FIFA Calls On Reform Approval By Member Associations
Wed 24th Feb 2016 | FIFA
FIFA's Executive Committee is urging member associations to approve the full slate of proposed reforms enshrined in the new draft FIFA Statutes at the Extraordinary Congress on Friday.
Friday will see member associations gather in Zurich for the crucial vote to elect a new President of world football’s governing body.
FIFA have been wrapped in turmoil following a number of high profile arrests and dismissals for alleged corruption, including former President, Sepp Blatter and the man many expected to succeed him, Michel Platini.
FIFA’s Executive Committee approved new Governance Regulations which were drawn up by the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee to strengthen the fundamental principles of the proposed new statutes.
The coming into force of the FIFA Governance Regulations is subject to the approval of the proposed statutory amendments at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress on Friday.
“The eyes of the world are on us this week after one of the most challenging times in our history,” FIFA’s Acting President, Issa Hayatou said on behalf of the FIFA Executive Committee, composed of representatives from each of the six regional confederations.
“The approval of the reforms will send a strong message that we have listened and that we are taking the action necessary to regain trust and improve our performance.
“Each of these measures is critical for the future of FIFA and global football. We urge each of the member associations to support the reforms in full, and then to implement them in their entirety at home. It is a collective responsibility we have for football,” Hayatou continued.
The new FIFA Governance Regulations include provisions in particular on the composition, duties and responsibilities as well as on the functioning of the future Council (replacing the Executive Committee), the President, the Secretary General, the standing committees, and the independent committees.
They also govern the eligibility checks, the independence criteria, elections for the office of FIFA President and for members of the Council, and the auditing of FIFA and its members.
The next FIFA Executive Committee meeting will take place on 17 and 18 March 2016 in Zurich.
Posted by: Aaron Gourley
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