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Article Comparison - Convention of the World Meteorological Organization

Article 5

The activities of the Organization and the conduct of its affairs shall be decided by the Members of the Organization.

a) Such decisions shall normally be taken by Congress in session;

b) However, except on matters reserved in the Convention for decisions by Congress, decisions may also be taken by Members by correspondence, when urgent action is required between sessions of Congress. Such a vote shall be taken upon receipt by the Secretary-General of the request of a majority of the Members of the Organization, or when so decided by the Executive Council.

Such votes shall be conducted in accordance with Articles 11 and 12 of the Convention and with the General Regulations (hereinafter referred to as “the Regulations”).