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APCTT is governed by a Governing Council consisting of a representative designated by the Government of India which extends host facility to the Centre, and no fewer than eight representatives nominated by other members and associate members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) elected by the Commission for a period of three years.
The Governing Council meets at least once a year, advises on the formulation and implementation of the programme of work and reviews the administration and financial status of the Centre. The Executive Secretary of ESCAP submits an annual report, as adopted by the Governing Council, to ESCAP at its annual sessions.
APCTT also reports its activities to the Committee on Trade and Investment, one of the nine committees that make up the subsidiary structure of ESCAP. The Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives and Other Representatives Designated by Members of ESCAP periodically review the work of APCTT.
The present Governing Council elected for the tenure of three years (2014-2017) comprises of the following 14 member States:
6. Islamic Republic of Iran
10. Republic of Korea
12. Sri Lanka
14. Viet Nam