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Proposed UIP Constitutional Changes

In order to improve the lines of communication between the UIP Executive Committee (EC) and the UIP General Council (GC), the EC aims to release information about planned changes to the UIP Constitution here as soon as they are approved by the EC.

This will allow the GC to have sufficient warning about planned changes in advance of any GC meeting. This will also allow member societies to provide feedback about these changes.

Each proposed change will have a description of the purpose for the change in both English and Spanish. More changes may be added over time, so please visit this page regularly for updates. Member societies will also be informed over email every time proposed changes are place on the site.

The next General Council Meeting is still planned for Buenos Aires.

About the process of constitutional change

Since the UIP General Council Meeting in Krakow, the UIP has improved its process of reviewing constitutional change and informing its member societies.

A committee, known as the “UIP Constitutional Reform Committee”, comprising 3 members of the UIP EC, the UIP President and the UIP Executive Director review and approve all proposals for constitutional change. Once approved by this committee, approval is then sought from the EC. After this, proposed changes are placed on the website and feedback sought from the member societies.

It is hoped that this process of obtaining feedback from member societies before a GC meeting will allow member societies to have a stronger voice into how changes to the UIP are made.