Category: Ipra Community
Published: Saturday, 26 November 2011 07:16
The IPRA Council consist of elected and ex officio members.
The Administrative Meeting elects 24 members by quota-election for a period of four years. Those who receive the most and second votes among the candidates in each quota of A-1) Africa/female, A-2) Africa/male, B-1) Asia-Pacific/female, B-2) Asia-Pacific/male, C-1) Europe/female, C-2) Europe/male, D-1) Latin America/female, D-2) Latin America/male, E-1) North America/female, E-2) North America/male shall be elected. Those who receive the most votes among the candidates in each quota of F-1) Middle East/female, F-2) Middle East/male, G-1) Russia and former socialist European countries/female, G-2) Russia and former socialist European countries/male shall be elected.
Ex officio members are the Newsletter Editor/s, IPRA Foundation President, Heads of Regional Associations and Secretary General, and, during the first election period after the change in office of the latter, his or her immediate predecessor. In addition, one convener of each IPRA Commission will join the Council, as ex officio, non-voting members. The Administrative Meeting may decide to appoint other ex officio members. The Council shall advise the Executive Committee and the Secretary General in important questions.
The IPSA constitution states that The Executive Committee shall consist of at least five members, elected by the Council from its members. The Executive Committee must be gender balanced and reflect regional representation. The Executive Committee shall determine the policy matters of IPRA between the General Conferences. It shall give general directions to the Secretary General, and assist him or her in their implementation. Special Conferences, dealing with specific topics, will be held on the decision of the Executive Committee. If a vacancy occurs on the Executive Committee between meetings of the General Conference, the Executive Committee shall fill the vacancy by co-option.
The Secretary General shall be responsible for the conduct of day-to-day activities of IPRA. He or she will consult with the Executive Committee and keep the Council and the Secretary General-Elect informed.
Regional Peace Research Associations may be established or associated with IPRA by decision of an Administrative Meeting, and periodically reconfirmed. A Regional Peace Research Association may elect or appoint one or more conveners. These appointments will be subject to ratification by the IPRA Executive Committee, which may, in exceptional circumstances, veto the choice(s) made and appoint other(s) to the role of convener(s), instead.
Currently IPRA have 5 affiliated Regional Peace Research Associations
AFPREA – Africa Peace Research and Education Association
APPRA – Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association
CLAIP - Latin America Peace Research Association
EuPRA – European Peace Research Association
PJSA - North America Peace Research Association
IPRA Commissions may be created and supported by decision of the Executive Committee, provided that their purposes and activities are compatible with the statute of IPRA, and periodically reconfirmed. A Commission may elect or appoint one or more conveners. These appointments will be subject to ratification by the IPRA Executive Committee, which may, in exceptional circumstances, veto the choice(s) made and appoint other(s) to the role of convener(s), instead.