As a Member of ICSID, each State participates in the
Administrative Council. Through the Administrative Council, Member States determine the general directions of the organization.Meetings of the Administrative CouncilThe Administrative Council must meet at least once a year. The Council may convene in person more often if necessary, and may also vote on issues by correspondence (Article 7 of the ICSID Convention).Annual Meetings of the ICSID Administrative Council are usually held in conjunction with the Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the World Bank. The
Secretary-General circulates a meeting agenda and background documentation for the Council members.The Chairman presides over the Annual Meetings of the Administrative Council and ensures that all matters on the agenda are addressed. The Chairman does not vote on Council resolutions. Decisions of the Administrative Council are taken by a vote of members present at a meeting or by correspondence (Articles 4 to 8 of the ICSID Convention).At its Annual Meetings, the Administrative Council typically considers and approves the Annual Report of the Centre and adopts the budget of the Centre for the next fiscal year. The Council may consider and decide other matters before it, such as proposed amendments to the ICSID rules, and election of the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General.All Decisions adopted by the ICSID Administrative Council (called ‘Resolutions’) are reproduced in the ICSID Annual Reports. The Resolutions made by the Administrative Council reflect formal texts adopted by the Council.Designations and Notifications under the ICSID ConventionEach Member State may also make designations and notifications under the ICSID Convention. These may be made when ratifying the Convention, or at any time thereafter. Notifications and designations may relate to measures taken by Member States related to specific provisions of the ICSID Convention. For example:
database of Member States lists these measures by Member States. The ICSID Secretariat also maintains official lists of such measures in Measures by Member States (ICSID/8).Member States are also entitled to designate persons to the
ICSID Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators (Article 13 of the ICSID Convention).
Measures by Member States (ICSID/8)
Panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators (ICSID/10)