Council

Sesión 295 del Consejo, julio de 2015

Council - Session 295, July 2015

 

It consists of five Member States of the Agency, currently Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru, elected by the General Conference (CG/Res.09/2015) from among the Contracting Parties, due account being taken of equitable geographic distribution.

In addition to the functions conferred upon it by the Treaty and those which may be assigned to it by the General Conference, the Council shall ensure the proper operation of the Control System in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty and with the decisions adopted by the General Conference. The Council shall submit an annual report on its work to the General Conference as well as such special reports as it deems necessary.

The Council holds meetings every two months and extraordinarily when is necessary.

According to Article 10 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco:

  • The Council shall be composed of five Members, elected by the General Conference from among the Contracting Parties, due account being taken of equitable geographic distribution;
  • The Members of the Council shall be elected for a term of four years. However, in the first election three will be elected for two years. Outgoing Members may not be re-elected for the following period unless the limited number of States for which the Treaty is in force so requires;
  • Each Member of the Council shall have one representative;
  • The Council shall be so organized as to be able to function continuously;
  • In addition to the functions conferred upon it by this Treaty and to those which may be assigned to it by the General Conference, the Council shall, through the Secretary-General, ensure the proper operation of the Control System in accordance with the provisions of this Treaty and with the decisions adopted by the General Conference;
  • The Council shall submit an annual report on its work to the General Conference as well as such special reports as it deems necessary or which the General Conference requests of it;
  • The Council shall elect its officers for each session;
  • The decisions of the Council shall be taken by a simple majority of its Members present and voting;

 

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