AGENDA FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF CONGRESS 2012
The formal opening of the extraordinary
session of World Meteorological Congress 2012 will take place at 09:30 a.m.
on 29 October 2012 at the International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG).
The working hours for
the session will be from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30
The work plan will provide an indication
of the meetings and agenda items to be taken up each day.
of the Credentials Committee
In accordance with Regulation 23 of the
General Regulations (2011 edition), and immediately following completion of
opening formalities, the Congress will be invited to establish a Credentials
Committee for the duration of the session. The Credentials Committee shall
examine the credentials of delegates and observers as well as any observation,
which may be submitted to it by the representative of the Secretary-General.
In accordance with Regulations 21 to 24 of
the General Regulations (2011 edition), a list of representatives attending the
session will be based upon the credentials received by the Secretary-General
before the session and on those handed to his representative at the session.
It is desirable that Members communicate
to the Secretariat names and addresses of the persons who will constitute the
delegations as much in advance as possible. This information may accompany the
credentials required under Regulation 21 of the General Regulations (2011
of other committees
In accordance with Regulation 25 of the
General Regulations (2011 edition), the Congress may establish for the duration
of its session a Drafting Committee, a Coordination Committee and such other
committees as it deems necessary.
Regulation 28 of the General Regulations (2011
edition) defines the role of the Drafting Committee. With the exception of
First Congress, previous Congresses have not set up such a Committee.
Experience has shown that, at past sessions of Congress, the most expedient
method to use is for each working committee or sub-committee to establish its
own arrangements for drafting its report to Plenary. Therefore, in accordance
with Regulation 30 of the General Regulations (2011 edition), a number of open
subcommittees will be set up for detailed review of specific matters.
To ensure the proper
coordination of the activities of the session, it is usual practice to set up a
Coordination Committee, according to Regulation 29 (2011 edition). The
Coordination Committee shall consist of the President and Vice-Presidents of
the Organization, the Secretary-General or his representative, and the
chairpersons of the working committees of the Congress.
In accordance with Regulation 31 of the
General Regulations (2011 edition), with the exception of the Coordination
Committee, the chairperson of which is the president of the constituent body,
each committee or subcommittee shall elect its own chairperson and, whenever
necessary, other officers.
of the Report of the Credentials Committee
The Credentials Committee will report to
the Congress as soon as possible after its establishment, and subsequently as
4. Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)
4.1 Implementation Plan for the Global
Framework for Climate Services
The Congress will be invited to review and
adopt the draft Implementation Plan for the GFCS, developed by the Executive
Council pursuant to Resolution 47 (Cg-XVI).
4.2 Establishment of the
Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services
The Congress will be invited to consider
and adopt the Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for the
Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services. The proposal has been developed by
the Executive Council pursuant to Resolution 47 (Cg-XVI).
The Congress will address funding
requirements for the Intergovernmental Board functioning and secretariat support
and take decisions on this matter.
The extraordinary session
of the World Meteorological Congress 2012 is scheduled to close on
31 October 2012.