Personal ECC CSTO


    The Coordination Council for Emergency Situations of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (hereinafter referred to as the Coordination Council, ECC) was established in accordance with the decision of the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s Collective Security Council Council to coordinate the interaction of ministries and departments of the CSTO member states ) in the field of prevention and liquidation of consequences of emergency situations.

   The Coordination Council is a subsidiary body of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (hereinafter referred to as the Organization, CSTO).

   The legal basis for the activities of the Coordination Council are: the Charter of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, decisions of the Collective Security Council of the CSTO, other regulations governing the activities of the Organization, international agreements on cooperation in the prevention and elimination of emergency situations.

Tasks and functions of the Coordination Council

 

 The Coordination Council is charged with the following main tasks:

  • organization of interaction between authorized bodies in order to prevent and eliminate the consequences of emergency situations;

  • development of proposals for the implementation of joint organizational and practical measures aimed at preventing emergency situations and increasing the effectiveness of measures to eliminate their consequences;

  • development of the international legal base of cooperation in the field of prevention and liquidation of consequences of emergency situations, preparation of proposals for improving and harmonizing the national legislations of the CSTO member states;

  • coordination of the preparation and conduct of joint measures for the prevention and elimination of the consequences of emergency situations;

  • preparation of proposals for the development of draft interstate programs and plans for the prevention and elimination of consequences of emergency situations;

  • organizing the exchange of experience and information, assistance in training and raising the level of skills;

  • participation in the methodological and informational and analytical support of the authorized bodies of the Organization's member states in the field of prevention and liquidation of consequences of emergency situations.

  •  In order to solve the tasks assigned to it, the Coordination Council performs the following main functions:

  • considers relevant issues on the improvement and harmonization of national regulatory legal acts governing the activities of authorized bodies in the field of prevention and liquidation of consequences of emergency situations;

  • coordinates the actions of the authorized bodies of the CSTO member states in the field of prevention and liquidation of the consequences of emergency situations;

  • on the instructions of the CSTO bodies, within its competence, interacts with the relevant bodies of other international organizations and authorized bodies of individual states;

  • develops proposals on issues related to the competence of the ECC;

  • considers the implementation of the decisions of the CSTO bodies and international treaties concluded within the framework of the CSTO or on behalf of the CSTO related to the ECC;

  • organizes the exchange of experience and information between the authorized bodies of the CSTO member states and similar agencies of other countries on the issues of prevention and liquidation of consequences of emergency situations;

  • considers issues related to the implementation of joint research projects on issues of mutual interest for the authorized bodies of the Organization;   

  • prepares proposals on the issues of training and advanced training of personnel for the authorized bodies, their divisions and relevant educational institutions of the CSTO member states;

  • forwards proposals to the CSTO Secretariat to the agenda of meetings of the CFM, СMD, CSSC, CSTO CSC;

  • participates in the preparation and conduct of scientific conferences, seminars, meetings and workshops.

   The Coordination Council may be assigned other tasks and functions in accordance with the decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

Composition of the Coordination Council

    The members of the Coordination Council are the heads of the authorized bodies of the CSTO member states in the field of emergency prevention and response.

   The members of ECC have equal rights.

   The members of the Coordination Council have the right to raise any issues for discussion within their competence, to request and receive from the Secretariat and other CSTO bodies the necessary information relating to the ECC.

   The Coordination Council is headed by the Chairman of the ECC (hereinafter referred to as the Chairman) - the representative of the Member State of the Organization, who is the head of the authorized body in the field of prevention and elimination of emergency situations.

   The chairman of the ECC is elected by the members of the Coordination Council for one year. (Based on the decision of the Collective Security Council, which adopted amendments to the Statute on the ECC CSTO, the Chairman of the Coordination Council in 2010 was elected for 3 years, and in 2013 for 2 years)

   Since September 2015, the Coordination Council is chaired by the Republic of Belarus.

   The chairman has one deputy. The Deputy Chairman is the member of the Coordination Council of the CSTO member state, which chaired the ECC in the previous period.

      

Chairman of the ECC:

  • reports to the CSTO Collective Security Council for the implementation of decisions aimed at preventing and eliminating the consequences of emergency situations;

  • manages the current activities of the Coordination Council;

  • within its competence, organizes control over the implementation of decisions of the statutory bodies of the CSTO;

  • represents the ECC at meetings of the CSTO statutory bodies on issues related to the prevention and liquidation of consequences of emergency situations;

  • organizes the work and monitors the implementation of plans, decisions and orders of the ECC;

  • on behalf of ECC signs documents;

  • during the period between meetings, the ECC manages the activities of the working groups established under the ECC;

  • organizes the interaction of the ECC with the Secretariat and other CSTO bodies;

  • organizes the provision by the mass media of information about the activities of the ECC;

  • presides at meetings of the ECC.

   In the absence of the Chairman of the Coordination Council, his powers are assigned to the Deputy Chairman of the ECC.

Organization of activities

   Under the Coordination Council, by its decision, working groups may be created for specific areas of the ECC activity.

   The main form of work of the Coordination Council are meetings that are held as needed, but at least once a year.

   Regular meetings are held in the territory of the state chairing the CSTO during this period, unless the ECC decides otherwise.

   Extraordinary meetings are convened on the initiative of one or several members of the ECC.

   If an emergency arises or is threatened, requiring an immediate decision by the Coordination Council, meetings are held at an agreed time and place.

   The ECC meeting is considered valid if more than half of its members participate in its work.

   Each of the members of the Coordination Council may involve experts in meetings of the ECC.

   Representatives of interested ministries and departments of the CSTO member states, representatives of international, governmental and public organizations and authorized bodies of other countries can attend the meetings of the Coordination Council with an advisory vote, if there is general agreement of members of the ECC.

   The agenda of the regular meeting is based on the decisions of the statutory bodies of the CSTO and the proposals of the ECC members, after which it is sent to the ECC members no later than 30 days before the start of the meeting.

   The meetings of the Coordination Council together with the CSTO Secretariat are organized by the authorized body of the host state.

   Preparation, organizational, technical and informational support of the next meeting of the ECC is carried out by the meeting organizer in cooperation with the CSTO Secretariat.

   Financing of expenses related to the meetings of the Coordination Council is provided by the host country.

   The costs of secondment for preparation and participation in meetings of the ECC are borne by the directing party.

   In case of convening an extraordinary meeting of the ECC, if there is no other written agreement between the members of the Council, the costs of holding the meeting shall be borne by the initiator of the convocation.

   The time of the next meeting of the ECC is determined during the work of its next meeting.

   Decisions of the Coordination Council are made in accordance with the procedure regulated by the Rules of Procedure of the CSTO bodies. Each member state of the CSTO has one vote in the ECC.

   Any member of the Coordination Council has the right to declare disinterest in the issue under consideration, which is not an obstacle to making a decision on such an issue.

   The results of the meeting of the Coordination Council are recorded in the minutes. The working language at the ECC meetings is Russian.

   Organizational, informational, analytical and advisory support for the activities of the ECC is entrusted to the CSTO Secretariat.

Past ECC meetings

A total of eight meetings of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's Emergency Situations Coordination Council took place:


On March 18, 2008, the first meeting of the ECC CSTO was held in Moscow (Russian Federation).


On November 26, 2009, the second meeting of the ECC CSTO was held in Moscow (Russian Federation), at which Sergey Kuzhutetovich Shoigu, Minister of Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Management, was elected Chairman of the Coordination Council.


On December 1, 2010, the third meeting of the ECC CSTO was held in Moscow (Russian Federation), which was chaired by the Head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoigu. At this meeting, the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Alexandrovich Vaschenko, was elected Chairman of the Coordination Council for a period of three years.


On October 11, 2011, the fourth meeting of the ECC of the CSTO was held in Yerevan (Republic of Armenia) and was chaired by the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Alexandrovich Vaschenko.


On August 16, 2012, the fifth meeting of the Coordination Council chaired by the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Alexandrovich Vaschenko was held in Minsk (Republic of Belarus).


On July 16, 2013, the sixth meeting of the ECC of the CSTO, chaired by the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Alexandrovich Vaschenko, was held in Gomel (Republic of Belarus). The Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Vladimir Karpovich Bozhko, was elected Chairman of the Coordination Council. On August 6, 2014, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan was reorganized with the transfer of the functions and powers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the exception of the functions and powers in the field of industrial safety, the formation and development of state material reserves. By the decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Vladimir Karpovich Bozhko was relieved of his post and appointed deputy minister of internal affairs.


On September 5, 2014, the seventh meeting of the ECC CSTO chaired by the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Vladimir Karpovich Bozhko was held in Almaty (Republic of Kazakhstan).

On September 22, 2015, the eighth meeting of the ECC of the CSTO, chaired by the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Vladimir Karpovich Bozhko, was held in Sochi (Russian Federation). Minister of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia (since March 3, 2016 Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia) Yeritsyan Armen Genrikhovich was elected Chairman of the Coordination Council.

 On September 29, 2016, the ninth meeting of the ECC CSTO under the leadership of the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia Armen Genrikovich Yeritsyan was held in the city of Yerevan (Republic of Armenia).

The Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Alexandrovich Vaschenko, was elected the new Chairman of the Coordination Council.