General Assembly

The IMC General Assembly takes place in a different country every two years.

The General Assembly has supreme authority in all matters regarding the actions of IMC and the accomplishment of its objectives. It considers programme implementation and discusses the reports presented to it by the Executive Board and Commissions as well as motions presented by the members. In its sessions, the General Assembly:

  • Considers the financial report for the period since the previous General Assembly
  • Adopts the programme and the budget for the following two years
  • Admits the membership of Organisations and ratifies the membership of National Committees
  • On proposal of the Executive Board, sets the annual membership fees to be paid by National Committees and Organisations;
  • Considers, on proposal of the Executive Board, questions of reducing or waiving the membership fee for an individual National Committee for a fixed period of time, if it is satisfied that failure to pay is due to conditions beyond the control of that committee, or that such a measure would help to strengthen or reorganize it.

The General Assembly consists of representatives of National Committees, organizations, members of honor and individual members as well as of the members of the Executive Board. In addition, members of the Legal and Financial Commissions have the right to attend and to take part in the discussions of legal or financial matters. Past Presidents have the right to participate in the General Assembly in a consultative capacity, and supporting members, national delegates and regional groups and secretariats are invited to attend the General Assembly as observers.

The documentation from previous General Assemblies is accessible in the MEMBERS CORNER (restricted access for IMC members, login first).

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