The 38th Council (2020-2021) were elected in February 2020 for a period of one year. Its membership is as follows:
Council meetings are be presided over by the President or, in his/her absence, by the Vice-President. Both officeholders are entitled to attend the meetings of the Executive Bureau and support the latter in its mandate to represent the Council.
Catherine Peck Arif (President)
Olivier Meyer (Vice-President)
The Executive Bureau acts as the Council’s executive. It implements the decisions of the Council and represents it before management and other bodies. It meets on a weekly basis. It is headed by the Executive Secretary, assisted by the Deputy Executive Secretary. The President and Vice-President are non-voting members. It is constituted as follows:
Prisca Chaoui (Executive Secretary)
Mohamed Bali (Deputy Executive Secretary)
Other members of the 38th Council:
Angelique Ruhana Mukamusoni
Laura Sheldon Johnson
Release for staff representation functions
Staff representation is considered as official business. To this end, members of the Council are entitled to the following release for staff representational functions (as per General Assembly resolution A/C.5/50/64):
- Executive Secretary and Deputy Executive Secretary: up to 100 percent.
- President, Vice-President, Executive Bureau members: up to 32 hours a month.
- Other members of the Council: 10 hours a month.