Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name


Parallel form(s) of name

  • COI
  • МОК

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

  • UNESCO. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
  • UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Other form(s) of name

  • Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Following RAD Rule 24.1A, authorized form of name comes from its most common form in published sources. 'IOC' is also how the Commission is entered in the UNESDOC catalogue. Units within UNESCO usually follow the convention indicating the parent body (ie. UNESCO. Natural Sciences Sector). However, as per Article 1.1 of the IOC's Statutes, IOC has functional autonomy within UNESCO. The UNESCO Terminology database term is UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Stub created, AWT, 4-4-2014.




-IOC. (2000). Statutes (of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, IOC). SC.2000/WS/57. Available in UNESDOC, accessed 4-4-2014:

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