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Programme Committee (CC-703)

Previous Sessions and documents PC - 127th Session - 4-8 November 2019
PC - 126th Session - 18-22 March 2019
PC - 125th Session - 12-16 November 2018
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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article V


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).

Rules of Procedure

See Basic Texts, Vol I - Section E, Rules of Procedure of the Programme Committee

Category Cat.1

To assist the Council in carrying out its duties regarding the development and implementation of the Organization's programme activities. Its functions are enumerated in Rule XXVI of the General Rules of the Organization.

Chief Secretary, Programme and Finance Committees Mr Rakesh Muthoo
Secretary, Programme Committee Ms Jiani TIAN

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.

Chairperson Mr Hans Hoogeveen (Netherlands)
  • Argentina (Ms Maria Cristina Boldorini)1/
  • Canada (Ms Jennifer Fellows)
  • Chile (Ms Tamara Villanueva)
  • China (Mr Ni Hongxing)
  • France (Ms Delphine Borione)
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of) (Mr Mohammad Hossein Emadi) 
  • Jordan (Mr Salah Yousef Ahmad Al-Tarawneh)2/
  • Malaysia (Mr Muhammad Rudy Khairudin Mohd Nor)
  • Mali (Ms Traore Kone)
  • New Zealand (Mr Don Syme)
  • United Kingdom (Ms Terri Sarch)
  • Zambia (Mr Kayoya Masuhwa)

1/ During the 127th Session Mr Guillermo Valentín Rodolico will replace Ms Maria Cristina Boldorini.
2/ During the 127th Session Mr Fayiz Khouri will replace Mr Salah Yousef Ahmad Al-Tarawneh.

Substitute Representatives

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Current term of office July 2019 - July 2021
Languages (used during the current mandate) Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish
Document symbol PC
Frequency of Sessions Normally twice a year
Division Office of Strategy, Planning and Resources Management (OSP)
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First Session Co-ordinating Committee, March 1949; Programme Committee, March 1958.