EUTELSAT IGO Meetings
41st Meeting of the EUTELSAT Assembly of Parties
Paris, 10-11 April 2019
The 41st Assembly of Parties of the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization EUTELSAT took place 10 and 11 April 2019 in Paris, under the Chairmanship of Mr Frédéric Labarrère of Monaco, with as Vice-Chair Ms Ivana Stankovic of Serbia.
The Executive Secretary of EUTELSAT IGO Mr Piotr Dmochowski-Lipski had the honour to host several prominent guests who addressed the Assembly during an opening ceremony – Mr Patrick Masambu of ITSO, Captain Moin Ahmed of IMSO, Mr Alexandre Vallet of ITU and Mr Jean Francois Bureau of Eutelsat S.A. The speakers agreed that the satellite based solutions can play a major role in reducing the global digital divide thus contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Assembly reviewed information from the Executive Secretary and from Eutelsat S.A. regarding the respect of the commitments the Company made to the EUTELSAT Member States when the assets and operations of the intergovernmental organisation were transferred to it in 2001. A presentation on this matter was made by the Chief Executive Officer of Eutelsat Communications S.A. Mr Rodolphe Belmer which was highly appreciated by participants.
The Assembly appointed the new Advisory Committee for a mandate of two years composed of the Parties of Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland and Turkey. The next ordinary meeting of the Assembly of Parties will take place 10 and 11 March 2021. For the official press release click here.
44th Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Parties
The members of the EUTELSAT Advisory Committee met on 14-15 February 2019 in Paris for their last meeting before the next Assembly of Parties (10-11 April 2019). The Advisory Committee is currently composed of representatives of the Parties of France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland. The Parties of Armenia and Azerbaijan participated in the meeting in the capacity of Observers. A new Advisory Committee will be appointed by the Assembly of Parties in April 2019.
43rd Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Parties
The Advisory Committee met on 14 December 2018 in Paris for its 43rd meeting. Since March 2017 the Committee is composed of representatives of the Parties of France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland and works under the chairmanship of Mr Dietmar Plesse of Germany. The Parties of Belgium and Croatia attended the last meeting as Observers.
One of the matters currently being examined by the Committee is a revision of the Staff Regulations of the EUTELSAT IGO Secretariat. The Committee will continue its review of this subject at its next meeting on 14-15 February 2019 with a view to make recommendations to the Assembly of Parties in April 2019.
39th meeting of the Joint Commission
The 39th meeting of the Joint Commission between Eutelsat S.A. and EUTELSAT IGO took place in Paris on 15 November 2018 during which results for the past and current fiscal years were presented.
42nd Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Parties
The Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Parties to the EUTELSAT Convention, composed of representatives of France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland, held its forty-second meeting on 28 September 2018 in Paris. Representatives of the Parties of Spain and Turkey attended as observers and the Chairman of the 40th Assembly of Parties Frédéric Labarrère attended as a guest.
The Executive Secretary of EUTELSAT reported on activities of the Secretariat since the last meeting of the Committee, on the observance of the Basic Principles and presented the results for the period July 2017 to June 2018. The Advisory Committee continued its review of the proposed changes to the EUTELSAT Secretariat Staff Regulations and pension scheme.
Michel Azibert, Deputy CEO of Eutelsat Communications S.A. made an oral presentation on Eutelsat’s activities.
The next meeting of the Advisory Committee will be held in December 2018.
41st Meeting of the EUTELSAT Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Parties
The Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Parties held its forty-first meeting on 6 April 2018, in Paris. Since the last meeting of the Assembly of Parties in March 2017 and until its next ordinary meeting, the Advisory Committee of EUTELSAT is composed of representatives of the Parties of France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland. The Parties of Armenia and Azerbaijan were also present as Observers. The next meeting of the Committee will take place in September 2018.