(Sessions of Permanent Representatives)
Mandate: Articles 7, 8, 9 and 10.2 of the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development
A Council composed of all the Members shall be the body from which all acts of the Organisation derive. The Council may meet in sessions of Ministers or of Permanent Representatives.
The Council shall designate each year a Chairman, who shall preside at its ministerial sessions, and two Vice‑Chairmen. The Chairman may be designated to serve one additional consecutive term.
The Council may establish an Executive Committee and such subsidiary bodies as may be required for the achievement of the aims of the Organisation.
2. The Secretary‑General shall serve as Chairman of the Council meeting at sessions of Permanent Representatives. He shall assist the Council in all appropriate ways and may submit proposals to the Council or to any other body of the Organisation."