Rules

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ICA Rules - Section IV.  Governing Bodies and Congress
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Article 12. Authorities.

The Authorities of the ICA are: General Assembly, Regional
Assemblies, Board, Auditing and Control Committee, President.

Article 16. Regional Assemblies

In order to promote collaboration among the ICA member
organisations at the regional level and to provide a forum for
discussion of regional issues, the ICA shall establish
Regional
Assemblies as part of its governing structure.

The geographic area of each such body shall be as follows:

Regional Assembly for Europe  - open to all member 
organisations with a head office in Europe;

Regional Assembly for Asia and Pacific  -  open to all member
organisations with a head office in Asia, Australia and the
Pacific;

Regional Assembly for Africa  -  open to all member
organisations
with a head office in Africa and adjacent islands;

Regional Assembly for the Americas  -  open to all member
organisations with a head office in North, Central and South
America, and the Caribbean.

International member organisations may participate fully in
other
Regional Assemblies, provided they have members in those
regions.

The Regional Assemblies shall, as a rule, take place every
second
year, alternating with the General Assembly. They shall:

(a)     implement the decisions of the General Assembly in the
regions;

(b)     establish the priorities for the ICA work programme in
the regions;

(c)     submit reports, proposals and resolutions for the
consideration of the General Assembly;

(d)     nominate one regional candidate each for election as
an
ICA Vice-President;

(e)     draw up their own business procedures and
representation
rules, subject to approval by the General Assembly.

ICA members from other regions may attend Regional Assembly
meetings as observers upon payment of the established
registration fee.