Meetings of the Governing Bodies
The governing bodies of the IOPC Funds meet two or three times per year in order to fulfil the requirements set out under Article 18 of the 1992 Fund Convention and Article 16 of the Supplementary Fund Protocol. Under those Articles the governing bodies are required, among other things, to give instructions concerning the administration of the Funds to the Director and to supervise the proper execution of the Conventions and of their own decisions. Further details on the individual governing bodies are provided via the right navigation bar.
Ordinarily, meetings of the IOPC Funds’ governing bodies are held at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, which also now houses the IOPC Funds’ offices. However, in the past the IOPC Funds have had the pleasure of holding sessions of the governing bodies in Morocco (2011), Monaco (2008) and Canada (2007) at the kind and generous invitation of the respective Governments. In December 2020 and March 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions and lockdown conditions which limited movement and prevented delegates travelling to London, the regular sessions of the governing bodies took place remotely. Further information about the working arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.
The next meeting of the IOPC Funds’ governing bodies will again take place remotely via KUDO from 22 to23 July 2021 and will include the following sessions:
1992 Fund Assembly — Twenty-fifth extraordinary session (92AES25)
1992 Fund Executive Committee — Seventy-sixth session (92EC76)
Supplementary Fund Assembly — Ninth extraordinary session (SAES9)
The invitation and provisional agenda, including a provisional timetable for the sessions, have been issued to all Member States, and States and organisations with observer status.
Since this meeting will be held remotely, additional information regarding participation has been provided in the invitation, in particular in respect of meeting registration and the submission of credentials, since processes had to be adjusted to facilitate remote sessions. A specific Guide and joining instructions will also be made available to delegations in due course.
Documents issued for IOPC Funds’ meetings are made available via the Document Services section, where delegates can also register for the meeting. Information about the requirement for credentials and notifications for meetings is available here. Registered delegates are requested to ensure that the following email address is added to their address book or allowed by their mailbox spam filters so notifications are not missed: email@example.com.
The main issues discussed and decisions taken by the IOPC Funds’ governing bodies at previous meetings are summarised in news briefs, the most recent of which is available here. The full Record of Decisions for every meeting of the IOPC Funds’ governing bodies are available via the Document Services section. Photographs taken at the October 2019 sessions are available here.