TAFISA General Assembly 2017 Brings About Major Changes

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TAFISA General Assembly 2017 Brings About Major Changes

27 November 2017
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A highlight of the 25th TAFISA World Congress 2017, Seoul, Korea, the TAFISA General Assembly took place on November 16th. Conducted every two years as part of the TAFISA World Congress, the TAFISA General Assembly is where major decisions happen, such as the elections of the TAFISA President and Board Members, the approval of new TAFISA members, or the voting of the next TAFISA Congresses and global events. 

Well over two hundred participants attended the TAFISA General Assembly 2017, including the TAFISA National Members entitled to vote on each item of the agenda.

 

NEW TAFISA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TAFISA thanked its previous Board Members (2013 - 2017) and the General Assembly approved their actions during their term.

A new Board of Directors was then elected for the next 4-year term (2017 - 2021). The new Board Members are: Ju-ho Chang (Korea) [President], Wolfgang Baumann (Germany) [Secretary General], Herzel Hagay (Israel) [Treasurer], Catherine Forde (Trinidad & Tobago), Liu Guoyong (China), Peter Barendse (Netherlands), Leonard Thadeo (Tanzania), Yasuo Yamaguchi (Japan), Mitra Rouhi Dehkordi (Iran), Dionysis Karakasis (Greece), Janez Sodrznik (Slovenia) and Solly Solomon Reikeletseng (Botswana). For more details please consult the Board of Directors page: tafisa.org/board-directors

 

ELECTION OF 27th TAFISA World Congress Host Country, 2021

The TAFISA General Assembly elected Ljubljana, Slovenia, represented by the National Olympic Committee of Slovenia and Sports Union Slovenia, to host the 27th TAFISA World Congress 2021. 

 

REVISION OF STATUTES

As TAFISA prides itself in following the principles of good governance and transparency, and in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, TAFISA endeavoured to update its statutes and create a set of bylaws to better align with these principles. 

 

APPROVAL OF NEW MEMBERS

TAFISA is happy to welcome new members in the global Sport for All family! The following new members have been approved: 

NATIONAL MEMBERS

Country

Organization

Australia

Bluearth Foundation

Finland

Finnish Olympic Committee

Hong Kong

Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong

India

The Association for National Sports Federations

Ireland

Sport Ireland

Korea

Korean Sports & Olympic Committee

Kosovo

National Olympic Committee

Russia

Russian Olympic Committee

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian Physical Education & Sport for All Federation

Sri Lanka

Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine

 

INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS

Country

Organization

Malaysia

Badminton World Federation

United Kingdom

International Pole Sports Federation

 

SUPPORTER MEMBERS

Country

Organization

Ghana

University of Ghana, Accra

Hungary

City of Ujpest

Italy

Federazione Italiana Giochi e Sport Traditionali (FIGeST)

Italy

Italian Cheerleading Federation

Oman

Sultan Qaboos University / Department of Physical Education

Pakistan

Pakistan Triathlon Federation

Turkey

City of Karsiyaka

 

APPROVAL OF "MISSION 2030 - FOR A BETTER WORLD THROUGH SPORT FOR ALL"

"Mission 2030 - For a Better World Through Sport for All" is set to be the road map not only for TAFISA but for the global Sport for All movement and beyond, in order to tackle the global epidemic of physical inactivity and contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals through Sport for All. This document was approved by the TAFISA General Assembly and can be consulted here: Mission 2030 [PDF]

 

ELECTION OF HONORARY MEMBERS

The following were elected TAFISA Honorary Members in recognition of their contribution to TAFISA and the Sport for All Movement as former TAFISA Board Members: Prof. Erdal Zorba (Turkey) and Mr. Jianzhong Feng (China). 

 

APPROVAL OF MEMBERSHIP FEES FROM 2018

The General Assembly approved an increase of TAFISA Membership fees starting 2018. This rise is as follows: 

  Former Fee New Fee
National Member € 350 per year € 400 per year
International Member € 350 per year € 400 per year
Supporter Member € 300 per year € 350 per year

 

TAFISA would like to thank all those who took part in the TAFISA General Assembly 2017 and contributed to the future of the global Sport for All Movement. 

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