Nominations Committee - Room IV

The Nominations Committee (Rules 34 and 35 of the Rules of Procedure) consists of the heads of all delegations entitled to vote

. It will hold its first meeting at 12 noon on Tuesday, 5 November in order to establish, after examining the recommendations of the Executive Board, the list of nominations for the offices of President and Vice-Presidents of the General Conference, and to consider nominations to the chairs of the commissions. The Committee will meet in due course in order to draw up the lists of nominations for all the other offices to be filled by election by the General Conference.

Functions of the Nominations Committee

a) Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the General Conference and of the Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteurs of the commissions and committees

After taking cognizance of the report from the Executive Board, and without any obligation to accept its recommendations, determines and submits to the General Conference the list of nominations for the posts of President and of the Vice-Presidents of the General Conference. Furthermore, it proposes the names of persons to serve as Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteurs of these bodies.

b) Election of Members of the Executive Board

The Nominations Committee considers candidatures for vacant seats on the Executive Board, having regard to the diversity of cultures and a balanced geographical distribution (Article V.A.3 of the Constitution). It submits to the General Conference a list of Member States that are candidates.

c) Elections of the members of Commissions, Committees and other subsidiary organs of the General Conference

The Nominations Committee determines and submits to the General Conference proposals for the composition of committees, commissions and other subsidiary organs of the General Conference. The Committee organizes itself the elections to fill the vacant seats of these organs on the basis of the candidatures received from Member States.

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