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Every year our member organisations come together at the General Assembly. The General Assembly makes the decisions concerning the UIAA’s role, its activities and its budget. It elects the President, the Executive Board and members of the Management Committee.
The President is the UIAA’s representative to the world and chairs all meetings of the General Assembly, the Management Committee and the Executive Board.
The Executive Board is elected for a four-year period and consists of the President, Vice-President, Secretary General, Treasurer and three other members. Together they carry out the decisions made by the General Assembly, control finances and supervise the commissions and the office staff.
The Management Committee is elected for a four-year period and consists of the Executive Board, representatives from the five largest member associations, one representative from each continent and three to five representatives elected by the General Assembly. It makes recommendations to the General Assembly on matters such as budgets and admission/expulsion of member associations. In addition it creates and dissolves the commissions and assigns them responsibilities.
The Commissions consist of members with special expertise in a particular field of mountaineering. They give advice to the Management Committee and the General Assembly, as well as giving information and recommendations to all members. The commissions are: Access, Medical, Mountain Protection, Mountaineering, Safety, Youth, Ice Climbing and Anti Doping.
The Auditors are responsible for auditing the UIAA’s accounts. They report in writing to the General Assembly.
The Court decides in conflicts of competence and other possible disputes between the UIAA, its members and bodies.
The International Commission for Ice Climbing Competitions (ICICC) is the sports body responsible for the administration and development of all aspects of the international ice climbing competitions. Since 2004 it has organised the World Cup series and World Championships.
Those who compete in the sport must adhere to the rulings of the following commissions:
The Anti-Doping Commission assists Member Associations in implementing the World Anti-Doping Code (WADA code), and is responsible for the application of the code in the organisation of our competition sports activities.
The Disciplinary Commission deals with violation of UIAA competition rules.
The Appeals Commission hears appeals from athletes who have been found guilty in a disciplinary case or who wish to contest competitions results or judges’ rulings.
How to become a member
The UIAA has about 80 member associations in more than 50 countries, representing almost 1.3 million individuals. If your mountaineering federation would like to become a member, please click on the links below for more information.
04 Oct 2013 to 05 Oct 2013
Admission New Member Form 2010
UIAA Regulations for Elections
UIAA Court Statutes_2013
UIAA Strategic plan 2013-16
UIAA Organization Chart_October 2012
UIAA logo guidelines
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