Ordinary meetings of the General Assembly shall be held every four years, preferably about midway between two General Assemblies of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences.
The agenda of business will be drawn up by the Secretary-General in consultation with the members and shall be distributed at least two months before the meeting and may be amended or altered only upon approval by a two-third majority vote during the meeting.
An invitation to send an observer to the General Assembly shall be issued to the IUNS, UNESCO, FAO, WHO and UNICEF, as well as to such other organizations and individuals as the host country or the Executive Council may deem appropriate.
ARTICLE BL II THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
The Executive Council shall be the governing body of the FANS and shall manage and determine the conduct of affairs of the Federation including budgetary and financial arrangements. The Executive Council shall hold its first meeting immediately after its election at the same period and place as the Regular General Assembly at which the Council is elected. A midterm meeting shall be held at the time and place of the International Congress of Nutrition or at some similar occasion which shall not call for travel cost on the part of the FANS.
The Executive Council shall be composed of:
- President of the Federation: The President of immediately preceding Asian Congress shall also be the President of the FANS.
Secretary-General of the Federation: The Secretary-General of the immediately preceding Asian Congress shall also be the Secretary-General of the FANS.
Immediate Past President of the FANS.
The other Past Presidents of the FANS will serve as the Honorary member.
Four (4) elected members one of whom shall be from the country where the next Asian Congress will be held.
- The President shall be the chief executive officer of the FANS and may represent the Federation in every respect. He shall preside over the Executive Council and the General Assembly meetings and perform such other functions as may be necessary in attaining the objectives of the Federation.
The Secretary General will be the official recorder of the Executive Council meetings and those of the General Assembly. He shall cause notices to be served, prepare suggested agendas, be the main organizer of the General Assembly and Scientific Sessions and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the President.
- The term of office of the members of the Executive Council shall be about four years extending from one Asian Congress to the succeeding.
The President and the Secretary-General shall not be eligible for re-election to their respective officers. No member of the Executive Council shall serve more than two consecutive terms.
In the event of death, resignation or incapacity of the President, the Secretary-General shall perform the duties and functions of the President in addition to his own.
In the event of death, resignation or incapacity of any elected member of the Executive Council, the President should appoint a substitute for the duration of the unexpended term, preferably from the same adhering country as the member so affected.
ARTICLE BL III HEADQUARTERS
The Secretariat of the FANS will be located in the country of the current President of the Federation.
updated 2011 July