Regulation C/REG.20/12/2012 Relating to the Institutionalisation of the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT)

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Economic Community of West African States

Regulation C/REG.20/12/2012 Relating to the Institutionalisation of the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT)

The Council of Ministers,MINDFUL of Articles 10, 11 and 12 of the Revised ECOWAS Treaty as amended, establishing the Council of Ministers and defining its composition and functions;MINDFUL of Protocol A/P1/87 relating to the Cultural Agreement Framework of the Economic Community of West African States;CONSIDERING the essential need to strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of educational structures and stakeholders with a view to boosting the performance of the region's educational system to meet the goals and provide effective guidance for the education sector;RECOGNISING that the inter-agency technical and/or financial partnership developed by ECOWAS with United Nations agencies, particularly the UNESCO Office in Dakar or all other institutions involved in education matters, is necessary for attaining the objectives of teaching and education within ECOWAS;RECOGNISING also that, although satisfactory and operational, the partnership with the UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar still deserves to be formalised for the effective administrative and institutional management of education-related matters in the region;DESIROUS of institutionalising this partnership to meet the needs of the educational system in ECOWAS;UPON RECOMMENDATION of the 4th meeting of ECOWAS Ministers of Education which was held in Abuja on 6 October 2012;HEREBY ENACTS:

Article 1 – Institutionalisation

The Inter-Agency Task Group (IATT) is hereby institutionalised by virtue of this Regulation.

Article 2 – Functioning

The operating rules of the task group shall be governed by rules of procedure established by members of the task team.

Article 3 – Entry into force and publication

This Regulation shall enter into force on the date of its signing by the Chairman of Council and shall be published by the Commission in the ECOWAS Official Journal within thirty (30) days. It shall also be published by each Member State in its Nations Gazette within the same time frame.
Done at Abidjan this 2nd day of December 2012H.E. Charles Koffi DibyChairman for Council
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