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(g) to consider and review the purposes, general policy and long term objectives of the Organization in the
performance of the Organization’s role as LRIT Co-ordinator, and to take appropriate steps necessary to
ensure that the Organization performs its role as LRIT Co-ordinator;
(h) to take any steps or procedures necessary in the negotiation and execution of LRIT Services Agreements
and/or contracts, including approval of the conclusion, modification and termination of such Agreements
and/or contracts; and
sub-paragraph (f) is re-numbered sub-paragraph (i)
Article 9 – Secretariat – is renumbered Article 12 and is replaced by the following title and text:
(1) The term of appointment of the Director General shall be for four years or such other term as the Assembly
(2) The Director General shall serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms, unless the Assembly decides
(3) The Director General shall be the legal representative of the Organization and Chief Executive Officer of
the Directorate, and shall be responsible to and under the direction of the Assembly.
(4) The Director General shall, subject to the guidance and instructions of the Assembly, determine the
structure, staff levels and standard terms of employment of officials and employees, and consultants and other
advisers to the Directorate, and shall appoint the personnel of the Directorate.
(5) The paramount consideration in the appointment of the Director General and other personnel of the
Directorate shall be the necessity of ensuring the highest standards of integrity, competency and efficiency.
(6) The Organization shall conclude, with any Party in whose territory the Organization establishes the
Directorate, an agreement, to be approved by the Assembly, relating to any facilities, privileges and immunities
of the Organization, its Director General, other officers, and representatives of Parties whilst in the territory of the
host Government, for the purpose of exercising their functions. The agreement shall terminate if the Directorate
is moved from the territory of the host Government.
(7) All Parties, other than a Party which has concluded an agreement referred to in paragraph (6), shall
conclude a Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the Organization, its Director General, its staff, of experts
performing missions for the Organization and representatives of Parties whilst in the territory of Parties for the
purposes of exercising their functions. The Protocol shall be independent of this Convention and shall prescribe
the conditions for its termination.
Article 10 – Costs – is renumbered Article 13 and is replaced by the following text:
(1) The Organization shall keep separate accounts of costs incurred for GMDSS oversight and LRIT Co-
ordinator services. The Organization shall, in the Public Services Agreements, and in the LRIT Services
Agreements and/or contracts, as appropriate, arrange for the costs associated with the following to be paid by
the Providers and by entities with which the Organization has entered into LRIT Services Agreements and/or
(a) the operation of the Directorate;
(b) the holding of Assembly sessions and meetings of its subsidiary bodies;
(c) the implementation of measures taken by the Organization in accordance with Article 5 to ensure that the
Provider carries out its obligation of providing maritime mobile satellite communications services for the