Structure and function of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

  • SCO Heads of State Council

    The Council of Heads of State shall be the supreme SCO body. It shall determine priorities and define major areas of activities of the Organization, decide upon the fundamental issues of its internal arrangement and functioning and its interaction with other States and international organizations, as well as consider the most topical international issues.

  • SCO Heads of Government Council

    The Council of Heads of Government (Prime Ministers) shall approve the budget of the Organization, consider and decide upon major issues related to particular, especially economic, spheres of interaction within the Organization.

  • SCO Foreign Ministers Council

    The Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs shall consider issues related to day-today activities of the Organization, preparation of meetings of the Council of Heads of State and holding of consultations on international problems within the Organization. The Council may, as appropriate, make statements on behalf of SCO.