of the Consultative Committee
of Finno-Ugrian peoples
The Consultative Committee is the co-ordinating body of the
World Congress of Finno-Ugrian Peoples and acts in conformity with the rules
of international law and the principles of the United Nations Organisation.
and Principles of Activity of the Committee
The Committee shall defend and protect the rights and interests
of Finno-Ugrian peoples as stated in The Declaration of Fundamental Principles,
Aims and Objectives of Co-operation of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the World.
The principles of the Committees activities are:
- equality of
all representatives of peoples;
- democracy and
openness in discussion and adopting decisions;
- consensus as
the basic principle in adopting decisions.
Members of the Committee are representatives of those peoples
who recognise the aims and objectives stated in the Declaration. Peoples shall
decide themselves on participation in the work of the Consultative Committee.
of the Committees Work
The Consultative Committee has equal number of representatives
from each of the peoples and is formed by the peoples themselves.
Sittings of the Committee are held when required, but at least
once in a year.
The Committee may form expert commissions. Members to such commissions
shall be proposed by the representatives of the peoples.
The headquarters of the Consultative Committee shall be placed
The Committee is authorised to establish an international fund.
The assets of the fund shall be used for the objectives stated in The Declaration
of Fundamental Principles, Aims and Objectives of Cooperation of Finno-Ugric
Peoples of the World and in the Statutes of the Consultative Committee.
The Committee is a corporate body having its bank accounts,
stamp, seal and symbols. The Committee may run its periodical, render publishing,
commercial and other activities, and establish joint ventures.
The World Congress is the representative body of Finno-Ugrian
peoples. The Congress is convoked at least once in four years. The Consultative
Committee may convoke extraordinary congresses.
the Statutes and Termination of Activities
The Statutes of the Committee shall be adopted at the Congress.
Changes and amendments to the present Statutes shall be made at the sessions
of the Congress or at the sittings of the Committee with subsequent approval
by the Congress.
World Congress of Finno-Ugrian Peoples
December 3, 1992