By the Council’s Convention, the Registrar is appointed for a five-year term that is renewable for another term not exceeding two years. But, I have, at every opportune forum, these past five years, made it clear that I would not, for any reason whatsoever, seek a renewal or extension of my five-year term. My decision not to seek a renewal of term was formally communicated to the International Administrative and Finance (A & F) Committee of Council at its 156th Meeting held in July 2011 at which I informed the Committee that I had not sought and did not intend to seek a renewal of my term.
I requested the Committee, at that meeting, to approve the setting in motion of the Council’s due process for the appointment of my successor in office with the placement of appropriate advertisements in the various member countries in August 2011. My request was approved. [ Click to Download Complete Document ]