A non-profit-making Organization
(Corporate registration number: 2800-05-006911 (Japan))
(The original version was approved in Beijing, China, 5 May 2013)
(Modification was approved in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyz Republic, 20 August 2019)
(a) Promote geo-disaster reduction for the benefit of human society and the natural environment.
(b) Develop capacity in geo-disaster reduction and to develop, promote and undertake associated educational activities.
(c) Combine international expertise and coordinate efforts in geo-disaster reduction, thereby resulting in an effective international organization that will act as a partner in various projects.
(d) Conduct regional and global, multi- disciplinary activities on geo-disaster reduction including, but not limited to, taking a leading and coordinating role in field and other research activities in the immediate aftermath of large and otherwise significant disasters.
To achieve the objectives of the Consortium, the legal corporation undertakes the following specified non-profit activities:
i. Promoting international research on geo-disasters for the benefit of society and the natural environment.
ii. Capacity development and education and publicity related to geo-disasters reduction.
iii. Editing and publication of an academic journal and other forms of publication and dissemination activities related to geo-disasters.
iv. Planning and operation of international meetings, including symposiums and field trips, lectures, short courses, and training courses.
v. Coordination and cooperation with related international organizations.
vi. Other necessary activities to achieve the objective of the consortium.
III: BACKGROUND AND DOMICILE
IV: BOARD MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
(a) Intergovernmental organizations;
(b) Non-governmental organizations;
(c) Governmental organizations and public organizations;
(d) Other organizations and entities.
V: INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
VIII: GENERAL BOARD OF MEMBERS
(a) Determine general policy.
(b) Decide future priorities for the activities of ICGdR.
(c) Approve or change, if necessary, the budget and accounts.
(d) Nominate, and accept or reject Advisers.
(e) Accept or reject the advice of Advisers.
(f) Examine and decide on each application submitted for Member or Supporter status.
(g) Elect the Officers of the ICGdR in accordance with the Statutes.
(h) Terminate the status of any Member or Supporter of ICGdR that has failed to fulfill any of its obligations or when the Member or Supporter is no longer considered appropriate, in accordance with the Statutes and/or Bylaws.
(i) Consider and make changes to the Statutes and Bylaws as necessary.
(j) Deal with other items that may be referred to it by the Council Board for consideration and/or decision.
IX: COUNCIL Board
(a) A President, Vice-Presidents, Director-General, Financial Director, Management Directors and the Immediate Past-President;
(b) Committee Chairpersons;
(c) BMO Representatives;
(d) Honorary Fellows; and
(a) Prepare the agenda for the meetings of the GBM.
(b) Present to each annual meeting of the GBM a report of the administrative activities of the ICGdR since the previous GBM meeting.
(c) Propose a draft budgetary outline for consideration by the meeting of the GBM and recommend the amount of annual Membership fees to be paid by Members and Supporters for the ensuing two-year period.
(d) Review the activities of the ICGdR and make appropriate recommendations to the meeting of the GBM.
(a) preparation of an annual work plan for the administrative activities of the ICGdR;
(b) preparation of an annual budget and financial report for the ICGdR;
(c) preparation of an annual report of the administrative activities of the ICGdR; and
(d) dissemination of information.
XI: ANNUAL SYMPOSIA AND TRAINING COURSES
(a)The President of the ICGdR shall chair all meetings of the GBM and the Council Board, and shall perform other duties and execute other powers as shall be assigned by the GBM.
(b) The Vice-Presidents shall assist the President and in his/her absence preside meetings and execute the powers of the President in his/her place.
(c) The Director-General, except as otherwise provided by the GBM, shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the consortium and executes contracts and agreements with external parties on behalf of the ICGdR. Upon the approval of the GBM, the Director-General, may appoint secretaries, working groups or committees to assist in carrying out the tasks of the consortium.
(d) The Management Directors shall assist the Director-General in the management of the consortium.
(e) The Financial Director, in accordance with the financial regulations to be developed and approved by the GBM, and set out in the Bylaws, shall collect, receive and have charge and custody of the funds and securities of the consortium. The accounts of the consortium shall be updated at the end of each financial year and submitted by the Financial Director to the GBM after having been audited by two authorized auditors appointed by the GBM.
(f) The President shall be elected by the GBM, in accordance with the Bylaws, and hold office for a term of three years, beginning from April 1st of the year following the GBM meeting at which he or she has been elected. The President may be re-elected but may not hold the same office for more than two consecutive terms. The Vice-Presidents and the Director-General shall, each, be recommended by the President and approved by a majority vote of the GBM.
(g) The Management Directors and the Financial Director shall each be recommended by the Director-General and approved by a majority vote of GBM.
(h) The Vice-Presidents, Director-General, Management Directors and the Financial Director shall hold office for three calendar years beginning from April 1st of the year following the meeting of the GBM at which they have been approved.
(a) Membership fees from BMOs and IMs;
(b) funds from Supporters;
(c) other subventions, donations and financial support; and
(d) funds for research and investigation projects on geo-disaster reduction which are requested by third parties and accepted by ICGdR.
XIV: MEMBERSHIP FEES
XV: TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
XVI: MODIFICATION OF THE STATUTES AND BYLAWS
XVII: HONORARY FELLOWS
(a) given extensive and exemplary service to the ICGdR, and/or
(b) given extensive and exemplary service to the ICGdR General Board of Members, and/or
(c) demonstrated world class capability in the field of Geo-disaster Reduction.
International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction