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Dutch PGA National Group:

Mr. Dittrich; Mr. Van Oven; Ms. Rafi, Secretary-General, PGA; Mr. Koenders; Dr. Verhagen; Drs. Hoekema


PGA Membership Rules

 

Full Membership
In order to qualify for full membership the Parliament must adhere to all of the following criteria in order that a group or an individual be admitted as a member of Parliamentarians for Global Action:
 
  (a) the members must be from elected national and provincial parliaments. The parliaments must be freely elected by the general population or a reasonable segment of it, 
  (b) the election should be open to more than one party, or to those who have no party,
  (c) the Parliament must evidence an actual ability to engage in free debate,
  (d) the Parliament must have the right to turn back legislation proposed by the government.

 

In accordance with these guidelines, the Board shall decide first whether a parliament meets the criteria for membership, and then the Board shall approve or reject applications for membership from individuals and groups from those parliaments, and the decision shall be recorded in its minutes.

 

Associate Membership
Associate Membership may be offered by the Board in its sole discretion to any suitable candidate whose country's constitutional make-up, at the time such Associate Membership is offered, may not meet in full the requirements of the Charter or PGA by-laws.  An Associate Member shall have no voting rights nor may such an Associate Member occupy a position of responsibility either on the Council or on the Board or both.

 

 National Group Guidelines

  1. Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) national groups should be open to all members of parliament in multi-party states and be composed of at least 10 individuals, open to all parties, or 5 individuals if the total membership of the national parliament is less than 100.
  2. Groups should accept the Constitution and By-Laws of Parliamentarians for Global Action;
  3. Groups should elect group officers - for example, Chair, Vice Chair(s), Secretary and Treasurer - with due regard to political and gender balance.
  4. Groups should elect one of their members, annually, to serve on the International Council, with written confirmation of this election to the Secretariat.
  5. Groups should hold at least one meeting per year.
  6. Groups should submit a written annual report to the Council Chair in advance of the Council meeting.
  7. Groups should each year provide the names of its members to PGA in New York and assist in the collection of fees.
  8. The Chair of the International Council or the President shall certify to the Executive Committee those national groups that have met the guidelines.
  9. The National group representatives on the International Council shall be rotated after two years.

 

 




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