For Delegates: Election of the APCTT Governing Council

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The three-year term of the members of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) will end at the seventy-sixth session of the Commission.

  • The Commission will therefore elect new members to serve on the Governing Council of the regional institution during the session.

  • The Statute of APCTT (Commission resolution 72/3) stipulates that "the Centre shall have a Governing Council consisting of a representative designated by the Government of India and no fewer than eight representatives nominated by other members and associate members of ESCAP elected by the Commission. The members and associate members elected by the Commission shall be elected for a period of three years but shall be eligible for re-election".

  • In addition to the host country (India), the current members of the Governing Council for the period 2014-2017 are: Bangladesh; China; Fiji; Indonesia; Islamic Republic of Iran; Kazakhstan; Malaysia; Pakistan; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Sri Lanka; and Thailand.

  • Governing Council members are expected to participate in the Council meeting, to be held at least once a year, to provide guidance to the Centre as stated in the Statute. The cost of participation of the Governing Council members in all meetings of the Governing Council will be borne by the Governments concerned.

  • To ensure continuity in the work of the Governing Council, elected members are expected to designate one representative who would, as far as possible, serve on the Governing Council throughout the period of such membership.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. Who can seek election/re-election to the Governing Council?
    • All ESCAP members and associate members can seek election or re-election to the Governing Council.

  2. Can associate members of ESCAP vote in the elections at the Commission session?
    • As stipulated in paragraph 6 of the terms of reference of ESCAP, "representatives of associate members shall be entitled to participate without vote in all meetings of the Commission, whether sitting as Commission or as Committee of the Whole". This means associate members can seek election or re-election but may not vote in the elections.

  3. How to submit a nomination for election/re-election to the Governing Council?
    • All members and associate members seeking election or re-election to the Governing Council are requested to complete the nomination form and submit it to the Secretary of the Commission at the contact information as provided on the form.
    • If they desire, members and associate members seeking election or re-election may attach a short no more than two-page document indicating their aims or policies as members of the Governing Council, should they be elected to the Council. The document will be made public by the secretariat on the Commission website.

  4. When is the deadline to submit a nomination for the Governing Council?
    • The nomination forms must be submitted in advance at the latest by 4 p.m. Bangkok time on Wednesday 22 April 2020. Nomination forms submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Nominations received for the Governing Council will be published on the Commission website as well as displayed at the election venue.

  5. How will the election to the Governing Council be conducted?

    The election will be conducted in a virtual environment. The date, time and guidelines on how the election will be conducted will be communicated by the secretariat in due course.


When will the results of the election/re-election to the Governing Council be announced?


  • The results will be announced by the Secretary of the Commission under agenda item 10 Other matters.

Who should I contact if I need to obtain more information on the election/re-election to the Governing Council?


Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT)
Tel: +91-11-30973710
Fax: +91-11-26856274
Email: [email protected]

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