United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa

CONSTITUTION
Section I Name: The name of this organization shall be the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa (Name of the Country).
It is associated of the inter-governmental organization United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa – UNCESDA and it upholds the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa Charter of 2014.

Section II Abbreviation: The United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa (Name of the Country) shall be known by the abbreviation UNCESDA (Name of the Country) or as decided by the International Secretariat of the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa.

Article II Mission, Objectives and Logo:
Section I Mission:

The United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa (Name of the Country) is an inter-governmental organization whose mission is to unite the civil society workers; humanitarians, human rights activists and organizations in ( Name of the Country) to protect and to promote human development, rights, values and global well being necessary for the creation of a better world order; a New Civilization.

Section II Objectives:
The United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa (Name of the Country) works for the promotion of the following objectives:

a. To unite civil society workers; humanitarians, human rights activists, lovers of peace, unity and NGOs for the protection and promotion of human rights as enshrined in UDHR and other international documents and the constitution the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa.

b. To assist people in accomplishing the tasks for the creation of a better society and world; a New Civilization.

c. To empower civil society workers, humanitarians, and human rights activists by acting as one strong and unified voice in the protection of political, economic and cultural rights at national and local levels.

d. To serve the people by acting as their advocate and spokesman on issues of human development, rights and comforts by working in partnership with governments and other agencies.

e. To give greater voice to civil society workers; humanitarians, human rights activists, missionaries of peace/unity and NGOs.

f. To recognize individuals and organizations by giving awards and recognitions for their contribution to the protection and promotion of human development, rights, values and comforts.

g. To provide conferences, summits and symposia as for the promotion of human development, rights and values.

Section III Logo:
United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa (Name of the Country) will use the logo of the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa with the permission of the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa.

Section IV Nature of the Association:

The Commission is organized and is to be operated exclusively for the promotion of human development, rights and values; peace, unity, culture, tourism, charitable and educational purposes.

Article III Offices:
Section I Categories of Membership:

The Commission will have office(s) as decided by the Executive Committee of the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa (Name of the Country) from time to time.

Article IV Membership:
Section I Categories of Membership:

The categories of membership shall be decided by the National Executive from time to time. It shall be done with the recommendation of the Membership Committee. Initially there shall be two types of memberships: Individual Membership and Organizational Membership.

Section II Individual Membership:
Individual Membership will be given to persons interested in the protection and promotion of human development, rights, values, peace and unity. Patron Membership may be given to suitable persons. The Membership Committee should consult the National Secretariat before recommending Patron Membership.

Section III Organizational Membership:
Organizational Membership will be given to organizations interested in the protection and promotion of human development, rights, values peace and unity.

Section IV Eligibility:
Eligibility for membership for all the categories will be decided by the Membership Committee constituted by the National President of the Commission from time to time.

Section V Procedure for Membership:
On receipt of the application for membership in the prescribed format, the Membership Committee will scrutinize the applications and the decision of the Committee shall be final in this matter. The membership fee shall be decided by the Membership committee from time to time. The National President of the Commission shall be the appellate authority in the matter of membership. His decision shall be binding on the Commission and the applicant on the matter of membership.

Section VI Termination of Membership
a. Resignation:
Membership of United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa (Name of the Country) may be terminated at any time by resignation in writing.

b. Removal of Member:
Suspension or removal of an Organization or Individual Member shall occur by the action of the Membership Committee for cause based upon actions inimical to the fundamental interests or function of the Commission, or due to failure to comply in a satisfactory manner with the constitution of this Commission. Failure to pay annual dues decided by the National Executive constitutes termination of membership. The Membership Committee is the authority as to whether an organization or individual is adhering to the values and purposes of United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa (Name of the Country) and the requirements of membership.

Article V Governance:
Section I National Executive:
The National Executive consists of the National President, National Vice President(s), General Secretary, National Secretaries, National Coordinators and National Treasurer. There may be committee members as decided by the National President. The UNCESDA officers appointed by the World President of UNCESDA shall be members of the National Executive and the National Secretariat. If any of these posts are not represented, that shall not nullify the legal existence of the National Executive.

Section II President:
The National President shall be appointed by the World President. All other office bearers and committee members of the national unit are appointed by the National President in consultation with the officer of the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa in charge of that country. The term of all the office bearers and committee members at the national level shall be one year. The same person may be reappointed.

The President presides over the meetings of the National Executive. The President shall perform all duties incident to the office of President of the Commission and such other duties as the National Executive may from time to time determine.

Section IV Vice President(s):
There may be one or more Vice Presidents. The Vice President is nominated by the National President. The same person may be re nominated. The Vice President or Vice Presidents shall have such authority and perform such duties as shall be prescribed by the President. In the absence or disability of the President, the senior most Vice President shall perform all the duties of the President, and in so acting shall have all the powers of the President.

Section V General Secretary:
The General Secretary shall be nominated by the President. He may be re nominated. The General Secretary shall see that all orders and resolutions of the National Executive are carried out. In general, the General Secretary shall perform all duties incident to the office of General Secretary and such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to him by the President.

Section VI Secretaries:
The Secretaries shall be nominated by the President according to the need of the Commission. The same person may be re nominated. The secretaries shall perform the duties assigned to them by the General Secretary.

Section VII Treasurer:
There shall be a Treasurer to look after the financial matters of the National Unit.

Section VIII Powers and Duties:
The National Executive will have the control and management over the properties and affairs of the Commission. The National Executive shall exercise all such powers of the Commission and do all such lawful acts and things as are not restricted by statute of the country, UNCESDA Constitution or by this constitution. The President may constitute any subcommittee and delegate power to it. The President may appoint coordinators for specific purposes in consultation with the National Executive. The President shall represent the Commission in all legal matters. The documents of the organization are kept with the General Secretary. The finance of the Commission is managed jointly by the President, the General Secretary and the Treasurer. Any of the office bearers or directors can be removed/suspended/dismissed by the President in consultation with the National Executive. It shall be done after giving a notice of 15 days to that person and hearing him. The President may be removed from his office by the decision of the National Executive taken with 3/4th majority in a meeting having a quorum of 2/3 of the members or by the World President of UNCESDA. If there is any dispute in this matter, the decision of the World President shall be final.

Section IX Annual Meeting:
The National Executive shall meet at least twice a year and as often as necessary to conduct the business of the Commission. Notice shall be served to all members of the National Executive at least 10 days prior to the day of the meeting by email or as decided by the National Secretariat and the meeting can be done in a manner specified by the President and the General Secretary.

Section X Special Meetings:
Special meetings of the National Executive may be called by the President of the Commission or by a majority of the National Executive. Notice of the time, place and agenda of the meeting shall be served, either personally or by mail, not less than ten (10) days before the date of the meeting upon each member.

Section XI Meetings:
Meetings by Telephone or Internet Members of the National Executive may participate in a meeting of the National Executive by means of conference telephone, internet communication, or similar communication equipments. All persons participating in the meeting by use of such equipment shall constitute presence in person at such meeting.

Section XII National Secretariat:
The National President, Vice President, General Secretary, the Secretaries, Coordinators and the National Treasurer constitute the National Secretariat. National Secretariat shall be responsible for the conduct of the affairs of the Commission and for the implementation of the decisions of the National Executive. The National President of the Commission shall be the President of the National Secretariat and the General Secretary of the Commission shall be the General Secretary of the National Secretariat. There is no quorum to the meeting of the National Secretariat.

The National Secretariat Members may participate in a meeting of the National Secretariat by means of conference telephone, internet communication, or similar communication equipments. All persons participating in the meeting by use of such equipment shall constitute presence in person at such meeting. The National Secretariat may constitute any subcommittee for any purpose and the constitution and the functioning of the subcommittee shall be decided by the National Secretariat from time to time. The Membership Committee shall be constituted by the National President.

Article VI Finance:
The financial matters of the Commission shall be carried out jointly by the President, the General Secretary and the Treasurer as per the directions of the National Secretariat. It shall be in accordance with the directions of the government in the area of operation regarding IGOs/NGOs/ charitable organizations.

Auditor:
The organization should maintain regular books of accounts and the same shall be audited by a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Article VII Amendments:
This constitution may be altered, added to, amended, or repealed or new constitution may be adopted, provided that:

(i) Such alteration, addition, or amendment shall be initiated by the National Secretariat;

(ii) Notice of any such proposed alteration, amendment or repeal be provided to the members of the National Executive at least ten days prior to the meeting at which such changes will be introduced; and

(iii) Such alteration, addition, or amendment shall receive a majority vote of the voting members of the National Executive participating and voting.

The alteration, amendment, repeal, or adoption of new constitution accepted by the National Executive shall come into force after the approval of it by the World President of the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa.

Article VIII Severability:
This constitution shall be consistent with the constitution and bye laws of the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa. If any part of this constitution is not consistent with the constitution and bye laws of the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa, only the inconsistent part of this constitution shall be voided and superseded by the constitution and bye laws of the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa.

Any inconsistency in this constitution shall not affect the validity of the remaining part of this constitution!

 

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