- These Statutes or any further modification to them shall come into force at the close of the Council meeting at which they are adopted, or in the case of electronic voting on the date at which they are adopted.
- The Statutes of the Union may be modified only with the approval of two thirds of the Council Delegates present at a meeting or voting electronically.
- Proposals for changes to any articles of the Statutes and By-Laws of the Union may be made by a Member Country or the IUGG Bureau.
The proposals must reach the Secretary General at least six months before the date of the meeting at which the changes are to be considered. The Secretary General shall notify all Member Countries of any proposed change at least four months before the announced date of the Council meeting.
If a proposal is submitted to Secretary General between Council meetings, the Bureau, in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall determine whether the proposal has merit to be placed for electronic voting by the Council. In the case of electronic voting, the Secretary General shall notify all Member Countries of any proposed change at least three months before the date of the vote.
- Conduct of IUGG meetings, except as otherwise specified in the Statutes, shall be according to Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised. Details of the edition in current use shall be included in the reference document ‘Guidelines on IUGG Administration’ described in By-Law 13.
- The official languages of the Union shall be English and French. In case of disparity between the texts, the English text shall be authoritative.
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