2. The General Assembly is composed of all members of the Federation and is the ultimate governing body of the Federation. In particular the General Assembly is the competent body for:
a. amendments to the Statute;
b. dissolution of the Federation;
c. admission to, suspension and termination from membership and the deferment and writing off of membership dues;
d. approval of the budget and the accounts;
e. appointment of the auditor;
f. fixing of financial contribution of members,
g. election and removal of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Working Committee Chair, Executive Board Members, and;
h. appointment of the Secretary General.
The above mentioned powers may not be delegated.
3. The General Assembly shall meet at least once every calendar year. The notice of a meeting is issued by the Chairperson via the Secretariat indicating time and place at least sixty days prior to the date of the meeting.
4. An extraordinary meeting of the General Assembly shall be convened by the Chairperson at his/her own initiative or when one third of full members have submitted, to the Chairperson, a request to this effect. In the latter case, this General Assembly must take place within sixty days of the receipt of such request and shall be convened by the Chairperson who shall fix the place and the date. The notice for the extraordinary meeting is issued thirty days prior to the date of the meeting and accompanied by an Agenda.
5. The Chairperson of the Federation may permit any non-member person(s) to take part in the work of the General Assembly.
6. If a member is not represented at the General Assembly, it may authorize another member with an open proxy or may vote on their own behalf with a self designated proxy.
7. Quorum for the General Assembly shall exist when half or more of the full members, in the Federation, are present or represented by proxy at the meeting.
8. Decisions will be taken by a simple majority of votes of the members present or represented by proxy at the meeting unless the Statute requires certain decisions to be taken by qualified majority. If deemed necessary by the Chairperson, or if quorum is not met, such voting can be accomplished through circular resolution. Proxies and votes via circular resolution may be made by mail, or any form of secure electronic communication.
9. Thirty days before the General Assembly the Secretariat will send out requests to members to submit their nominations for the positions which are to be voted on during the upcoming meeting. Nominations for all elected positions must be submitted to the Federation Secretariat fifteen days before the General Assembly. Before actual voting takes place, all members will be informed of the nominations which were received.
10. Voting in the General Assembly shall be open. In case a secret ballot is requested by a member and supported by half or more of the members present or represented at the meeting, a secret ballot will be affected.
11. When a vote concerns suspension, withdraw from membership or termination, the member in question shall not be entitled to vote.
12. The decisions of the General Assembly are recorded in the minutes by the Secretariat.