The Council

The Council is the executive organ of the GGGI and consists of no more than seventeen members, of which five are from contributing members and elected by the Assembly, five are from participating members and elected by the Assembly, five are experts or non-state actors appointed by the Council, the host country which holds a permanent seat on the Council, and the Director-General without voting right. Members of the Council serve for two year terms.

The Council is responsible for directing the activities of the GGGI, under guidance of the Assembly. This includes nominating a Director-General for appointment by the Assembly, approving the GGGI’s strategy, annual work program and budget and reviewing the results, monitoring and evaluation framework, approving audited financial statements, approving the admission of new members to the Advisory Committee, approving the criteria for country program selection, approving the membership of the sub-committees of the Council and any other functions delegated by the Assembly.

The Council Bureau consists of one Chair and two Vice-Chairs with terms of two years.

Previous Sessions of the Council

The inaugural session of the Council was held on 23-24 October 2012 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Sessional documents can be found here.

The second session of the Council was held on 17 January 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sessional documents can be found here.

The third session of the Council was held on 8-9 June 2013 in Songdo, Republic of Korea. Sessional documents can be found here.

The fourth session of the Council was held on 5-6 December 2013 in Songdo, Republic of Korea. Sessional documents can be found here.

The fifth session of the Council was held on 19-20 June 2014 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Sessional documents can be found here.

The sixth session of the Council was held on 18 November 2014 in Songdo, Republic of Korea. Sessional documents can be found here.

The seventh session of the Council was held on 23-24 July 2015 in Bali, Republic of Indonesia. Sessional documents can be found here.

The eighth session of the Council was held on 18-19 November 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea as a joint session with the fourth session of the Assembly. Sessional documents can be found here1, 2, 3 .

The ninth session of the Council was held on 9 September 2016 in Jeju, Republic of Korea as a joint session with the fifth session of the Assembly. Sessional documents can be found here.

The tenth session of the Council was held on October 19, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as a joint session with the sixth session of the Assembly. Sessional documents can be found here.

Council decisions taken by Written Procedure can be found here.