Philippines Presents Draft Recommendations on Governance, Working Methods and Procedures of the IOC

Paris IOC

Mr. Jesus Enrique Garcia II (right), Philippine Deputy Permanent Delegate, (L-R) Mr. Sergey Travin, Rapporteur from the Russian Federation, Professor Peter Haugan, Chairperson of the IOC Executive Council, and Mr. Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the IOC.


12 July 2017 - The Philippines, as co-chair of Sub-Group 2 of the Working Group on Governance, presented draft recommendations on governance, working methods and procedures of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) during the 50th Session of the IOC Executive Council held at UNESCO headquarters.

The IOC Executive Council and the Secretariat conveyed appreciation to the Working Group on Governance and will discuss the draft recommendations to further improve working methods and procedures of the Governing Bodies of the IOC.

The IOC Executive Council is composed of 40 Member States, including the Philippines. It holds two ordinary sessions during the two-year interval between ordinary sessions of the Assembly to implement decisions on behalf of IOC Member States.

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