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Policies relating to regulations and procedural byelaws and new governance structures.

As part of instituting the governance reform, the Governing Council approved a set of revised Policies by changing some existing policies to harmonize the language with the new regulations and procedural byelaws. It also approved newly developed policies that incorporate new governance structures. The remaining IPPF policies will be reviewed and amended by the newly appointed Board of Trustees.  Some redundant policies have been deleted.

New Policies

The seven new policies provide Terms of Reference to guide the processes for the new governing bodies and committees, specifically:

  • General Assembly
  • Nominations and Governance Committee
  • Board of Trustees
  • Membership Committee
  • Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
  • Policy, Strategy and Investment Committee
  • Resource Allocation and Technical Committee

Amended Policies

Three policies were amended to harmonize the with the new nomenclature and, where required, delete obsolete provisions. These are:

  • Policy 1.4 Terms of reference of the Chair and the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees
  • Policy 2.2 Terms of reference of the Director-General
  • Policy 2.3 Terms of reference of the Regional Director

Deletion of Obsolete Policies

Five policies that became redundant as result of the reform have been deleted from IPPF policy handbook. These are:

  • Policy 1.6 Terms of reference of individual Governing Council members
  • Policy 1.7 Terms of reference for the Governing Council youth representatives
  • Policy 1.8 Governing Council member performance review
  • Policy 1.9 Terms of reference of the external advisers to the Governing Council
  • Policy 1.10 Terms of reference for the election of the Chairperson of the Membership Committee