The name of the organisation is “World Assembly of Youth (WAY)" in English. “Assemblee Mondial de la Jeunesse (AMJ)” in French and “Asamblea Mundial de la Juventud (AMJ)” in Spanish. Hereafter the organisation is known as WAY.
Increase inter-ethnic respect and to foster inter-cultural and international understanding and co-operation.
Facilitate the collection of information about the needs and problems of youth.
Disseminate information about the methods, techniques and activities of youth organisations.
Promote the interchange of ideas between youth of all countries.
Assist in the development of youth work activities and to promote, by mutual aid, the extension of the work of the voluntary youth organisations.
Co-operate in the development of national youth councils of voluntary youth organisations.
Promote the democratic participation of young people both in their own organisations and in the life of society as a whole.
Establish and maintain relations with the international organisations, both voluntary and governmental.
Support and encourage the national movements of non self governing countries in their struggle for national liberation.
Promote tolerance, understanding, solidarity and co-operation among young men and women irrespective of race, sex, language, religion or political orientation.
Encourage the full participation of young men and women in the development process of their countries.
Improve the equality between young men and women.
Act as a representative body of on behalf of national youth councils to United Nations and to other appropriate governmental and non- governmental international bodies.
The location of the head quarters shall be determined by the Executive Committee.
- If a member gives notice in writing to the Assembly or the Executive Committee of its intention to resign.
- The Executive Committee shall have the power by two-thirds majority to provisionally terminate or suspend the membership of any national youth council which in the opinion of the Executive Committee, has failed to carry out the Charter or any rule or regulations made under its provision. The decision has to confirmed by the next Assembly. An excluded member has the right to be heard by the Assembly before the decision is made. Ninety days’ notice must be given of any such resolution of termination of membership.
- If the member has not paid its membership fee, membership shall be terminated or suspended at discretion of the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee has the power to grant provisional associate membership. Such provisional membership shall be subject to ratification by the next Assembly.
C. The Executive Committee may admit international organisations, national youth councils and national youth organisations as observers, provided that a member national youth council does not exist in the country in question.
If the organisation gives notice in writing to the Assembly or the Executive Committee of its intention to resign.
The Executive Committee shall have the power two-thirds majority to provisionally terminate or suspend the consultative status of any organisation which in the opinion of the Executive Committee, has failed to carry out the Charter or any rule or regulations made under its provision. The decision has to confirmed by the next Assembly. The excluded organisation has the right to be heard by the Assembly before the decision is made. Ninety days’ notice must be given of any such resolution of termination of membership.
The Executive Committee shall have the power by two-thirds majority to terminate or suspend the associate membership or observer status of any organisation which in the opinion of the Executive Committee, has failed to carry out the Charter or any rules or regulations made under its provision. Ninety days’ notice must be given of any such resolution of termination membership.
If the associate member has not paid its membership fee, membership shall be terminated or suspended at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
- The Assembly shall receive from the Executive Committee a report on the implementation of WAY policy and activities carried out by WAY since the previous Assembly.
- The Assembly shall receive from the Executive Committee a report on the finances of WAY, which shall include audited accounted of income and expenditure and balance sheets for the period since the previous Assembly. It shall approve the accounts and financial statements of WAY.
- The Assembly shall decide the programme of WAY.
- The Assembly shall elect the Executive Committee.
- The Assembly shall give the necessary authorization to the Executive Committee to take action in cases where the power attributed to it by the Charter shall be insufficient.
Members from countries whose populations exceeds 10 million may appoint one delegate for each additional 10 million or fraction of ten million, up to 16 delegates. Delegates shall be elected representatives of youth organisations. National youth councils should make every effort to ensure their delegations include both genders and half of the members are under the age of 30.
Executive Committee. A notice shall be sent at least two months before the Assembly to the members.
- By two-thirds of Executive Committee, or
- By the President within two months of the receipt of the request in writing of not less than one half the member of WAY.
H. The Assembly’s decision are taken by a majority vote of the members present except where a different procedure is indicated in the Charter. Each full member, which membership has been accepted in the Assembly, shall have one vote in the Assembly. Only those members who have paid all their membership fees since the last normal Assembly can vote.
b) Revenue from its properties.
c) Revenue from its activities and publications.
A. The Executive Committee many determine regional co-operation of WAY with any established regional youth organisation, providing mutual respect and interdependence is assured.
B. Co-operation may include formulation and implementation of programmes for the region in member countries of WAY. WAY activities carried out in non-member countries should have the concurrence of the Bureau.
C. A WAY Regional Consultant may be appointed by the Bureau from among candidates proposed by member countries from the region concerned, on the recommendation of the Secretary General.
D. WAY member organisations shall retain their right to maintain direct contact with WAY headquarters, their membership of a regional organisation notwithstanding.
A. The Assembly may, by a two-thirds majority of the members, decide to dissolve the organisation, provided that notice of the proposed dissolution is given, in writing, 90 days in advance of balloting.
B. In case of dissolution, the Assembly shall name one or several persons charged with liquidation of the property of WAY. The Assembly shall take all necessary measures to dispose of the assets.
C. Dissolution shall become effective 90 days after the vote of the Assembly.
The languages of WAY are English, French, and Spanish. The official language of the Charter, Standing Orders, Rules of Procedures and minutes is English.