Statute Mondo Internazionale Cameroon

  • Article 1 - Establishment, Name and Office

    1. The Association named Mondo Internazionale Cameroon is established, based ___________.

    2. The duration of the Association is unlimited.

  • Article 2 - Purposes and Activities

    1. The Association is non-political, non-denominational and non-profit, to be understood also as a prohibition on sharing the proceeds among the members in indirect or deferred forms. Any surpluses must be reinvested in the institutional activities indicated in this statute.

    2. The Association is independent, subject to national law of the State in which it is registered. It’s associated, with any possibility of withdrawal, to the Association Mondo Internazionale. The latter grants free of charge the rights to use the logo and the name of Mondo Internazionale followed by the Country to which this Association is registered.

    3. The Association is fully committed to the Chart and to the Single Regulation and to their derivates of Mondo Internazionale to which it is associated through an international agreement subscribed the same day of this Chart.

    4. The Association pursues exclusively aims of social solidarity and for the realization of its own purposes and in order to work for the realization of interests of collective value, the Association will carry out the following activities:

    a. to manage and to disseminate cultural information through the use of the blog and the web in general;

    b. to give the opportunity to those, above all university students, who want to commit themselves to contribute to analyzing and describing, in the form of articles, reports, columns and dossiers, the phenomena of global relevance, with an international and transversal cut, that spaces from the economy, to the history up to the politics;

    c. to produce, organize and promote shows, events, exhibitions, festivals, reviews, competitions, seminars and conferences with the aim of making known, enhancing and promoting everything that pertains to the sectors of knowledge of the values ​​of the proper community and of the different International communities;

    d. to enhancing solidarity in interpersonal relationships to develop collaboration and cooperation between individuals with professional or academic backgrounds of different origins and belonging;

    e. to promote partnerships and / or collaborations and / or consultancies with public and private institutions, associations, companies, enterprises, both national and international, operating in the sectors related to the aims pursued by the Association;

    f. to organize public events, seminars and conferences together with professionals in the field of journalism, diplomacy and international cooperation in order to share experiences and professional skills for the benefit of participants and / or associates;

    g. to promote the free expression and objective study of international issues through the joint drafting of the aforementioned blog in order to stimulate the creative and relational skills of the associates, acting according to criteria of objectivity in the Association's activities regarding cultural diffusion;

    h. to develop an associative network that is able to lay the foundations for continuous improvements and strengthen the ideals of the Association, for the latter it undertakes to work for socially useful purposes, with the objective of acting so that this initiative reaches continental and extra-continental, with the aim of widening as much as possible the cooperation between individuals, universities and both public and private institutions that share the aims of the Association itself.

    i. to promote the implementation of the principles of peace, pluralism of cultures and solidarity among peoples; to promote the implementation of the principles of peace, pluralism of cultures and solidarity among peoples; as well as the promotion of the development of the human personality in all its expression and freedom, equality, equal social dignity and equal opportunities, favoring the freedom of exercise of the right of social protection, of education, culture, training and the enhancement of professional attitudes and skills;

    l. it is forbidden to carry out activities other than those mentioned above and / or those referred to in art. 10 of Legislative Decree No 460/1997 with the exception of those directly connected to them;

    m. it is forbidden to distribute, even indirectly, profits and operating surpluses as well as funds, reserves or capital during the life of the organization, unless the destination or distribution is imposed by law or carried out in favor of other associations that by law, statute or regulation are part of the same unitary structure;

    n. it is mandatory to use the profits or operating surpluses for the realization of the institutional activities and those directly connected to them.

    3. The activities of the association and its aims are inspired by the principles of equal opportunities between men and women and respectful of the inviolable rights of the person.

    4. To carry out the aforementioned activities, the Association can avail itself of both paid and free services.

    5. To carry out the aforementioned activities, the Association relies mainly on the voluntary, free and unpaid activity of its members.

    In order to carry out its activities, the Association can avail itself of voluntary, free and unpaid activities provided by people not associated with the Association. It can also avail itself, in case of particular need, of autonomous or dependent work, even by resorting to its own associates.

  • Article 3 - The Associates

    1. Members of the Association are the founding members and all the subjects, natural persons or collective entities of private law with no profit or economic purpose, who undertake to contribute to the realization of the aims of the Association and to observe the present statute.

    2. The body competent to decide on the applications for admission of the aspiring associates is the Steering Committee.

    3. Admission to the Association is decided by the Steering Committee upon written request by the applicant in which he must specify his complete personal details. Based on the provisions of law 675/97, all the personal data collected will be subject to confidentiality and used only for the purposes of the Association with the prior written consent of the associate. The refusal must be motivated.

    4. At the time of admission, the associate undertakes to pay the annual self-financing fee to the extent established by the Steering Committee and approved in the budget by the ordinary Assembly, in compliance with the Statute and the regulations issued.

    5. The figure of the temporary associate is not admitted.

    6. The membership fee is non-transferable.

    7. The Association provides three types of members:

    a. Founding Associates: those who intervened in the establishment of the association, have the right to vote, are eligible for corporate offices, their status as associates is perpetual, is not subject to annual registration, but only to payment of the membership fee.

    b. Ordinary Associates: those who have requested and obtained the status of associate member to the Steering Committee. They have the right to vote and are eligible for corporate offices. Their status as effective members is subject to registration and payment of the membership fee.

    c. Honorary Associates: those who have obtained the status of honorary associate by the Steering Committee which confers it by merit, for having made a particular commitment in the social, artistic and cultural sphere, those who have contributed significantly to the associative activities or who have profused large donations.They have the right to vote and are eligible for corporate offices. Their status as associates is perpetual, not subject to annual registration and they are not required to pay the annual fee.

    8. The number of associates is unlimited.

  • Article 4 - Admission Criteria of the Associates

    1. The admission as an associate is subject to the presentation of a specific written request by the interested parties.

    2. The Steering Committee decides on the admission requests; any rejections must be motivated.

    3. The Steering Committee takes care of the annotation of the new members in the book of the associates after they have paid the membership fee.

    4. Under no circumstances is admission allowed for a temporary period.

  • Article 5 - Exclusion Criteria of the Associates

    1. The status of associate is lost by withdrawal, exclusion or death.

    2. The withdrawal must be communicated in written form to the Association. Withdrawal takes immediate effect from the date of delivery of the withdrawal request.

    3. The exclusion of the members is deliberated by the Assembly on the proposal of the Steering Committee for:

    a. failure to pay the membership fee;

    b. behavior in contrast with the aims of the Association;

    c. persistent violations of statutory obligations.

    4. In any case, before proceeding with the exclusion, the charges that are moved to the associate must be contested in writing, allowing the right to reply.

    5. The member who has withdrawn or has been excluded does not have the right to a refund of the paid membership fees, nor do they have any right to the assets of the association.

  • Article 6 - Rights of the Associates

    1. The members cannot claim any rights towards the common fund or other assets owned by the Association.

    2. The members of the association have the right to elect the corporate bodies and to be elected in the same.

    3. All associates have the information and control rights established by the laws and by this Statute: the voluntary associate cannot in any way be remunerated, but will be entitled only to reimbursement of the expenses actually incurred for the activity performed.

    4. The association relies in a prevalent way on voluntary and free activities of its members.

    5. All members have the right to access the documents, resolutions, budgets, accounts and records of the association.

    6. All members have equal rights and equal obligations towards the association. Every member of age has the right to vote and, in any case, to approve and modify the statute and regulations and to appoint the association's governing bodies.

  • Article 7 - Duties of the Associates

    1. The members will carry out their activity in the association in a personal, voluntary and free, non-profit way, according to the declared personal needs and availability.

    2. The behavior of the associate towards the other members and outside the association must be animated by a spirit of solidarity and implemented with correctness, good faith, honesty, probity and moral rigor, in compliance with the present Statute and the guidelines issued.

    3. The associates are required to observe this statute, the internal regulations and the resolutions legally adopted by the associative bodies.

    4. The associates are required to pay the membership fee referred to in Article 3 of this Statute.

  • Article 8 - Economic Resources

    1. The Association draws its economic resources for the functioning and for carrying out its activities from:

    a) contributions from members and private individuals;

    b) contributions from the State, from Bodies and Public Institutions or from International Organizations;

    c) donations and testamentary bequests;

    d) income deriving from agreements or from the sale of goods or services to members or third parties;

    e) revenue from marginal commercial and production activities or promotional initiatives.

    2. The Association refuses any kind of economical resource deriving natural or legal persons that clearly are engaged in activities opposed to the values indicated in this Chart.

    3. The common fund set up with the resources referred to in the previous paragraph cannot be shared among the members neither during the life of the Association nor at the time of its dissolution.

    4.The financial year of the Association starts on January 1st and ends on December 31st of each year.

    5. At the end of each financial year the Steering Committee is obliged to draw up the final balance sheet and submit it to the Assembly of members for approval by the end of March.

  • Article 9 - The Social Bodies

    1. They are considered bodies of the Association:

    a. the Assembly of members;

    b. the Steering Committee;

    c. the Board of Arbitrators;

    d. the Board of Auditors;

    e. the President.

    2. The associative positions are covered for free. The holders of the offices are in any case entitled to reimbursement of the expenses incurred.

  • Article 10 - The Assembly of Members

    1. The Assembly is composed of all the members and can be ordinary and extraordinary.

    2. Each member, individual or collective entity, has only one vote.

    3. Each member may be represented at the meeting by another member with a written proxy; each member cannot receive more than one proxy.

    4. The ordinary Assembly expresses the will of all the activities of the Association and in particular:

    a. to approve the final balance sheet;

    b. to appoint the members of the Steering Committee, the Board of Auditors and the Board of Arbitrators and determines their remuneration;

    c. to resolve any internal regulation and its variations;

    d. to deliberate the exclusion of the members; decide on all other objects submitted to its examination by the Steering Committee.

    5. The ordinary Assembly is convened by the President of the Steering Committee at least once a year for the approval of the final balance sheet and whenever the President or the Steering Committee or the Board of Auditors or 2/3 of the associates consider it appropriate.

    6. The extraordinary Assembly deliberates on the modifications of the constitutive act and the statute and on the dissolution of the Association.

    7. The Assembly, ordinary and extraordinary, are chaired by the President of the Steering Committee or, in his absence, by the Vice-President and, in the absence of both, by another member of the Steering Committee elected by those present.

    8. The convocations must be made by written notice with means of proof of receipt to be sent at least thirty days before the date of the meeting, containing the agenda, day, place, date and time of the first call. Any second call may not take place on the same day as the first call. In the absence of formal convocation or failure to comply with the terms of notice, the meetings in which all the members participate, as well as the majority of the individual bodies of the association, will be equally valid.

    9. The Assembly, both ordinary and extraordinary, is validly constituted on first call when at least half plus one of the Associates is present or represented. In second call, the Assembly is validly constituted regardless of the number of members present or represented.

    10. The resolutions of the Assembly are valid when they are approved by the majority of those present.

    11. The modifications of the statute must be approved with the participation of the majority of the associates and the favorable vote of 3/4 (three quarters) of those present.

    12. The resolution concerning the dissolution of the Association and relative devolution of the residual assets, must be adopted with the unanimous vote of the founding Associates if present or, if no longer present, with the favorable vote of 3/4 (three quarters) of the Associates members of the Association.

  • Article 11 - The Steering Committee

    1. The Steering Committee is composed of 3 (three) to 7 (seven) members according to the number determined by the Associates at the time of appointment. The Founding Members are by right members of the Steering Committee; the other members may be appointed by the Assembly of members by choosing from the Ordinary Associates and the Honorary Associates. The members of the Steering Committee remain in office for two years and can be re-elected.

    2. In the event that, due to resignation or other causes, one or more of the members of the Committee decide to resign or to renounce their position within the Committee, the Steering Committee may provide for their replacement by appointing the first among the non-elected, who remain in office until the expiry of the entire Committee; in the impossibility of implementing this procedure, the Committee may appoint other members, who remain in office until the next Assembly, which decides on their possible ratification. If more than half of the members of the Committee fall, the Assembly must provide for the appointment of a new Committee.

    3. The Committee appoints a President, a Vice-President and eventually a Secretary and a Treasurer.

    4. The Steering Committee must:

    a. take care of the execution of the resolutions of the Assembly;

    b. prepare the final balance sheet;

    c. appoint the President, the Vice-President, a Treasurer and eventually a Secretary;

    d. to deliberate on the applications for new adhesions to the Association;

    e. provide for the ordinary and extraordinary administration affairs that are not the responsibility of the Assembly of members, including the determination of the annual membership fee.

    5. The Steering Committee is chaired by the President or in case of his absence by the Vice-President and in the absence of both, by the oldest member.

    6. The Steering Committee is usually convened every six months and whenever the President deems it appropriate, or when at least four of themembers request it. It takes its decisions with the presence of a simple majority of its membersand

    the favorable vote of the qualified majority of those present.

    7. The convocations must be made by written notice by means of proof of receipt to be sent at least thirty days before the date of the meeting, containing the order of the day, place, date and time of the session. In the absence of formal convocation or failure to comply with the terms of notice, the meetings attended by all the members of the Committee will be equally valid.

    8. The minutes of each meeting of the Steering Committee, drawn up by the Secretary and signed by him and by the person who presided over the meeting, are kept in the records.

  • Article 12 - The President

    1. The President, appointed by the Steering Committee with a simple majority by voting, has the task of presiding over the same and the Assembly of members.

    2. The President is given the representation of the Association before third parties and in court. In the event of his absence or impediment, his duties belong to the Vice President or, in his absence, to the oldest member.

    3. The President takes care of the execution of the deliberations of the Steering Committee and, in case of urgency, he assumes the powers requesting ratification to the same of the measures adopted in the immediately following meeting.

  • Article 13 - The Board of Arbitrators

    1. The Board of Arbitrators is composed of three members appointed by the Assembly of members from the members themselves.

    2. The Board of Arbitrators, on its own initiative or at the written request of a body of the Association or of individual members, evaluates any statutory infringements carried out by individual members or by the bodies of the Assembly, proposing the appropriate measures to the Steering Committee or to the Assembly.

    3. The Board also carries out arbitration functions for the resolution of disputes between the bodies of the Association, if requested by the parties.

    4. In the case of controversies between the Association Mondo Internazioanle and the Association Mondo Internazionale _____, a competent International Board of Arbitrators is nominated for their resolution. This Board is composed by three members nominated as it follows. One is chosen by the Association Mondo Internazionale, one chosen by the Association Mondo Internazionale Cameroon and one chosen through an agreement between the parties.

  • Article 14 - The Board of Auditors

    1. The Board of Auditors is the body responsible for administrative and accounting control of the Association.

    2. The Board of Auditors consists of three or five permanent members, associates or non-associates. Two substitutes must also be appointed.

    3. The President of the Board of Auditors is appointed by the Assembly on the proposal of the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale.

    4. The President, once appointed, will propose to the Assembly the other two or four effective members in agreement with the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale and of Mondo Internazionale Cameroon.

    5. The tasks of the Board of Auditors are:

    a. Check the regular keeping of accounts;

    b. Verify the correspondence of the statement or the budget to the accounting records;

    c. Supervising the maintenance of the integrity of the corporate assets.

    6. The Board of Auditors is elected annually.

  • Article 15 - Dissolution

    1. In case of dissolution of the Association for any reason, after the liquidation operations the residual assets must be devolved to Mondo Internazionale or, in the case of cessation of the activities, to other non-profit organizations of social utility or public utility purposes, having heard the control body, unless laws state otherwise.

  • Article 16 - Final Rules and Referral

    1. For anything not expressly mentioned in this Chart, reference is made to the Chart, to the Single Regulation and to their derivates of Mondo Internazionale, and to other laws in force on the subject of associating and social promotion and in the international agreements subscribed.

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