Section 5. Attendance at Meetings
(a) An Executive Director and his Alternate may attend all meetings of the Board of Governors and may participate in such meetings, but an Executive Director or his Alternate shall not be entitled to vote at any such meeting unless he shall be entitled to vote as a Governor or an Alternate or temporary Alternate of a Governor.
(b) The Chairman of the Board of Governors, in consultation with the Executive Board, may invite observers to attend any meeting of the Board of Governors.
(c) The Executive Board is authorized to invite the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to send a representative of the Bank to meetings of the Board of Governors and the Executive Board who may participate in such meetings, but shall have no vote.
(d) The Executive Board is authorized to accept invitations from the Bank to send a representative of the Fund to participate in meetings of the Board of Governors or Executive Directors of the Bank.
(e) The World Trade Organization shall be entitled to send a member of the Secretariat as an observer to meetings of the Board of Governors.
Adopted March 16, 1946, amended June 13, 1978; paragraphs (a) and (b) amended October 2, 1946; paragraphs (c) and (d) were adopted as Section 2 on March 16, 1946; paragraph (e) adopted on January 8, 1997