IAC Statutes

 

Article 1  NAME AND REGISTERED OFFICE

1)  The name of the Foundation is InterAcademy Council Foundation, hereafter referred to as IAC Foundation.

2)  The IAC Foundation has its registered office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, at the seat of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Article 2  PURPOSE

The purpose of the IAC Foundation is: to facilitate the provision of advice and recommendations on issues of global and regional importance for international organizations, multinational organizations and national governments, and to that end convene expert panels, with the cooperation of the academies of sciences and equivalent organizations that participate in the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues (IAP).


Article 3 BOARD


1)  The Board of the IAC Foundation will be composed of members who represent academies of sciences or equivalent organizations, hereafter referred to as academies. The Board shall consist of two co-chairs and at least thirteen but not more than twenty other voting members.

2)  The Board decides in compliance with section 1 on the membership figure of the Board.

3)  The initial members of the Board of the IAC Foundation will be appointed by this Act.

4)  If the term of an academy has expired, or the academy elected to the Board is not able or willing to be represented on the Board, the Board will elect another academy in consultation with the InterAcademy Panel.

5)  In the case of a vacancy the academy concerned that has been elected to the Board will appoint a new member.

6)  The IAC Foundation will be represented by the Board or by the two co-chairs acting together.

7)  If the membership figure falls below the minimum given in section 1 the Board keeps its authority.

8)  The Board can discharge a member of the Board who is acting contrary to the law, contrary to the Statutes or the by-laws of the IAC Foundation, or is guilty of mismanagement or neglect of duty. This decision shall be made by a majority of at least two-thirds of the votes of the voting members of the Board being in office.

9)  The Board can deny the right to be represented on the Board to an academy that is acting in a manner detrimental to the purpose of the IAC Foundation or fails to perfom its duties deriving from these Statutes or the by-laws of the IAC Foundation. This decision shall be made by a majority of at least two-thirds of the votes of the voting members of the Board being in office.


Article 4  IAC OBSERVERS


1)  Not more than six IAC observers are authorized to attend Board meetings in an advisory capacity.

2)  The initial observers will be appointed by this Act.

3)  In the case of a vacancy the organization that is represented by an observer will appoint a new observer.

4)  The Board can discharge an observer who is acting contrary to the law or contrary to the statutes or the by-laws of the IAC Foundation. This decision shall be made by a majority of at least two-thirds of the votes of the voting members of the Board being in office.

5)  The Board can deny the right to appoint an observer to an organization that is acting detrimental to the purpose of the IAC Foundation. This decision shall be made by a majority of at least two-thirds of the votes of the voting members of the Board being in office.


Article 5  AMENDMENT OF THE STATUTES, DISSOLVING  AND LIQUIDATION


1)  The Board is authorized to amend the statutes or to dissolve the IAC Foundation.

2)  A resolution to that effect has to be adopted by a majority of at least two-thirds of the votes of the voting members being in office .

3)  Any liquidation surplus of funds shall be spent as much as possible according to the purpose of the IAC Foundation.


Article 6  BY-LAWS


1)  The Board is authorized to adopt one or more by-laws to provide for matters not covered by the present statutes.

2)  The Board is at all times authorized to amend or to withdraw the by-laws.



APPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERS AND OBSERVERS

The initial Board is composed for a five year term as follows:

a.    Mr. Bruce Alberts, representative of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, living in Washington, USA, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on April 14 nineteen hundred thirty-eight, as co-chair.
b.    Mr. Goverdhan Mehta, representative of the Indian National Science Academy, living in Bangalore, India, born in Jodphur, India on June 26 nineteen hundred forty-three, as co-chair.
c.    Mr. Eduardo Moacyr Krieger, representative of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, living in Sao Paulo, Brazil, born in Cerro Largo, Brazil on June 27 nineteen hundred twenty-eight, as member;
d.    Mr. LU Yongxiang, representative of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, living in Beijing, China , born in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China on April 28 nineteen hundred forty-two, as member.
e.    Mr. Guy Ourisson, representative of the French Academy of Sciences, living in Strasbourg, France, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France on March 26 nineteen hundred twenty-six, as member.
f.    Mr. Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, representative of the Union of German Academies,living in Wachtberg-Pech, Germany, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on July 26 nineteen hundred forty-one, as member.
g.    Mr. Jacob Ziv, representative of the Israel Academy of Sciences, living in Haifa, Israel, born in Tiberias, Israel on November 27 nineteen hundred thirty-one, as member.
h.    Mr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, representative of the Science Council of Japan, living in Tokyo, Japan, born in Tokyo, Japan on September 11 nineteen hundred thirty-six, as member.
i.    Mr. LEE Yee Cheong, representative of the Academy of Sciences of Malaysia, living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, born in Perak, Malaysia on January 1 nineteen hundred thirty-seven, as member.
j.    Mr. Miguel-José Yacamán, representative of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, living in Col. Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico, born in Mexico, D.F. on August 17 nineteen hundred forty-six, as member.
k.    Mr. Yuri S. Osipov, representative of the Russian Academy of Sciences, living in Moscow, Russia, born in Tobolsk, Tyumen, Russia, on July 7 nineteen hundred thirty-six, as member.
l.    Mr. Wieland Gevers, representative of the Academy of Sciences of South-Africa, living in Cape Town, South Africa, born in Piet Retief, Transvaal, South Africa on October 9 nineteen hundred thirty-seven, as member.
m. Mr. Janne Carlsson, representative of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, living in Täby, Sweden, born in Vena, Kalmar, Sweden on June 2 nineteen hundred thirty-two, as member.
n.    Mr. C.N.R. Rao, representative of the Third World Academy of Sciences, living in Bangalore, India, born in Bangalore, India on June 30 nineteen hundred thirty-four, as member.
o.    Mr. Aaron Klug, representative of The Royal Society of London, living in Cambridge, United Kingdom, born in Zelvas, Lithuania on August 11 nineteen hundred twenty-six, as member.


As initial IAC observers are appointed for a five-year term:

a.    Mr. Yves Quéré, representative of the InterAcademy Panel, living in Paris, France, born in Commery, France on April 29 nineteen hundred thirty-one.
b.    Mr. Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, representative of the International Council for Science (ICSU), living in Tokyo, Japan, born in Tokyo, Japan on August 5 nineteen hundred thirty-three.
c.    Mr. Robert S. Reneman, representative of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,  living in Maastricht, the Netherlands, born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on August 8 nineteen hundred thirty-five.

 

 

Amsterdam, October 2000