North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity


On 5 May, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a new statutory resolution for the North-South Centre. This crucial step positively concluded a process launched in November 2009 by the Parliamentary Assembly, in connection with the 20th Anniversary of the Centre.
Through this decision, the member States - and indeed all the stakeholders of the North-South Centre - have confirmed its relevance and importance, at a time when the Arab countries - our neighbours - are facing historical changes.

One of the main lines of the Centre's new statute, which entered into force on 1 June 2011, concerns its statutory bodies. In fact, the two former statutory organs of the Centre merged into a new "Executive Committee", which is the single decision making body of the North-South Centre : through this important structural change, the "quadrilogue" functioning of the Centre has been preserved, while full participation of all member states in the decision making process is ensured.

For more information about the former statutory bodies:
Executive Council
Committee of Members