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Paragraphs in "Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States" coded as SECS

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Art.7 ARTICLE VII: Permanent Organs of the Association
Art.7.1x There are hereby established the following Permanent Organs of the Association:
Art.7.1x.a (a) the Ministerial Council; and
Art.7.1x.b (b) the Secretariat.
Art.9 ARTICLE IX: Functions of the Ministerial Council
Art.9.1x Consistent with the functions and activities of the Association set out in Article III (2) of the Convention, the Ministerial Council shall:
Art.9.1x.a (a) define courses of action, policies and programmes of the Association;
Art.9.1x.b (b) consider and approve the biennial Work Programme and Budget of the Association;
Art.9.1x.c (c) consider and determine applications for membership, associate membership of, or observer status with, the Association;
Art.9.1x.d (d) determine the Social Partners which it recognises and accepts and define their roles;
Art.9.1x.e (e) appoint the Secretary-General and such other senior officials of the Secretariat as it may deem appropriate;
Art.9.1x.f (f) establish Rules of Procedure and guidelines governing the functioning of the Association;
Art.9.1x.g (g) approve the regulations governing the operations of the Secretariat;
Art.9.1x.h (h) authorize the negotiation and conclusion, by the Secretary-General, of agreements with third parties, institutions or groups of states or other entities as may be required for the advancement of the work of the Association;
Art.9.1x.i (i) recommend and/or adopt amendments to the Convention proposed by Member States in accordance with Article XXVIII;
Art.9.1x.j (j) decide on the interpretation of this Convention;
Art.9.1x.k (k) perform such other functions as may be determined by the Meeting of Heads of State or Government.
Art.14 ARTICLE XIV: The Secretariat
Art.14.1 1. The Secretariat shall comprise a Secretary-General and such other staff as the Ministerial Council may determine. In addition to any powers conferred on the Secretary-General by or under this Convention, the Secretary-General shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Association.
Art.14.2 2. The Secretary-General shall be elected on the basis of rotation for a period of four years on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Ministerial Council.
Art.14.3 3. The Secretary-General shall act in that capacity in all Meetings of the Ministerial Council and Special Committees of the Association and shall make an annual report to the Ministerial Council on the work of the Association.
Art.14.4 4. In the performance of their duties, the Secretary- General and the staff of the Secretariat shall neither seek nor receive instructions from any Government of a Member State or from any other authority external to the Association. They shall refrain from any action which may reflect adversely on their position as officials of the Association and shall be responsible only to the Association.
Art.14.5 5. The Staff of the Secretariat shall be appointed by the Secretary-General in accordance with regulations established by the Ministerial Council. The paramount consideration in the appointment of the staff shall be the need to secure the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. In the recruitment of Staff, due regard shall be paid to the principles of equitable geographical distribution and linguistic representation.
Art.14.6 6. Member States undertake to respect the exclusively international character of the responsibilities of the Secretary- General and the staff and shall not seek to influence them in the discharge of their responsibilities.
Art.14.7 7. The Ministerial Council shall approve the Regulations governing the operations of the Secretariat.