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Paragraphs in "Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development" coded as SBS

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Art.9 Article 9 - ORGANS
Art.9.1x OLDEPESCA consists of the following organs:
Art.9.1x.a a. Conference of Ministers
Art.9.1x.b b. Governing Board.
Art.9.1x.c c. Executive Management Board.
Sect.3.1 First Section. Conference of Ministers
Art.11 Article 11 - POWERS
Art.11.1x The Conference of Ministers, as the Organization’s supreme Authority, has the following powers:
Art.11.1x.a a. To formulate the general policy of the Organization and to adopt the measures required o achieve its objectives, in accordance with the present Agreement.
Art.11.1x.b b. To consider and evaluate the operation of the Organization.
Art.11.1x.c c. Approve any amendments to the Agreement in accordance with Article 35.
Art.11.1x.d d. To review, modify or supplement the fields of cooperation within the region as established in Article 5 of this Agreement.
Art.11.1x.e e. To appoint and dismiss the Executive Director and the Assistant Executive Director.
Art.11.1x.f f. To approve, amend or reject, as may be the case, the reports and proposals of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.
Art.11.1x.g g. To select a country other than the host country to hold a regular or special meeting whenever it is deemed convenient.
Art.11.1x.h h. To give instructions to the Executive Management Board.
Art.11.1x.i i. To establish a system of initial contributions and annual dues and any amendment thereof in accordance with the needs of OLDEPESCA.
Art.11.1x.j j. To approve the Program of Activities and the budget of OLDEPESCA.
Art.11.1x.k k. To study and approve the Annual Report submitted by the Executive Director.
Art.11.1x.l l. To approve the creation of Technical Committees or other systems of cooperation.
Art.11.1x.m m. To approve in the First Regular Meeting the Regulations of the Organization to be made by the Executive Director and to amend them when it is deemed convenient.
Art.11.1x.n n. To consider and decide on any other matter pertaining to the Organization.
Art.15 Article 15 - COMPOSITION
Art.15.1x The Governing Board is the technical agency of OLDEPESCA. It consists of an Official Representative and a substitute appointed by each Member Country.
Art.16 Article 16 - POWERS
Art.16.1x The Governing Board shall formulate, analyze, revise, propose and recommend to the Conference all those provisions necessary for the application of this Agreement and achievement of its objectives. To this end, the Governing Board has the following powers:
Art.16.1x.a a. To make recommendations to the Conference of Ministers for the fastest development of the sector, bearing in mind the food requirements of the people, the needs of the workers and entrepreneurs, and the need to attain an adequate level in the utilization of resources. In this sense, it shall make recommendations on the following matters:
Art.16.1x.a.1 1. The general policy of the Organization.
Art.16.1x.a.2 2. Revision, amendment or supplementing of the regional cooperation areas established in Article 5 of this Agreement.
Art.16.1x.a.3 3. The reports and proposals of the Executive Director.
Art.16.1x.a.4 4. The Program of Activities, Budget of the Organization and External Audit.
Art.16.1x.a.5 5. The creation of Technical Committees or other systems of cooperation.
Art.16.1x.a.6 6. The evaluation of the operation of the Organization.
Art.16.1x.a.7 7. Other matters pertaining to the Organization.
Art.16.1x.b b. To consider and to propose to the Conference of Ministers the amendments to the Agreement, and Regulations made hereunder directed to strengthen the Organization and to improve its operation.
Art.16.1x.c c. To select the external auditor considering the proposals of the Executive Director.
Art.17 Article 17 - MEETINGS
Art.17.1x The Governing Board shall hold an Ordinary Meeting once a year prior to the Annual Meeting of the Conference of Ministers. It may hold extraordinary meetings at the request of at least one half plus one of the Member Countries or of the Conference of Ministers.
Art.17.2x The Meeting of the Governing Board shall be convened by the Executive Director and shall be held at OLDEPESCA headquarters except when otherwise agreed upon by the Conference of Ministers.
Art.17.3x The Governing Board shall elect a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman from among its Members. The Executive Director shall act as Secretary.
Art.17.4x At the first ordinary meeting of the Board the first Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be elected in the same manner as that set out in Article 12.
Art.17.5x The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board shall act in those capacities until the following Regular Meeting and shall preside over the special meetings to be held during this period.
Art.17.6x Afterwards, the office of Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be held successively by the representative of each country in alphabetical order according to the Spanish language.
Art.17.7x During the exercise of his functions, the Chairman or whoever is acting as such, shall be replaced as a representative of his Government by the respective alternate representative.
Art.18. Article 18 - QUORUM
Art.18.1x The Governing Board may hold meetings only with the attendance of at least plus one of its members.
Art.19 Article 19 - RESOLUTIONS
Art.19.1x The Board shall express its will through Resolutions. Each country shall have one vote. The Resolutions shall be adopted by a majority of no less than one half plus one of the Members present.
Sect.3.3 Third Section. Executive Management Board
Art.20 Article 20 - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Art.20.1x An Executive Director shall be in charge of the Executive Management Board. The officer shall be a highly qualified individual in every respect with such experience as to ensure the proper performance of his duties. As Executive Director he shall neither seek nor receive instructions from any member country except through the Conference of Ministers, or from any countries or authorities external to OLDEPESCA. He shall refrain from any action incompatible with his position as an international officer and shall not hold any other position, whether remunerated or not. The Executive Director is responsible only to the Conference of Ministers.
Art.20.2x The Executive Director shall be a national of a Member Country of OLDEPESCA and shall after his appointment, reside in the host country of the Organization. He shall be appointed by the Conference of Ministers for a term of three years, and may be reappointed for one additional term, only. In the event of his resignation or removal from office, the Conference shall immediately proceed to appoint a new Executive Director who shall exercise his functions for the same term.
Art.21 Article 21 - FUNCTIONS
Art.21.1x The Executive Director is the highest executive officer of OLDEPESCA. His functions are as follows:
Art.21.1x.a a. To carry out policies of OLDEPESCA within the objectives of the Organization and the resolutions of the Conference of Ministers.
Art.21.1x.b b. To prepare the Program of Activities of OLDEPESCA and its Budget to be submitted to the Governing Board and to the Conference of Ministers.
Art.21.1x.c c. To adopt the technical and administrative measures necessary to hold the Conference of Ministers and the Governing Board.
Art.21.1x.d d. To prepare, in close coordination with the countries, the technical proposals to be considered by the Governing Board and the Conference of Ministers.
Art.21.1x.e e. To act as Secretary at the Meeting of the Conference of Ministers and the Governing Board.
Art.21.1x.f f. To engage and dismiss from office the personnel he may deem necessary for the efficient performance of the functions of OLDEPESCA and the advisers required to carry out the Program of Activities.
Art.21.1x.g g. To propose to the Governing Board the creation of Technical Committees and systems of cooperation he may deem necessary for the formulation and execution of specific projects.
Art.21.1x.h h. To receive contributions from Member Countries and to manage the assets of OLDEPESCA.
Art.21.1x.i i. To draft and submit for consideration to the Board the financial reports of OLDEPESCA.
Art.21.1x.j j. To propose and to hire external auditing services for each financial report according to Article 16 (c) of the present Agreement.
Art.21.1x.k k. To represent OLDEPESCA before the different governments, conferences and other forums related to the Organization. Similarly, to be its legal representative.
Art.21.1x.l l. To attend without the right to vote the Meetings of the Conference of Ministers and the Governing Board.
Art.21.1x.m m. To exercise the powers vested upon him expressly by the Conference of Ministers or Governing Board.
Art.21.1x.n n. To propose to the Conference of Ministers or to the Governing Board the measures to be adopted which may contribute to a better organization and operation of the Executive Management Board.
Art.21.1x.n? ñ. To make such financial arrangements as are in keeping with the mandates of the Conference of Ministers and Organization policies for the adequate development of the Organization and its Program of Activities.
Art.21.1x.o o. To sign international technical cooperation agreements approved by the Governing Board and by the Conference of Ministers to achieve the objectives of OLDEPESCA.
Art.21.1x.p p. To appoint or remove the Assistant Executive Director informing the Governing Board and the Conference of Ministers so the latter may pronounce on it.
Art.22.1x The Assistant Executive Director shall perform the duties that the Executive Director assigns to him and shall represent him during his absence. To be appointed to this position, the same requirements which are established in Article 20 in respect of the appointment of Executive Director shall be met.
Art.23.1x The Executive Director shall appoint personnel for the Executive Management Board. To this end, he shall consider above all the efficiency, competence and honesty of the candidates. If possible and in so far as this is not incompatible with the previous criterion, consideration shall be given to the desirability of obtaining as wide a Latin American geographical representation as possible. During the exercise of their functions, personnel shall not receive or seek instructions from any Government or from any other authority external to OLDEPESCA.
Sect.3.4 Fourth Section. Technical Committees
Art.24.1x The Conference of Ministers may on its own initiative or at the proposal of the Governing Board set up such technical committees and systems of operation as may be thought necessary for the formulation and execution of specific projects. The Technical Committees shall be composed of representatives of the Countries participating in the respective projects. The periods of operation of such shall not continue longer than the life of the project being carried out. The Committees shall report their activities to the Executive Director and he, in turn to the Governing Board. The Executive Management Board shall actin in the execution of the different projects.
Art.38 Article 38 - DISPUTES
Art.38.1x Disputes relating to the application and interpretation of this Agreement which are not settled by the Members concerned shall at the request of any party to the conflict be referred to the Conciliation Commission appointed for this purpose and comprising delegates of the member countries chosen by the parties to the dispute.
Art.38.2x In the event that the dispute is not settled via the proceedings of the Conciliation Commission, the provisions of international law for the peaceful settlement of disputes shall be applied until a solution acceptable to the parties is found.