The 56th meeting of the GEF Council will take place from 11-13 June 2019, in Washington, DC. Delegates will also convene as the 26th meeting of the Council for the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) on 13 June 2019, to hear the LDCF/SCCF progress report and to be updated on programmatic, budgetary and other issues.
The GEF Council meeting will be preceded by a consultation with CSOs on Monday, 10 June 2019.
Agenda items for the 56th GEF Council Meeting include: Policy on Monitoring; GEF Business Plan and Corporate Budget for FY20; Status of Agencies’ Compliance with Minimum Requirements on Anti-money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism; GEF Evaluation Policy; GEF-7 Non-Grant Instrument Program; Work Program; and Relations with the Conventions and Other International Institutions.
The Council is the GEF's main governing body. It comprises 32 Members appointed by constituencies of GEF member countries (14 from developed countries, 16 from developing countries and 2 from economies in transition). Council Members rotate every three years or until the constituency appoints a new Member. The Council meets twice annually to develop, adopt and evaluate the operational policies and programs for GEF-financed activities. It also reviews and approves the work program (projects submitted for approval), making decisions by consensus.
dates: 10-13 June 2019
venue: World Bank Headquarters
location: Washington D.C., US