Structure and organisation – Secretariat
Council of Members
The Council of Members is the supreme body of the Union. It comprises the Officers (President, First Deputy President and Secretary General), Deputy Presidents, Past-Presidents and World Congress Secretary or Secretaries of the Union, as well as one representative from each member not otherwise represented on the Council. It determines the general policy and affairs of the Union and it is convened every two years, at the biennial World Congresses. Meetings of the Council of Members are chaired by the President of the Union.
The Executive Committee is responsible for implementing the policy set by the Council of Members and for overseeing the administrative affairs of the Union. The Committee comprises the President of the Union, up to ten Deputy Presidents, no more than twenty members (of which no more than three shall come from the same country) and the Secretary General.