a. Office of the Permanent Secretariat
The Secretary General shall head the Permanent Secretariat and be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Association. The Secretary General shall be appointed by the Heads of Delegations Meeting for a period of 3 (three) years and be designated among nationals of the Full Members.
b. Duties of the Secretary General
The Secretary General shall have such duties as may be assigned to him and shall manage the operations of the Association under the direction of the Heads of Delegations Meetings.
The duties of the Secretary General shall be:
i) Following up the execution of the Heads of Delegations Meeting decisions;
ii) Performing the technical and administrative functions of the Association, as well as those entrusted to him by the Heads of Delegations Meeting or the Chairman of the Association;
iii) Preparing and circulating the necessary documents and the agenda of the Heads of Delegations Meeting, and coordinating with the Conference Secretariat of the host country;
iv) Proposing the annual budget of the Association to the Heads of Delegations Meeting for decision;
v) Administering the budget of the Association under the supervision of the Chairman of the Association and submitting the financial report to the Heads of Delegations Meeting, including audited annual accounts for the year under review;
vi) Reporting to the Heads of Delegations Meeting the activities undertaken by the Association since the preceding meeting;
vii) Keeping records of the Association.