Constitution, Congress and Election

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2023 IAU Congress

The IAU Congress took place on November 30th 2023 in Taipei during the IAU 24H World Championships. 

IAU Constitution updated 2023

Draft Minutes

Congress documentaiton

Updated on December 15th 2023. 


2021 IAU Congress

The IAU Congress took place on May 22nd 2021. Due to current pandemic situation for the first time it was held as virtual meeting with over 60 participants. After the congress the 2021 election of the IAU Executive Council and Area Representatives for 2021-2025 period took place. The voting process was done online in a period of 5 consecutive days. The voting was done in line with the IAU Constitution and each ballot remained open for 24h time frame. The 2021 election results were published on May 27th 2021 and are provided below. 

2021 Election Results

Updated: June 25th 2021

Final Congress minutes (published 4th Dec 2023).



2021 IAU Congress, Invitation, Process and Nominations 

Please see in the link below the letter of invitation to attend the IAU VIRTUAL CONGRESS with ELECTIONS 22nd May 2021.

This gives the first draft agenda for the IAU virtual congress and election process for the new Executive Committee. Nominations for Executive Committee positions are welcomed with a deadline of 22nd March at 12.00 pm GMT(UTC). We also require all federations who wish to vote in the elections to provide us with one specific email address for the election process. Further details of the secure process will be sent separately in the next two months.

Invitation to Congress

Updated: February 19th, 2021

IAU Congress and elections 2020 postponed to 2021

IAU Congress and Elections for the IAU Executive Council were timetable to take place the weekend of the IAU 100K World Championships at Winschoten, Netherlands in September 2020. Unfortunately due to the Covid 19 situation, the IAU 100K World Championships was cancelled and therefore the IAU Congress and Elections would also have to be postponed. The current Executive Council therefore remain in post until the new IAU Congress 2021 takes place on the weekend of 22nd/23rd May 2021 in Timisoara, Romania. Elections for the new Executive Council will take place then and they will serve for the next four years. Further information will be sent out at the end of 2020.

IAU 2018 Congress and Elections. Draft minutes now on the website

The draft minutes of the 2018 Congress held on September 7th at Sveti Martin, Croatia, are now attached.  These have been agreed by the IAU Executive Council. 
The minutes are attached and the agenda and papers prepared for the meeting are in the following dropbox link.

IAU Constitution  ( Latest Update)

Latest update  At the EGM in Belfast on June 30th 2017  two amendments were made to the Constitution. On 30th June 2017, the IAU Congress at its EGM amended the Constitution regarding membership and elections.  See the revised IAU Constitution

Registration in Monaco

On 20th March 2013, we heard from Pierre Weiss that the IAU is now officially registered in Monaco and the official journal has published this. See attachment (in French)
Declaration March 2013

The final version of the IAU Constitution that was accepted by the Monegasque Government is also attached here. Our official address is at the IAAF address in Monaco which will maintain our close relationship with the IAAF. Good news indeed and we are very grateful for all the work that Pierre Weiss has put in to bring this to fruition.
IAU Constitution 

IAU Extraordinary General Meeting June 30th 2017 Belfast

All IAU member federations have received the invitation letter, agenda and proposed constitution amendments for the EGM.  This is scheduled to allow the Constitution to be changed for elections to take place in 2018 and allow all IAAF member federations becom IAU members.  Here is the letter of invitation., together with the agenda and the two constitional amendmentss E  17-1  and E 17-2 . Please encourage  your federation takes note and send a representative.

IAU Congress 2016: 26th November Los Alcazares, Spain Final agenda, papers and draft minutes

The IAU Congress was held at the Costa Narejos Hotel, Los Alcazares. in Spain on November 26th. The papers are listed and attached below and the draft minutes are also attached. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the minutes.

IAU Congress 2014 20th November 2014, Doha, Qatar.

The minutes and the papers from the IAU Congress 2014 in Doha are below. Please find links to the draft minutes and the papers and budget from the IAU Congress 2014. This will be provided as reference to the next Congress in 2016 in Spain.

IAU Congress

Our Full Congress with elections is held every 4 years. The next full congress will take place in 2016 at the venue of the IAU 100K World Championships in Los Alcazares, Spain on November 26th. and the formal letter announcing it has gone to IAU member federations on 23rd August. It is attached here. In addition a non-elective Congress held in between where any changes to the Constitution can be made and IAU matters reported on . The last one was in Doha, Qatar, before the 2014 IAU 100K World Championships images/Congress 2016 1st letter to MFs final(1).pdf

2012 Congress

IAU Elections

The elections are being held every 4 years. The next elections will be in November 2016 and IAU Member Federations have been asked to submit nominations by September 26th. More information on the candidates will be uploaded at the end of October 2016.

IAU Executive Council Meeting

Held yearly in January in Monaco. In 2016, a second mid-year meeting was held in Leuven in Belgium in June where a number of WABPs were ratified, progress on championships were monitored and various updates to the website and labelling systems were discussed. .

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