The Council

  1. The Centre shall be administered by a Council composed of:
    • not more than two delegates from each SESAME Member nominated by the Member
    • not more than two delegates from each Observer nominated by the Observer
    • a representative of the Director-General of UNESCO
    • Each SESAME Member and the representative of the Director-General of UNESCO shall have one vote. Observers shall have no vote
    • Council Members and observers may be accompanied at Council meetings by up to two advisers

  2. The Council shall elect its own President.
  3. The Council shall have all the powers required for the running and administration of the Centre. It shall approve the Centre’s programme and budget by a two-thirds majority. It shall examine the annual reports submitted to it by the Director of the Centre, as provided for under Article VI below, and it shall issue him with such directives as it thinks fit. It shall approve the Centre’s financial regulations and staff regulations.
  4. The Council shall meet in ordinary session at least once a year; it shall meet in extraordinary session if summoned by the President, either on his/her own initiative or on that of the Director-General of UNESCO, or at the request of one third of its Members.
  5. The Council shall adopt its own Rules of Procedure.