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WCC Executive Committee

The Central Committee elects twenty of its members to serve as the Executive Committee of the WCC, along with the Central Committee officers - moderator, two vice-moderators and the general secretary - as well as the moderators of its programme and finance committees. Meeting twice a year, the Executive Committee's role in policy-making is limited to matters specifically referred to it by the Central Committee - apart from unforeseen emergencies, in regard to which it may take provisional decisions.
WCC Executive Committee

Meeting of the Executive Committee in Bossey, Switzerland.

The Central Committee elects twenty of its members to serve as the Executive Committee of the WCC, along with the Central Committee officers - moderator, two vice-moderators and the general secretary - as well as the moderators of its programme and finance committees.

Meeting twice a year, the Executive Committee's role in policy-making is limited to matters specifically referred to it by the Central Committee - apart from unforeseen emergencies, in regard to which it may take provisional decisions. It appoints programme staff, monitors ongoing work, and supervises the budget approved by the Central Committee.

List of members of the WCC Executive Committee as elected by the Central Committee during their meeting in Busan in November 2013 (pdf)