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Pan American Health Organization World Health Organization

XVI! Pan

XVlll Regiona

A

mericanSanitaryConference

Committee

l

Meeting

Washington, D. C., U.S.A. September-October _966

Provisional Agenda Item ! 2 CSP17/9 (Eng.)

20 July 1966 0RIGINAL: SPANISH

ELECTION OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE PAN AMERICAN SANITARY BUREAU AND NOMINATION

OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR THE AMERICAS OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Article 4, paragraph E, of the Constitution of the Pan American Health Organization provides that: "The Conference shall elect the Director of the

Bureau in accordance with Article 21, paragraph A, of the Constitution"° Article 21, paragraph A, prescribes that: "The Bureau should have a Director elected at the Conference by the vote of a majority of the Governments of the Organization° The Director shall hold office for a period of four years"°

In accordance with these constitutional provisions, the XVI Pan American

Sanitary Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, UoSoAo, 1962) elected the present Director for a period of four years, beginning on 1 February 1963 and ending on 31 January 1967o Accordingly, it is incumbent on the XVII Pan American Sanitary Conference to elect the Director of the Bureau for the period which

will begin on 1 February 1967 and end on 31 January 1971o

The name of the person elected as Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau is communicated to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization

so they can appoint the person elected as the Regional Director of the Americas° This communication is based on Rule 54 of the Rules of Procedure of the

Confer-ence which states that "acting as the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization, and in conformity with Articles _9 and 52 of the Constitution

of the World Health Organization, the Conference shall submit to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization the name of the person so elected for appointment as Regional Director"°

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be taken°

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f n

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candidate receives t

h

e majority required, two unr

e

stricted

and two restricted ball

o

ts shall be taken alternately, until a candidate is

elected"

o

Article

6

, paragraph A,

o

f the Co

n

stitution States that:

"Each

Govern-ment

o

ffic

i

ally represented at the Conference shall have the r

i

ght to one vote"

and, acc

o

rding t

o

Rule 42 of the Rules of

P

rocedure

o

f the Co

n

ference, "in the

case

o

f the election

o

f the Director, majority mea

n

s any number of votes

greater than half the number

o

f the G

o

vernments

o

f the Organizatio

n

°

In

com-puting a

'

majority, any fracti

on

shall be counted as a wh

o

le number"°

At present,

the Organization

has 26 members°

Finally, Rule 4

7 o

f the Rules of Pr

o

ced

u

re of the Conference prescribes

that: "the elections Shall normally be

.

held by secret ballot", and that "where

ball

o

ts are required, two tellers shall be appointed_y

the President from

among the delegati

o

ns prese

n

t"°

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