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Paragraphs in "Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission" coded as SBS

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Art.6.1 1. Each Member of the Commission shall be represented at sessions of the Commission by a single delegate who may be accompanied by an alternate and by experts and advisers. Alternates, experts and advisers may take part in the proceedings of the Commission but may not vote, except in the case of an alternate who is duly authorized to substitute for the delegate.
Art.6.2 2. Each Member of the Commission shall have one vote. Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement, decisions and recommendations of the Commission shall be taken by a majority of the votes cast. A majority of the Members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum.
Art.6.3 3. The Commission may adopt and amend, as required, its own Rules of Procedure by a two-thirds majority of its Members, which Rules shall not be inconsistent with this Agreement or with the Constitution of FAO.
Art.6.4 4. The Chairperson of the Commission shall convene an annual regular session of the Commission.
Art.6.5 5. Special sessions of the Commission may be convened by the Chairperson of the Commission at the request of at least one-third of its Members.
Art.6.6 6. The Commission shall elect its Chairperson and no more than (two) Vice-Chairpersons, each of whom shall serve for a term of two years and shall be eligible for re-election but shall not serve for more than four years in succession. In electing the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairpersons the Commission shall pay due regard to the need for an equitable representation from among the Indian Ocean States.
Art.6.7 7. The Commission may adopt and amend, as required, the Financial Regulations of the Commission by a two-thirds majority of its Members, which Financial Regulations shall be consistent with the principles embodied in the Financial Regulations of FAO. The Financial Regulations and amendments thereto shall be reported to the Finance Committee of FAO which shall have the power to disallow them if it finds that they are inconsistent with the principles embodied in the Financial Regulations of FAO.
Art.6.8 8. In order to ensure close cooperation between the Commission and FAO, FAO shall have the right to participate without vote in all meetings of the Commission and subsidiary bodies established in accordance with paragraph 5 of Article XII.
Art.12.1 1. The Commission shall establish a permanent Scientific Committee.
Art.12.2 2. The Commission may establish sub-commissions to deal with one or more of the stocks covered by this Agreement.
Art.12.3 3. Such sub-commissions shall be open to Members of the Commission which are coastal States lying on the migratory path of the stocks concerned in the sub-commission or are States whose vessels participate in the fisheries of these stocks.
Art.12.4 4. A sub-commission shall provide a forum for consultation and cooperation on matters related to the management of the stocks concerned and in particular:
Art.12.4.a (a) to keep under review the stocks concerned and to gather scientific and other relevant information relating to the stocks concerned;
Art.12.4.b (b) to assess and analyse the conditions and trends of the stocks concerned;
Art.12.4.c (c) to coordinate research and studies of the stocks concerned;
Art.12.4.d (d) to report to the Commission on its findings;
Art.12.4.e (e) to propose such recommendations for action by the Members of the Commission as may be appropriate, including action to obtain necessary information relating to the stocks and proposals for conservation and management measures;
Art.12.4.f (f) to consider any matter referred to it by the Commission.
Art.12.5 5. The Commission may, subject to the provisions of this Article, establish such committees, working parties or other subsidiary bodies as may be necessary for the purposes of this Agreement.
Art.12.6 6. The establishment by the Commission of any sub-commission which requires funding by the Commission, and of any committee, working party or other subsidiary body shall be subject to the availability of the necessary funds in the approved autonomous budget of the Commission or of FAO as the case may be. When the related expenses are to be borne by FAO, the determination of such availability shall be made by the Director-General. Before taking any decision involving expenditure in connection with the establishment of subsidiary bodies, the Commission shall have before it a report from the Secretary or the Director-General, as appropriate, on the administrative and financial implications.
Art.12.7 7. Subsidiary bodies shall provide to the Commission such information regarding their activities as the Commission may require.