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 Bureau consists of one Chair and two Vice-Chairs (Republic of Korea and Senegal) with terms of two years (2019-2020).

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.

Rules of Procedure of the Council LINK

Decisions of the Assembly and Council LINK

Council Members in 2020

Current Members of the Council are Australia (2019-2020), Fiji (2019-2020), Indonesia (2019-2020), Jordan (2019-2020), Paraguay (2019-2020), Qatar (2019-2020), Rwanda (2019-2020), Senegal (2019-2020), UAE (2020-2021), UK (2020-2021), Republic of Korea (host country), Ban Ki-moon (Non-State Actor/Expert), Ariyaratne Hewage (Non-State Actor/Expert), Pepukaye Bardouille (Non-State Actor/Expert), Maria Kiwanuka (Non-State Actor/Expert), and Frank Rijsberman (Director-General of GGGI).

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 Third session of the Council was held on 8-9 June 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 Seventh session of the Council was held on 23-24 July 2015 in Bali, Republic of Indonesia. Sessional documents can be found here.

The Fifth Assembly and Ninth Council Joint Session was held on 9 September 2016 in Jeju, Republic of Korea. Sessional docs can be found here.

The Seventh Assembly and Eleventh Council Joint Session was held on October 2019 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Sessional docs can be found here.

The Ninth Assembly and Thirteenth Council Joint Session was held on as e-consultations on October 12-23 and hybrid meeting on October 28, 2020 virtually and in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Sessional docs 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 Fourth session of the Council was held on 5-6 December 2013 in Songdo, 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 Fourth Assembly and Eighth Council Joint Session was held on 18-19 November 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Sessional docs can be found here.

The Sixth Assembly and Tenth Council Joint Session was held on October 19, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Sessional documents can be found here.

The Eighth Assembly and Twelfth Council Joint Session was held on October 24, 2019 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Sessional documents can be found here.