Rules

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                         7 September 1995

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             ICA Rules - Section V.  Administration
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Article 22.  Regional Offices
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In order to extend the services of the ICA Head Office,
the ICA may establish Regional Offices headed by Regional
Directors, appointed by and acting under the authority 
of the Director-General of the ICA, with responsibility
for:

(a)     co-ordination and implementation of the ICA
co-operative development programme within the region;

(b)     representation of members' policy concerns to
governmental bodies and the public;

(c)     promotion and defense of co-operative values and
principles;

(d)     organisation of the Regional Assemblies.

These offices are to be established with the
collaboration and agreed financial support of the
co-operative organisations in the Regions, subject to
approval of the General Assembly.

The Regional Directors shall be responsible for
submitting annual programmes and budgets to the
Director-General for approval and inclusion in the
overall global budget of the ICA. The Director-General
shall also approve all agreements with funding agencies.