Statute of the African Union Sport Council
- Commenced in full on 31 January 2016
- [This is the version of this document at 31 January 2016.]
Article 1 – DefinitionsFor the purpose of the present Statutes:"AASC" means Association of African Sports Confederations:"Africa Sports Movement" means a forum comprised of the African Union, the Association of African Sports Confederations and Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa and other Stakeholders;"African Games" means the Multi-Sport discipline event held after four (4) years;"AGTC" means African Games Technical Committee;"ANOCA" means Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa;"Assembly" means the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Union;"AUSC" means African Union Sports Council;"Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the AU Commission unless otherwise specified;"Commission" means the African Union Commission;"Committee" means a Technical Committee of the AUSC;"Constitutive Act" means the Constitutive Act of the African Union;"Executive Council" means the Executive Council of Ministers of the African Union;"Executive Secretary" means the Executive Secretary of AUSC;"Member State" means a Member State of the African Union;"Member" means African Sport Movement (Member of AUSC);"Representative" means the duly accredited representative of a member of AUSC;"STC" means the Specialized Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sports as established under Article 14 of the Constitutive Act;"Union" means the African Union established by the Constitutive Act.
Article 2 – Establishment and Headquarters
Article 3 – PurposeThe AUSC shall be responsible for the co-ordination of the Africa Sports Movement and the forum for concerted action between Member States for the promotion and development of Sports and development through Sport in Africa.
Article 4 – CompositionThe AUSC shall be composed of' Member States, the African Union Sport Development Regions, ANOCA, AASC, and other continental sports bodies recognized by AUSC.
Article 5 – FunctionsThe AUSC shall:
Article 6 – Working languagesThe working languages of AUSC shall be those of the Union.
Article 7 – Emblem and flag
Article 8 – Organs of the AUSCThe AUSC shall be governed by the following bodies:
Article 9 – Composition of the Sport Advisory BoardThe Sport Advisory Board shall be composed as follows:
Article 10 – Functions of the Sport Advisory BoardThe Sport Advisory Board shall:
Article 11 – Meetings of the Sport Advisory Board
Article 12 – Quorum of the Sport Advisory BoardA simple majority of members of the Sport Advisory Board shall be required to constitute a quorum for any ordinary or extraordinary session.
Article 13 – Decision making of the Sport Advisory Board
Article 14 – Bureau of the Sport Advisory Board
Article 15 – Functions of the Chairperson of the Sport Advisory Poard
Article 16 – Technical Committee on Sport for Development
Article 17 – Technical Committee for Finance
Article 18 – Technical Committee for the African Games
Article 19 – Meetings of the Technical Committees
Article 20 – Quorum for the Technical CommitteesA simple majority of members of technical committees shall be required to constitute a quorum for any ordinary or extraordinary session.
Article 21 – Decisions of Technical Committees
Article 22 – Structure of the AUSC Secretariat
Article 23 – Functions of the Executive Secretary
Article 24 – Composition of the African Union Sport Development Regions
Article 25 – Organs of the Union Sports Development Regions
Article 26 – The African Games
Article 27 – Cooperation
Article 28 – Budget
Article 29 – African Sports Development FundsThe African Sports Development Funds (ASDF) is hereby established and it shall be funded through:
Article 30 – Expenditure and accounting
Article 31 – Transitional arrangementsFollowing the adoption of this Statute by the Assembly, the Chairperson of the Commission, in close collaboration and in consultation with the Host Country and the Members of the Bureau of the STC shall take the necessary measures to establish an interim structure and appoint the required staff in order to facilitate the speedy establishment of AUSC in accordance with the present Statutes.
Article 32 – Amendments
Article 33 – Entry into force
History of this document
31 January 2016 this version