IFIA Amended Statues
A New Chapter of Activity: IFIA Amended Statutes
on September 2013, the amendment of IFIA Statutes was proposed by IFIA previous President, Mr. Vedres. On October 4, 2014 the Executive Committee endorsed an agreement to apply some modifications on the Statutes. However, the proposed amendments of Mr. Vedres failed to gain the approval of General Assembly on November 2014 in Kunshan, China.
It was finally agreed to prepare another edition of the Statutes with unanimous vote of the members. Therefore, after the General Assembly meeting in China, the Statutes Amendment was followed in the new presidency period. Ms. Hafner, Mr.Lindkvist, Mr. Barisic, Mr. Malang provided their recommended modifications and IFIA Secretariat consulted an organization called Geneva Welcome Center (CAGI) to make sure the new Statutes conforms with the Swiss Civil code. The first draft of modified Statutes was published on IFIA Virtual Executive Committee meeting for several months to gain the comments prior to the next meeting.
New Statutes amendments were presented in IFIA Extraordinary General Assembly meeting held on October 30, 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany. The general modifications of the Statutes were admitted by the participating members; however IFIA secretariat was expected to proceed with the linguistic correction of the Statutes.
Having applied the primary corrections, IFIA Statutes was published on IFIA website on November 15, 2015 in order to be reviewed by the members and to receive their views. In addition, the draft of the modified statutes was sent to all of the delegates either participating in IFIA Extraordinary General Assembly or submitting their proxy letter.
Mr. Husein Hujic from Bosnia and Herzegovina recommended some structural and grammatical corrections while preserving the approved context of the Statutes. Ms. Catherine Pouget-Cauchy from France recommended a minor correction, as well. Both of them were employed on the text.
Since there has been no objection from the present members of the meeting within the time specified in the previous IFIA Statutes, IFIA members are expected to fulfill their obligations according to the new Statutes of IFIA from this day on.
Following the amendments applied on IFIA Statutes, we do hope that IFIA can provide further support to the members and the members can strongly participate in IFIA activities.