The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction
Bulletin No. 47
By - Laws
- The General Assembly shall meet as provided in the Statutes.
Notice of special meetings shall be dispatched to the
Adhering Organizations at least six months in advance.
- The Executive Committee, the Adhering Organizations, and
the Commissions of the Union may propose business to be
transacted at meetings of the General Assembly.
Such proposals shall reach the Secretary at least four months before the
meeting at which they are to be considered.
- The agenda for a meeting of the General Assembly shall be
dispatched by the Executive Committee to the Adhering
Organizations at least three months before the meeting
at which they are to be considered. A question which has not been
put upon the agenda may be discussed, but shall
not be put to the vote unless a proposal to that effect be approved by
majority of the total number of votes assigned to
- The President with the approval of the Executive Committee
may invite any person to participate in a meeting of the
General Assembly for purposes of consultation upon
specific items on the agenda, but such an invited participant shall
have no vote.
- The General Assembly shall
or reject organizations in the manner laid down in the Statutes;
- Elect the
Officers of the Union and the Members at large of the Executive Committee;
the Commissions of the Union, determine their terms of reference and elect
their Chairmen; and elect
of the Union on Joint Commissions formed in cooperation with other international
- Examine and
establish the regular budget and propose the projects which shall be financed
in accordance with the Statutes of the Union;
and consider reports from the Executive Committee and from Commissions
of the Union;
the calendar of its ordinary meetings;
rules under which the Executive Committee may initiate and conduct postal
ballots among the members
of the Union
during periods between meetings of the General Assembly;
rules for the representation of the Union on the International Council
Take such other actions as are necessary in the exercise of its authority
under the Statutes and these By-Laws.
- The Executive Committee shall present an annual report on
its activities and those of the Union to each Adhering
Organization and shall also report on its activities
and those of the Union at each ordinary meeting of the General
Assembly. The report to the General Assembly shall
be dispatched by the Secretary to the Adhering Organizations at
least two months before the meeting at which it
is to be received.
- The Executive Committee shall meet on the call of the President.
The quorum for the transaction of its business shall
consist of five voting members. The Executive Committee
may conduct its business by postal ballot.
II. President and Vice-President
- The President is Chairman of the General Assembly and of
the Executive Committee. In his absence his place shall be
taken by one of the Vice-Presidents. He is an ex-officio
member of all Commissions of the Union. In specific cases he may
delegate this responsibility to some other member
of the Executive Committee.
- The Secretary is responsible for conducting the ordinary
business of the Union and for keeping its records; and he shall act
as Treasurer subject to the proviso of Statute 17.
At least once every four years the members of the Union shall obtain
from the Executive Committee an audit of the accounts.
IV. Commissions of the Union
- The Commissions of the Union which may from time to time
be established by the members of the Union by postal ballot or
at a meeting of the General Assembly, may coopt
additional members, and shall generally have full freedom in arranging
their own internal structure and work within the
framework of the Statutes and By-Laws of the Union. If special funds are
provided for their use, they may make their own
financial arrangements, subject to the approval of the Executive
- The Chairman of each Commission, or in the case of Joint
Commissions one representative designated for that purpose,
shall forward records of all meetings of the Commission
to the Secretary and shall report on the activities of the
Commission to the General Assembly. The reports
of Commissions to the General Assembly shall reach the Secretary at
least three months before the meeting at which they
will be received and shall be dispatched by him to the Adhering
Organizations at least two months before that meeting.
- The Executive Committee shall prepare financial reports and
budget estimates for the consideration of the General
Assembly at each of its ordinary meetings, covering
in its reports the period between the immediately preceding ordinary
meeting and the meeting at which they are to be
received, and covering in its estimates the period between the meeting
which they are received and the next following ordinary
meeting. These reports and estimates shall be dispatched by
registered mail to the Adhering Organizations at
least three months before the meeting at which they are to be received,
by registered air mail at least six weeks before
VI. Authoritative Texts
- The English, French and Russian texts of the By-Laws shall
be considered as equally authoritative.