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IORA Chair

The Council of Ministers, on voluntary offer by Member States, elects a Chair of the Association for a period of two years. If there is no voluntary offer, the Chair is elected on the basis of geographical consideration.



The term of office of the incoming Chair commences at the beginning of the meeting of the Council of Ministers, when the term of office of the incumbent Chair expires.

The incoming Chair is the Member State that served as the Vice-Chair of the Association during the term of office of the incumbent Chair.

The role of the Chair is to arrange, coordinate, host and preside over the meetings of the Council, the meetings of the Committee of Senior Officials and any other meetings as mandated by the Council.

The following listed Member States below are the States which occupied the position of Chair in the years since the creation of the Association.


Year
Chair
2017 (17th Ministerial Meeting)
South Africa
2016 (16th Ministerial Meeting)
Indonesia
2015 (15th Ministerial Meeting)
Indonesia
2014 (14th Ministerial Meeting)
Australia
2013 (13th Ministerial Meeting)
Australia
2012 (12th Ministerial Meeting)
India
2011 (11th Ministerial Meeting)
India
2010 (10th Ministerial Meeting)
Yemen
2009 (9th Ministerial Meeting)
Yemen
2008 (8th Ministerial Meeting)
Iran
2007 (7th Ministerial Meeting)
Iran
2006 (6th Ministerial Meeting)
Iran
2005 (No Ministerial Meeting)
Sri Lanka
2004 (5th Ministerial Meeting)
Sri Lanka
2003 (4th Ministerial Meeting)
Sri Lanka
2002
Oman
2001 (3rd Ministerial Meeting)
Oman
2000 (Extraordinary Council Meeting in Muscat, Oman to approve instrument of acceptance for new members and Headquarters Agreement)
Mozambique
1999 (2nd Ministerial Meeting)
Mozambique
1998
Mauritius
1997(1st Ministerial Meeting)
Mauritius