Established as a "Co-ordinating Committee" by the Conference at its Third Session (1947), and reconstituted at its Sixth Session (1951, Resolution 84/51). In 1957 the name was changed to Programme Committee. Its size and structure were modified by the Conference at its Nineteenth Session (1977, Resolution 15/77) and at its Thirty-sixth Session in 2009 (Resolution 6/2009, C 2009/REP, para. 140).
Representatives of 12 Member Nations and a Chairperson elected by the Council from specific regions as determined by the Conference for the purpose of Council elections. Members of the Committee shall appoint as their representatives individuals who have shown a continued interest in the objectives and activities of the Organization, have participated in Conference or Council sessions and have special competence and experience in economic, social and technical matters pertaining to the various fields of the Organization's activities. Members of the Committee are elected for a period of two years at the session of the Council following the regular session of the Conference and they are eligible for reappointment.
Ms Cecilia Nordin Van Gansberghe (Sweden)
Afghanistan (Mr Abdul Razak Ayazi) Algeria (Mr Mohamed Mellah) Argentina (Mr Gustavo Oscar Infante) Austria (Ms Natalie Feistritzer) Canada (Mr Eric Robinson)* China (Mr Xia Jingyuan) Ecuador (Mr José Antonio Carranza) Ethiopia (Mr Abreha G. Aseffa) India (Mr Vimlendra Sharan) New Zealand (Mr Raj Rajasekar)** Switzerland (Ms Christina Emma Grieder) Yemen (Mr Khalid Abdulrahman Al-Akwa)
* During the 114th Session Ms Debra Price will replace Mr Eric Robinson when he is unavailable. ** Following the withdrawal of Ms Fiona Duncan