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IORA Vice-Chair

The Secretariat will announce the vacancy for the position of Vice Chair of the Council of Ministers in writing to all Member States. The announcement is made at least six months before the meeting of the Council of Ministers.



If there is no candidate, the Chair consults with Member States with a view to encourage a process of geographical consideration.

Where more than one Member State offers to assume the Vice Chair of the Association, the Council decides on the Vice Chair by consensus.

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

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