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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

world.

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

League.

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.

ARTICLE V.

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.

ARTICLE VI.

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

be required.

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