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International Ecological Safety Cooperative Organization Charter

(Revised at the 1st session of the 2nd meeting of the presidium in December 2012)

 Name of organization: International Ecological Safety Cooperative Organization (IESCO)

 Chapter One. 

General Rules

1.1 International Ecological Safety Cooperative Organization (IESCO), an international and non-profitable organization initiated by China, was established with the support of UN-Habitat, China, Russia, the United States, India, Tanzania, Cambodia, Seychelles, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mongolia and Belgium in accordance with UN Millennium Development Goals.

1.2 IESCO strictly observes international laws and regulations and this charter. Its member countries will carry out their duties on the basis of the principle of equality, free will and democracy.

1.3 IESCO follows the procedure of law with secretariats in Beijing, China; Hong Kong, China; New York, USA; Vancouver, Canada and St Petersburg, Russia. Branch offices could be set up in other parts of the world in case of need.

1.4 IESCO practices independent accounting, and opens a foreign currency account in a bank. The use of the organization’s logo, seal, stationery and the setting up of archives are all according to set procedures.

 

Chapter Two

Goals and Tasks

2.1 Goals

To tackle climate change, promote ecological civilization, maintain ecological safety, solve ecological crises and realize the balanced development of economy, ecology and society through cooperation with political parties, parliaments, government institutions, international organizations and national think tanks.

2.2 Tasks

To support poverty-reduction programs of less-developed countries and developing countries;

To be responsible for investigation and analysis of the global ecological safety situation;

To promote basic research and progress in the sphere of global ecological safety; 

To participate in the process of generalizing and effective using of scientific and technological achievements which have been gained;

To publish the magazine International Ecology and Safety;

To participate in the forecasting of scientific and technological development;

To determine the priority direction in the development of ecology, population and economy; 

To evaluate national programs and significant scientific research projects relating to international ecological safety;  

To set up evaluation, monitoring, certification and arbitration for international ecological safety system and to organize its implementation;

To set "Special Contribution Award for Safeguarding Ecological Safety" and confer it to government institutions, social organizations, private business sectors and individuals who have made important contribution to the maintenance of international ecological safety, the prevention of natural disaster, and the realization of sustainable development;

To bring up and train the professional and engineering technical personnel who are engaged in international ecological safety research;

To hold the Global Ecological Safety Assembly (a conference above the ministerial level held every two years) and the World Ecological Safety Expo; 

To protect the legal status and interest for each and every member;

To popularize and impart knowledge of environmentally-safe and healthy styles, knowledge on production, transportation and personal safety;

To recommend the UN poverty-alleviation plan, technology transfers and experience exchange;

To be in charge of the UN Youth Empowerment Action, direct the issue of urban youths investment reports of different countries, carry out the training of ecological skills for youths and make the list of urban ecological safety index by doing ecological evaluation, ecological confirm, ecological following and ecological supervision granted by UN-Habitat;

To set up the “World Special Contribution Award for Ecological Safety” and “UN-Habitat Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award”;

To carry out other professional work that complies with goals of the charter within the scope of the law.

2.3 In order to carry out the tasks specified in the charter, this organization cooperates with UN Organizations, political parties, parliaments, government institutions, national think tanks, academic institutions to establish direct and long-term stable cooperative relationship with them.

 

Chapter Three 

Rights and Obligations

3.1 It has the right to put forward proposal on basic research and development of ecological safety to member states and relevant international organizations. 

3.2 It should solve the problems of scientific research products of ecological safety and of the relevant academic issues through avenues of competition. It can hold international meetings, exhibitions and discussions for improving continuously the technical level of scientific and technical personnel. It will publish and print scientific and technology works, and carry out other vocational work. 

3.3 According to legal proceeding, it can set up its own teaching and scientific research centers and set up laboratories and research institutes in relevant countries. 

3.4 It can decide on its internal administrative setup, staff size, scale of payment by itself, and decide social security for its administrative staff according to related law. 

3.5 It is entitled to dispose and make use of its own assets and property.

3.6 Government institutions do not undertake responsibility for the fulfillment of obligations of IESCO. In the same vein, IESCO does not undertake responsibility for the fulfillment of obligations of government institutions. IESCO does not undertake responsibility for fulfillment of obligations of its members, and in the same vein the members also do not undertake responsibility for fulfillment of obligations of IESCO either.

 

Chapter Four 

Internal organization of IESCO

4.1 It is formed by political parties, parliaments, governments and think tanks with the status of legal person and sharing of same interests.

4.2 It sets up the Presidium, Executive Committee, Experts Consulting Committee and Legal Consultation Committee.  

 

Chapter Five

Rights and Obligations of Its Members

5.1 This organization is composed of state members and group members. The state members represent political parties, parliaments and government institutions. The group members are national think tanks and academic communities engaged in ecological safety. The state and group members can choose and decide their own delegates to participate in the work of International Ecological Safety Cooperative Organization. All members enjoy equal rights. 

5.2 New members are admitted by the presidium. Governments (above the ministerial level) can apply for the state members and can be admitted by presidium. National think tanks, academic institutions, financial institutions and enterprises recommended by government institutions or scientific research institutions can be admitted after being examined and ratified.

5.3 Its members' rights:

To elect and to be elected as the members of leadership; 

To put forward proposals to and discuss relevant issues with IESCO;

To participate in the process of formulating programs and plans of IESCO;

To secure scientific and technological information it needs;

To have an access to database and library of IESCO;

To enjoy the protection for its own legal rights and interests from IESCO.

5.4 Its members' obligations:

To make an effort to improve scientific research and practice with new achievements;

To put scientific achievements into practice extensively; 

To make use of achievements in the realm of ecological safety to develop new technology, information and means of technology in order to improve production environment; 

To make an effort in bringing up scientific and engineering technological personnel and in raising their technical levels;

To make an effort in exploiting material resources and financial resources so as to develop new basic research and speed up scientific and technological progress; 

To submit annual working reports to relevant departments of IESCO

To conscientiously comply with the charter of IESCO;

To pay membership dues on time;

5.5 The amount of membership dues and form of payment are decided by the presidium. Each member’s amount of membership dues are decided by the presidium of IESCO.

5.6 The members have the right to quit IESCO. 

5.7 If the activities of members of IESCO are in violation with the charter, the presidium of IESCO can remove their names from the list. 

 

Chapter Six

Responsibilities of the Presidium

6.1 The highest leading organization of IESCO is the World Ecological Safety Council, which is held every two years. Its president should be the leader of the host country of the World Ecological Safety Assembly, and the executive president is in charge of daily affairs with the term of 2 years and the reelection cannot be over two sessions. 

6.2 The World Ecological Safety Assembly elects the Presidium The Presidium is composed of representatives from Asia, North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and international organizations. Female members occupy 1/3 of the membership.

-To discuss and approve working plans and funds allocation and supervise the implementation;

-To solve the problems of organizational structure;

-To approve annual plans and summary reports of the presidium and executive committee;

-To elect, executive chairman, co-chairmen and director general;

-To amend and supplement the charter;

-To fix the membership dues and other amount of expenses;

-To determine and approve financial budgets of administrative organs;

-To solve the problem related to its termination;

6.3 Based on the nomination by the presidium, the World Ecological Safety Assembly  awards rewards and medals named after world-famous scientists to the governmental institutions, social organizations, enterprises groups and individuals who have made contributions to climate change control, ecological safety maintenance, natural disaster prevention, and fulfillment of sustainable development.

6.4 It needs consensus of over two-thirds of members’ votes to approve, amend or supplement important resolutions as well as the related rules.

6.5 The Presidium meetings may be convened as it is required, but minimally once every two years.

6.6 The members of the presidium include executive chairman, co-chairmen, director general, and directors from all secretariat branches affiliated to IESCO. The activities of the presidium should be conducted in a manner to be in compliance with the charter approved by the Assembly and the regulations made by the presidium.

6.7 The presidium of IESCO is re-elected every two years. The basic principle to elect presidium members is systematic change and the succession of its leaders.

—Executive Chairman is elected by the presidium once every two years and the reelection cannot be over two sessions.

—Chairmen of the Experts Consulting Committee and the Legal Consulting Committee are elected by the Presidium.

6.8 The duties of the Presidium of IESCO:

—To convene the World Ecological Safety Assembly;

—To approve important scientific research and working plans;

—To plan financial and accounting programs and approve the establishment list of various branches;

—To establish educational institutes, research institutes, and training institutes in accordance with the specified procedure;

6.9 The secretariat of IESCO is under the leadership of Executive Chairman and Director General.

—The secretariat takes charge of daily activities;

—To determine, as administrative section of the presidium, scales of funds and staff;

—To define the business areas and workloads of the secretariat;

—To introduce IESCO to governmental institutes, civil society and academic departments;

—To open accounts at banks;

—To manage and control all assets of IESCO;

—To sign contracts and other agreements with international organization, government institutes, research institutes and enterprises.

6.10 Director General carries out the works of the organization under the leadership of the presidium:

—The term of office is five years and it cannot be over two sessions;

—To organize finance, operation and management of IESCO;

—To coordinate the work of branches and committees;

—To decide on the most important comprehensive issues related to ecological safety and establishment of branches;

—To check up the implementation of working plans, appropriation and popularizing of  research fruits;

—To organize and train the professional personnel in the field of ecological safety and continuously improve their technical levels;

—To adopt measures to make research fruits meet needs of national economic development;

—To map out and implement international exchange and cooperation plans;

—To recommend excellent research projects or inventions to the Assembly and grant rewards to outstanding scientists and scholars in the name of IESCO;

—To vote on the issues such as permanent institutions, staff scales and budgets;

—To approve various needed working plans and formulate all kinds of measures and rules;

—To be the principal administrator of the loan of IESCO and the one to approve annual budgets of IESCO;

—To check the implementation of work plans and funds allocation;

—To cooperate with members countries in the area of scientific research and culture;

—Director General reports to the World Ecological Safety Assembly and is responsible for the presidium;

—Deputy Director General supports Director General and does related work.

6.11 Responsibilities of Secretary-General:

—Take charge of routine affairs of IESCO Secretariat;

—Responsible for inspection and supervision on the work of IESCO;

—Summarize the work of IESCO, and report the work to Executive Chairman and Director General;

6.12 The Executive Committee of IESCO is elected by the Presidium with the term of office of five years;

 

Chapter Seven

Asset Management of IESCO

7.1 The asset of IESCO includes buildings, facilities of culture and education, foreign currencies, valued securities and other properties, all of which are material guarantee to develop the professional work set forth in the charter.

7.2 The asset and fund of IESCO come from:

—the membership dues;

—materials and funds voluntarily donated by member countries and related international agencies;

—incomes from any activities undertaken by IESCO (such as training, assessment and exhibitions);

—incomes from production, foreign trade, publications, scientific lectures, technical consultative service, economic cooperation, trade exchanges and other law-permitted business.

—funds allocated by related institutions, and other legal incomes.

7.3 The incomes from production and operation by administrative institutions of IESCO are used to complete the tasks set forth in the charter of IESCO and not be distributed among members of IESCO.

7.4 The Legal Consulting Committee supervises the financial affairs of IESCO.

 

Chapter Eight

Procedures to Amend and Supplement the Charter of IESCO

8.1 The amendment and supplement of the Charter of IESCO should be passed and approved by the presidium.

8.2 The amendment and supplement of the Charter of IESCO should be undertaken according to relevant laws.

 

Chapter Nine

Procedures to Terminate IESCO

9.1 IESCO may be re-organized or phased out.

9.2 IESCO can also be terminated according to laws.

9.3 The assets of IESCO should be disposed in accordance with regulations of the Charter after complete cessation of its activities.

9.4 Upon the reorganization or termination of IESCO, its archives shall be handed over to the archival administration department.

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