Statute of Tibetan UN Advocacy
NAME AND REGISTERED OFFICE
Tibetan UN Advocacy (TUNA) is a non-profit organisation governed by the Articles of Association, pursuant to Articles 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code.
The Organization's registered office is located at Geneva, Switzerland.
The Organization's life shall be of unlimited duration.
The association shall pursue the following aim:
- To uphold the principles of non-violence, peace and democracy;
- To conduct trainings, seminars and fellowships to educate Tibetans about the United Nations;
- To uphold internationally accepted human rights laws, including the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples;
- To support effective participation of Tibetans at United Nations forums.
The Organization's resources derive from the following sources:
- Membership Contribution
Membership is open to all individuals in the world.
Membership shall terminate:
a) on death, or
b) by written resignation notification to the Organization at least six months before the end of the financial year;
c) by expulsion.
The Organization's organs are:
a) The General Assembly
b) The Executive Committee
The General Assembly is the Organization's highest authority.
It shall hold an Annual Meeting once each year. In addition, the General Assembly shall convene an Extraordinary Meetings whenever necessary or at the request of one-fifth of its members.
The General Assembly shall be considered to be in quorum regardless of the number of members present at each meeting.
The Secretary-General after consultation with other members of the Executive Committee shall notify the Meeting, including the proposed agenda, to each member at least 10 days prior to the date of the Meeting.
The General Assembly:
a) shall approve the admission and expulsion of members;
b) elect the members of the Executive Committee;
c) consider and adopt the annual reports and financial statements;
e) appoint an Auditor for the Organization's statement of accounts;
f) determine the membership fee;
The decisions of the General Assembly shall be made by a simple majority vote of the members present. In case of tie, the President shall cast the deciding vote.
Decisions concerning the amendment of the Articles of Association and the dissolution of the Organization must be approved by a two-third majority of the members present.
The Organization's Executive Committee shall be composed by the President, Secretary-General and Treasurer elected by the General Assembly.
Each member's term of office shall last for three years.
The Executive Committee is authorized to carry activities to further the purposes of the Organization. It is authorised to manage the Organization's business.
The association shall be bound by the joint signatures of at least two members of the Executive Committee.
The financial year shall begin on 1 January and end on 31 December of each year.
The auditor appointed by the General Assembly shall audit the Organization's statement of accounts each year.
If the Organization is dissolved, its assets shall be transferred to another non-profit organization with as decided by the Executive Committee.