As per Statute of the Centre, a Governing Council (GC), composed of all the member countries of the Centre, looks after the affairs of the Centre.

The Governing Council has so far held thirteen meetings as below:
 

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Extraordinary GC Meeting: New Delhi (India), 21st August 1989

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 1st GC Meeting:  New Delhi (India), 16-18 March 1989

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 2nd GC Meeting: New Delhi (India), 15-16 March 1990

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 3rd GC Meeting: Havana (Cuba), 13-15 February 1991

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 4th GC Meeting:  Cairo (Egypt), 17-18 February 1992

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 5th GC Meeting:  New Delhi (India), 12-13 April 1993

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 6th GC Meeting: Kathmandu (Nepal), 12-13 March 1994

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 7th GC Meeting:  Cairo (Egypt), 2-3 May 1996

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  8th GC Meeting:  Dhaka (Bangladesh), 8-9 November 1997

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  9th GC Meeting:  New Delhi (India), 15-16 November 1999

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 10th GC Meeting: Cairo (Egypt), 14-15 December 2002

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 11th GC Meeting: Jakarta/Bandung (Indonesia), 21-24 November 2005

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12th GC Meeting: Cairo (Egypt), 16-17 November 2009

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 13th GC Meeting: Sandton City (South Africa), 02-03 September, 2013