Organizational structure

The organization’s membership, which consists of member organizations, associated organizations and an individual member organization (consisting of all individual members), make up its congress. The congress meets every two years and is responsible for electing an Executive Committee, and for approving new membership applications as well as proposed changes to the statutes and external policies. 

In turn, the Executive Committee is responsible for the organization’s governance and for appointing and overseeing the work of the Executive Director. To facilitate ongoing accountability of the Executive Committee to the membership there is an Advisory Council, made up of membership representatives, who can attend Executive Committee meetings and offer advice. 

The Executive Director oversees the secretariat, which is responsible for implementing, programs, coalition related work, campaigns and the transnational working groups.