(From the UAF Statute)
Article 16. Congress. General powers, decision-making powers
- The highest governing body of the UAF is Congress.
- The procedure for conducting the Congress and other meetings / meetings of the UAF governing bodies 21 shall be determined by the UAF Rules of Procedure approved by Congress.
Article 17. Amendments to the Statute and the Rules of Procedure
- Congress decides to amend the Statute and the Rules of Procedure.
- Any proposal to amend the Statute shall be submitted in writing by the member of the UAF or the Executive Committee no later than thirty days before the date set for the Congress, with a brief explanation of their content. A UAF member's proposal becomes effective if it is supported in writing by at least three other UAF members.
- An amendment to the Statute shall be accepted if it is submitted by not less than 3/4 of the votes of Congress delegates present at the Congress.
- Any proposal to amend the Rules of Procedure shall be submitted by the member of the UAF or the Executive Committee to the UAF Administration no later than thirty days before the date set for the Congress in writing, with a brief explanation of their content.
- The proposal to amend the Rules of Procedure shall be accepted if more than half the votes of Congressional delegates present at the Congressional session are cast.
Article 18. The next Congress. Powers, notices, agenda
- The regular Congress is held annually, as a rule, before the UEFA and FIFA Congresses, if any.
- Questions within the purview of the next Congress are:
2.2 election of persons who will count the votes (Counting Commission);
2.3 electing a Secretary of Congress and three delegates to maintain and review the minutes of Congress;
2.4 review and approval of the report of the President, the Executive Committee and the Administration;
2.5 reviewing and approving the opinion of the Audit Authority, annual financial report;
2.6 election and termination of authority of the President of the UAF;
2.7 the election, suspension and suspension of the authority of the first Vice-Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the UAF;
2.8 election, termination and suspension of powers of members of the Executive Committee;
2.9 election, termination and suspension of the powers of the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and members of the Control-Disciplinary and Appeal Committees;
2.10 the election, termination and suspension of the powers of the Audit Authority;
2.11 amending the Statute and the Rules of Procedure;
2.12 making decisions on the reorganization or liquidation of the UAF;
2.13 reviewing and deciding on proposals;
2.14 consideration of applications and decisions on granting membership, making decisions on cancellation or continuation of temporary suspension (suspension) of membership, or exclusion of members from the UAF;
2.15 making decisions on the election, termination and suspension of the authority of a member of the Executive Committee or a member of another body of the UAF;
2.16 granting the status of Honorary President and Honorary Member;
2.17 the exercise of the UAF's ownership rights and the delegation of such functions to other UAF governing bodies, legal entities, separate units or other legal entities formed by the UAF;
2.18 other powers as defined by the laws, statutes and documents of FIFA and UEFA.
- Notification of the next Congress shall be sent by the Administration to the UAF Members in writing at least three months before the date of its convening. An official invitation to Congress shall be sent no later than two weeks before the date on which the meeting is scheduled, together with a proposed agenda prepared by the Executive Committee.
- A member of the UAF who wishes to include a matter on the agenda of the Regular Congress must submit proposals in writing to the Administration at least forty-five days before the date of convening the Congress. Such proposal must be clearly stated and give reasons for its submission.
- No later than four weeks before the date of the next Congress, the UAF members shall send to the UAF Administration an extract or minutes of the meeting of the relevant governing body for the election of delegates in accordance with the statutory standards of representation in Congress and nominations for the election of the President of the UAF, other elected offices of the UAF. such are put forward. Any arbitrator of the Congress may not be elected at any level by the arbitrators of football, representatives of any football justice body, chairman, deputy chairman and members of the UAF Dispute Resolution Chamber.
- Each Permanent Member of the UAF has the right to be represented at the Congress by three delegates, and the Associate Member of the UAF by one delegate.
- A congressional meeting has a quorum if it is attended by at least 2/3 of the total number of elected delegates.
- The agenda of the Congress may be modified by the Congress itself, as the supreme governing body of the UAF, if such a proposal receives at least 3/4 of the votes of the congressional delegates present.
- The decision to terminate the UAF (self-dissolution or reorganization) shall be taken by Congress if such proposal receives at least 3/4 of the total number of elected UAF Congress delegates.
Article 19. Extraordinary Congress. Powers, notices, agenda
- The Executive Committee, at the request of at least 3/4 of the total number of UAF members, convenes an extraordinary Congress at any time.
- The Executive Committee is obliged to convene an extraordinary Congress, if not less than 3/4 of the total number of UAF members, represented by their governing bodies, have provided written decisions (minutes or extracts from them) with the said proposal. If such a request by the UAF members to convene an extraordinary Congress is not fulfilled, these members have the right to convene an extraordinary Congress themselves.
- The proposal to hold an extraordinary Congress must include the issue of its agenda.
- Extraordinary Congress shall be held no later than sixty days after the date of receipt by the UAF Administration of the duly completed proposals specified in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Article.
- The agenda of the extraordinary Congress shall be approved by the Executive Committee not later than ten days after the date of receipt of the proposal for holding the extraordinary Congress. The Executive Committee may include matters within the competence of the next Congress on the agenda.
- The Administration shall send to the UAF members a written notice of the convening of the Extraordinary Congress not later than fifty days before the date set for its holding.
- The UAF members shall notify the Administration of the date, time and place of the meeting of their supreme governing body for the election of delegates to the Extraordinary Congress not later than forty-five days before the date set for its holding.
- The members of the UAF shall send to the Administration an extract or minutes of the meeting of the relevant governing body for the election of delegates to the Extraordinary Congress and their questionnaires, at least thirty days before the set date of the Congress. Football arbitrators of any level, representatives of any football justice body, chairman, deputy chairman and members of the UAF Dispute Chamber cannot be elected delegates of the Extraordinary Congress.
- The administration must send to the UAF members the agenda for the extraordinary Congress and an official invitation to the Congress at least fourteen days before the scheduled date for its holding.
- In the event that an Extraordinary Congress is not convened by the Executive Committee within the time limits specified in paragraph 4 of this Article, the members of the UAF who have requested its holding may seek legal assistance from UEFA and FIFA.
- The Extraordinary Congress shall have the right to consider any matters within the competence of the Regular Congress. The agenda of an extraordinary Congress may be changed if such proposal receives at least 3/4 of the votes of the delegates present at the extraordinary Congress.