The Consultative Committee
The Consultative Committee is the coordinating 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.
Aims, Objectives, and Principles of the 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 Cooperation of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the World".
The principles of the Committee's activities are:
- the 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.
Organisation of the Committees Work
The Consultative Committee has an equal number of representatives from each of the peoples, and is formed by the peoples themselves.
Committee sessions are held when required, but at least once per year.
The Committee may form expert commissions. Members in such commissions shall be proposed by the representatives of the peoples.
The headquarters of the Consultative Committee shall be placed in Helsinki.
Financial Relations and Requisites
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 with its bank accounts, stamp, seal, and symbols. The Committee may run its periodical, render publishing, commercial and other activities, and establish joint ventures.
Convocation of Congress
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.
Changes to 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
Syktyvkar, December 3, 1992