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Paragraphs in "Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization" coded as SBF

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Art.6.1 1. The Conference shall be composed of representatives of the Member Governments. It shall meet in ordinary session every five years. An extraordinary session of the Conference may be held at the request of a Member Government or of the Bureau, subject to approval by the majority of the Member Governments.
Art.6.2 2. The Conference shall be convened by the Bureau on at least six months' notice. A provisional agenda shall be submitted with the notice.
Art.6.3 3. The Conference shall elect its President and Vice-President.
Art.6.4 4. Each Member Government shall have one vote. However, for the voting on the questions referred to in Article V( b), each Government shall have a number of votes determined by a scale established in relation to the tonnage of their fleets.
Art.6.5 5. Conference decisions shall be taken by a simple majority of the Member Governments represented at the Conference, except where this Convention provides otherwise. When voting for or against is evenly divided, the President of the Conference shall be empowered to a decision. In the case of resolutions to be inserted in the Repertory of Technical Resolutions, the majority shall in any event include the affirmative votes of not less than one third of the Member Governments.
Art.6.6 6. Between sessions of the Conference the Bureau may consult the Member Governments by correspondence on questions concerning the technical functioning of the Organization. The voting procedure shall conform to that provided for in paragraph 5 of this Article, the majority being calculated in this case on the basis of the total membership of the Organization.
Art.6.7 7. The Conference shall constitute its own Committees, including the Finance Committee referred to in Article VII.
Art.7.1 1. The supervision of the financial administration of the Organization shall be exercised by a Finance Committee on which each Member Government may be represented by one delegate.
Art.7.2 2. The Committee shall meet during sessions of the Conference. It may meet in extraordinary session.
Art.8.1x For the fulfillment of the objects defined in Article II it shall be the responsibility of the Bureau, in particular :
Art.8.1x.a (a) To bring about a close and permanent association between national hydrographic offices;
Art.8.1x.b (b) To study any matters relating to hydrography and the allied sciences and techniques, and to collect the necessary papers;
Art.8.1x.c (c) To further the exchange of nautical charts and documents between hydrographic offices of Member Governments;
Art.8.1x.d (d) To circulate the appropriate documents;
Art.8.1x.e (e) To tender guidance and advice upon request, in particular to countries engaged in setting-up or expanding their hydrographic service;
Art.8.1x.f (f) To encourage co-ordination of hydrographic surveys with relevant oceanographic activities;
Art.8.1x.g (g) To extend and facilitate the application of oceanographic knowledge for the benefit of navigators;
Art.8.1x.h (h) To cooperate with international organizations and scientific institutions which have related objectives
Art.10.1 1. The Directing Committee shall administer the Bureau in accordance with the provisions of this Convention and the Regulations and with directives given by the Conference.
Art.10.2 2. The Directing Committee shall be composed of three members of different nationality, elected by the Conference, which shall further elect one of them to fill the office of President of the Committee. The term of office of the Directing Committee shall be five years. If a post of director falls vacant during the period between two Conferences, a by-election may be held by correspondence as provided for in the General Regulations. (See Annex at the end of this chapter)
Art.10.3 3. The President of the Directing Committee shall represent the Organization.
Art.14.1x The expenses necessary for the functioning of the Organization shall be met :
Art.14.1x.a (a) From the ordinary annual contributions of Member Governments in accordance with a scale based on the tonnage of their fleets;
Art.14.1x.b (b) From donations, bequests, subventions and other sources, with the approval of the Finance Committee.
Art.16.1x The budget of the Organization shall be drafted by the Directing Committee, studied by the Finance Committee and approved by the Conference.