Elections of the Council

​In their election of Council states, the 193 Chicago Convention member States are mandated by that agreement to ensure that adequate representation is provided for three categories of countries:

  • Those of 'chief importance' in air transport.
  • Those States not otherwise included which make the largest contributions to the provision of facilities for international civil air navigation.
  • And those States not otherwise included which ensure that all major geographic regions are represented.


With respect to the Council election procedure:


  • Each State present at the Assembly has one vote in each of the three elections of the Council.

  • A country not elected to one Council category may seek election in any other category.

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