Between December 2008 and February 2009, members around the world voted in elections for open seats on the WSSCC Steering Committee. As a result, seven new members were elected by their peers, six of whom joined the Steering Committee at its meeting on 23-24 March in Istanbul, Turkey.
The newly elected members, including their constituencies, are:
The new members are serving three-year terms. You can read more about them at www.wsscc.org. The Steering Committee still has an open seat for a member from the Small Island Developing States (SIDS); the election will be held in the coming months.
Many thanks to all members who stood for election and to those who voted.
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