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General Assembly

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The General Assembly is the highest authority of the International Co-operative Alliance and is made up of representatives appointed by International Co-operative Alliance member organisations.

The General Assembly meets at regular intervals to:

  • formulate and implement policy on major issues affecting the International Co-operative Alliance & the global co-operative movement

  • approve the International Co-operative Alliance's Strategic Plan & financial framework

  • elect the President and the Board, ratify the elections of the Vice-Presidents, the sectoral organisation & youth representatives to the Board

  • appoint the external auditor

  • ratify the appointment or removal of the Director-General on the recommendation of the Board

  • amend the Alliance Statutes and By-Laws by a majority of two-thirds of the votes represented

  • decide on membership subscriptions & representation formulae

  • approve the International Co-operative Alliance's annual audited accounts

  • confirm all dispositions taken by the Board, or by any other unincorporated regional or sectoral entity of Alliance, which imposes liabilities or obligations on International Co-operative Alliance, such as investments, borrowings, mortgages, buying and selling of real estate, as well as other agreements

  • approve the establishment or dissolution of International Co-operative Alliance regions, their respective Regional Assemblies, Sectoral Organisations & Thematic Committees on the recommendation of the Board

  • decide upon the dissolution of the International Co-operative Alliance by a majority of two-thirds of the votes represented