lThe governing bodies of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) held remote sessions from Thursday 22 to Friday 23 July 2021 via the e-conferencing platform KUDO. Sixty-nine States, representing 67 Member States of the 1992 Fund, 22 Member States of the Supplementary Fund and two observer States, as well as 10 observer organisations, attended sessions of the 1992 Fund Administrative Council, the 1992 Fund Executive Committee and the Supplementary Fund Assembly. A series of procedural decisions were taken, amending or temporarily suspending the Rules of Procedure, to allow the sessions to be conducted remotely and facilitate discussion of meeting items.
These extraordinary sessions of the 1992 Fund and Supplementary Fund Assemblies were convened specifically to discuss procedures for the appointment of the next Director in November 2021. In addition, developments in respect of the incident in Israel had also required the Executive Committee to be convened.