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The election of Members of the Executive Board took place on Wednesday 11 November 2015. The names of the new Member States elected to the Executive Board were announced at the Twelfth Plenary Meeting of the General Conference by H.E. Mr Michael Worbs, Chairperson of the Nominations Committee.

Voting Rights

In order to exercise its right to vote, each State must have submitted valid credentials, in accordance with the procedures set forth in Rule 23 of the Rules of Procedure.

  • It must also be up to date with its assessed contributions. According to Article IV.C, paragraph 8(b), of the Constitution, “A Member State shall have no vote in the General Conference if the total amount of contributions due from it exceeds the total amount of contributions payable by it for the current year and the immediately preceding calendar year”. But paragraph 8(c) provides that the General Conference may decide to make an exception to this rule “if it is satisfied that failure to pay is due to conditions beyond the control of the Member State”. The procedure applicable to communications from Member States invoking this provision is determined by Rule 82 of the Rules of Procedure.
  • Under that rule, communications from Member States have to be submitted in the first three days of the session at the latest: beyond that deadline, the States concerned may no longer be authorized to take part in voting during the session. The examination of those communications, to be entrusted to the APX Commission, will be subject to the criteria set forth in paragraph 7 of Rule 82.
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