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IOC Assemblies and Executive Councils

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The 29th Session of the IOC Assembly 21st - 29th June 2017

The 50th Session of the IOC Executive Council, 20th June 2017


The 49th Session of the IOC Exec Council, 6th - 10th June 2016

World Oceans Day 8th June 2016

The 28th Session of the IOC Assembly, 18th - 25th June 2015  

The 48th Session of the IOC Exec Council 16th June 2015

Ocean Science Day 17th June 2015

The 47th Session of the IOC Exec Council 1st - 4th July 2014

The 27th Session of the IOC Assembly, 26th June - 5th July 2013  

The 46th Session of the IOC Exec Council, 25th June 2013

The 45th Session of the IOC Exec Council, 25th June 2012

The 44th Session of the IOC Exec Council, 21st June 2011

The 26th Session of the IOC Assembly, 22nd June - 6th July 2011, Paris, France

The 43rd Session of the IOC Exec Council, 8th - 16th June 2010, Paris, France. 

The 25th Session of the IOC Assembly, 16th - 25th June 2009, Paris, France. 

The  42th Session of the IOC Exec Council, 15th June 2009, Paris, France. 

Previous Reports (1999-2008)

The IOC Assembly meets once per biennium, while an Executive Council meets every year. 

The purpose of the Assembly is to review the work of the commission, including the work of the member states and the secretariat, and formulate a common work plan for the coming two years.

The Executive Council reviews issues and items from on-going work plans, and makes preparations for the Assemblies.




Elections of Chairperson and Vice-chairpersons and other seats of the IOC Executive Council

Functions of the Executive Council: "Exercise the responsibilities delegated to it by the Assembly, acting on its behalf in the implementation of the decisions. It may set up committees or other subsidiary bodies ... in accordance with conditions specified in the Rules of Procedure." The Executive Council holds two ordinary sessions during the two-year interval between ordinary sessions of the Assembly. One such session is held usually at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France) the year in June the Assembly does not meet. The second session is held immediately prior an ordinary session of the Assembly. The Council meets usually during one day on this occasion and acts as the Steering Committee for the Assembly.

Elections for Chairperson and five Vice-chairpersons of IOC as well as for members of the IOC Executive are held every two years during the IOC Assembly session.

There are 40 seats on the IOC Executive Council (1 Chairperson, 5 Vice-chairpersons and 34 Member States). The Chairperson and Vice-chairpersons are elected in their own capacity and must sign the appropriate nomination form. An elected Chairperson or a Vice-chairperson cannot be replaced during the term he/she is elected for. The Chairperson and Vice-chairpersons can serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms. There is no term limitation for IOC Member States concerning re-election to the Executive Council.

The technical arrangements for the Elections of Officers of the IOC and other members of the Executive Council are provided in the IOC Rules of Procedure, Appendix I: Click here. Only IOC Member States can vote.

Nomination forms are provided in Annex I, II and III of the IOC Rules of Procedure. The Nomination forms can also be downloaded: IOC_Basic_Texts (or click the proper button below). The form should be sent to the IOC Executive Secretary.

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