 and

151 EX/51 and Corr.)

I

Universality of the Organization

The Executive Board,

1. Reaffirming the importance that it attaches to universal membership of the

Organization for the achievement of its mission, which requires international cooperation,

2. Recognizing the benefits, particularly those of an intellectual and scientific nature,

that the Organization and the international community can reap not only from the

return of all the states that have withdrawn from it but also from the entry of the

states that are not yet members of UNESCO,

3. Welcomes with satisfaction the decision of the Government of the United

Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to resume membership of

UNESCO on 1 July 1997;

4. Notes with interest that the highest authorities of the United States of America, in

express recognition of UNESCO's unique and important role, have pledged to

continue to explore ways and means of bringing about the return to UNESCO of

their country;

5. Encourages the authorities of the United States of America and of Singapore to

contemplate the early return of their countries to the Organization;

6. Encourages, also, the states that are not yet members of UNESCO to consider

joining the Organization;

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7. Congratulates the Director-General on his action and encourages him to continue

his efforts to create conditions conducive to achieving the universality of the

Organization.

(151 EX/SR.1, 16 and 17)

II

Transdisciplinary project `Towards a culture of peace'

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/5, Part I, and bearing in mind document 151

EX/43,

2. Recalling 149 EX/Decision 7.1.1 concerning a report to the fifty-first session of

the General Assembly on the transdisciplinary project `Towards a culture of

peace',

3. Welcomes General Assembly resolution 51/101 which calls for the promotion of

a culture of peace based on the principles established in the Charter of the United

Nations, respect for human rights, democracy, tolerance, dialogue, cultural

diversity and reconciliation, and efforts to promote development, education for

peace, the free flow of information and the wider participation of women, as an

integral approach to prevent violence and conflicts and to contribute to the

creation of conditions for peace and its consolidation;

4. Takes note of the General Assembly request to the Secretary-General to report,

together with the Director-General of UNESCO, to the General Assembly at its

fifty-second session on the progress of educational activities within the

framework of the transdisciplinary project entitled `Towards a culture of peace',

including the preparation of elements for a draft provisional declaration and

programme of action on a culture of peace;

5. Invites the Director-General to submit to it at its 152nd session his contribution

to the Secretary-General's report, including elements for a draft provisional

declaration and programme of action, with a view to presenting that contribution

to the General Conference as well, so that the Member States may participate

fully in the elaboration of a declaration and an effective programme of action.

(151 EX/SR.16)

III

The situation in educational and cultural institutions in Albania

The Executive Board,

1. Having heard the Director-General's report,

2. Thanks the Director-General for the information concerning the situation in

educational and cultural institutions in Albania;

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3. Welcomes the Director-General's decision to grant emergency aid to meet the

most urgent needs indicated by the Government of the Republic of Albania;

4. Urges the Director-General, in close co-operation with the competent authorities

of the Republic of Albania and in close co-ordination with the other international

organizations concerned, to draw up a plan of action for the rehabilitation of

educational, cultural and scientific institutions and the restoration of the cultural

and architectural heritage of Albania;

5. Requests the Director-General to submit to it, at its 152nd session, a report on

the follow-up to and implementation of that decision, which will be submitted to

the General Conference at its twenty-ninth session.

(151 EX/SR.16)

IV

Cash management

The Executive Board,

1. Notes that interest cost for borrowing has already amounted in March 1997 to

$1.3 million;

2. Notes also that timely payment of contributions by Member States would bring

borrowing to an end;

3. Requests the Director-General to make every effort to avoid external borrowing;

4. Calls on all Member States to pay their contributions on time.

(151 EX/SR.14)

V

Decentralization

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/5, Part II,

2. Considering the importance to the Organization of reconciling a universal

conception of UNESCO's programmes with the necessary adaptation of its

activities to the local context in which they are carried out,

3. Further considering that the definition of decentralization which was submitted to

the General Conference at its sixth session and subsequently repeated in the `indepth

study on decentralization' submitted to the 136th session of the Executive

Board, as follows: `all the measures which, without destroying the close-knit

coherence of the programme or detracting from the worldwide implications of

UNESCO's aims, tend to make it easier for Member States to take a full part in

the Organization's work and to promote practical and effective action by

UNESCO in the different regions of the world, taking account, as appropriate, of

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the needs of Member States, of the characteristic features of their civilization, and

of the relative urgency of the problems with which they have to cope', is as

topical as ever,

4. Considering also that a genuine decentralization policy aimed at rationalizing

UNESCO's action in Member States and at reflecting more closely their actual

circumstances in the decision-making process of the Organization's governing

bodies should not be limited to the mere juxtaposition of representation offices,

5. Considering lastly that decentralization should also take its place in the context of

co-operation and co-ordination with the local representatives of other United

Nations agencies,

6. Recalling the recommendations on the decentralization policy adopted at its

136th session and the consolidated report of the five regional working groups on

the overall review of decentralization submitted at its 145th session,

7. Also recalling 149 EX/Decision 3.1 (Part I, para. 7) and 150 EX/Decision 5.1

(Part I, para. 27) concerning, in particular, the opening of new field offices,

8. Reaffirming the importance of the elements singled out in the documents

mentioned in paragraph 6 for the planning and effective implementation of

decentralization, in particular:

(a) the need for each office to fulfil a functional requirement and a clearly

defined mandate,

(b) the need to have the `critical mass' necessary for field offices,

(c) the need to reinforce existing structures (rather than create new ones)

through an effective delegation of authority and an appropriate allocation of

human and financial resources,

(d) the need to draw up an effective decentralization plan embodying precise

targets and time-frames and a clear definition of the links, lines of authority

and respective responsibilities between and among field offices, National

Commissions and Headquarters,

(e) the need to ensure the highest quality of personnel in the decentralized units

through regular rotation of staff between Headquarters and the field,

(f) the need to strengthen and support National Commissions as the major

actors in decentralization, while ensuring their complementarity with field

offices,

9. Conscious of the need for a framework to guide the action of the Secretariat and

of Member States in the implementation of decentralization,

10. Decides to include `the implementation of decentralization' in the agenda of its

152nd session as an item that could be discussed at the joint meeting of the

Programme and External Relations Commission and the Finance and

Administrative Commission;

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11. Accordingly invites the Director-General to submit to it, at that session, a report

on the activities undertaken in the field of decentralization since the submission to

the 142nd session of the report on the status of the implementation of the

recommendations adopted in 136 EX/Decision 3.3, concerning, in particular:

(a) the function and place of field offices in the policy and actions of

UNESCO;

(b) the criteria for the establishment and restructuring of field offices and their

practical application to those established since the 142nd session;

(c) the policy applied for the recruitment, rotation and assessment of staff;

(d) the qualitative and quantitative data relating to the staff assigned to each

field office;

(e) the operational resources allocated to field offices (maintenance of

premises, equipment, communications, travel expenses, etc.);

(f) the autonomy and responsibility granted to field offices as regards

administrative and financial management;

(g) the co-ordination and control exercised by Headquarters over field offices;

(h) relations and co-operation with the National Commissions and other

institutions of the United Nations system;

(i) the mandate or mandates given to each field office, such information to be

presented in tabular form;

and to propose to it the lines of emphasis he intends to give to the

decentralization process in the future;

12. Recommends that the General Conference adopt, on the basis of these proposals

and in the light of the discussions which will take place at its 152nd session, a

comprehensive framework of standard-setting guidelines and criteria for the

rational implementation of decentralization, especially concerning the

establishment of new field offices in Member States.

(151 EX/SR.14)

3.2 Education

3.2.1 Application of 150 EX/Decision 3.2.1 concerning educational and cultural

institutions in the occupied Arab territories (151 EX/4 and 151 EX/51 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined the report of the Director-General (151 EX/4),

2. Expresses its entire satisfaction and thanks to the Director-General for his

ceaseless efforts to ensure the effective application of 28 C/Resolution 16;

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3. Expresses its deep concern at the lack of progress of the peace process, which is

threatening peace in the Middle East and hindering co-operation in science,

technology, culture and education and the promotion of dialogue between

peoples;

4. Invites the Director-General to attend to the regular functioning of educational

institutions in the occupied Arab territories by making sure that they are not

closed or obstructed in their activities;

5. Expresses the hope that the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations will be resumed and

that a just and global peace will be speedily brought about in accordance with the

United Nations resolutions to which UNESCO adheres, particularly Security

Council Resolutions 242, 338 and 425, based on withdrawal from the occupied

Arab territories and the principle of land for peace;

6. Considers that UNESCO's action in favour of the Palestinian people is of major

importance and gives the Organization an important role in peace-building within

the United Nations system;

7. Expresses its sincere gratitude and thanks to the Member States, in particular

Italy, Norway and Saudi Arabia, for their financial contributions to the projects of

the Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP);

8. Taking note of the deplorable events that have recently occurred in the occupied

Arab territories, urges the Director-General to implement a programme seeking

to consolidate peace and the culture of peace in the region;

9. Invites the Director-General:

(a) to continue his efforts to guarantee freedom of movement to the Palestinian

students of Gaza in order to enable them to go to their colleges and

universities in the West Bank, and to ensure that the same facilities are

accorded to Palestinian students from the West Bank studying in Gaza;

(b) to support the five-year plan drawn up by the Palestinian `Ministry of

Education', in close collaboration with donor states, the Palestinian

authorities concerned and international institutions and agencies;

(c) to give greater support to the Palestinian `Ministry of Culture' to support

the establishment of the Palestinian museum in Bethlehem and to help the

`Ministry' by providing the equipment it needs;

(d) to support Palestinian universities, particularly by increasing the number of

university Chairs;

(e) to speed up the creation of a fund for higher education fellowships;

(f) to continue his efforts among donor states to obtain the necessary funding

for the implementation of projects decided upon by the UNESCO/

Palestinian Authority Co-ordinating Committee;

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10. Also invites the Director-General:

(a) to continue with his approaches to the Israeli authorities with a view to

preserving the human and social fabric and safeguarding the Syrian Arab

cultural identity in occupied Syrian Golan, in accordance with the relevant

resolutions adopted in this regard;

(b) to continue with his approaches to the Israeli authorities so that they cease

to impose Israeli curricula on the students of occupied Syrian Golan, to

offer grants to these students and to provide assistance to the educational

establishments of the Golan;

11. Decides to include this item in the agenda of the 152nd session.

(151 EX/SR.13)

3.2.2 Interim report on the development of the Regional Programme for Higher

Education in Asia and the Pacific (151 EX/6 and 151 EX/51 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/6,

2. Appreciating the efforts already undertaken to strengthen UNESCO's activities in

the field of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region,

3. Bearing in mind the importance of inter-institutional co-operation, including the

development of UNESCO Chairs and Networks within the framework of the

UNITWIN Programme, in order to help higher education institutions achieve

their goals and improve their pertinence and quality,

4. Bearing also in mind the importance of the co-operation with governmental and

non-governmental organizations active in the field of higher education in the

region,

5. Endorsing the holding of a Regional Conference on Higher Education in Tokyo

from 8 to 10 July 1997 within the framework of preparation for the World

Conference on Higher Education in 1998, as a pertinent opportunity for the

further development of the Regional Programme for Higher Education in Asia

and the Pacific,

6. Reaffirming that the Bangkok Office must play a leading role in the co-ordination

of activities related to UNESCO's higher education programme in the region,

7. Invites the Director-General to take appropriate measures to reinforce the

Regional Programme on Higher Education in the Bangkok Office by creating a

separate unit for higher education as a focal point to co-ordinate regional

programmes on higher education and by mobilizing extrabudgetary resources to

implement its activities;

8. Invites the Member States to further support the Regional Programme on Higher

Education through their active participation in its activities;

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9. Requests the Director-General to submit to it at its forthcoming session a report

on the further development of the structure and the activities of the Regional

Programme, especially in terms of the objectives established as guidelines for

UNESCO's strategy in higher education.

(151 EX/SR.13)

3.2.3 Implementation of 28 C/Resolution 1.15 concerning reform and renewal of

education in Central and Eastern Europe (151 EX/7 and 151 EX/51 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined the report submitted by the Director-General on the

implementation of 28 C/Resolution 1.15 on reform and renewal of education in

Central and Eastern Europe (151 EX/7),

2. Taking into account that civic education is of vital importance on a universal

scale and notably in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe undergoing

major social transformations,

3. Acknowledging with satisfaction the diversified action taken by the Organization

to implement activities and projects in civic education in the subregion, especially

the efforts aimed at strengthening the partnerships and co-operation in this area

with other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and with the

National Commissions, and other partners such as CIVITAS (international

consortium of civic educators),

4. Invites the Director-General to continue to provide special support and assistance

to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe in order to develop civic

education and introduce into it new components in line with the major democratic

reforms under way in their societies;

5. Also invites the Director-General to intensify UNESCO's co-operation in this

field with the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the Organization

for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE);

6. Appeals to Member States to support the activities in the countries of Central and

Eastern Europe aimed at reinforcing co-operation and developing new projects in

the area of civic education, considering it a vital element for the promotion of a

culture of peace.

(151 EX/SR.13)

3.2.4 Revision of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED)

(151 EX/8 and 151 EX/51 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/8 concerning the revision of the

International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED),

2. Recommends to the General Conference that at its twenty-ninth session it adopt

the following resolution:

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`The General Conference,

Recalling 28 C/Resolution 1.11 concerning the International Standard

Classification of Education (ISCED),

Noting with satisfaction that in accordance with this resolution a Task Force was

established in December 1995, composed of experts from Ethiopia, France and

the Netherlands, and of representatives of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation

and Development (OECD), the Statistical Office of the European

Union (EUROSTAT), and UNESCO, and that a Reference Group of Experts

drawn from all of UNESCO's geographical regions was also established,

Further noting that the ISCED document prepared by the Task Force was

presented for review at two meetings of the Reference Group as well as at a

meeting of experts convened on the occasion of the 45th session of the

International Conference on Education (Geneva, October 1996), and that the

comments and suggestions made at these meetings have been taken into account

in preparing the revised version of ISCED,

Taking note of 151 EX/Decision 3.2.4 of the Executive Board,

1. Approves the revised version of ISCED, contained in Annex II to

document 151 EX/8 as ISCED 1997;

2. Invites the Director-General:

(a) to extend the mandate of the Task Force beyond the twenty-ninth

session of the General Conference and to expand it to include other

conceptual and methodological aspects which are related and relevant

to levels of education and fields of study;

(b) to prepare an operational manual aimed at providing guidance to

users on the interpretation and practical application of ISCED 1997;

(c) to consider the implications ISCED 1997 may have on the 1978

Revised Recommendation concerning the International Standardization

of Educational Statistics;

(d) to continue to revise periodically and to update ISCED 1997 so as to

ensure that it is consistent with developments in education and

training and meets the needs of education policies, and to inform the

General Conference regularly of the changes that have taken place in

that classification;

(e) to request Member States to provide UNESCO with a description of

their education systems in accordance with ISCED and to bring it

regularly up to date;

(f) to report on the results of the work accomplished to the Executive

Board at its 154th session'.

(151 EX/SR.13)

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3.3 Culture

3.3.1 Jerusalem and the implementation of 150 EX/Decision 3.4.3 (151 EX/9 and Add.)

The Executive Board,

1. Recalling the provisions of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of

Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and the Protocol thereto and

the relevant provisions of the Geneva Convention and its Additional Protocols,

2. Also recalling that the Old City of Jerusalem is inscribed on the World Heritage

List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, and that its protection also comes

within the framework of the 1972 Convention for the Protection of the World

Cultural and Natural Heritage,

3. Recalling further that, as regards the status of Jerusalem, UNESCO conforms to

the resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly and of the Security

Council of the United Nations,

4. Having examined the Director-General's report 151 EX/9 and Add.,

5. Recalling the previous decisions and resolutions on the safeguarding of the

cultural heritage of Jerusalem, requesting that no measure or act be undertaken

that alters the religious, cultural, historical or demographical nature of the city or

impairs the balance of the site as a whole, pending the outcome of negotiations

on the final status of Jerusalem,

6. Keenly regrets that the new buildings and extensions impair the balance of the

urban fabric, disrupt the site and damage the landscape;

7. Also regrets that until now the Israeli authorities have not implemented

150 EX/Decision 3.4.3, which requested them to return the tunnel running along

the western wall of al- Saram ash-SharŒf to its state prior to the opening of an

entrance to that tunnel;

8. Notes:

(a) that the work on a `belvedere' in the east of the city has been almost

completed, despite 147 EX/Decision 3.6.1 and 28 C/Resolution 3.14 of the

General Conference;

(b) that, moreover, the construction of a footpath along the ha-`Ofel road by

the Israeli occupying authorities has brought about the destruction of old

graves in the Muslim Cemetery, and caused very extensive and irreparable

damage to the landscape of the Old City of Jerusalem and that, indeed, the

work now being completed has been the cause of the irremediable loss of

one of Jerusalem's most essential treasures of landscape and history during

this century;

(c) that to date no comprehensive plan has been drawn up for the purpose of

making an inventory of the cultural property of the Old City of Jerusalem

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and working out safeguarding measures, despite the relevant decisions and

resolutions of the Executive Board and of the General Conference;

9. Notes with satisfaction the progress of the restoration work on the al- Saram ash-

SharŒf, the Sammam al-`Ain and the precious manuscripts of the al-Aq Z…

mosque and the compilation of a catalogue of the collection of old Koranic

manuscripts housed in al- Saram ash-SharŒf;

10. Thanks the Heads of State and Government, the organizations and the legal

entities and private individuals that have contributed to the Special Account for

the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of the Old City of Jerusalem;

11. Appeals for further contributions to that Special Account;

12. Thanks the Director-General for the praiseworthy efforts that he ceaselessly

expends in order to ensure the full implementation of UNESCO's decisions and

resolutions with a view to the safeguarding of the cultural aspects, features and

property of the Old City of Jerusalem;

13. Requests him to take the necessary measures to:

(a) ensure the implementation of 150 EX/Decision 3.4.3 concerning the

opening of an entrance to the tunnel running along the western wall of

al- Saram ash-SharŒf;

(b) remedy the harmful consequences for the balance of the landscape and the

environment of the Old City of Jerusalem, in particular for the al- Saram

ash-SharŒf, of the construction under way of the footpath between the

western wall of the al- Saram and the ha-`Ofel road;

(c) give instructions for the drawing up of a comprehensive plan for the

purpose of making an inventory of the cultural property of the Old City of

Jerusalem and working out safeguarding measures, such action to be

possibly preceded by a preliminary study with a view to determining the

necessary ways and means of drawing up such a comprehensive plan;

(d) continue his representations to the supreme religious authorities concerned

with a view to undertaking the study on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre,

and to report to it at its 152nd session;

14. Decides to place this item on the agenda of its 152nd session.

(151 EX/SR.11 and 13)

3.3.2 Report by the Director-General on the findings of the meeting of experts

concerning the preparation of an international instrument for the protection of

the underwater cultural heritage (151 EX/10 and Add. and 151 EX/51 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined the feasibility study submitted by the Director-General on the

drafting of an international standard-setting instrument for the protection of the

underwater cultural heritage (146 EX/27), the report of the meeting of experts

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for the protection of the underwater cultural heritage held at Headquarters from

22 to 24 May 1996 (151 EX/10, Annex I) and the comments of states on that

report,

2. Taking note of 28 C/Resolution 3.13 inviting the Director-General to report back

to the twenty-ninth session in order to enable the General Conference at that

session to determine whether it is desirable for the matter to be dealt with on an

international basis and also which method should be adopted for this purpose,

3. Recommends that the General Conference request the Director-General to

prepare, in close co-operation with the United Nations division responsible for

the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and taking account of the

comments of Member States, a first draft convention concerning the protection of

the underwater cultural heritage, and to convene a small group of governmental

experts representing all regions together with representatives of the competent

international organizations in order to consider this draft convention for

submission to the General Conference at its thirtieth session;

4. Urges Member States to take immediate measures, within their jurisdiction and

through international co-operation, to ensure that damage to the underwater

cultural heritage is limited until such time as a convention is adopted.

(151 EX/SR.13)

3.3.3 Feasibility study on the establishment of an International Institute of

Comparative Civilization at Takshaschila (Taxila, Pakistan) (151 EX/11 and

151 EX/51 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Recalling 28 C/Resolution 3.7 in which the General Conference requests the

Director-General to help Pakistan undertake a feasibility study on the

establishment of an International Institute of Comparative Civilization at

Takshaschila (Taxila) and to submit the findings of that study to the Executive

Board,

2. Having examined document 151 EX/11,

3. Shares the conclusion of the study that the establishment of such an international

institute is both feasible and highly desirable;

4. Invites the Director-General to work out in greater detail the practical aspects

including the funding of this project and the precise details regarding the nature

of its collaboration with the International Institute for Central Asian Studies in

Samarkand and to submit them along with this study to the General Conference

at its twenty-ninth session;

5. Recommends that the General Conference examine this study and, in case of a

favourable recommendation, invite the Member States to contribute financially

and technically to the establishment of the institute.

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3.3.4 Follow-up to the Report of the World Commission on Culture and Development

(151 EX/12 and 151 EX/51 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Considering the debates in the Executive Board on the content and

implementation of the recommendations of the report `Our Creative Diversity',

2. Considering also the proposals contained in the Draft Programme and Budget

concerning the implementing of that report (29 C/5, para. 03028), particularly as

regards the drafting of UNESCO's biennial report on culture,

3. Recommends to the Director-General that the biennial UNESCO World Culture

Report should be drafted by a team of scientifically recognized experts set up

with due regard for equitable geographical distribution, and that the Member

States should be invited to participate actively in the preparation of the report, in

particular, if they so wish, by drawing up national reports, providing data and

information, developing cultural indicators and presenting the best local practices

in this field.

(151 EX/SR.13)

3.3.5 Invitations to the Stockholm intergovernmental conference on cultural policies

for development (151 EX/13 and 151 EX/51 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Considering that, at its 150th session, it invited the Director-General to convene,

in 1998, an international conference (category II) on cultural policies,

2. Having examined document 150 EX/13,

3. Decides that:

(a) invitations to participate in the intergovernmental conference on cultural

policies for development with the right to vote will be sent to all the

Member States and Associate Members of UNESCO;

(b) invitations to send observers to the conference will be sent to the states

referred to in paragraph 9 of document 151 EX/13;

(c) an invitation to send observers to the conference will be sent to Palestine,

as indicated in paragraph 10 of document 151 EX/13;

(d) invitations to send representatives to the conference will be sent to the

organizations of the United Nations system referred to in paragraph 11 of

document 151 EX/13;

(e) invitations to send observers to the conference will be sent to the

intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations listed

in paragraph 13 of document 151 EX/13;

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(f) the Director-General is authorized to issue any other invitations to any

international non-governmental organization not listed in paragraph 13 of

the document whose participation he may deem conducive to the work of

the intergovernmental conference on cultural policies for development.

(151 EX/SR.13)

3.3.6 Amendment of the Statutes of the UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts

(151 EX/46 and 151 EX/51 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/46,

2. Decides to continue the examination of the proposed amendments to the Statutes

of the UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts at its 152nd session.

(151 EX/SR.13)

3.4 Communication

3.4.1 Project to establish a film bank and database for the use of the public television

channels of developing countries (151 EX/14, 151 EX/INF.6 and 151 EX/51 and

Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/14 on the establishment of a film bank and

database for the use of the public television channels of developing countries,

2. Thanks the International Radio and Television University (URTI) and the author

of the study for the quality of their work;

3. Recognizing the importance of this initiative, which could result in an ambitious

cultural project, and conscious that its implementation would have significant

implications in terms of human and financial resources,

4. Stressing the importance of associating in this project not only professional media

organizations, but also governments, foundations and possible sponsors,

5. Thanks the Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme for the

Development of Communication (IPDC) for its co-operation and appeals to it to

consider the possibility of contributing to the financing of the project;

6. Invites the Director-General to:

(a) specify the objectives and modalities for establishing such a bank and its

database;

(b) continue contacts with all possible partners;

(c) study the advisability of organizing a meeting with interested countries and

bodies;

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(d) draw up detailed financial estimates and a financing plan;

(e) report on the results achieved to it at its 154th session.

(151 EX/SR.13)

3.4.2 Regulations for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

(151 EX/15 and 151 EX/INF.12)

The Executive Board,

1. Recalling 150 EX/Decision 3.1, part IV, and 25 C/Resolution 104,

2. Having examined the Director-General's report on the institution of the

UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize and the Regulations

proposed for this Prize (151 EX/15),

3. Approves the Regulations for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press

Freedom Prize contained in the Annex to this decision;

4. Invites the Director-General to take the necessary steps for the administration of

the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

ANNEX

Regulations for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano

World Press Freedom Prize

Definition

UNESCO has established an annual World Press Freedom Prize, the

UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Prize, in honour of the Colombian journalist who died in the

exercise of his profession.

Purpose

This Prize is intended to honour, each year, a person, organization or institution that

has made a notable contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom

anywhere in the world, especially if this involved risk.

Amount and financing

The prizewinner shall receive the sum of US $25,000, together with an object

symbolizing the award. The Cano Foundation undertakes to contribute annually

US $12,500 to a special account created for the Prize, which may also receive

voluntary contributions from public or private institutions, associations, foundations,

corporate entities or persons.

Nominations of candidates

Member States, and international and regional professional and non-governmental

organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression may

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nominate candidates for the Prize. They must explain their choice in writing, in English

or French. Nominations should be submitted to the Director-General. No Member

State or organization may submit more than three candidates in the same year.

The Jury

The Prize Jury shall be composed of two members from each of the six regions as

defined by UNESCO, in other words 12 persons appointed in their individual capacity

by the Director-General of UNESCO, and two representatives of the Cano Foundation.

In addition, the Director-General of UNESCO or his designated representative shall

serve as Secretary to the Jury. The Jury shall adopt its rules of procedure which may in

no way contravene the provisions of these Regulations. The Director-General shall

nominate the prize-winner on the recommendation of the Jury.

Schedule

Nominations shall reach the Director-General every year before 31 October. He shall

communicate them to the President of the Jury by 15 December at the latest. The Jury

shall meet on or about 15 February to vote and inform the Director-General of its

choice. The formal ceremony for the award of the Prize by the Director-General shall

take place on the following 3 May during the celebration of World Press Freedom Day,

to be organized at UNESCO in Paris or elsewhere.

Changes to the Regulations

The Director-General, after consulting the Jury, shall submit any changes to these

Regulations to the Executive Board.

(151 EX/SR.15)

3.4.3 Implementation of 150 EX/Decision 3.5.1 concerning the challenges of the

information highways: the role of UNESCO (151 EX/16 and Add. and 151 EX/51

and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/16 and Add.,

2. Expresses its appreciation to the Director-General for the efforts undertaken to

implement 150 EX/Decision 3.5.1 with a view to ensuring that UNESCO plays a

pioneering role in the use of the information highways for education, science,

culture, communication and information;

3. Takes note with interest of the strategy proposed for facing the challenge of the

information highways in the next biennium; and welcomes the Director-General's

proposals for action to implement this strategy, taking into account the views

expressed by the Members of the Executive Board at its 151st session;

4. Invites the Director-General:

(a) to continue his efforts to ensure inter-agency co-operation as well as

intersectorality and interdisciplinarity in the use of information and

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communication technologies including information highways for education,

science, culture, communication and information; and

(b) to undertake, with regard to the envisaged new activities, in-depth

consultations with Member States, National Commissions and competent

organizations in order to establish priorities according to the needs of

Member States;

5. Also invites the Director-General to collect existing cyberspace codes of practice

through other international organizations, so that due account may be taken of

them in UNESCO's work;

6. Further invites the Director-General to report to it at its 154th session on the

activities carried out since the 151st session.

(151 EX/SR.13)

3.5 Social and human sciences

3.5.1 Tuning in to youth: how to involve it in UNESCO's ideals (151 EX/17 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/17 and Corr.,

2. Taking into consideration the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year

2000 and Beyond adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in

1995, and stressing the important role incumbent upon UNESCO in its

implementation,

3. Reaffirms that youth is a permanent priority in all of UNESCO's actions;

4. Considers that, in the activities on the theme of youth, fuller use should be made

of the potential of the National Commissions, Associated Schools, Clubs and

Associations, and UNESCO Chairs;

5. Invites the Director-General to continue his activities in connection with the

implementation of the Programme of Action on the basis of a cohesive

conception of the Organization's activities for youth as one of its priority groups;

6. Also invites the Director-General to pursue his efforts for young people, with due

regard for their aspirations and for the research findings of the behavioural

sciences related to child, adolescent and young adult development.

(151 EX/SR.16)

3.5.2 Draft Declaration on the Safeguarding of Future Generations (151 EX/18 and

151 EX/51 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined the general lines of the draft Declaration on the Safeguarding of

Future Generations,

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2. Taking into account the fundamental ethical mission of UNESCO,

3. Invites the Director-General to convene an open-ended working group composed

of governmental experts, representing all the electoral groups, to continue the

examination of the draft, duly taking into consideration the replies by the Member

States to the Director-General's letter of 16 January 1997, as well as

observations and suggestions communicated to the Executive Board during the

present session; the chairperson of the working group to report to the Board at

its 152nd session.

(151 EX/SR.13)

3.5.3 Restructuring of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and

Sport (CIGEPS) and the International Fund for the Development of Physical

Education and Sport (FIDEPS) (151 EX/19 and 151 EX/51 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/19 regarding the proposed restructuring of

the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS)

and the International Fund for the Development of Physical Education and Sport

(FIDEPS),

2. Recalling that the General Conference wished FIDEPS to be restructured

(28 C/Resolution 2.11),

3. Considering that the proposals of the CIGEPS Bureau and the FIDEPS Board in

this regard are better adapted to the realities and current requirements of physical

education and sports activities,

4. Welcomes the measures taken in order to provide CIGEPS and FIDEPS with a

more flexible, revitalized and less costly structure designed to make their action

more effective and more relevant;

5. Invites the Director-General to submit to the General Conference at its twentyninth

session the proposals formulated by the CIGEPS Bureau and the FIDEPS

Board, for the restructuring of CIGEPS and FIDEPS and the revision of their

Statutes.

(151 EX/SR.13)

4 MATTERS RELATING TO NORMS, STATUTES AND REGULATIONS

4.1 Report by the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations: Examination

of the communications transmitted to the Committee in pursuance of

104 EX/Decision 3.3 (151 EX/CR/HR and Addenda and 151 EX/3 PRIV.)

The announcement appearing at the end of these decisions reports on the Board's

deliberations on this subject.

(151 EX/SR.12)

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5 DRAFT PROGRAMME AND BUDGET FOR 1998-1999 (29 C/5)

5.1 Consideration of the Draft Programme and Budget for 1998-1999 (29 C/5, Corr.

(Technical Annex) and Corr. 2, 151 EX/FA/INF.2, 151 EX/INF.10, 151 EX/INF.11,

151 EX/50 and 151 EX/51 and Corr.)

A

Recommendations by the Executive Board on the

Draft Programme and Budget for 1998-1999

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined the Draft Programme and Budget for 1998-1999 (29 C/5),1

2. Bearing in mind the orientations set out in the Medium-Term Strategy for 1996-

2001 (28 C/4 Approved),

3. Recalling 150 EX/Decision 5.1 concerning the Draft Programme and Budget for

1998-1999,

4. Appreciating the efforts made to improve the readability of document 29 C/5 and

to present a considerable amount of information, including comparative data from

document 28 C/5, useful for understanding the proposals made,

5. Reaffirming the recommendations contained in paragraphs 71 and 72 of

150 EX/Decision 5.1, and considering that the efforts for improvement should be

continued, in particular with a view to defining more precisely the activities

geared to the objectives to be attained and the results expected during a given

biennial period, indicating the costs and the necessary resources, and, where

possible, the proposed duration of the projects; and specifying more clearly the

results expected from co-operation with major international, governmental and

non-governmental partners,

6. Stressing the need to establish and develop efficient systems for monitoring,

reporting and evaluation, with a view to guiding the adjustments to be made at

appropriate times and to facilitating the monitoring of programme execution by

the governing bodies; and consequently to reinforce the Central Evaluation Unit,

7. Submits to the General Conference the Draft Programme and Budget for 1998-

1999 (29 C/5), together with the following recommendations, for examination

and for decision on the programme and budget to be adopted;2

I

Major Programme I - Education for all throughout life

8. Welcomes the budget reinforcement proposed for this major programme;

1. Composed of three documents: Draft Programme and Budget for 1998-1999; Technical Annex and

Proposed Resolutions.

2. In conformity with Article IV.B, paragraph 2, and Article V.B, paragraph 6, of the Constitution.

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9. Reaffirms that the highest priority should be given to basic education for all in

line with the Framework of Action adopted at the Jomtien World Conference on

Education for All (March 1990), and that special emphasis should be placed on

the educational needs of girls and women and of disadvantaged and marginalized

youth, including school drop-outs and street and working children;

10. Welcomes the importance given to the strengthening of the follow-up to the

Education-for-All Initiative of the nine high-population countries, and

recommends that efforts should be intensified to promote basic education for all

in these nine countries, in Africa and in the least-developed countries, particularly

as regards education of girls and women, literacy and teacher training;

11. Reaffirms the need to strengthen early childhood education, special needs

education and preventive education;

12. Recommends that innovative actions, employing, inter alia, distance education,

be undertaken to reinforce literacy, post-literacy and basic adult education as well

as skills training and continuing education, taking into account the conclusions

and recommendations of the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education

(Hamburg, July 1997);

13. Stresses the importance that should be attached to improving the quality and

relevance of basic education, putting emphasis on basic scientific literacy and

practical skills for daily life and employment, adapted to the specific needs and

language of the learners;

14. Reaffirms the importance of promoting reflection and debate in Member States

on the Report of the International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first

Century with a view to fostering the reform of education systems to meet present

and future challenges;

15. Recommends that increased emphasis be placed on promoting science and

technology education, particularly at primary and secondary levels, and on

strengthening technical and vocational education, in particular through the

reinforcement of the UNEVOC project and of its regional approach; recommends

further, in this context, the development of a model for technical and vocational

education and training for the Asia-Pacific region;

16. Recognizing the vital role of teachers in ensuring the quality and relevance of

education, stresses the need to reinforce Member States' capacity to strengthen

teacher education and to improve their status as a follow-up to the conclusions

and recommendations of the 45th session of the International Conference on

Education;

17. Welcomes the emphasis placed on the renewal of universities and other higher

education institutions and recommends, to this end, the convening of a World

Conference on Higher Education in 1998;

18. Reaffirms the importance of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs programme in

fostering inter-university co-operation and the transfer of knowledge, and

stresses, in this regard, the need to develop further the concept and the criteria

for selecting appropriate institutions, in close collaboration with competent

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international institutions and organizations such as the United Nations University,

paying particular attention to ensuring a better balance in the geographical

distribution of Chairs and in the subjects or themes covered by them;

19. Emphasizes the importance of encouraging Member States to mobilize the

various segments of civil society with a view to their participation in the

development of education;

20. Recommends that continued efforts be made to mobilize the support of

institutional partners of the United Nations system, intergovernmental

organizations, regional development banks as well as bilateral donors in attaining

the goal of basic education for all, to enhance inter-agency co-operation and, to

that end, to jointly prepare for a follow-up conference to the Jomtien World

Conference on Education for All;

21. Reiterates, in this connection, the appeal addressed by the International

Conference on Education at its 45th session(October 1996), to international

organizations and donors to support educational projects in developing countries,

particularly in Africa, the Education-for-All project and the E-9 initiative for

education without frontiers;

22. Considers that a more coherent approach should be achieved for the UNESCO

education institutes - including those whose establishment as UNESCO institutes

is proposed to the General Conference (the Institute for Information

Technologies in Education - Moscow) or is under consideration (the International

Research and Training Centre for Rural Education - Baoding, China and the

International Institute for Peace and Capacity-building - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) -

with a view to ensuring a clear division of tasks and avoiding duplication of

efforts among the institutes and vis-…-vis the Secretariat;

23. Underlines the need to allocate to all these institutes the necessary resources so

that they may discharge, with maximum efficiency, all the tasks assigned to them

by the General Conference;

Major Programme II - The sciences in the service of development

24. Reaffirms the importance that should be attached to improving university-level

teaching and research in basic and engineering sciences, to strengthening cooperation

with competent scientific networks and institutions, such as the Interregional

Network of Scientists of Latin America and the Caribbean, and to

supporting the development of new national, regional and international scientific

networks - both South-South and South-North;

25. Considers that the objectives of the World Science Conference to be held in 1999

should be more clearly defined, indicating the complementary roles of the natural

and the social and human sciences, in collaboration with the International Council

of Scientific Unions (ICSU) and with other partners (relevant institutions of the

United Nations system as well as competent intergovernmental and nongovernmental

organizations); recommends that a wide range of expertise drawn,

on a balanced basis, from all regions of the world be associated with the

preparation of this conference, including in the framework of the International

Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB); recommends also that collaboration with

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partner institutions should be reinforced in preparing the conference and in

ensuring its follow-up;

26. Stresses the need to clarify further - before its establishment - the mandate of the

proposed World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and

Technology, in the light inter alia of the conclusions of the special session of the

United Nations General Assembly on sustainable development (June, 1997) and

of the expected outcome of the World Science Conference; recommends that this

Commission should have a flexible and transparent structure, enabling it to have

recourse to networking with corresponding members in the different regions, and

to associate with its work the International Council of Philosophy and Human

Sciences (ICPHS), the International Council of Social Sciences (ICSS) and the

International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), other competent scientific

institutions and the five intergovernmental scientific programmes of UNESCO,

with a view to avoiding duplication of efforts;

27. Recommends that efforts should be intensified to strengthen co-operation

between university and industry, especially in developing countries and the LDCs,

through the UNISPAR programme;

28. Welcomes the support envisaged for the maintenance of scientific equipment in

developing countries, particularly in Africa, and reiterates its recommendation to

encourage the Director-General to reinforce the involvement of all the Sectors,

with the Member States concerned, in the development and implementation of

activities and training related to the umbrella project `Culture of maintenance'

and to ensure appropriate interdisciplinary and intersectoral co-ordination;1

29. Reaffirms the importance that should be attached to the implementation of the

World Solar Programme 1996-2005 and recommends that efforts should be

strengthened to sensitize Member States and international financial institutions to

the importance of implementing the 300 projects proposed under the World Solar

Programme; recommends further that UNESCO collaborate more closely with

competent institutions of the United Nations system with a view to transforming

the programme into a joint United Nations endeavour and to ensuring funding

necessary for its implementation both from regular and extrabudgetary resources.

Particular attention should be paid to ensuring the successful launching of the

global renewable energy education and training programme and facilitating, in

liaison with its Chairman, the activation of the African Solar Council;

30. While reaffirming its adherence to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

stresses the need for ensuring respect for pluralism and cultural diversity in the

implementation of the project on `universal ethics' which should contribute

towards reinforcing the dialogue between cultures, ensuring a deeper knowledge

and a better understanding of their most fundamental values;

31. Reaffirms the importance of philosophy education and recommends that the

activities aimed at improving philosophy curricula at all levels of education be

reinforced, as appropriate, through the creation of UNESCO Chairs in

philosophy, particularly in developing countries, and the development of

networks for philosophy education;

1. In line with 151 EX/Decision 10.4.

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32. Reaffirms the need to develop transdisciplinary approaches to facilitate the

sustainable management of complex environmental issues and welcomes in this

connection the initiatives taken in the framework of the two intersectoral projects

(`Environment and development in coastal regions and in small islands', and

`Cities: management of social transformations and the environment');

recommends that the use of such approaches be extended to other activities,

including those on behalf of population groups affected by natural hazards or

technological disasters, placing emphasis on the preventive dimension of such

activities; recommends the reinforcement of the activities relating to regions

prone to natural disasters, under Programme II.4.2, `Earth sciences, earth system

management and natural hazards'; and stresses the need in this context to take

into account the conclusions of the Rio +5 conference to be held in June 1997;

33. Stresses, in view of the growing scarcity of water resources worldwide, the

importance that should be attached in document 29 C/5 to developing an

integrated approach to the management of ground, surface and fresh water

resources, in both rural and urban areas, in order to enhance their sustainable use;

34. Stresses the importance of the activities under TEMA (Training, Education and

Mutual Assistance in the Marine Sciences) within the programme of the

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission;

35. Welcomes the recapitulatory table, as presented in the Technical Annex of

document 29 C/5 (paras. 284-293), as an instrument for enhancing the visibility

and coherence of all of UNESCO's activities in the social and human sciences,

including human rights and philosophy and ethics; in this context, the reestablishment

of a major programme in social and human sciences should not be

ruled out;

36. Notes with satisfaction the budgetary reinforcement proposed for the activities in

the field of social and human sciences, and in particular those under the MOST

programme;

37. Underlines the need to reorient UNESCO's activities so as to meet better the

interests, needs and aspirations of youth and to identify more effective ways of

associating closely young people and youth organizations from all regions of the

world in the design and implementation of activities in all of UNESCO's

programmes, especially those in favour of youth;

Major Programme III - Cultural development: the heritage and creativity

38. Stresses the importance of reinforcing intercultural dialogue as a factor of peace,

tolerance and mutual understanding among peoples;

39. Recommends that an evaluation be carried out of the World Decade for Cultural

Development, which comes to an end in 1997, with a view to identifying the most

appropriate means for continuing to foster the acknowledgement of the cultural

dimension of development;

40. Stresses the importance of encouraging the continuation of discussions and

reflection in Member States on the questions raised in the Report of the World

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Commission on Culture and Development, `Our Creative Diversity', and of

making the results of such discussions and reflection available to Member States;

41. Recommends that measures be taken to ensure the appropriate follow-up to the

recommendations of the Conference on Cultural Life in Central and East

European countries (Budapest, 1997) and the Intergovernmental Conference on

Cultural Policies for Development (Stockholm, 1998);

42. Considers that the World Culture Report, which should take full account of

cultural and linguistic diversity, should contribute to the improvement of

international cultural statistics, to the elaboration of national and international

cultural indicators and to the development of innovative cultural policies;

43. Recommends that in the proposals concerning the safeguarding of the natural and

cultural heritage, care be taken to use terminology which clearly reflects the spirit

of international co-operation enshrined in UNESCO's Constitution;

44. Recommends that, in the framework of the action for the safeguarding and

revitalization of the intangible heritage, emphasis should be placed on the

preservation of oral traditions, and endangered languages and forms of cultural

expression, in particular those of minorities and indigenous peoples; recommends

also that the Harare Conference on Linguistic Policies in Africa (March, 1997) be

appropriately followed up;

45. Recommends further that support be given to the study of the impact of historical

gardens on societies in Central and South Asia and their role in modern times as

centres of cultural tourism, with a view to declaring one such garden as a regional

research centre;

46. Notes with satisfaction the new emphasis placed in document 29 C/5, under

Programme III.2, `Promotion of living cultures', on the role of traditional

cultures in fostering creativity, and in this context recommends the strengthening

of existing networks;

Major Programme IV - Communication, information and informatics

47. Reaffirms the importance of the two components of UNESCO's strategy in the

area of communication, information and informatics: to promote the free flow of

information and to broaden access to it; and to strengthen the capacities of

Member States, especially developing countries;

48. Recalls the priority to be given to the promotion of the freedom of expression and

the freedom of the press as well as the pluralism and the independence of the

media;

49. Stresses the importance of actions aimed at encouraging the reduction of violence

in the media, especially on the screen, and at identifying ways and means of

protecting children; and recommends that in close co-operation with Major

Programme I, these actions be further developed within a more encompassing

concept of media education;

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50. Welcomes activities aimed at enhancing the role of women in the media,

particularly through the WOMMED/FEMMED network;

51. Welcomes the extended mandate of the General Information Programme (PGI),

which meets the new needs of Member States and stresses the necessity to

provide it with support through extrabudgetary resources;

52. Reaffirms the importance of the role of libraries and emphasizes the necessity to

provide support for the `Reading for All' initiative to enhance access to reading

for all classes of society, particularly in developing countries;

53. Stresses the importance of the Memory of the World Programme for ensuring the

preservation and diffusion of important and/or endangered works, which form

part of the heritage of humanity and which are held in museums, libraries and

audiovisual or print archives; stresses also the need to clarify further the criteria

for selection of such works and to address legal questions relating to the use of

documents placed on the Internet; and considers that this programme should be

further strengthened with support from extrabudgetary resources;

54. Emphasizes the priority that should be given to the development of archives in

Member States and expresses the wish, in this connection, that efforts be pursued

to improve the quality of the archival services of UNESCO;

55. Notes the importance attached to reflection on the ethical and socio-cultural

challenges of the information society and to the possibilities that the new

information and communication technologies offer for the development of

education, science and culture; and stresses the need for intersectoral

collaboration in the implementation of the proposed actions, as well as interagency

co-operation in this area;

56. Reaffirms that a high priority should continue to be given to strengthening the

capacities of Member States, particularly developing countries, in the fields of

communication, information and informatics, with emphasis on training, and

welcomes the budgetary reinforcement proposed for these activities;

recommends, in this connection, the organization of regional seminars for training

informatics professionals in the use of information highways for education,

training and research purposes;

57. Considers in particular that, while supporting the access of developing countries

to new information and communication technologies, the Organization should

continue its action to promote the development of print media, radio and

television, and underlines in this regard, the importance of training in the use and

maintenance of equipment;

Transdisciplinary projects and activities

Educating for a sustainable future (environment, population, development)

58. Reaffirms, while noting the recommendations of the external evaluation recently

carried out, that the transdisciplinary project `Educating for a sustainable future'

should be reoriented and focus its action primarily on education, and recommends

that the project should be based on intersectoral and inter-agency collaboration;

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Towards a culture of peace

59. Reaffirms that all of UNESCO's activities ought to contribute to peace in

accordance with the constitutional mandate of the Organization and therefore

whilst expressing its agreement with the objectives of the transdisciplinary project

`Towards a culture of peace', considers that the conceptual basis of the project

needs to be further developed and that the `added value' it brings to UNESCO's

action for peace needs to be more clearly demonstrated; therefore proposes that

the General Conference invite the Director-General to submit a thorough

evaluation report on this project to the Executive Board at its 155th session;

60. Recommends that priority be given to concrete activities, such as the Associated

Schools Project;

61. Reaffirms that co-operation with armed forces should fall clearly within the fields

of UNESCO's competence and that initiatives in this regard should only be

undertaken in close co-operation with the Member States and through the usual

channels of communication;

62. Notes with satisfaction the proposal to concentrate efforts and resources on

action in the fields of education and training for peace, human rights, democracy,

tolerance and international understanding; underlines the importance of

elaborating teaching materials and pedagogical aids in these fields, and

recommends that priority be given to their translation into different languages as

well as to their dissemination in all regions;

63. Recommends also that support be given to the efforts of Member States aimed at

promoting linguistic diversity in education, in particular through teachers'

exchange programmes;

64. Stresses the importance of initiatives taken in Member States or through bilateral

or multilateral co-operation which aim at fostering research, the sharing of

knowledge and teaching in the fields of history and geography, including the

revision of textbooks and curricula - which deserve full support by UNESCO;

65. Considers that the activities that will be carried out by UNESCO on the occasion

of the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should

focus on making better known the existing normative instruments relevant to

UNESCO's fields of competence, with particular attention to those relating to

women, and recommends that these activities be carried out in close co-operation

with the other institutions of the United Nations system;

66. Recommends that the activities relating to the struggle against all forms of

racism, intolerance and discrimination, as well as those aimed at promoting

intercultural and inter-faith dialogue be reinforced;

67. Stresses the importance of ensuring an appropriate follow-up to the

implementation of the Action Plan of the International Year for Tolerance,

including the celebration of the International Day for Tolerance (16 November),

in particular through the establishment and development of networks for

tolerance in different regions;

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68. Recommends that a programme for the reconstruction of peace and democracy

for sustainable development in the Great Lakes region of Africa be developed

within UNESCO's fields of competence, and in partnership with the other

international organizations concerned and Member States;

69. Further recommends that, in close co-operation with the competent authorities of

the Republic of Albania and in close co-ordination with the other international

organizations concerned, a plan of action be implemented for the rehabilitation of

educational, cultural and scientific institutions and the restoration of the cultural

and architectural heritage of Albania;

70. Recommends, lastly, that, in the framework of the intercultural project on the

`Slave Route', support be given, in addition to that provided to the Gor‚e

Memorial, to other memorial sites, locations and institutions of historic

importance in all regions of the world, such as the Museum and the International

Centre for Studies and Research on the black Diaspora and its relations with

Africa, in Ouidah (Benin), the Museum of Matanzas (Cuba) and the Museum of

the Croix de Bosales (Haiti);

Fellowship and Equipment Services

71. Stresses the need, in the management of the fellowships as well as study and

travel grants provided under the regular programme and extrabudgetary

resources, to give priority to requests emanating from young people;

Priority Africa Department

72. Recommends:

(a) to assign to the Priority Africa Department, in addition to the tasks already

envisaged, a mission of forward and future-oriented thinking on the

development of the situation now prevailing in Africa, in order to make the

Organization's policies and activities correspond more closely to it;

(b) to entrust the Priority Africa Department with the implementation of a

limited number of specific projects, five at most, that should be identified in

the light of the priorities required by the new African context and whose

results should be measurable within a specified time;

(c) to envisage that the continuation of the Priority Africa Programme, in view

of its exceptional nature, should be limited in time (six years at most) so as

to enable a full evaluation to be carried out;

Participation Programme

73. Welcomes the establishment of a separate budget line for the Participation

Programme, as a measure which should lead to further improving the functioning

of this programme as a means of enhancing the participation of Member States

and their National Commissions in achieving UNESCO's objectives, and

recommends that the Participation Programme be presented under a separate

section of Part II.A of the Programme and Budget;

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New Partnerships

74. Notes with satisfaction the emphasis placed, in document 29 C/5, on mobilizing

new partners within civil society, and reaffirms the need to ensure that such

partnerships are forged through co-operation with the National Commissions

which, as principal focal points for UNESCO's activities in Member States, are

essential actors in the decentralization process and have a vital role to play in

facilitating interactive relations among the Organization's various national

partners and in promoting public awareness of its ideals and activities;

II

75. Having examined the Draft Programme and Budget for 1998-1999 (29 C/5, Corr.

(Technical Annex) and Corr.2), prepared by the Director-General and submitted

to the Executive Board in accordance with Article VI.3(a) of the Constitution,

76. Submits, as provided for in Article V.6(a) of the Constitution, this draft with the

following recommendations to the General Conference for approval;

77. Noting that document 29 C/5 presented in three volumes contains additional

useful information and is more readable and transparent,

78. Further noting that most of the directives contained in 150 EX/Decision 5.1,

paragraph 83, have been applied by the Director-General,

79. Noting with regret the continuing presence of a large number of high-level posts

in the Secretariat and the new proposal in document 29 C/5 which would further

aggravate this situation,

80. Recalling its recommendation to the Director-General as contained in

150 EX/Decision 5.1, especially paragraphs 73 to 76, to prepare a Draft

Programme and Budget for 1998-1999 (29 C/5) of up to but not in any

circumstances exceeding $544,367,250,

81. Drawing the attention of the General Conference to the downward trend of

budgets of international organizations, in particular those of the United Nations

system, to nominal zero growth and even less, and to the desire of certain

Member States to maintain nominal zero growth for the budget of UNESCO,

82. Further drawing the attention of the General Conference to the similar trend in

national budgets of almost all Member States, caused by the severe financial

constraints they are facing,

83. Also drawing the attention of the General Conference to the strong wish of

Members of the Executive Board to restrict the budget for 1998-1999 to a level

reflecting the above considerations,

84. Recommends that the General Conference approve a budget ceiling which under

no circumstances exceeds $544,367,250 for the biennium 1998-1999;

85. Recommends that the General Conference examine different options within this

limit;

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86. Considers that, in the appropriation resolution, it is necessary to stipulate the

number of established posts for the 1998-1999 biennium, including the staff

assigned to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the

World Heritage Centre (WHC);

87. Recommends that the same resolution should indicate the posts assigned to the

International Bureau of Education (IBE), the International Institute for

Educational Planning (IIEP) and the UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE);

88. Considers that the amounts earmarked for the operations of IOC and WHC

should not under any circumstances be modified by transferring funds to other

Parts of the budget;

89. Recommends that the General Conference should consider that all parts of

document 29 C/5 form an integral whole and, as such, should be subjected to

formal approval in accordance with Article IV, paragraph 2, and Article IX,

paragraph 2, of the Constitution;

90. Further recommends that the General Conference decide to publish the approved

29 C/5 documents in a one-volume format, which would be more user-friendly

for partners of the Organization in Member States;

91. Invites the General Conference to include within the budget ceiling the expenses

mentioned in paragraph 1804 of the Technical Annex of document 29 C/5;

recommends that it provide within the 29 C/5 budget ceiling a budgetary line of

$8.7 million for inside and outside structural repairs (for safety reasons), and not

for embellishments, and for the complete cabling of Headquarters; it being

understood that this amount could nevertheless be revised subsequently, in the

light of the Director-General's report on the progress of work;

92. Recommends that the General Conference invite the Director-General to execute

in an effective and rational manner the programme of work and budget approved

within funds available from assessed contributions and miscellaneous income and

to restrict the periods and amounts of external and internal borrowing to the strict

minimum with a view to phasing out external borrowing as soon as possible;

93. Recommends also that the General Conference invite the Director-General to

continue to fully participate in the common services of the Joint Machinery of the

United Nations system, including the Administrative Tribunal of the International

Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, and to continue his efforts to help

improve those services;

94. Further recommends to the General Conference that, except for Part VII, no

transfer modifying the amounts originally approved for each appropriation line by

more than 10 per cent may be made; recommends lastly that necessary rules for

budgetary transfers be established in the Financial Regulations.

(151 EX/SR.14, 15, 16 and 17)

151 EX/Decisions - page 31

B

Administrative Tribunal of the

International Labour Organization (ILOAT)

The Executive Board,

1. Recalling that UNESCO has recognized the jurisdiction of the Administrative

Tribunal of the International Labour Organization (ILOAT) since 1953,

2. Taking note of the Director-General's explanations and comments concerning the

procedures of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour

Organization (ILOAT) in Geneva, in particular those relating to the review of

judgements,

3. Taking into account the observations of the Members of the Executive Board

during the current session,

4. Requests the Director-General to submit to it at its 152nd session a report

enabling it to consider the matter in greater depth.

(151 EX/SR.17)

6 METHODS OF WORK OF THE ORGANIZATION

6.1 Study on possible ways of limiting the number of draft resolutions and

amendments to be submitted by a single Member State (151 EX/20 and

151 EX/48)

and

6.2 Conclusions of the ad hoc working group established to examine the structure

and function of the General Conference (151 EX/21 and 151 EX/48)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/20,

2. Having also examined the report of the ad hoc working group on the structure

and function of the General Conference (151 EX/21), set up and chaired by the

President of the twenty-eighth session of the General Conference in pursuance of

28 C/Resolution 37.2,

3. Thanking the President of the twenty-eighth session of the General Conference

and Chairperson of the ad hoc working group for his presentation of the report to

the Special Committee and for the explanations provided by him at the request of

its members,

4. Emphasizing with satisfaction the quality of the work accomplished by the

members of the group, whose conclusions suggest tangible ways in which the

General Conference could improve its functioning and its effectiveness as the

Organization's main decision-making body,

151 EX/Decisions - page 32

5. Considers that the working group, by addressing fully all the problems relating to

the structure and function of the General Conference, has fulfilled the mandate

entrusted to it by the latter;

6. Expresses appreciation of the report as a whole and recommends that the General

Conference adopt the recommendations contained therein, taking into

consideration the following observations and suggestions:

Unit I - Planning, programming and evaluation; the process of preparing

decisions

Recommendation No. 1

(a) The recommended consultations should continue through the second half of

the first year of each biennium.

(b) It would be desirable to update the Medium-Term Strategy every two years

(see page 13, paragraph 29, of the report).

Recommendation No. 6

`Questions of less importance which are usually placed on the agenda of the

Conference' should be defined clearly.

Unit II - Structure and presentation of the C/5 document, nature and scope

of the decisions of the General Conference

Recommendation No. 8

The document containing the Draft Programme and Budget should be concise,

transparent, functional and exhaustive.

Recommendation No. 9

A clear distinction should be drawn in the Draft Programme and Budget between

what is to be approved by the General Conference and is binding, and what is

merely an indication.

Recommendation No. 10

The measures referred to in this Recommendation should be in conformity with

the programme adopted by the General Conference.

Unit III - Processing of draft resolutions to amend the Draft Programme

and Budget

Recommendation No. 11

It is important to define clearly the criteria of admissibility concerning `the overall

direction and general strategy of the Organization' (Rule 78A, paragraph 3 of the

Rules of Procedure).

151 EX/Decisions - page 33

Recommendation No. 12

It would be preferable to appeal to Member States' sense of responsibility rather

than to self-discipline. Similarly, it may be better to implement the provisions of

Rule 78A rather than to adopt rules restricting Member States' freedom to submit

draft resolutions.

Recommendation No. 13

(a) Rather than imposing a minimum financial requirement for admissibility of

draft resolutions having budgetary implications, only draft resolutions

proposing regional or interregional activities should be considered

admissible.

(b) The General Conference should also decide whether to increase the

Reserve for Draft Resolutions, maintain it at its current level, or abolish it

and increase the Participation Programme funds by an equivalent amount.

Recommendation No. 14

The Board agrees that the preliminary screening for admissibility of draft

resolutions relating to the Draft Programme and Budget should be done by the

Director-General. The request of any Member State for a reconsideration of the

assessment made by the Director-General in the matter should be addressed to

the General Conference, which may instruct the Legal Committee or any other

body to look into that request.

Recommendation No. 16

(a) The proposed form (Annex II of the document) should not restrict Member

States' freedom to propose amendments, but should rather help them to

express their wishes in accordance with the rules in force.

(b) The footnote to the above-mentioned form should be deleted in view of

Recommendation No. 8.

Unit IV - Function and structure of the General Conference, role of its main

organs

Recommendation No. 18

During the general policy debate, the heads of delegation may inter alia wish to

focus on the basic thrust and orientation of the programme submitted to the

General Conference for adoption.

Recommendation No. 20

The exact role of the President of the General Conference in the preparation of

the following session should be clearly defined.

151 EX/Decisions - page 34

Recommendation No. 21

According to the Board, the proposed candidates already meet, by and large, the

criteria set forth in the recommendation.

Recommendation No. 22

The candidates should be designated by the Executive Board during its autumn

session in accordance with current practice.

Recommendation No. 24

The round tables and seminars held during General Conference sessions should

not take up too much time or interfere with the official proceedings.

Recommendation No. 26

The composition of delegations to the General Conference is the responsibility of

each Member State.

Unit V - Organization of sessions

Recommendations Nos. 29 and 32

The comments concerning these two recommendations are to be found under

Recommendations No. 20 and No. 6 respectively.

Unit VI - Elections, Rules of Procedure

Recommendation No. 33

It should be made clear that `results' is intended to mean the results of the vote

rather than those of the voting system.

(151 EX/SR.13)

6.3 Report on the evaluation of UNESCO field offices in Asia and the Pacific

(151 EX/47 AND 151 EX/48)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/47,

2. Being of the view that further data and facts are needed to justify the findings and

analysis in the document, relating in particular to the following aspects:

(a) the mandate confided to each UNESCO office in the Asia and the Pacific

region and the relations among these offices,

(b) the substance and major priorities of the programme activities of each

UNESCO office in the Asia and the Pacific region, taking into account the

specific needs of the Member States involved,

(c) the functioning of small field offices in the region,

151 EX/Decisions - page 35

(d) the functioning of the Bangkok Office following the reduction of financial

and human resources,

(e) the actual allocation of financial resources to each field office from the

regular budget including indirect costs as well as from extrabudgetary

resources,

3. Expressing its appreciation to the Director-General for taking steps to implement,

in conformity with the decentralization policy of the Organization and the

recommendations of the sixth Regional Conference of Ministers of Education

(MINEDAP VI, June 1993, Kuala Lumpur), concerning the recommendations in

particular:

(a) the promotion of co-operation at subregional level,

(b) the development of an integrated resources network among the UNESCO

offices in the region,

(c) the strengthening of the role of the Bangkok Office as an intellectual leader

as well as a focal point in the region,

(d) the strengthening of intellectual capacities in all the UNESCO offices in the

region,

(e) the creation of a flagship project in each office,

4. Stressing, however, that further reinforcement of the activities and structure of all

the UNESCO offices in the region equipped with adequate financial and human

resources is of paramount importance for effective and efficient decentralization,

5. Invites the Director-General in conformity with the guidelines on decentralization

provided by the Medium-Term Strategy, as expressed in document 28 C/4

Approved, paragraphs 201 and 248 to 255, to take appropriate measures to

reinforce the human, financial and technical resources in all the UNESCO offices

in the region as well as to strengthen their capacity for programme

implementation, taking account, in particular, of the following:

(a) the transfer of posts, financial resources and qualified staff from

Headquarters to all the UNESCO offices in the region should be developed

on an intersectoral basis;

(b) any posts which fall vacant in UNESCO offices in the region should be

advertised and recruited without delay in close consultation with these

offices;

(c) newly established offices should be staffed by qualified staff and provided

with adequate financial and technical resources without any detriment to

posts and financial/technical resources in existing offices in the region;

151 EX/Decisions - page 36

6. Invites further the Director-General:

(a) to ensure that the overall level of funding in the region is further

strengthened in view of the size of the population as well as the complexity

and diversity of the region;

(b) to work more closely with regional co-ordinating mechanisms such as the

Regional Committee on Education in Asia and the Pacific (EDCOM) with a

view to further promoting regional co-operation as well as defining a clear

role and function for all the UNESCO Offices in the region;

7. Invites Member States to continue to give their full attention to the programme of

all the UNESCO offices in the region and facilitate their co-operation, in

particular with a view to mobilizing human and financial resources and

strengthening the endogenous capacity of the Member States of the Asia and the

Pacific region;

8. Requests the Director-General to submit to it at its 155th session a report on the

progress made in the implementation of the above recommendations.

(151 EX/SR.13)

7 GENERAL CONFERENCE

7.1 Preparation of the provisional agenda of the twenty-ninth session of the General

Conference (151 EX/22 and Add.)

A

Provisional agenda of the twenty-ninth session

of the General Conference

The Executive Board,

1. Having regard to Rules 9 and 10 of the Rules of Procedure of the General

Conference,

2. Having examined document 151 EX/22 and Add.,

3. Decides:

(a) that the provisional agenda of the twenty-ninth session of the General

Conference shall include the questions proposed in Annex I to document

151 EX/22 and Add., subject to the following modifications:

151 EX/Decisions - page 37

Item 2.1 Report of the Director- Const. V.B.10, 29 C/3

General on the activities of the VI.3(b)

Organization in 1994-1995, Rule 10(a)

submitted by the Chairperson

of the Executive Board

Item 9.13 Administrative Tribunal: 28 C/Res.32 29 C/42

Extension of its period of

jurisdiction

(b) that items 4.8 and 5.3 become 6.6 and 6.5 respectively;

(c) that any other questions that may be submitted by Member States or

Associate Members or by the United Nations, in accordance with Rule 9 of

the Rules of Procedure, not later than 100 days before the opening of the

session (i.e. by 13 July 1997 at the latest) shall be placed by the Director-

General on the provisional agenda, which will then be communicated to

Member States and Associate Members not later than 90 days before the

opening of the session (i.e. by 23 July 1997).

(151 EX/SR.12)

B

Balanced use of the working languages

of the General Conference at UNESCO

The Executive Board,

1. Bearing in mind Rules 52 and 55 of the Rules of Procedure of the General

Conference,

2. Referring to 28 C/Resolution 38 of the General Conference and to previous

resolutions,

3. Recalling its deep concern at the continuing imbalance in the use of the six working

languages of the General Conference at UNESCO,

4. Having examined document 151 EX/22 and Add.,

5. Invites the Director-General:

(a) to ensure that all the General Conference documents, with the exception of

the INF series, are issued in the six working languages of the General

Conference;

(b) to ensure the balanced use of the six working languages of the General

Conference in other UNESCO documents and publications;

(c) to report to the General Conference at its twenty-ninth session on the use at

UNESCO of the six working languages of the General Conference.

(151 EX/SR.12 and 13)

151 EX/Decisions - page 38

7.2 Draft plan for the organization of the work of the twenty-ninth session of the

General Conference (151 EX/23)

The Executive Board,

1. Having considered document 151 EX/23,

2. Noting with satisfaction the innovations suggested by the Director-General in the

organization and methods of work of the General Conference, in particular in the

light of the report of the ad hoc working group on the structure and function of

the General Conference (151 EX/21),

3. Invites the Director-General to prepare document 29 C/2 on the basis of

document 151 EX/23, subject to the following modifications:

(a) the prevailing rules concerning General Conference documents should be

observed;

(b) the proposed date of adoption of the provisional budget ceiling should be

reconsidered;

(c) immediately after the 151st session of the Executive Board and well before

sending out document 29 C/2, the Director-General should issue a circular

letter informing the Member States and National Commissions of the

consequences of the new Rule 78A, paragraph 3, adopted by the General

Conference at its twenty-eighth session, as compared to previous practice;

a form that could be used for the presentation of the draft resolutions they

wish to submit should be attached to this letter;

(d) draft resolutions relating to the Draft Programme and Budget which appear

to the Director-General to be admissible should be translated and

distributed to Member States at the earliest opportunity; in this connection,

the Board takes note of the Director-General's intention to treat as

admissible until 15 September 1997 draft resolutions involving substantial

programme or budget modifications entailing the addition, reduction or

deletion of activities, if they appear to him to meet the criteria for

admissibility;

(e) in respect of paragraph 47 of document 151 EX/23, draft resolutions

should be subregional, regional or international in scope and their

budgetary implications should be in an amount equal to or greater than

$40,000 instead of $50,000;

(f) the Executive Board invites the Director-General to send notes to the

Member States concerned, in respect of draft resolutions relating to the

Draft Programme and Budget which appear to him to be inadmissible,

clearly indicating the reason and, whenever possible, suggesting ways and

means for accommodating the proposal within the existing rules, be it

through redrafting, by presenting the proposal orally during the debates of

the programme commissions on the programme for the subsequent

biennium, or by making use of existing mechanisms such as submitting

requests under the Participation Programme or negotiating a contract for

151 EX/Decisions - page 39

the implementation of activities envisaged under the Programme and

Budget for 1998-1999; these notes should be briefer in respect of draft

resolutions reaching the Secretariat after 15 September 1997;

(g) the sponsors of draft resolutions which appear to the Director-General to

be inadmissible may request the General Conference to take a final decision

on the matter. The General Committee may charge the Legal Committee to

look into it on its behalf. This procedure will be duly clarified in the note

referred to in subparagraph (f) above;

(h) document 29 C/2 should contain clear information on the rules governing

the admissibility of draft resolutions and amendments, relating to the Draft

Programme and Budget, having due regard to the above subparagraphs;

(i) in accordance with the proposals made in document 151 EX/23, special

meetings should be organized as follows:

25 October (morning)

Two meetings in connection with the general policy debate on the following

themes:

- Education and the fight against poverty (report on human development)

- Civic education and promotion of human rights (in connection with the

fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

31 October (morning)

Three round tables on the following themes:

- Youth in distress

- Youth and tolerance

- How young people can help to spread the ideals of UNESCO

31 October (afternoon)

Joint meeting of the programme commissions on the theme: `Science,

power and responsibility'

8 November (morning)

Overview of the discussions on youth in plenary

(151 EX/SR.13)

151 EX/Decisions - page 40

7.3 Invitations to the twenty-ninth session of the General Conference (151 EX/24)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/24,

2. Takes cognizance of the notification to be sent by the Director-General to

Member States and Associate Members in accordance with Rule 6, paragraph 1,

of the Rules of Procedure of the General Conference;

3. Takes note of the invitations to be sent by the Director-General to

intergovernmental organizations in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 of that

rule;

4. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 4 of that rule, that the following states

shall be invited to send observers to the twenty-ninth session of the General

Conference:1

Brunei Darussalam Liechtenstein

Federated States of Micronesia Singapore

Holy See United States of America

5. Includes Palestine in the list provided for in paragraph 6 of that rule and takes

notes of the invitation that the Director-General intends to send it in accordance

with that paragraph;

6. Notes that the Director-General intends to send invitations to the Sovereign

Military Order of Malta and the International Committee of the Red Cross;

7. Notes also that the Director-General intends to send invitations to international

non-governmental organizations maintaining formal (consultative or associate)

relations with UNESCO.

(151 EX/SR.13)

7.4 Form of the Executive Board's report on its activities in 1996-1997, to be

submitted to the General Conference at its twenty-ninth session

The Executive Board decided that the report on its activities in 1996-1997 would be

made orally to the General Conference by the Chairperson of the Board.

(151 EX/SR.13)

1. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shall be invited to attend as a Member State

as soon as the formalities for its return to UNESCO, scheduled for 1 July 1997, have been completed.

151 EX/Decisions - page 41

8 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE QUESTIONS

8.1 Report by the Director-General on budget adjustments authorized within the

Appropriation Resolution for 1996-1997 (151 EX/25 and Addenda and 151 EX/50)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined the transfers proposed by the Director-General within the

1996-1997 budget and his report on donations and special contributions received

since the 150th session of the Executive Board and appropriated to the regular

budget, in accordance with the terms of the appropriation resolution approved by

the General Conference at its twenty-eighth session (28 C/Resolution 14,

paras. A(b) and (d)) (151 EX/25 and Addenda);

2. Approves the between-line transfers shown in paragraph 7 below amounting to

$6,612,300 to cover increases in staff costs and in goods and services on account

of inflation and statutory factors;

3. Takes note of the use of $1,888,600 carried forward from Part VII of the 1994-

1995 budget, in accordance with 28 C/Resolution 28.2, to meet increases in staff

costs during 1996-1997 which arose from measures adopted by the United

Nations General Assembly and by the International Civil Service Commission;

4. Takes note of the Director-General's intention to absorb within the 1996-1997

budget staff costs amounting to $1,259,100 arising from the implementation of

the ICSC decision concerning the Paris post adjustment as of 1 May 1996;

5. Expresses its appreciation to the donors listed in paragraph 13 of document

151 EX/25;

6. Takes note of the fact that the Director-General has, as a consequence of these

donations and special contributions, adjusted the appropriations to the regular

budget by increasing it by an amount of $874,023 as follows:

$

Part II.A - Major Programme I 235,331

Part II.A - Major Programme II 238,640

Part II.A - Major Programme III 221,212

Part II.A - Major Programme IV 15,800

Part II.A - Transdisciplinary projects and activities 71,000

Part III 5,000

Part IV 87,040

Total 874,023

7. Takes note of the revised Appropriation Table:

151 EX/Decisions - page 42

28 C/5

28 C/5 Proposed adjustments Approved

28 C/5 Approved as adjusted

Appropriation line Approved as adjusted* Staff Other Donations after proposed

costs costs and Total adjustments

contributions (151 EX/25)

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

Part I - General Policy and Direction

A. Governing bodies

1. General Conference 7,356,300 7,383,400 4,200 - - 4,200 7,387,600

2. Executive Board 8,538,900 8,691,000 18,600 - - 18,600 8,709,600

Part I.A - Subtotal 15,895,200 16,074,400 22,800 - - 22,800 16,097,200

B. Direction

3. Directorate 1,627,200 1,656,000 18,200 - - 18,200 1,674,200

4. Services of the Directorate 19,744,200 20,015,600 297,800 - - 297,800 20,313,400

Part I.B - Subtotal 21,371,400 21,671,600 316,000 - - 316,000 21,987,600

C. Participation in the Joint Machinery of

the United Nations System 1,447,000 1,447,000 - - - - 1,447,000

Part I.C - Subtotal 1,447,000 1,447,000 - - - - 1,447,000

Part I - TOTAL 38,713,600 39,193,000 338,800 - - 338,800 39,531,800

Part II - Programme Execution and

Services

A. Major Programmes and

Transdisciplinary Projects

I. Towards lifelong education for all 104,025,000 105,330,918 1,435,900 253,100 235,331 1,924,331 107,255,249

II. The sciences in the service of

development

- Natural Sciences Sector 63,597,200 65,217,412 808,800 312,700 238,640 1,360,140 66,577,552

- Social and Human Sciences Sector 21,406,500 21,794,700 232,500 4,400 - 236,900 22,031,600

III. Cultural development: the heritage

and creativity 45,176,200 45,617,866 525,300 115,300 221,212 861,812 46,479,678

IV. Communication, information and

informatics 30,560,200 30,986,555 313,500 28,400 15,800

357,700 31,344,255

Transdisciplinary Projects and Activities

- Environment and population education

and information for development 3,920,700 3,993,800 32,700 - - 32,700 4,026,500

- Towards a culture of peace 16,672,000 16,747,900 126,700 - 71,000 197,700 16,945,600

- Co-ordination of activities in favour of

priority target groups and specific

clusters of countries 3,891,800 6,141,000 44,400 - - 44,400 6,185,400

Part II.A - Subtotal 289,249,600 295,830,151 3,519,800 713,900 781,983 5,015,683 300,845,834

B. Information and Dissemination

Services

1. Clearing house 5,572,000 5,699,600 65,700 - - 65,700 5,765,300

2. Statistical programmes and services 5,876,700 6,027,200 72,900 - - 72,900 6,100,100

3. UNESCO Publishing Office 4,904,400 5,031,600 69,400 - - 69,400 5,101,000

4. UNESCO Courier Office 4,336,800 4,422,000 43,700 - - 43,700 4,465,700

5. Office of Public Information 10,251,300 10,475,887 132,100 - - 132,100 10,607,987

Part II.B - Subtotal 30,941,200 31,656,287 383,800 - - 383,800 32,040,087

C. Participation Programme - - - - - -

Part II - TOTAL 320,190,800 327,486,438 3,903,600 713,900 781,983 5,399,483 332,885,921

Part III - Support for Programme

Execution 63,880,500 64,392,200 905,200 - 5,000 910,200 65,302,400

Part IV - Management and

Administrative Services 44,127,700 45,454,200 509,600 - 87,040 596,640 46,050,840

Part V - Maintenance and Security 33,919,500 34,384,300 241,200 - - 241,200 34,625,500

Part VI - Capital Expenditure 1,618,900 1,618,900 - - - - 1,618,900

Provision for obligatory expenditure 290,000 290,000 - - - - 290,000

Parts I to VI - Subtotal 502,741,000 512,819,038 5,898,400 713,900 874,023 7,486,323 520,305,361

Part VII - Anticipated Cost Increases 15,704,000 6,612,300 (5,898,400) (713,900) - (6,612,300) -

TOTAL, REGULAR PROGRAMME 518,445,000 519,431,338 - - 874,023 874,023 520,305,361

* After 149 EX/Decision 6.2 and 150 EX/Decision 6.4.

(151 EX/SR.14)

151 EX/Decisions - page 43

8.2 Twenty-second annual report (1996) of the ICSC and related General Assembly

resolutions: report of the Director-General (151 EX/26 and Addenda and Corr. and

151 EX/50)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/26 and Addenda and Corr. concerning the

Director-General's report on the twenty-second annual report of the International

Civil Service Commission (1996) and the related General Assembly

resolution 51/216,

2. Takes note of:

(a) the contents of the said document 151 EX/26 and Addenda and Corr.;

(b) the twenty-second annual report (1996) of the International Civil Service

Commission;

(c) resolution 51/216 adopted by the United Nations General Assembly;

3. Invites the Director-General to continue to ensure the participation of UNESCO

in the work of the Commission and to take due account of the results of its work.

(151 EX/SR.14)

8.3 Annual report by the Director-General on the use of outside consultants and

advisers by the Secretariat (151 EX/27 and 151 EX/50)

The Executive Board,

1. Recalling 149 EX/Decision 6.7 and 150 EX/Decision 6.8,

2. Recalling also the discussions at its 144th, 145th and 146th sessions,

3. Having examined document 151 EX/27, which contains, in particular, additional

information requested on consultants and special advisers,

4. Noting that, contrary to what it had requested in 149 EX/Decision 6.7, namely,

to specify the budgetary sources for the financing of special advisers and senior

special advisers, no satisfactory information on this subject has been included in

document 151 EX/27,

5. Aware that an appropriate balance between permanent staff and short-term

outside experts is important and desirable for cost-effective programme

implementation,

6. Recalling 149 EX/Decision 6.7 in which it invited the Director-General, inter

alia, to make every effort to contain expenditure in 1996-1997 on consultants to

the Secretariat and the Member States within the respective budget provisions for

that purpose in document 28 C/5 Approved,

7. Reaffirming that the outside experts should be recruited from all regions of the

world,

151 EX/Decisions - page 44

8. Notes with concern that the posts of certain special advisers and senior special

advisers, who are consultants to the Director-General, were financed from

sources earmarked for paying the fees of consultants to Member States;

9. Requests the Director-General:

(a) to rigorously pursue the achievement of a better geographical balance

among the Organization's consultants, especially when recruiting new ones;

and

(b) to apply its relevant decisions and those of the General Conference.

(151 EX/SR.14)

8.4 Report by the Director-General on the implementation and financing of the

Renovation Plan for Headquarters buildings (151 EX/28 and Add. and 151 EX/50)

The Executive Board,

1. Having considered document 151 EX/28 and Add.,

2. Expresses its satisfaction and gratitude to the Chairperson of the Headquarters

Committee for the efforts she has made in co-operation with the members of the

Headquarters Committee and the Secretariat, in respect of the results obtained by

the fund-raising campaign to finance some of the work under the Rehabilitation

Plan and for the measures taken by her with regard to the host country

authorities, which have resulted in, among other things, the establishment of a

UNESCO/Paris City Hall Working Group with a view to involving the City of

Paris in the implementation of the Rehabilitation Plan for the exterior of

UNESCO Headquarters;

3. Recommends that the Director-General invite the Headquarters Committee to

provide co-ordination for the UNESCO/Paris City Hall Working Group;

4. Expresses its gratitude to Member States, public and private organizations and

individuals for their contributions to the rehabilitation work, and invites those

Member States that have not yet done so to participate, in particular in view of

the major requirements mentioned in the document;

5. Regrets that the inadequate programming of work, the timetable for

implementation and the financing of the Renovation Plan for Headquarters

buildings drawn up in 1992 have led to an increase in costs of $13,672,000;

6. Convinced that the problems raised by the implementation of the Renovation Plan

for Headquarters buildings and by the day-to-day upkeep of the buildings require

a well-defined operational structure with direct responsibility for such work,

7. Urgently recommends that the Director-General consider restructuring certain

services of the Secretariat and regrouping the units responsible for implementing

the Renovation Plan for Headquarters buildings with a view to assigning the tasks

to a single unit with specific functional responsibilities without occasioning any

extra expenditure for the Organization;

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8. Considers it necessary that the responsibility for this unit should be entrusted to a

qualified and competent construction specialist, with experience in the renovation

and upkeep of buildings as well as in safety systems and standards;

9. Invites the Director-General to seek within the 1996-1997 budget

(28 C/5 Approved) the additional funds needed to continue the work scheduled

for 1997 and to include in document 29 C/5 an appropriation line of $8.7 million

to finance repair work during the 1998-1999 biennium, while respecting the

budgetary ceiling recommended by the Executive Board in 150 EX/Decision 5.1;

10. Invites the Director-General to submit to it, at its 154th session, jointly with the

Headquarters Committee, a report on the progress of the renovation and

rehabilitation plans for Headquarters.

(151 EX/SR.14 and 15)

8.5 Report by the Director-General on the Information Technology Master Plan

(151 EX/29 and Corr., 151 EX/INF.7 and 151 EX/50)

The Executive Board,

1. Recalling 26 C/Resolution 33, 27 C/Resolution 38 and 28 C/Resolution 36,

2. Recalling 147 EX/Decision 7.8, 149 EX/Decision 6.3 and 150 EX/Decision 6.5,

3. Having examined documents 151 EX/29 and Corr. and 151 EX/INF.7,

4. Reaffirms the need to increase individual and collective productivity and

provide better information services both within the Organization and to Member

States, especially by assuring the input of summaries of all major UNESCO

documents into systems accessible on-line;

5. Authorizes the Director-General to make the necessary allotments for the

residual amount out of the total allocation of $3.6 million for the

implementation of the Information Resources Development Plan for 1996-1997.

(151 EX/SR.14)

8.6 Procedure to be followed for the appointment by the Executive Board of the

Chairman and Alternate Chairman of the Appeals Board (151 EX/PRIV.1)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/PRIV.1,

2. Having regard to paragraph 2(a) of the Statutes of the Appeals Board,

3. Invites its Chairman, acting on behalf of the Executive Board and after

consultation with the Director-General, to appoint a Chairman and an Alternate

Chairman for the Appeals Board for a six-year term commencing on 1 January

1998.

(151 EX/SR.12)

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8.7 Consultation in pursuance of Rule 57 of the Rules of Procedure of the Executive

Board (151 EX/PRIV.2)

The announcement appearing at the end of these decisions reports on the Board's

deliberations on this subject.

(151 EX/SR.12)

9 RELATIONS WITH MEMBER STATES AND INTERNATIONAL

ORGANIZATIONS

9.1 Recent decisions and activities of the organizations of the United Nations system

of relevance to the work of UNESCO (151 EX/30 and 151 EX/51 and Corr.)

9.1.1 Follow-up to the United Nations Year for Tolerance

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/30 (Part I.A) containing recent decisions and

activities of the organizations of the United Nations system of relevance to the

work of UNESCO,

2. Takes note with satisfaction of the activities already undertaken by UNESCO and

its Member States, in accordance with the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance

and the Follow-up Plan of Action for the United Nations Year for Tolerance

(1995);

3. Invites the Director-General to continue activities to promote tolerance and nonviolence

during the next biennium, in line with the relevant resolutions adopted by

the General Conference at its twenty-eighth session and United Nations General

Assembly resolution 51/95;

4. Further invites the Director-General to submit to the General Conference at its

twenty-ninth session a full report on activities regarding tolerance implemented

by UNESCO since the adoption by the General Conference at its twenty-eighth

session of the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and the Follow-up Plan of

Action for the United Nations Year for Tolerance, and to present regular reports

to the United Nations General Assembly, in accordance with paragraph 9 of

resolution 51/95.

(151 EX/SR.13)

9.1.2 Questions relating to information and to communication for development

The Executive Board,

1. Recalling the report on `Communication for development programmes in the

United Nations system' prepared by the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit in

1994, which recommends that a policy of communication be integrated within

each department of an agency dealing with development and humanitarian

assistance,

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2. Recalling also 146 EX/Decision 3.4.2 which inter alia recommends to the

Director-General that `the Organization take into account the recommendations

of the report in carrying out programmes in communication for development and

for peace-building',

3. Aware of the need to understand the concept of communication as a management

process closely involving policy- and decision-making organs, as well as the need

for co-ordination between the communication operations at Headquarters and in

the field and among the United Nations Specialized Agencies,

4. Recalling resolution 50/130 `Communication for development programmes in the

United Nations system' adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations

at its fiftieth session, which recognizes `the important role of communication for

development programmes in the United Nations system' and encourages the

relevant agencies, organizations, funds and programmes of the United Nations

system to use informal mechanisms such as round-table conferences to improve

communication for development programmes,

5. Taking note with appreciation of the report of the sixth Round Table on

Communication for Development, organized by UNESCO in Harare, Zimbabwe,

in September 1996, which reaffirmed that all people-oriented development

programmes and projects should include a communication component,

6. Bearing in mind United Nations General Assembly resolution 51/172

`Communication for Development Programmes in the United Nations System',

which inter alia recognizes `the relevance for concerned actors in development at

the country level, including policy- and decision-makers at all levels, to attribute

increased importance to communication for development and encourages them to

include it, in an appropriate manner, as an integral component in the development

of projects and programmes', and stresses `the need to support two-way

communication systems that enable dialogue and that allow communities to speak

out, express their aspirations and concerns, and participate in the decisions that

relate to their development',

7. Appreciating the reaffirmation of UNESCO's mandate in the field of

communication within the United Nations system,

8. Invites the Director-General to include communication for development as an

integral component in UNESCO development programmes and projects and to

take into consideration the recommendations contained in the Harare report when

planning and implementing these programmes and projects;

9. Requests the Director-General to ensure that UNESCO maintains and reinforces

its role in communication for development, particularly in the framework of the

informal round tables, as a practical mechanism for inter-agency co-operation and

co-ordination, and to prepare UNESCO's contribution to the report of the

Secretary-General of the United Nations on the implementation of

resolution 51/172 to the fifty-third session of the General Assembly.

(151 EX/SR.13)

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9.1.3 Implementation of Agenda 21, special session of the General Assembly on its

review and appraisal, and related resolutions

The Executive Board,

1. Taking note of the content of document 151 EX/30, Part I.C, dealing with

UNESCO's contribution to the follow-up to the United Nations Conference on

Environment and Development (UNCED),

2. Recalling 141 EX/Decision 7.2.1, 142 EX/Decision 7.2, 144 EX/Decision 5.1.3,

146 EX/Decision 7.1.4 and 149 EX/Decision 7.1.3,

3. Recognizing the importance of the special session of the United Nations General

Assembly for the purpose of an overall review and appraisal of the

implementation of Agenda 21 to be held in New York in June 1997,

4. Invites Member States to accord special attention, in finalizing the decisions of

the special session, to the essential role of the natural sciences, the social

sciences, education, culture and communication in moving towards sustainable

development;

5. Reiterates its invitation to Member States to support UNESCO's activities

contributing to the implementation of Agenda 21 and to ensure the involvement

of the national focal points of UNESCO's intergovernmental scientific

programmes (IGCP, IHP, IOC, MAB and MOST) in national action aimed at

UNCED follow-up, as an appropriate inter-institutional and cross-sectoral

co-ordination and co-operation means at the national level which is considered

indispensable for the effective implementation of Agenda 21;

6. Invites the Director General:

(a) to continue to ensure that UNESCO's relevant programmes, including the

World Solar Programme, contribute fully to the United Nations system-wide

mechanisms for implementing Agenda 21 and other UNCED conclusions;

(b) to ensure efficient UNESCO input to the preparations and the holding of the

special session Rio + 5 of the United Nations General Assembly (June 1997)

and to report to the Executive Board thereon at its 152nd session and

specifically on the implications of the decisions taken by the General Assembly

on UNESCO's action in the area of environment and sustainable development.

(151 EX/SR.13)

9.1.4 Human rights questions: commemoration of the fiftieth Anniversary of the

Universal Declaration of Human Rights and review of the implementation of the

Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action

The Executive Board,

1. Recognizing the prime importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

for the promotion and implementation of human rights and fundamental

freedoms,

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2. Bearing in mind the Memorandum of Understanding between the Director-

General and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights signed in

October 1995, in which they agreed to co-operate in the planning and

implementation of major activities and events in the field of human rights,

including the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal

Declaration,

3. Taking into consideration resolution 51/88 of the General Assembly of the United

Nations in which the General Assembly, inter alia, called upon the United

Nations agencies to mark the anniversary by intensifying their own contributions

to the United Nations system-wide efforts to promote and protect human rights,

4. Welcomes the Plan of Action for the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary

of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights being prepared by the Director-

General and invites him to present this Plan of Action to it at its 152nd session;

5. Invites the Member States to contribute to the preparation of this Plan of Action

and to undertake additional efforts with a view to achieving further progress in

the promotion of education and information for human rights and their protection

at national, regional and world level;

6. Also requests the Director-General to prepare UNESCO's contribution to the

report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the follow-up to the

Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action and encourages UNESCO to

continue its collaboration with the High Commissioner and the Centre for Human

Rights in promoting human rights education.

(151 EX/SR.13)

9.2 Application of the Directives concerning UNESCO's relations with nongovernmental

organizations adopted by the General Conference at its twentyeighth

session (151 EX/31, 151 EX/ONG/2 - Parts I, II and Add. and 151 EX/49)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/31, `Application of the new Directives

concerning UNESCO's relations with non-governmental organizations, adopted

by the General Conference at its twenty-eighth session' and document

151 EX/ONG/2 and Add., `Establishment of official relations between UNESCO

and NGOs: Recommendations and decisions by the Director-General on

reclassifications and admissions',

I

2. Noting the information provided by the Director-General on the results of

consultations undertaken since its 150th session aimed at a more effective

functioning of the mechanisms of collective consultation with NGOs, as provided

for in Section III of the Directives,

3. Sharing the opinion of the Director-General that these results and the proposals

prepared in consultation and co-ordination with the National Commissions and

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the NGOs could ensure such effectiveness and are in conformity with the spirit of

the Directives,

4. Expressing its appreciation to the NGOs which participated in these consultations

for their support for UNESCO's efforts to reform and revitalize co-operative

relations with the non-governmental community, and for their desire to find

solutions which might meet their expectations and those of the Organization,

5. Requests the Director-General to introduce on an experimental basis the various

measures he advocates, in particular in paragraphs 33-45 of document

151 EX/31, in conjunction with the NGOs, and to keep it regularly informed of

the results of the new collective co-operation arrangements thus established;

II

6. Taking note of the information provided by the Director-General on the changes

that should be envisaged regarding NGO participation in the work of the General

Conference, in particular for those maintaining operational relations,

7. Invites the Director-General to submit to it at its 152nd session proposals

ensuring that the participation of these NGOs in the General Conference will be

in line with their acknowledged role;

III

8. Decides to admit to associate relations the organizations listed in Annex 1* to

document 151 EX/ONG/2, and to admit to consultative relations those

mentioned in Annex 2* to that document;

9. Takes note of the Director-General's decision to admit to consultative relations in

accordance with Section I, Article 3.4, of the Directives, the networks and similar

institutions listed in Annex 3* to document 151 EX/ONG/2, and of his decision

to admit to operational relations the organizations mentioned in Annex 4* to that

document, together with those referred to in its Addendum;

10. Takes note of the decision of the Director-General to admit the organizations

mentioned in Annex 5* to document 151 EX/ONG/2 to operational relations

provisionally for one year until it has been possible to complete and evaluate their

files;

11. Takes note also of the fact that the organization mentioned in Annex 6* has

ceased to exist following a regrouping, and requests the Director-General not to

include it any longer on lists of NGOs maintaining official relations with

UNESCO;

12. Requests the Director-General to place relations with the organizations

mentioned in Annex 7* on an informal basis;

13. Notes that the institutional relations the Organization wishes to pursue with the

organizations mentioned in Annex 8* will be considered in the framework of

* These annexes are reproduced separately as an Appendix to these decisions. The organizations referred

to in the Addendum have been included in Annex 4.

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other existing statutory co-operation arrangements, including those set out in

151 EX/Decision 9.4, and requests the Director-General to keep it informed in a

timely manner of his decisions or recommendations concerning them.

(151 EX/SR.14)

9.3 Revised text of the Directives concerning UNESCO's relations with foundations

and similar institutions (151 EX/32 and 151 EX/49)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 151 EX/32,

2. Takes note of the fact that the official relations of association networks and

similar institutions, as governed by these Directives, may henceforward be

governed by the Directives concerning UNESCO's relations with nongovernmental

organizations, adopted by the General Conference at its twentyeighth

session, and endorses the transfers that the Director-General envisages, as

set forth in paragraph 5 of document 151 EX/32;

3. Recommends that the General Conference approve at its twenty-ninth session the

Director-General's proposal to delete Article V and modify Article VI(1) of the

Directives concerning UNESCO's relations with foundations and similar

institutions, contained in the Annex to document 151 EX/32.

(151 EX/SR.14)

9.4 Arrangements for co-operation with international organizations other than

intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (151 EX/33

and 151 EX/51 and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Taking into account the provisions of Article XI of the Constitution of UNESCO,

2. Bearing in mind the need to ensure that UNESCO, in the pursuit of its goals,

should be able to establish relations of co-operation with international

organizations of all types relevant to its mandate and fields of competence,

3. Aware that certain international organizations are neither intergovernmental nor

non-governmental in character and desirous of ensuring that suitable and mutually

satisfactory arrangements can be made to co-operate with them,

I

4. Therefore decides that:

(a) the Director-General may, under the general authority of the Executive

Board, establish relations of co-operation with international organizations

other than intergovernmental organizations established by agreement

among governments of states, or organizations as defined under the

Directives concerning UNESCO's relations with non-governmental

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organizations adopted by the General Conference at its twenty-eighth

session by 28 C/Resolution 13.42;

(b) the principles set out in Article XI of the Constitution, and mutatis

mutandis those set out in the aforementioned NGO Directives, apply to

relations of co-operation with organizations of this type;

(c) the Director-General shall, in each case where relations are envisaged, refer

the matter to the Executive Board which shall decide accordingly;

II

5. Welcomes and approves, in initial implementation of the above procedures, the

text of an agreement with the Inter-Parliamentary Union as contained in

Annex III to document 151 EX/33 and invites the Director-General to sign it.

(151 EX/SR.13)

9.5 Proposals by Member States for the celebration of anniversaries with which

UNESCO should be associated in 1998-1999 (151 EX/34 and Add. and 151 EX/51

and Corr.)

The Executive Board,

1. Having considered the report by the Director-General contained in document

151 EX/34 and Add.,

2. Noting that, according to the procedure for the selection of anniversaries with

which the Organization should be associated, adopted at its 132nd session

(132 EX/Decision 9.1), Member States' proposals should be sent to the Director-

General at least one year before the biennium in which the celebrations are to be

held,

3. Recommends to the General Conference:

(a) that UNESCO associate itself with the following celebrations in 1998-

1999:

(i) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Ukrainian poet

Volodymyr Sosiura;

(ii) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Russian film director

Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein;

(iii) hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Russian Museum

(Saint Petersburg Museum);

(iv) six-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of Charles

University in the Czech Republic;

(v) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Spanish poet Vicente

Aleixandre;

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(vi) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Spanish poet and

dramatist Federico Garc¡a Lorca;

(vii) two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Czech philosopher

and historian Frantisek Palackı

(viii) hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the Polytechnical

Institute of Kiev (Ukraine Technical University);

(ix) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Bulgarian writer

Dimitar Talev;

(x) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Cuban writer Juan

Marinello Vidaurreta;

(xi) fiftieth anniversary of the abolition of the army in Costa Rica;

(xii) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Slovak poet Jan Smrek;

(xiii) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Russian physician

Vladimir A. Fock;

(xiv) two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Polish poet Adam

Mickiewicz;

(xv) hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the Bulgarian

writer Christo Botev;

(xvi) ninetieth anniversary of the birth of the scientist from Tajikistan

Bobojon Gafurov;

(xvii) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Belgian painter Ren‚

Magritte;

(xviii) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Belgian dramatist

Michel de Ghelderode;

(xix) six-hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the Ferapontov

Monastery in Russia;

(xx) two-hundredth anniversary of the death of the Greek poet

Constantin Rhigas (known as Pheraios);

(xxi) one-thousand-two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the

Uzbek scholar and astronomer ATmad al-Ferghani;

(xxii) one-thousand-two-hundred-and-twenty-fifth anniversary of the

birth of the scholar Ismail al-Bukhari;

(xxiii) hundredth anniversary of the discovery of radium and polonium

by Pierre Curie and Marie Sklodowska Curie;

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(xxiv) three-hundredth anniversary of the invention of the pianoforte in

Florence by Bartolomeo Cristofori;

(xxv) eight-hundredth anniversary of the death of the philosopher

MuTammad ibn Rushd (known as Averro‰s);

(xxvi) seventy-fifth anniversary of the birth of the Armenian artist

Sergei Paradjanov;

(xxvii) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Bulgarian painter

Detchko Ouzounov;

(xxviii) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Kazak scholar

K.I. Satpaev;

(xxix) two-hundredth anniversary of the first research voyage to Latin

America of the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt;

(xxx) four-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Spanish painter

Vel zquez;

(xxxi) two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Russian poet

Alexander S. Pushkin;

(xxxii) hundredth anniversary of the death of the Mauritian administrator

Sir Auguste C‚licourt Antelme;

(xxxiii) hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the Russian

physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov;

(xxxiv) hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Mauritian writer Michel

Arthur Martial;

(xxxv) hundred-and-thirtieth anniversary of the introduction of free,

compulsory primary education in Costa Rica;

(xxxvi) thousandth anniversary of the popular epic Alpamysh;

(xxxvii) five-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Swiss writer

Thomas Platter;

(xxxviii) two-hundredth anniversary of the death of the Turkish poet Oeyh

(Sheikh) Galib;

(xxxix) seven-hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the Ottoman

Empire;

(xl) hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the Kingdom of Saudi

Arabia;

(xli) centenary of the independence of the Philippines;

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(b) that any contribution by the Organization to these celebrations be financed

under the Participation Programme, in accordance with the rules governing

that programme;

4. Decides to keep the list open until its 152nd session.

(151