Paris, 3 July 2019 – The Member States of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO have elected the new Officers (the Chairperson and five Vice-Chairpersons), and the Members of the Executive Council.
The Officers of the Commission are the Chairperson and five Vice-chairpersons. They are elected every two years on their own capacity by the IOC Assembly. Vice-chairpersons are nationals of Member States of each of the five electoral groups. The Chairperson and the five Vice-chairperson are eligible for re-election in their capacity as Chairperson or Vice-chairperson, but only once for successive terms. Each term lasts two years, corresponding to the interval between ordinary sessions of the Assembly. IOC Officers can serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms.
The Executive Council consists of up to 40 Member States, including the six Member States represented by the Chairperson and the five Vice-Chairpersons. The Executive Council meets every year to review issues and items from on-going work plans, and make preparations for the IOC Assembly.
Representation in the IOC Executive Council Electoral Group I can consist of up to 10 seats; Group II of up to 3 seats; Group III of up to 9 seats; Group IV of up to 9 seats; and Group V of up to 9 seats.
The results of the elections are as follows.
Mr Ariel Hernán Troisi (Argentina)
Ms Monika Breuch-Moritz (Germany) Group I
Mr Alexander Frolov (Russian Federation) Group II
Mr Frederico Antonio Saraiva Nogueira (Brazil) Group III
Mr Satheesh Chandra Shenoi (India) Group IV
Mr Karim Hilmi (Morocco) Group V
IOC Executive Council
Group I: Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Group II: Bulgaria, Russian Federation
Group III: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Grenada, Mexico, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uruguay
Group IV: Australia, China, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand
Group V: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Kuwait, Madagascar, Morocco, Oman, Senegal, South Africa