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session, propose a derogation from these Rules of Proce The President may, at any time during the annual
Revision 12. Section XV. Article 39.
Purpose: To reflect a decision by the Assembly to hold two semi-annual sessions.
The President may, at any time during the (annual session) SEMI-ANNUAL SESSIONS, propose a deroga
dure. Such a derogation must be approved unanimously tion from these Rules of Procedure. Such a derogant.
by the delegates present.
The Rules of Procedure may be amended in two ways:
(b) Alternatively, the Standing Committee may, at
must be approved unanimously by the delegates present.
ASSEMBLY AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Membership of the Assembly is as follows:
Whenever the Standing Committee takes a decision involving additional expenditure, the number of votes of each of its members shall be as follows:
5. Committee on Education, Cultural Affairs and Information:
B. THE BUDGET FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC ASSEMBLY
NOTE. Some of the suggestions included in the text of this report and in appendix A would add to the cost of operating the Assembly. Prior to adoption of any of these suggestions (particularly holding two plenary sessions a year instead of one, slightly expanding the substantive research capabilities of the secretariat, and improving the quality of Assembly documents) the secretariat staff should be asked to cost out the proposals. As should be clear from the figures that follow in appendix B, the Assembly budget is very small (just over $1 million) and the U.S. contribution is a relatively minor budgetary sum. Although there may be certain inefficiencies in the current Assembly budget, the cost of operating the Assembly runs far below that for the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, and the Western European Union, for example.