57th GEF Council Meeting

December 16, 2019 to December 19, 2019

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The Council, the GEF's main governing body, 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, which meets twice annually, develops, adopts and evaluates 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.


The GEF is organizing a consultation with civil society titled Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Civil Society Organization’s perspective.

This consultation is organized in collaboration with the GEF CSO Network, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), the Indigenous Peoples Advisory Group (IPAG) and the GEF funded Global Wildlife Program (GWP) led by the World Bank. This consultation will take place Monday, December 16, 2019 the day preceding the 57th GEF Council meeting (December 17th - 19th).  

Please note that the deadline for application by CSOs seeking financial support has passed. If you’re a member of a CSO and comply with the selection criteria, you may register to participate as a self-funded applicant by clicking on the CSO registration button found to the right.