Resolution 147 (Antalya, 2006)
the 2008 Council Session considered Documents
C08/49 on the management and
functioning of the Union.
Since 1992, the management and functioning of the Union has been the
subject of studies which have led to a number of significant structural
and institutional reforms but little in the way of amendments to the
Constitution or Convention.
instructed the Council to conduct a new study focusing on
reporting structure in the Union;
role, accountability, number
and tenure/term of office of elected
functioning of the Coordination Committee;
responsibility, accountability and transparency of the advisory groups
C08/49 contain useful lines of
reflection other than those mentioned in
Resolution 147, questions of a
financial nature and questions relating to the Union's basic
instruments. Council agreed that these issues would be
brought to the attention of Member States to collect their comments,
opinion and suggestions.
At its 2009 session,
Council considered Document
which is a report on
the results of the consultation undertaken with Member States in
Circular letter 143.
The report also requested Council 2009
to provide guidance on a way forward. Council 09 also reviewed
various contributions of Member States, namely Documents
on the management and functioning of the Union.
Council then instructed the Secretary-General to continue consultations
with all Member States to collect their comments, opinions and
suggestions as a follow-up to Circular Letter 143.
Member States are
invited to provide their
firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 January 2010 at the latest.
Secretary-General will then prepare, on the basis of these comments, a
report to be submitted to Council 2010.
Analysis of key questions and challenges
Terminology for the
titles of the Directors of the Bureaux;
A review of the
relationship between the timing of the Credentials Report and elections
at plenipotentiary conferences;
A review of the
contributory unit system for Member States;
A review of existing and
new revenue sources and associated costs, including financial
contributions from Sector Members and Associates;
Methods to stabilize the
basic instruments of the Union, and, in particular, the Constitution, on
the understanding that this should focus on existing text and should not
include new issues; and
plenipotentiary conference every five years.
Documents and correspondence
Circular-letter No. 143 - Management and functioning of the Union -
Call for comments - Arabic -
- Reporting structure in the Union.
- Role, accountability, number of tenure/term of elected
officials; Terminology used to designate the Directors of the
- Elections; Appointed staff standing for election to an elected
- Functioning of the Coordination Committee.
- Responsibility, accountability and transparency of the advisory
- Questions relating to the Basic Instruments of the Union
(Amendments to CS & CV; Compilation of Final Acts).
- Questions relating to Resolution 158 (Contributory Unit; Sector
Members and Associates; Services provided by the Union).
Reference texts and documents
Reporting structure in the
Role, accountability, number
and tenure/term of elected officials; Terminology
used to designate the Directors of the Bureaux:
Resolution 148 (Antalya, 2006);
Member States’ Contributions to PP-06: Doc.
Elections; Appointed staff standing for
election to an elected official position:
Functioning of the
Responsibility, accountability and transparency of Advisory Groups:
Questions relating to the Basic
Instruments of the Union:
Questions relating to Resolution 158
Study on the Management and Functioning of the Union
(Resolution 147, Antalya 2006)
C08/48: Study on the Management
and Functioning of the Union (Resolution 147, Antalya 2006)
C08/49: Functioning of the
Union: Possible line of reflection