Statute

 

Statute
Regional public organization for support of women entrepreneurs of small and medium business “International Union of Women»

 


1. GENERALITIES

1.1. Regional public organization for the support of women entrepreneurs of small and medium-sized businesses “International women’s Union” hereinafter referred to as the Organization (Union), is a membership-based non-profit corporate organization established in the legal form – public organization. The organization was established on the initiative of citizens United in the manner prescribed by law on the basis of common interests to achieve the goal defined by this Charter.

1.2. The organization is a non-profit organization, does not have its main purpose of making a profit and does not distribute the profits among its members.

1.3. The organization operates in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Civil code of the Russian Federation, the Federal law of the Russian Federation “On public associations”, other regulations governing the activities of public associations, as well as this Charter.

1.4. Full name of the Organization in Russian – Regional public organization for support of women entrepreneurs of small and medium business “International Union of Women” Abbreviated name of the Organization in Russian – ROO “International Union of Women”. Full name of the Organization in English – Regional public organization support for women entrepreneurs of small and medium business “International women’s Union”.
Short name in English – RРО “International women’s Union”.

1.5. The organization’s activities are based on the principles of voluntariness, equality, self-government and the rule of law. The activities of the Organization are public, and information about its Charter and policy documents is publicly available.

1.6. The legal capacity of the Organization as a legal entity arises from the moment of entering into the unified state register of legal entities of information on its creation and ceases at the time of entering into the specified register of information on its termination.

1.7. Territorial scope of activity – Regional. The organization operates in the city of Moscow.

1.8. The organization is competent to act as a plaintiff and defendant in court.

1.9. The organization has the right in accordance with the established procedure to open accounts, including foreign currency, in banks and other credit institutions in the territory of the Russian Federation.

1.10. Location of the permanent governing body of the Organization (Council) – the Russian Federation, Moscow.


2. PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES ORGANIZATION

2.1. The main purpose of the Organization is to unite women entrepreneurs of small and medium-sized businesses, aimed at the development of their professional, social and cultural level, as well as to represent and protect common interests.

2.2. The Objectives Of The Organization:
– promoting the formation of comfortable conditions for the Association of women entrepreneurs, creating a platform for communication, exchange of experience, discussion of various business ideas and projects, expansion of business ties;
– provision of information support, including support in the promotion of goods and services produced by members of the Organization to markets, including regional and international;
– providing consulting and legal support to the members of the Organization;
– assistance in providing women entrepreneurs with modern equipment and technologies, creation of production and technological centers and various business infrastructure facilities;
– assistance in obtaining financial support for the development of small and medium-sized businesses;
– assistance in training, retraining and advanced training of members of the Organization;
– development of women’s entrepreneurial literacy and competence;
– popularization and promotion of entrepreneurship, the formation of a positive image of Russian women entrepreneurs;
– representation and protection of the rights and General, including professional, interests of the members of the Organization, as well as coordination of their activities.

2.3. The subject of activity of the Organization is achievement of its authorized purposes by implementation, according to the current legislation, of the following types of activity:
– organization and implementation of various activities, programs and projects aimed at comprehensive support and development of women’s entrepreneurship, improving its competitiveness and investment attractiveness, participation in the development and implementation of investment projects to support and develop business;
– assistance in the development, creation and implementation of projects, programs and activities aimed at creating a favorable environment for business development, improving the starting conditions for women’s entrepreneurship;
– representation of interests of members of the Organization in public authorities, local governments, in relations with public associations, in international and other organizations and institutions;
– consolidation and coordination of activities of members of the Organization;
– providing comprehensive assistance in the development and implementation of advanced economic, financial, management, strategic technologies (methods, strategies, mechanisms) of business;
– providing practical assistance to members of the Organization in the development and protection of business plans, investment projects, in dealing with lending, in the introduction of new technology, development and development of competitive products;
– assistance in the organization of production, consumer attraction, expansion of the range of sales of products and services of members of the Organization;
– creation of data banks to improve the efficiency of the organization’s members;
– promoting the introduction and use of modern information technologies in the business processes of members of the Organization;
– participation in the development and implementation of information and educational programs for women entrepreneurs, including for beginners;
– provision of information, consulting and other assistance to members of the Organization;
– assistance in legal support of members of the Organization, quality resolution of civil disputes, development of arbitration, mediation;
– dissemination of the principles of civilized business and social responsibility in the business environment, the formation of mechanisms for compliance with corporate and business ethics;
– assistance in the formation of a consolidated position of women entrepreneurs on the most important issues of economic and social development of the country;
– assistance to members of the Organization in the development of trade,economic, scientific,technical, cultural relations with business circles of foreign countries;
– assistance and participation in the development and implementation of Federal, regional and municipal programs to support entrepreneurship;
– promoting the creation and implementation of activities aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among women, strengthening the role and authority of women entrepreneurs in society;
– participation in the prescribed manner in the implementation of programs and activities carried out by state bodies, local governments, public and other organizations relating to the scope of the Organization;
– the use of internationally accepted forms of exchange of professional groups, including sending members to other regions of Russia and abroad to participate in international competitions, conferences, symposia, seminars, exhibitions to demonstrate the achievements of members of the Organization, advertising their activities, as well as the use of the achievements of the regions of Russia and foreign countries;
– organization and holding of various educational, cultural,educational and other events, including exhibitions, seminars, conferences, forums, concerts, festivals, master classes, fashion shows, competitions and other events on the statutory activities of the Organization;
– organization of cultural and educational programs in the framework of high-level international events (summits, forums, business forums);
– development and implementation of cultural and educational projects aimed at promoting the cultural and historical heritage of Russia;
– development of cultural,historical and educational tourism in the regions of Russia;
– establishment of various awards, awards, grants for services in the field of activity of the Organization;
– implementation in accordance with the established procedure of publishing, production and distribution of audio-film-television and video products, information and other materials;
– promotion and support of electronic information resources on the Internet covering the activities of the Organization;
– interaction with interested public authorities and local self-government bodies, public and religious associations, scientific, educational, educational institutions, mass media to consolidate efforts aimed at the implementation of the organization’s statutory goal;
– promoting the creation of social stores for the sale of goods and products produced by members of the Organization;
– assistance in the creation of medical, educational, sports, children’s and other social facilities and institutions that meet the goals and objectives of the Organization, including the Organization finances the production of design and estimate documentation, construction and repair works;
– participation in international associations, establish direct international relations and contacts, conclude relevant agreements.


3. LEGAL STATUS OF THE ORGANIZATION

he order established by the legislation of the Russian Federation. The organization has the right to enter into contracts, agreements, deals.

3.2. The organization owns separate property and is liable for its obligations with this property. The organization may, on its own behalf, acquire and exercise property and non-property rights, bear obligations, be a plaintiff and a defendant in court.

3.3. The organization has an independent balance sheet, has the right in the order established by the legislation to open settlement and other accounts in banks in rubles and currency in the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad.

3.4. The organization has a round seal containing its full name in Russian. The organization has the right to have stamps and forms with its name.

3.5. The organization is liable for its obligations with all property belonging to it, which in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation may be levied.

3.6. The organization is not responsible for the obligations of the state. The state is not responsible for the obligations of the Organization.

3.7. The organization is not liable for the obligations of its members, and the members of the Organization are not liable for the obligations of the Organization. Members of the Organization do not retain rights to property transferred to the Organization, including membership fees.

3.8. The organization can join associations (unions) in the order established by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

3.9. The organization can carry out business activities only insofar as it serves to achieve the statutory objectives for which it was established and is consistent with those objectives.

3.10. Income from business activities of the Organization may not be redistributed among its members and should be used only to achieve the statutory goals, as well as for charitable purposes.

3.11. For the implementation of the statutory objectives of the Organization has the right:
– freely disseminate information about their activities;
– to participate in decision-making bodies of state power and bodies of local self-government in the manner and extent, stipulated by Federal laws;
– hold meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches and picketing;
– establish mass media and carry out publishing activities;
– to carry out information activities in electronic, print media and information networks in accordance with the procedure established by law, the creation and support of electronic information resources on the Internet, covering the activities of the Organization;
– develop, create and maintain websites, TV channels on the Internet, pages in social networks;
– create branches and open representative offices in the Russian Federation, CIS countries and abroad;
– to develop the material,technical and socio-cultural base of the Organization;
– represent and protect their rights, legitimate interests of their members, as well as other citizens in all Russian and foreign organizations and enterprises, including public authorities, judicial and law enforcement agencies, international courts, local governments and other authorities;
– to exercise in full the powers provided by the laws on public associations;
– to take initiatives on various issues of public life, to make proposals to public authorities;
– participate in elections and referendums in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation;
– exercise other rights in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and regulatory legal acts of the subject of the Russian Federation.

3.12. To implement the statutory goals, the Organization must:
– comply with the legislation of the Russian Federation, the generally recognized principles and norms of international law relating to the scope of its activities, as well as the rules provided for in this Charter;
– to publish an annual report on the use of their property or to ensure the availability of familiarization with the said report;
– to inform annually the body making the decision on state registration of the Organization on continuation of the activity with indication of the real location of constantly operating governing body, its name and data on heads;
– submit at the request of the body making the decision on state registration of the Organization, decisions of governing bodies and officials of the Organization, and also annual and quarterly reports on the activity in the volume of the data submitted to tax authorities;
– allow representatives of the body making the decision on state registration of the Organization on the events held by the Organization;
– assist the representatives of the body making the decision on the state registration of the Organization in familiarization with the activities of the Organization in connection with the achievement of the statutory goals and compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation;
– to inform the Federal body of state registration on the volume of money and other property received from foreign sources which are specified in point 6 of article 2 of the Federal law “On non-profit organizations”, on the purposes of expenditure of these money and use of other property and on their actual expenditure and use in the form and in terms which are established by authorized Federal Executive authority;
– to inform the body which made the decision on state registration of the Organization on change of the data specified in point 1 of article 5 of the Federal law “On state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs”, except for data on the received licenses, within three days from the moment of such changes;
– perform other duties in accordance with the Federal law of the Russian Federation “On public associations”.


4. THE CONDITIONS AND PROCEDURE FOR ACQUIRING AND LOSING MEMBERSHIP

4.1. Membership in the Organization is voluntary. Members of the Organization can be fully capable citizens of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens and stateless persons who are legally in the Russian Federation (hereinafter – citizens), as well as legal entities – public associations that share the goals of the Organization, recognize this Charter, pay membership fees, take personal part in the work of the Organization.

4.2. Admission of a candidate as a new member of the Organization is carried out by decision of the Council of the Organization, adopted by a simple majority of votes of the total number of members of the Council on the basis of a written statement addressed to the President of the Council.

4.3. Withdrawal from the membership of the Organization is carried out on the basis of a written application addressed to the President of the Council, while membership in the Organization shall cease from the date of registration of a written application.

4.4. Contributions of members in case of withdrawal from the Organization are non-refundable.

4.5. A member of the Organization who systematically does not perform or improperly performs its duties, or violates its obligations to the Organization, hinders its action or inaction of the Organization, as well as in the case of non-payment of membership fees for 3 months, may be excluded from it by decision of the General meeting of the Organization, adopted by a simple majority vote of the total number of votes of members present at the General meeting of the members of the Organization.

5. THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS

5.1. Members of the Organization have the right:
– participate in the management of the Organization;
– appeal against the decisions of the bodies of the Organization, entailing civil consequences, in cases and in the manner provided by law;
– demand, acting on behalf of the Organization (point 1 of article 182 of the civil code), compensation of the losses caused to the Organization (article 53.1 of the civil code);
– to challenge, acting on behalf of the Organization (point 1 of article 182 of the civil code), the transactions made by it on the bases provided by the law and to demand application of consequences of their invalidity, and also application of consequences of invalidity of insignificant transactions of the Organization;
– to elect and be elected to the governing and audit bodies of the Organization;
– monitor the activities of the governing bodies of the Organization;
– to withdraw freely from the membership of the Organization at its own discretion;
– to make proposals to the agenda of the General meeting of members of the Organization;
– apply to the governing bodies of the Organization with statements and proposals;
– have other rights provided for by law or this Statute.

5.2. Members of the Organization are obliged:
– to participate in the formation of the property of the Organization in the required amount in the manner, manner and within the terms provided by law;
– timely pay entrance, membership and other property fees, in the amount and within the period determined by the General meeting of the members of the Organization;
– not to disclose confidential information about the activities of the Organization;
– participate in corporate decision-making, without which the Organization cannot continue its activities in accordance with the law, if their participation is necessary for making such decisions;
– not to perform actions deliberately aimed at causing harm to the Organization;
– not to perform actions (inaction) that significantly complicate or make it impossible to achieve the goal for which the Organization was created;
– comply with the Charter of the Organization;
– assist the Organization in carrying out its activities;
– implement the decisions of the governing bodies of the Organization;
– comply with its obligations towards the Organization and its members;
– comply with the moral and ethical standards adopted in the Organization, in order that their behavior, actions or omissions would not harm the reputation of the Organization;
– actively participate in the work of the Organization and its activities;
– to carry out other duties stipulated by the law and this Charter.

5.3. Members have equal rights and responsibilities.

5.4. Members of the Organization do not retain rights to property transferred to the Organization, including membership fees.

5.5. Members are not liable for the obligations of the Organization, and the Organization is not liable for the obligations of its members.


6. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE. COMPETENCE AND ORDER OF FORMATION OF GOVERNING BODIES AND THEIR TERMS OF OFFICE

6.1. The governing bodies of the Organization are:
General meeting – the Supreme governing body of the Organization;
The Council is the permanent governing body of the Organization;
The President is the sole Executive body of the Organization.

6.2. The Supreme governing body of the Organization is the General meeting of its members
(forth – the General Assembly).

6.3. The exclusive competence of the General meeting includes:
– definition of priority directions of activity of the Organization, principles of formation and use of its property;
– approval and amendment of the Charter of the Organization;
– determination of the procedure for admission to membership and exclusion from membership;
– election of the permanent governing body of the Organization – the Council and the election of the President of the Organization (the sole Executive body), early termination of the powers of members of the Council, the President of the Organization;
– reorganization and liquidation of the Organization, appointment of a Liquidator, approval of the liquidation balance sheet;
– election of an Auditor and early termination of his / her powers, appointment of an audit organization or an individual auditor of the Organization;
– making decisions on the amount and procedure of payment of membership and other property contributions;
– approval of annual reports and accounting (financial) statements of the Organization;
– making decisions on the establishment of other legal entities by the Organization, on the participation of the Organization in other legal entities, on the establishment of branches and on the opening of representative offices of the Organization, ;
– the decision to change the territorial scope of the Organization.

6.4. The General meeting shall be competent if more than half of the members of the Organization are present at the said General meeting. Each member of the Organization shall have 1 (one) vote at the General meeting of the Organization. Issues within the exclusive competence of the General meeting shall be adopted by a qualified majority (2/3) of the votes of the members present at the General meeting of the Organization. Decisions on other issues shall be made by a simple majority vote of the total number of votes of the members of the Organization present at the General meeting, if the need for a larger number of votes to make such decisions is not provided for by the current legislation.

6.5. The next General meeting of the Organization shall be convened at least once a year. General meetings organized earlier than one year are extraordinary.

6.6. Extraordinary General meetings of the Organization shall be convened as necessary, on the initiative of the Council, on the proposal of the Auditor or at the request of at least 1/3 of the members of the Organization.

6.7. The General meeting shall be convened in the following order: the President of the Organization shall notify the members of the Organization in writing of the date, time, place of the meeting and the agenda 10 (ten) days prior to the General meeting. Notifications shall be sent to the member By mail, facsimile or electronic communication.

6.8. The Council is a permanent governing body of the Organization exercising the rights of a legal entity on behalf of the Organization and acting in accordance with this Charter. The Council is an elected collegial body accountable to the General meeting. The number of members of the Council may not be less than three or more than seven.

6.9. The Council is elected by the General Assembly from among the members of the Organization for a term of 5 (five) years. The General meeting shall determine the number and personnel of the members of the Council, the procedure for election and early termination of their powers. The Council shall exercise General management of the Organization in the intervals between General meetings in accordance with this Charter. Meetings of the Council shall be convened as necessary, but at least once every six months.

6.10. The competence of the Council includes:
– organization and control over the implementation of decisions of the General meeting;
– approval of long-term programmes and work plans of the Organization;
– approval of the staffing of the Organization;
– reception and exclusion of members of the Organization, maintenance of the register of members of the Organization;
– regular informing of the members of the Organization about the activities of the Organization;
– resolution of any other matters not within the exclusive competence of the General meeting of the Organization.

6.11. A meeting of the Council shall be competent if more than half of its members are present at the said meeting. Each member of the Council shall have 1 (one) vote in the voting at the meeting of the Council.

6.12. Decisions on matters within the competence of the Council shall be taken by a simple majority vote of the members of the Council present at the meeting of the Council.

6.13. The President and Secretary of the Council shall be elected at each meeting by decision of the members of the Council. The President shall organize a meeting of the Council and the counting of votes. It is the responsibility of the Secretary of the Council to assist the President in the conduct of the meeting. A Protocol is kept at the meeting, which is signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Council.

6.14. The President is the sole Executive body.

6.15. The President is elected by the General Assembly for a term of 5 (five) years. The same person may be elected to the office of President an unlimited number of times. The President directs the current activities of the Organization and resolves all issues that do not constitute the exclusive competence of the General meeting and the Council, as defined by this Charter and the current legislation of the Russian Federation.

6.16. The President acts without a power of attorney on behalf of the Organization and represents its interests in the Russian Federation and abroad in relations with state authorities and management, legal entities and individuals, as well as in administrative, financial, labor cases in courts and other bodies.

6.17. The President convenes and organizes the work of the General meeting, supervises the provision of information to members on the agenda of General meetings, ensures open discussion of issues considered at General meetings.

6.18. The President concludes contracts, including labor contracts, issues powers of attorney, opens settlement and other accounts, places financial resources in funds and organizations.

6.19. The competence of the President includes:
– ensuring and monitoring the implementation of decisions taken by the General meeting and the Council;
– organization of the next and extraordinary General meeting;
– action without power of attorney on behalf of the Organization, representation of the organization in all institutions, organizations and enterprises, both in Russia and abroad;
– decision-making and issuing orders on the activities of the Organization;
– establishment of committees, departments, commissions and other working groups on the statutory activities of the Organization;
– disposal within the budget approved by the Council of funds of the Organization, conclusion of contracts, implementation of other legal actions on behalf of the Organization, acquisition and management of property, opening and closing of accounts of the Organization in banks;
– the solution of questions of economic and financial activity of the Organization;
– hiring and dismissal of employees in accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation and in accordance with the staffing approved by the Council;
– control over the rational use of material, labor and financial resources of the Organization;
– attraction of additional sources of financial and material resources for the implementation of statutory activities;
– ensuring transparency, including information, of the Organization’s activities for stakeholders;
– annual informing of the registering body on continuation of activity of the Organization with indication of the valid location of constantly operating governing body, its name and data on heads of the Organization in volume of the data included in the Unified state register of legal entities;
– resolution of any other matters not within the exclusive competence of the General meeting and the Council of the Organization.


7. AUDITOR

7.1. Control of financial and economic activity of the Organization is exercised by its control and auditing body – the Auditor. The auditor is elected by the General Assembly for a term of 3 (three) years.

7.2. The auditor carries out inspections of financial and economic activity of the Organization at least once a year.

7.3. The auditor has the right to demand from officials of the Organization providing all necessary documents and personal explanations.

7.4. The auditor shall present the results of the audits to the General meeting.


8. THE PROCEDURE FOR AMENDING THE CHARTER

8.1. Amendments to the Charter shall be approved by the General meeting of the Organization by a qualified majority (2/3) of votes of the members present at the General meeting of the Organization and shall be subject to state registration.

8.2. State registration of changes in the Charter of the Organization is carried out in accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation.

8.3. Changes in the Charter of the Organization acquire legal force from the moment of their state registration.


9. THE ASSETS OF THE ORGANIZATION AND SOURCES OF ITS FORMATION

9.1. The organization may own land, buildings, structures, structures, housing, transport, equipment, inventory, property for cultural and educational purposes, cash, shares, other securities and other property necessary for the material support of the Organization.

9.2. The organization can carry out business activities only to the extent that it serves to achieve the statutory goals of the Organization for which it was created, and corresponding to these goals. Such activities are recognized as profitable production of goods and services that meet the objectives of the Organization, as well as the acquisition and sale of securities, property and non-property rights, participation in business entities and participation in partnerships on faith as a depositor. Business activity is carried out by the Organization according to the Civil code of the Russian Federation, the Federal law “On introduction of part one of the Civil code of the Russian Federation” and other legislative acts of the Russian Federation.

9.3. The organization can create business partnerships, companies and other economic organizations, as well as acquire property intended for business. The economic partnerships, companies and other economic organizations created by the Organization bring in the corresponding budgets payments in the order and the sizes established by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

9.4. Income from business activities of the Organization may not be redistributed among the members of the Organization and should be used only to achieve the statutory goals. The Organization may use its funds for charitable purposes.

9.5. The organization is the owner of its property.

9.6. The property of the Organization is formed on the basis of:
– membership fee;
– voluntary contributions and donations;
– income from lectures, seminars, symposiums, conferences, exhibitions, competitions and other events held in accordance with this Charter;
– income from business activities;
– proceeds from civil transactions made in accordance with the current legislation and the Charter of the Organization;
– other, not prohibited by law revenues.

9.7. Each individual member of the Organization does not have the right to own a share of the property owned by the Organization.

9.8. The organization can make any transactions concerning the property which is in its property which are not contradicting the legislation of the Russian Federation, this Charter and the Organization corresponding to the authorized purposes.


10. THE PROCEDURE OF REORGANIZATION AND LIQUIDATION

10.1. Reorganization of the Organization in the form of merger, accession, division, allocation, transformation is carried out by the decision of the General meeting which is accepted by the qualified majority (2/3) of votes of the members present at the General meeting of the Organization in the order determined by the current legislation of the Russian Federation. The organization can be transformed into an Association (Union), an Autonomous non-profit organization and a Foundation.

10.2. The property of the Organization passes after its reorganization to newly arisen legal entities in the order provided by the current legislation of the Russian Federation.

10.3. The organization may be liquidated by a decision of the General meeting, which is adopted by a qualified majority (2/3) of the votes of the members present at the General meeting of the Organization, or by a court decision. Liquidation of the Organization is carried out in accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation.

10.4. The property remained as a result of liquidation of the Organization after satisfaction of requirements of creditors goes to the authorized purposes. The decision on the use of the remaining property shall be published by the liquidation Commission in the press.

10.5. Documents of the Organization on staff after liquidation of the Organization are transferred for storage in the order established by the law to the State archive.

10.6. Information and documents required for the state registration of the Organization in connection with its liquidation shall be submitted to the body that made the decision on the state registration of the Organization when it was created.

10.7. Liquidation of the Organization is considered to be completed, and the Organization – ceased to exist after making an entry in the Unified state register of legal entities.

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