The main organs of CUTS International Geneva are the General Assembly, the Executive Committee, the Stakeholder Forum and the Secretariat.
The main organs of CUTS International Geneva are the General Assembly, the Executive Committee, the Stakeholder Forum and the Secretariat. Click to expand and learn more on each organ.
The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body of CUTS International, Geneva. It is responsible for reviewing the organization's policies and strategic direction, and for approving the annual budget, report, financial statements and audited accounts. It now comprises eight members, including a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
The General Assembly meets at least once a year and takes its decisions by consensus.
The Executive Committee appoints the Director, reports to the General Assembly and provides management guidance to the Secretariat.
The committee is composed of six persons and is headed by the President of the General Assembly. It meets twice a year and decisions are taken by consensus. For decisions to be valid, at least half of the Executive Committee members must be present. By mutual agreement, decisions by circular letter, telephone or email conference are admissible.
The Stakeholder Forum monitors the activities of CUTS International Geneva and offers advice to the Executive Committee and General Assembly.
Current membership of this forum includes 21 representatives of inter-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, developing and developed country missions in Geneva, relevant government agencies in capitals, academics, and the media. The Forum is due to be reconstituted in 2014.
The Secretariat is managed by the Executive Director of CUTS International Geneva. The duties of the Executive Director include the preparation of annual programme of work for approval by the Executive Committee, the management of CUTS International Geneva in accordance with the administrative and financial rules, and the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee.
CUTS International, Geneva receives funding from a range of donors, including government agencies, multilateral institutions and foundations. Funding may be unrestricted or directed to specific projects or programmes.
Our financial management systems are robust and have handled multi-million US Dollar projects. Our accounts are audited annually by an independent auditor affiliated to the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), and special project audits are also undertaken when required.
Below is a list of donors who provided financial support to our work since 2008.
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of transparency and accountability to both our beneficiaries and donors. This is why we have adopted policies and rules on procurement, finance and accounting, fraud prevention, donor-recipient relationship and service rules.
From April 2015 to March 2016, our work focused on the implementation of several projects, as well as advocacy in Geneva.
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