4074 THE TWENTIETH CENTURY-THE GREAT WAR.
once a year, at the seat of the League, or at
such other place as may be decided upon.
The Council may deal at its meetings
with any matter within the sphere of action
of the League or affecting the peace of the
Any member of the League not represented on the Council shall be invited to
send a representative to sit as a member
at any meeting of the Council during the
consideration of matters especially affecting the interests of that member of the
At meetings of the Council each member
of the League represented on the Council
shall have one vote, and may have not more
than one representative.
Except where otherwise expressly provided in this covenant, or by the terms of
this treaty, decisions at any meeting of the
Assembly or of the Council shall require the
agreement of all the members of the League
represented at the meeting.
All matters of procedure at meetings of
the Assembly or of the Council, the appointment of committees to investigate particular
matters, shall be regulated by the Assembly
or by the Council, and may be decided by a
majority of the members of the League represented at the meeting. The first meeting
of the Assembly and the first meeting of the
Council shall be summoned by the President of the United States of America.
The permanent Secretariat shall be established at the seat of the League. The
Secretariat shall comprise a Secretary General and such secretaries and staff as may
The first Secretary General shall be the
person named in the annex; thereafter the
Secretary General shall be appointed by the
Council, with the approval of the majority
of the Assembly.
The secretaries and the staff of the Secretariat shall be appointed by the Secretary
General, with the approval of the Council.
The Secretary General shall act in that
capacity at all meetings of the Assembly
and of the Council.
The expenses of the Secretariat shall be
borne by the members of the League in
accordance with the apportionment of the