Intergovernmental Conference


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Intergovernmental Conference

Also called an IGC. An ad hoc committee formed periodically to amend the foundational treaties of the European Union. It consists of representatives of EU members, along with the European Commission. The European Parliament also participates. An intergovernmental conference is convoked at the behest of the European Council, which also meets at the conclusion of an IGC to work out any political problems. After the IGC, a treaty text is prepared and presented to member states for signature and ratification.
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This third party was to be comprised of representatives of both federal and provincial governments, "experts" and "the public" (Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat 2003).
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It has continued to collaborate with African women's NGOs on follow-up activities to the Beijing NGO Forum, the parallel intergovernmental conference and the Beijing Plus Five review process through engaging with the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
Later, under the terms of the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement, an Intergovernmental Conference was established, chaired jointly by a representative of each government, and served by a permanent Joint Secretariat.
Japan, Europe, Russia and Canada on Wednesday agreed on the official naming of the international organization for their joint project on the construction of the international thermonuclear experimental reactor (ITER) at their sixth intergovernmental conference in the village of Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture.
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The NGOs also plan to submit the appeal to an intergovernmental conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of an international peace conference held in the Dutch city in 1899.
The final chapter advocates an intergovernmental conference on finance and development and argues that the current system of global economic governance does not adequately represent developing economies.
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