AIPP Constitution and By Laws

Article VIII. Membership

Section 1. Membership to the AIPP is open to all indigenous peoples’ organizations and movements including organization of indigenous women and youth and ethnic based organizations located in Asia who subscribe to the aims and objectives of the AIPP.

Section 2. Organizations and movements wishing to become members of the AIPP are required to fill the application form and provide information about the organisation to the Executive Council shall be decide as a candidate member and the final approval shall be done by the General Assembly.

Section 3. Membership are based on three Categories depending on the level of the organization or movement:

  1. Local Category (local or community organizations/movements).
  2. Sub-National Category (state or provincial level organizations/movements).
  3. National Category (national level organizations/movements).

Section 4. There shall be over-all consideration to manageability and needs for consolidation of the organisation, geographical balance and membership of women and youth organizations.

Article IX. Network of Organisations

Section 1. AIPP also functions as a network and shall establish relationship with other indigenous peoples’ organizations who may wish to be part of AIPP’s network but not join as members. Such network of contacts may also be invited to participate in the programmes and activities including as project partners of AIPP and receive regular news updates and publications.

Section 2. AIPP shall convene sub-regional meetings of members, partners and network affiliates in between the General Assembly for consultations on updates of key developments, priority issues and concerns of the respective sub-region, review of programmes and planning, coordination mechanisms and other concerns in line with the general programmes, aims and objectives of AIPP.

Article X. The General Assembly

Section 1. The General Assembly shall consist of all the members of the AIPP through their duly designated representatives.

Section 2. The General Assembly is the supreme body for decision-making of the organization.

Section 3. All decisions in the General Assembly shall be made by consensus among the delegates from member-organizations.

Section 4. The General Assembly shall be convened every four years by the Executive Council.

Section 5. The General Assembly shall constitute the Executive Council.