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Paragraphs in "Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization" coded as SBF

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Art.12.1x The Executive Director may invite, subject to the approval of the Governing Council, non-member States, organizations and institutions that are able to make a significant contribution to the activities of the Organization to be represented at sessions of the Governing Council as observers.
Art.13.1 1. The Organization shall have an Executive Committee composed of the Chairman, elected as provided for in Article IX.5, and of designated representatives of six Member States elected by the Governing Council.
Art.13.2 2. The six Member States referred to in paragraph 1 shall be elected with due regard to the agro-climatic diversity of the Region and the principle of rotation among Member States at each regular session of the Governing Council, for terms of two years. However, at the first regular session of the Governing Council, three of the six Member States shall be elected for terms of three years. At subsequent regular sessions, the Governing Council shall specify the commencement of the two-year term to be served by each of the six Member States elected at the session concerned. Any vacancy in the Committee occurring in the period between elections shall be filled by another Member State co-opted, with its concurrence, by the remaining members. The State co-opted shall be a member of the Executive Committee until the end of the term of the State that it is replacing.
Art.13.3 3. The Executive Committee shall meet at least once a year at such time as it shall determine. Special sessions of the Executive Committee may be convened at the request of the Chairman or of a majority of its members. Sessions of the Executive Committee shall normally be held at the seat of the Organization.
Art.13.4 4. With the exception of the Chairman, who is elected by the Governing Council, as provided for in paragraph 5 of Article IX, the Executive Committee shall, at the annual session provided for in paragraph 3 of this Article, elect its officers from among its members. The officers shall hold office until the next annual session. The Executive Committee shall adopt its own rules of procedure. All decisions shall be taken by a simple majority of the votes cast. A simple majority of the members shall constitute a quorum.
Art.13.5 5. The Governing Council may establish rules whereby the chairman may consult the members of the Executive Committee to correspondence or other rapid means of communication, should matters of exceptional urgency requiring action by the Committee arise between two of the Committee's sessions.
Art.13.6 6. The Executive Committee shall:
Art.13.6.a (a) review the activities of the Organization;
Art.13.6.b (b) make recommendations to the Governing Council on any matters relevant to the Council's functions;
Art.13.6.c (c) give guidance to the Executive Director of the Organization on the implementation of the policy and decisions adopted by the Governing Council;
Art.13.6.d (d) carry out any other functions entrusted to it by this Agreement or delegated to it by the Governing Council pursuant to Article X.2; and
Art.13.6.e (e) establish specialized working groups in order to meet particular situations, when required.
Art.13.7 7. At each session the Executive Committee shall adopt a report which shall be submitted to the Governing Council.
Art.14.1x As provided for in Article X.1(n), the Governing Council may establish, as required, ad hoc or permanent bodies constituted by individuals chosen on the basis of their expertise in plant protection to advise the Executive Committee on specific technical matters. As provided for in Article XIII.6(e), the Executive Committee may establish specialized working groups in order to meet particular situations.
Art.15.0x The Executive Director and Staff
Art.15.1 1. The Organization shall have an Executive Director appointed by the Governing Council on such conditions as it may determine.
Art.15.2 2. The Executive Director shall be the legal representative of the Organization. He shall direct the work of the Organization in accordance with the policy and decisions adopted by the Governing Council and under the guidance of the Executive Committee.
Art.15.3 3. TheExecutive Director shall, through the Executive Committee, submit to the Governing Council at each regular session:
Art.15.3.a (a) a report on the work of the Organization as well as the audited accounts; and
Art.15.3.b (b) a draft programme of work of the Organization and a draft budget for the following financial period.
Art.15.4 4. The Executive Director shall:
Art.15.4.a (a) prepare and organize the sessions of the Governing Council and the Executive Committee and all other meetings of the Organization and shall provide the Secretariat therefore;
Art.15.4.b (b) ensure co-ordination among Members of the Organization;
Art.15.4.c (c) organize conferences, symposia, regional training programmes and other meetings in accordance with the approved programme of work;
Art.15.4.d (d) initiate proposals for joint action programmes with regional and other international bodies;
Art.15.4.e (e) be responsible for the management of the Organization;
Art.15.4.f (f) ensure the publication of research findings, training manuals, information print-outs and other materials as required;
Art.15.4.g (g) take action on other matters consistent with the objectives of the Organization; and
Art.15.4.h (h) perform any other function as may be specified by the Governing Council.
Art.15.5 5. The Executive Director shall be assisted by a Deputy Executive Director, appointed by him with the approval of the Executive Committee.
Art.15.6 6. The Deputy Executive Director and the other staff members of the Organization shall be appointed by the Executive Director of the Organization in accordance with the policy and principles laid down by the Governing Council and in accordance with the Staff Regulations. The Executive Director shall promulgate Staff Rules, as required, to implement the foregoing.
Art.18.1x The Organization may co-operate with other intergovernmental organizations or institutions. To this end, the Executive Director, acting under the authority of the Governing Council may establish working relationships with such organizations or institutions, and make any arrangements that may be necessary to ensure effective co-operation. Any formal arrangements entered into with such organizations and institutions shall be subject to the approval of the Governing Council.
Art.20.1 1. Subject to paragraph 4, the Governing Council may amend this Agreement by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast, provided that such majority is more than one half of the Member States. Amendments shall take effect, with respect to all contracting parties, on the sixtieth day after their adoption by the Governing Council.
Art.20.2 2. Proposals for the amendment of this Agreement may be made either by the Executive Committee or by a Member State in a communication to the Director-General of FAO, who shall promptly notify the proposal to all Member States and to the Executive Director of the Organization.
Art.20.3 3. No proposal for amendment shall be considered by the Governing Council unless it is notified by the Director-General of FAO to the Member States at least sixty days before the opening day of the session at which it is to be considered. The adoption of any amendment shall promptly be notified to the Director-General of FAO.
Art.20.4 4. Annex II to this Agreement may be amended only in the manner provided for therein.