FRDO

FEDERAL COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BELGIUM

Bureau

The bureau consists of an honorary chair (whose representative attends meetings), a chair and three vice-chairs.

In addition, since the beginning of 2004 policymakers from the employer’s organisations, trade unions and environmental and development NGOs have sat on the bureau.  The Council’s two secretaries attend bureau meetings and draw up their minutes.

The bureau’s duties include preparing and following up the meetings of the general assembly, including submitting the draft opinions of the working groups for approval by the general assembly along with the annual report and the financial report, recruiting staff, taking important practical decisions and providing leadership to the secretariat.

The bureau meets more or less monthly.