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Article Comparison - Convention of the World Meteorological Organization

Article 8
Functions

In addition to the functions set out in other Articles of the Convention, the primary duties of Congress shall be:

a) To determine general policies for the fulfilment of the purposes of the Organization as set forth in Article 2;

b) To make recommendations to Members on matters within the purposes of the Organization;

c) To refer to any body of the Organization any matter within the provisions of the Convention upon which such a body is empowered to act;

d) To determine regulations prescribing the procedures of the various bodies of the Organization, in particular the General, Technical, Financial and Staff Regulations;

e) To consider the reports and activities of the Executive Council and to take appropriate action in regard thereto;

f) To establish regional associations in accordance with the provisions of Article 18; to determine their geographical limits, coordinate their activities, and consider their recommendations;

g) To establish technical commissions in accordance with the provisions of Article 19; to define their terms of reference, coordinate their activities, and consider their recommendations;

h) To establish any additional bodies it may deem necessary;

i) To determine the location of the Secretariat of the Organization;

j) To elect the President and Vice-Presidents of the Organization and members of the Executive Council other than the presidents of the regional associations.

Congress may also take any other appropriate action on matters affecting the Organization.