Meetings of the Governing Bodies

The governing bodies of the IOPC Funds meet two or three times per year in order to fulfill the requirements set out under Article 18 of the 1992 Fund Convention and Article 16 of the Supplementary Fund Protocol. Under those Articles the governing bodies are required, amongst other things, to give instructions concerning the administration of the Funds to the Director and to supervise the proper execution of the Conventions and of their own decisions. Further details on the individual governing bodies are provided via the right navigation bar.

Ordinarily meetings of the IOPC Funds are held at the building of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, which also now houses the IOPC Funds' offices. However, the IOPC Funds have had the pleasure of holding sessions of the governing bodies in Morocco (2011), Monaco (2008) and Canada (2007) at the kind and generous invitation of the respective Governments.

The next meetings of the IOPC Funds will take place in the main conference hall of the IMO building from 30 April to 2 May 2018 and will include the following:

1992 Fund Assembly - Twenty-second extraordinary session

1992 Fund Executive Committee - Seventieth session

Supplementary Fund Assembly - Sixth extraordinary session

Circulars containing the invitation and provisional agenda, including a provisional timetable for the meetings, have been issued to all 1992 Fund Member States and States and organisations with observer status.

Documents issued for IOPC Funds' meetings are made available via the Document Services section, where delegates can also register for the meetings. Information about the requirement for credentials and notifications for meetings is available here.

The main issues discussed and decisions taken by the IOPC Funds' governing bodies at previous meetings are summarised in news briefs, the most recent of which is available here. The full Record of Decisions for every meeting of the IOPC Funds' governing bodies are available via the Document Services section.