It is composed of 24 members, four per regional group. Its mandate is to:
continue to improve its methods of work, to enhance its intellectual and ethical reflection, and to pursue its dialogue with all relevant non-governmental organizations and the Secretariat with a view to promoting the input of those organizations to the work of UNESCO;
consider the proposals that the Director-General will submit to the Executive Board for the establishment or renewal of official relations with international non-governmental organizations, taking into account the objectives of the Medium- Term Strategy, underlying the formulation of sectoral and intersectoral strategies for cooperation with non-governmental organizations;
ensure that the above-mentioned Directives concerning UNESCO relations with non-governmental organizations continue to be implemented in a spirit of openness to relevant actors of the civil society, in particular in those parts of the world where civil society remains isolated or fragile;
examine all other questions coming within the purview of the Executive Board in relation to the implementation of the various arrangements for cooperation with non-governmental organizations in accordance with the relevant resolutions and decisions of the governing bodies.
Members of NGO Committee 2007-2009
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis