First Session of the Preparatory Commission

The Preparatory Commission assembled for its first session the day after the Founding Conference, on 27 January 2009 in Bonn. In the course of the first session the Commission discussed the next steps for IRENA. The Preparatory Commission established a Committee for the selection of the Interim Director-General, chaired by Lithuania, and a Committee for the selection of the interim headquarters, chaired by the Republic of Korea.

An Administrative Committee was established to facilitate the effectiveness of the Commission’s work. The Committee assists the Commission in organising and preparing the regular sessions. It also contributes to the development of all relevant documents, e.g. the Agency’s work programme and budget. Germany is chairing this Committee.

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