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About IUBS

Statutes of the International Union of Biological Sciences


I. Objectives and Membership
II. Administration
III. Finances
IV. Voting
V. By-Laws
VI. General Provisions

Preamble:

The IUBS is a non-profit, non-govermental organisation for advancing scientific goals in the field of Biology. The IUBS secretariat acts under the French law.

I. Objectives and Membership

Statute 1

The aims of the Union are:

Statute 2

The Union adheres to the International Council of Science (ICSU).

Statute 3

II. Administration

Statute 4

Final authority in the governance of the Union lies with the Ordinary Members. This authority is exercised collectively by the delegates of the Ordinary Members when meeting in a General Assembly with representatives of the Scientific Members.

Statute 5

The General Assembly ordinarily meets every three years. With the consent of the Executive Committee, the President of the Union, who is also President of the General Assembly, may summon an Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly for special purposes. The President must summon an Extraordinary Meeting when requested by at least one-third of the Ordinary Members of the Union.

Statute 6


Statute 7


Statute 8


III. Finances


Statute 9

Statute 10

The Treasurer shall notify Ordinary Members annually if dues for that or previous years have not been paid. If an Ordinary Member has not paid its contribution for three consecutive years, the Executive Committee may determine that it has resigned, and that the outstanding annual payments be treated as outstanding debts.



IV. Voting

Statute 11


V. By-Laws

Statute 12


VI. General Provisions

Statute 13

Changes to these Statutes must be approved by at least two-thirds of the Ordinary Members present at the time of the vote at a General Assembly. The number of approving votes must also equal at least half of the total number of Ordinary Members adhering to the Union. Proposed changes to the Statutes must be placed on the Agenda at least three months before the General Assembly.

Statute 14

The French text shall be accepted as authoritative for interpretation of these Statutes.

Statute 15

 

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