November 2019
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The Executive Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day running of the IOC. Its general brief is to put into practice all the decisions taken by the Council of Members, to use its background knowledge to provide input for IOC programmes and activities and to make the IOC the world centre for documentation and information on olive trees and their produce.


The work of the Secretariat is channelled through the Executive Director, two Deputy Executive Directors, five Units and four independent Departments. Each Unit and Department is responsible for drawing up and implementing its specific activities and for responding to Members’ needs or handling enquiries from the industry or general public.