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Paragraphs in "Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa" coded as FINAD

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Art.8 Article 8 Functions of the Governing Council
Art.8.1x The Functions of the Governing Council shall be:
Art.8.1x.a (a) to determine the policy of INFOPÊCHE and approve its programme of work and its budget;
Art.8.1x.b (b) to determine the contributions of Member States as provided in Article 11;
Art.8.1x.c (c) to establish special funds for the development of new programmes and projects;
Art.8.1x.d (d) to lay down general standards and guidelines for the management of INFOPÊCHE including the fees to be charged for its services;
Art.8.1x.e (e) to review the work and activities of INFOPÊCHE and the audited accounts, and give guidance to the Director of INFOPÊCHE on the implementation of its decisions;
Art.8.1x.f (f) to adopt the Financial Regulations;
Art.8.1x.g (g) to elect its Chairman and other officers, appoint the Director of INFOPÊCHE and, if necessary, a Deputy Director and to terminate their appointment;
Art.8.1x.h (h) to adopt rules Governing the settlement of disputes, referred to in Article 17;
Art.8.1x.i (i) to approve formal arrangements with other organizations or institutions and with governments;
Art.8.1x.j (j) to adopt the Staff Regulations which fix the general conditions of service of the staff;
Art.8.1x.k (k) to establish if it deems appropriate, sub-regional offices;
Art.8.1x.l (l) to establish technical committees whenever necessary to advise it on specific issues; and
Art.8.1x.m (m) to perform all other functions that have been entrusted to it by this Agreement or that are ancillary to the accomplishment of the approved activities of INFOPÊCHE.
Art.10 Article 10 The Director and Staff
Art.10.1 1. INFOPÊCHE shall have a Director appointed by the Governing Council on such conditions as it may determine. The tenure of the Director is three years. His term may be renewed by decision of the Governing Council.
Art.10.2 2. The Director shall be the legal representative of INFOPÊCHE. He shall direct the work of INFOPÊCHE under the guidance of the Governing Council, in accordance with its policy and decisions.
Art.10.3 3. The Director shall submit to the Governing Council at each regular session:
Art.10.3.a (a) a report on the work of INFOPÊCHE, as well as the audited accounts; and
Art.10.3.b (b) a draft programme of work of INFOPÊCHE and a draft budget.
Art.10.4 4. The Director shall prepare and organize the sessions of the Governing Council and all other meetings of INFOPÊCHE. He shall provide the secretariat for such meetings and attend them.
Art.10.5 5. The Governing Council may decide to appoint a Deputy Director. The Deputy Director would have the powers and duties entrusted to the Director under this Agreement, if and for so long as the Director were unable to perform his duties.
Art.10.6 6. Should it deem it necessary, the Governing Council may accept that the Director and the Deputy Director of INFOPÊCHE be persons seconded by States or international organizations.
Art.10.7 7. Staff members shall be appointed by the Director in accordance with the policy, general standards and guidelines laid down by the Governing Council and in accordance with the Staff Regulations.
Art.11 Article 11 Finances
Art.11.1 1. The financial resources of INFOPÊCHE shall be:
Art.11.1.a (a) the contributions of the Member States to the budget of INFOPÊCHE;
Art.11.1.b (b) the revenue obtained from the provision of services against payment, for example subscriptions to INFOPÊCHE publications, sales of information, paid advertisements in INFOPÊCHE publications and consultant fees for its technical services;
Art.11.1.c (c) subventions from States and international organizations;
Art.11.1.d (d) donations and legacies provided that acceptance of such donations and legacies is compatible with the objectives of INFOPÊCHE; and
Art.11.1.e (e) such other resources as are approved by the Governing Council and compatible with the objectives of INFOPÊCHE.
Art.11.2 2. Member States undertake to pay annual contributions in freely convertible currencies to the regular budget of INFOPÊCHE. There shall be for each Member State a minimum contribution determined by the Governing Council. The Governing Council shall establish a scale of contributions, approved by unanimous vote, and taking account of GNP per capita of each Member State. The Host State is exempted from payment of any contribution for as long as it provides the services and covers the costs described in Section 1, Part B of Annex II. At each regular session, the Governing Council shall, by a majority of three-quarters of the Member States participating in the session, determine the regular budget for the following year.
Art.11.3 3. INFOPÊCHE shall be operated having regard to generally accepted commercial principles. To this end, INFOPÊCHE shall charge for its services at rates set by the Governing Council with a view to the revenue thus derived covering the operating costs and administrative expenses of INFOPÊCHE, and replacement of operating assets.
Art.11.4 4. If the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the contribution due from it for the two preceding calendar years, a Member State, on the decision of the Governing Council, may lose its voting right in the Governing Council.
Art.16 Article 16 Withdrawal and Dissolution
Art.16.1 1. At any time after the expiration of three years from the date when it became a party to this Agreement, any Member State may give notice of its withdrawal from INFOPÊCHE to the Depositary. Such withdrawal shall take effect twelve months after the notice thereof was received by the Depositary or at any later date specified in the notice, provided, however, that any obligation incurred by the Member State vis-à-vis INFOPÊCHE shall remain valid and enforceable.
Art.16.2 2. INFOPÊCHE shall cease to exist at any time decided by the Governing Council by a three-quarters majority of all its Members. Any assets remaining after the land, buildings and fixtures have been disposed of, after the balance of any donated funds that have not been used has been returned to the respective donors, and after all obligations have been met, shall be distributed among the States which were Members of INFOPÊCHE at the time of the dissolution, in proportion to the contributions that they made, in accordance with Article 11, paragraph 2, for the year preceding the year of the dissolution.