1. The Centre is guided and overseen by a Governing Board that will be renewed every 6 years, and includes:
(a) a representative of the Government concerned or his/her appointed representative;
(b) representatives of Member States, which have sent to the Centre notification for membership
(c) a representative of the UNESCO Director-General.
2. The Governing Board shall:
(a) approve the long-term and medium-term programmes of the Centre;
(b) approve the annual work plan of the Centre, including the staffing table;
(c) examine the annual reports submitted by the Director of the Centre, including a biennial self-assessment of the Centre’s contribution to UNESCO’s programme objectives;
(d) examine the periodic independent audit reports of the financial statements of the Centre, and monitor the provision of such accounting records necessary for the preparation of financial statements;
(d) adopt the rules and regulations, as well as determine the financial, administrative and personnel management procedures for the Centre, in accordance with the laws of the country; and,
(e) decide on the participation of regional intergovernmental organizations and international organizations in the work of the Centre
3. The Governing Board shall meet in ordinary session at regular intervals, at least once every calendar year; it shall meet in extraordinary session if convened by its Chairperson, either on his/her own initiative or at the request of the UNESCO Director-General or of its members.
4. The Governing Board shall adopt its own rules of procedure. For its first meeting the procedure shall be established by the Government and UNESCO.