Alliance Chapter

Charter of International Alliance of Skills Development 

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Article 1. Name of the Alliance
The name of the Alliance is International Alliance of Skills Development (hereinafter referred to as IASDBR or the Alliance).
Article 2. Nature of IASDBR
IASDBR is a non-profit international cross-industry alliance comprising manufacturing enterprises, education and training institutions, other relevant organizations and individuals in BRICS countries. The Alliance is established on the basis of autonomy and voluntary, equality and mutual respect, opening and innovation, market operation and win-win principles.
Article 3. IASDBR Tenet
IASDBR aims to promote the vocational education and skills development in the BRICS countries, to integrate skills development resources such as education, capital, project, manpower, information, and services for each country, to cultivate high-tech and high-skilled international talents, and to promote infrastructure construction and global industrialization in the BRICS countries. 
IASDBR shall abide by the constitution, laws, regulations and national policies of the Country where the IASDBR Secretariat is located, abide by the social morality and get registered in BRICS Business Council.
Article 4. Competent Authority
IASDBR is subject to the guidance, supervision and management of BRICS Business Council, Ministry of civil affairs of People's Republic of China, social organization registration authority.
Article 5. Domicile of the Alliance
Room 906, Block C, No.1 Building, Boya C-C, Zhongguancun Life Science Park, Beiqing Road,Changping District, Beijing. 

Chapter 2 Business Scope

Article 6. The Business Scope of IASDBR
1.Promote International Talent Training
Cooperate with local training institutions in the BRICS countries to set up skills training center for the purpose of meeting the needs for local vocational education and skills training.
2.Carry out Certification and Standard Harmonization
Carry out skills certification, vocational skills standards and technical level standard harmonization, to realize mutual standard recognition among BRICS countries, and promote cross-border training and talent flow, so as to actually implement related contents in the Joint Declaration of BRICS Business Council on Regulatory Cooperation on Standards issued in September 2017. 
3.Hold International Competitions
Set up Skills Development and Technical Innovation Competition and International Skills Development Forum, to lead the work of training, certification, competition, technical exchanges and talent flow in the BRICS countries.
4.Create a Big Data Platform for Skills Development
Realize remote online technical skills training, certification, competition, technical exchanges and talent flow by the big data platform in the BRICS countries.
5.Promote International Talent Flow 
Create a human resource optimization system, to share human resource, job opportunities, skills and technology information. 
6.Conduct International Exchanges & Cooperation
Expand international horizons, promote experience sharing, deepen understanding and bridge the gaps among different countries, through visit, field inspection, training, international student internship, international seminars, network teaching, etc.
7.Establish Industry Working Committees
Establish industry working committees to take charge of skills development work for different industries, so as to promote training, certification, competition, standard harmonization and talent flow in respective industries. 

Chapter 3 Membership

Article 7. Membership
Membership includes, but is not limited to, enterprises in manufacturing industry, infrastructure construction units, education and training institutions and relevant international organizations in BRICS countries. For example:
    1. Relevant organizations, such as societies, associations and alliances;
    2. Enterprises, especially global top 500 companies and leading enterprises in emerging industries related to infrastructure construction in BRICS countries;
    3. Education and training units, including institutions of higher education, vocational and technical colleges, skills training and certification centers, etc.; 
4. Professional organizations and specialists, such as, design, research and consulting units, financial institutions and media, etc.
Article 8. Membership Qualification
1. Being willing to be a member of IASDBR and supporting the provisions in the IASDBR Charter;
2. Related to skills development, and having certain influence in certain industry;
3. Fulfilling member obligations and participating in IASDBR activities actively.
Article 9. Membership Level and Application Procedure
1.The membership levels consist of member unit, council unit, standing council unit, deputy director unit, director-general unit. According the Charter, each membership level is entitled to corresponding rights and shall fulfil corresponding obligations;
2.To become a member unit, an application form shall be submitted to the Secretariat of IASDBR. After the application is discussed and approved by the Council (or Standing Council), the Secretariat will issue a certificate to the member unit;
3.To become a council unit, standing council unit, deputy director unit, or director-general unit, an application form shall be submitted to the Secretariat of IASDBR. After discussion of the council, the application shall be submitted to General (Representative) Assembly for a vote, then a certificate will be issued by the Secretariat to confirm official appointment.   
Article 10. Membership Rights
1. Attending the General Assembly and participating in discussion of important policies, resolutions and events of the Alliance; entitled to the right to vote, the right to be voted, the right to vote for important policies, resolutions related to the development of IASDBR;
2. Participating in the activities, such as training, seminar, exhibition, forum, competition, etc. held by IASDBR;
3. Giving suggestions and recommendations to related authorities via the Alliance; 
4. Information release service provided by IASDBR website for free; access to the information issued by the Alliance to all the members for free; or paid services provided by the Alliance at a favorable price;
5. Have the rights to monitor, suggest and criticize the work carried out by the Alliance;
6. Have the rights to join or quit on free will. 
Rights of Council Unit: 
Except the above, Council Units have the following rights: 
1.Recommend a representative to act as a Council Member of the Alliance; 
2.Recommend a representative to participate in the work in a certain region or the work of an Industry Working Committee;  
3.Undertake the cooperation project that the government, enterprises or other organizations entrust to the Alliance;  
4.Enjoy priority in publicity activities carried out by the Alliance; 
5.Have the right to use the logo of IASDBR. 
Standing Council Unit: 
Except the rights for Council Unit, the Standing Council Units have the following rights: 
1.Recommend a representative to act as Standing Council Member of the Alliance; 
2.Recommend a representative to act as Vice Chairman for certain region or a Industry Working Committee; 
6.Enjoy priority to undertake the cooperation project that the government, enterprises or other organizations entrust to the Alliance;  
3.Hold activities or events in the name of IASDBR, subject to the approval of the IASDBR Council;
4.Nominate candidates for Honorary Director, Consultant, and other honorary positions.
Deputy Director Unit: 
Except the rights for Standing Council Units, the Deputy Director Units have the following rights: 
1.Recommend a representative to act as Deputy Director of the Alliance; 
2.The Deputy Director can take chairman of a region or an Industry Working Committee;  
3.Nominate candidates for chairman and vice chairman of Expert Advisory Committee. 
Director Unit: 
Except the rights for the Deputy Director Units, the Director Unit has the following rights: 
1.Recommend a representative to act as the Director; 
2. To nominate the candidate for the Secretary General. 
Article 11. Membership Obligations
1.Abide by the regulations and carrying out the resolutions of the General (Representative) Assembly of IASDBR.
2.Support and actively participate in the activities held by IASDBR, undertake tasks assigned by IASDBR; 
3.Pay the membership fee.
4.Maintain the legal rights, interests and reputation of IASDBR. Do not organize any activities that are detrimental to IASDBR reputation and to the interests of other parties in the name of the Alliance.
5.Do not divulge any cooperation and internal discussion issues of IASDBR before official release.
6.Designate specific person to contact the Secretariat of IASDBR so as to facilitate the daily work; When the designated person no longer acts as the contact person due to job relocation or other reasons, notice shall be given timely, and another person shall be designated.
7.Council Units, Chairman Units of each region and Industry Working Committees shall undertake more obligations than Member Units, carry out projects cooperation and exchanges activities with various social sectors, and provide support to relevant activities and fund raising for IASDBR. 
8.The Director Unit shall propose the Initiative for the establishment of IASDBR, organize Start-up Meeting, Preparatory Meeting, Inaugural Meeting and etc., organize the drafting of Development Plan, Charters and Organization Structure, contact related government authorities and obtain support from them, promote the development of IASDBR with enthusiasm and devotion, to expand the size of organization and influence of IASDBR. 
9.Recommend new members for IASDBR.
Article 12.Termination and Recovery of IASDBR Membership Qualification
1.The member’s level in the Alliance can be shifted among Member Unit, Council Unit, Standing Council Unit and Deputy Director Unit. The member can send an application to the Secretariat according to the rights and obligations stipulated in this Charter. After discussion of Council meeting or approval in General Assembly, the Secretariat will retrieve the previous certificate and issue a new certificate;     
2.The members may choose to leave the Alliance by submitting a written application. After the withdrawal, they cannot conduct activities in the name of IASDBR;
3.If members do not pay their membership fees or participate in any activities of the Alliance for a year, it will be deemed as an automatic withdrawal. If Council Units, Standing Council Units and Deputy Director Units do not pay their membership fees for a year, and do not use any other methods to offset the membership fees, the qualifications for their positions will be canceled. 
2. Members, who go against Alliance tenets and have a breach of Charter obligations, will be removed by voting in the Council Meeting of IASDBR, their activities in or out of the Alliance will be terminated, and this will be notified to other members.
3. Once terminated, the membership qualification shall only be recovered after approval of two-thirds members of the IASDBR Council. 

Chapter 4 Organization Framework

Article 13. IASDBR has General Assembly, Council, Standing Council, Industry Working Committees and Special Work Departments, Expert Advisory Committee and Secretariat. The General (Representative) Assembly is the top level decision-making body of the Alliance. The Expert Advisory Committee is the advisory body for the IASDBR Council, and the Secretariat is the execution body for the IASDBR Council.  
Article 14. The main responsibilities of General (Representative) Assembly: 
1. Formulate and revise the Charter of the Alliance; 
2. Select or recall directors and supervisors by voting;  
3. Review and discuss working report and financial report of IASDBR Council and Board of supervisors.
4. Decide major changes and termination matters; 
5. Work out and revise membership fee standard; 
6. Decide other important matters.   
Article 15. The General (Representative) Assembly shall be held at least once a year. The General (Representative) Assembly can be held only when two third of the members (or member representatives) can attend. Its resolution can take effect only when two third of the members (or member representatives) approve it by voting. 
Article 16. Each session of General (Representative) Assembly lasts for four years. 30 days before the re-election meeting of General (Representative) Assembly, the re-election materials and documents shall be submitted to Competent Authorities and social organization registration authority for examination. If it is confirmed that the requirements for re-election are met, the re-election meeting can be held. 
Article 17. During inter-sessional period of General (Representative) Assembly, the IASDBR Council executes the resolutions of General (Representative) Assembly, leads the daily work of the Alliance, and reports to General (Representative) Assembly. Its main responsibilities are: 
1.Execute the resolutions of General (Representative) Assembly, and maintain stable operation of the Alliance. 
2.Ratify and cancel membership qualifications;
3.Elect, appoint and recall Director, Deputy Directors, Chairman and Vice Chairmen of Expert Advisory Committee, and Secretary General; Decide engagement of Deputy Secretary General and major principals of various bodies; 
4.Hear and review working report of Secretariat; review financial budget report and final report;
5.Prepare for General (Representative) Assembly, report working and financial status to General (Representative) Assembly; 
6.Decide setup and office residence change for branches, subsidiaries, representative agency and other entities; 
7.Review, ratify and revise internal management regulations of the Alliance, decide establishment and cancellation of internal organization of Secretariat. 
8.According to suggestions of Expert Advisory Committee, decide development direction and important tasks for the Alliance, undertake major decision making for fund raising, fund using, achievement transformation and income distribution solution.
9.Accept opinions for violation issues proposed by the Board of Supervisors, put forward solutions and accept its supervision.
10.Decide change and termination for the organization of Alliance; 
11.Discuss and decide other major changes. 
Article 18. The Council Meeting can be held only when two third of the council members can attend. Its resolution can take effect only when two third of the council members approve it by voting. 
Article 19. The Council Meeting shall be held at least once a year.  
Article 20. The Alliance has a Standing Council, which comprises     Standing Council Members (no less than 5, but no more than one third of the total number of Council Members, and the number shall be singular). The Standing Council Members are elected from Council Members. During inter-sessional period of Council Meeting, the Standing Council Meeting exercises full authority of the Council Meeting and reports to the latter. 
The Standing Council Meeting serves the same term as the Council Meeting.
Article 21. The Standing Council Meeting can be held only when two third of the Standing Council members can attend. Its resolution can take effect only when two third of the Standing Council members approve it by voting.
Article 22. The Standing Council Meeting shall be held at least once a year.  
Article 23. The Council Meeting sets Industry Working Committees and Special Work Departments to lead the member units and carry out daily work. 
1. Industry Working Committee (IWC): Each Industry Working Committee is responsible for skills development work in the respective industry, carry out training, certification, standard harmonization, skills competition, human resource exchange and other works; Chairman of each Industry Working Committee is assumed by a representative from a unit which has recognized influence and leading position in a certain field. Each Industry Working Committee can hold working meetings irregularly according to its actual need.   
2. Authorized Training Body (ATB): responsible for planning and conducting training activities among the members, setting up joint training and education centers for skilled professionals cultivation;
3. Authorized Certification Body (ACB): responsible for coordinating and establishing skills qualification certification standard, providing qualification certification for trainers and setting up certification center according to different industrial characteristics;
4. Standard Harmonization Body (SHB): responsible for making international standard of training and certification for skilled professionals through consultation;
5. Skills Competition Body (SCB): responsible for conducting Skills Competition in advanced manufacturing fields like intelligent manufacturing, providing high-level intuitive study and exchange opportunities for skilled professionals through competitions, thus expanding influence of the Alliance;
6. Exchange and Mobility Body (EMB): responsible for building international human resource optimization and exchange platform, cultivating highly-skilled professionals and promoting the flow of skilled professionals among Alliance members by conducting exchange activities (conference exchanges, network exchanges and face-to-face operation exchanges, etc.) for highly-skilled professionals and trainers, and mutual dispatch of personnel learning.
Article 24. The Director, Deputy Directors, Standing Council Members and Secretary General of the Alliance must meet the following requirements: 
1.Adhere to the party's guideline and policy, and have a good political quality;
2.Relatively influential within the business scope of the Alliance; 
3.No more than 70 years old; Secretary General is a full time position; 
4.Healthy, be able to stick to normal work;
5.Have not been deprived of political rights, have not been found guilty in a criminal case;
6.A legal person with full civil capacity. 
Article 25. The legal representative shall be assumed by the Director. If in special cases, the legal representative needs to be assumed by Deputy Director or Secretary General, it shall be submitted to the Competent Authorities for examination, and social organization registration authority for approval, and stated clearly in the Charter.  
The legal representative of the Alliance shall not act as the legal representative of another social body. 
Article 26. Director of IASDBR is elected by the Council Meeting to serve four-year terms. The Director can be reelected for two consecutive terms.
If during his term of office, the Director leaves the original unit, he shall resign the position, and the member unit designate another representative to assume the position. The succession takes effect upon the approval of Council Meeting, and the term of office lasts until next re-election.
Deputy Directors, Standing Council Members, and Council Members are recommended by member units, nominated by the Secretariat, and elected by the General Assembly of the Alliance.  These positions can be reelected for four consecutive terms.
Article 27. Director of IASDBR has the authority to:
1.Convene and host Council Meetings; 
2.Check the implementation work of resolutions of General (Representative) Assembly and Council Meeting (or Standing Council Meeting)
3.Sign on important documents representing the Alliance.
Article 28. Upon nomination of Deputy Director Unit or above and approval of Council Meeting, honorary positions, such as honorary director and consultants, can be engaged. 
Article 29. The Alliance has an Expert Advisory Committee, which is the technical decision advisory body for the Alliance. The Committee consists of engineering technology experts, industry experts and scholars, enterprises, economists, policy research experts and etc. The Chairman and Vice Chairmen shall be nominated by Standing Council Unit or above, and be engaged upon approval of Council Meeting. 
The responsibilities of Expert Advisory Committee:
1.Provide consultation, opinion and suggestions for decision-making of Council Meeting. 
2.Propose plan for the development direction of the Alliance based on the technology development trend of industries; Work out industry development direction and key project for the Alliance. 
3.Put forward suggestions and advisory opinions for establishment, demonstration, evaluation, supervision, inspection and acceptance of major projects proposed by the Alliance; work out project rolling plan based on the technology development trend of industries; review technology strategy and policy related to the project put forward by project leader; examine project technical scheme, examine and evaluate implementation of project;
4.Explore and research hot spots and sensitive issues in the industries, and provide comments; 
5.The Expert Advisory Committee can hold meetings irregularly and put forward suggestions to the Council Meeting. 
Article 30. IASDBR Secretariat
As a daily organization body of IASDBR, IASDBR secretariat shall take control of the work of IASDBR under the leadership of the IASDBR Council Meeting. The Secretariat executes the management function of Council Meeting during inter-session period of Council Meeting and Standing Council Meeting. 
The Secretariat has the authority to:
1. Carry out all resolutions of IASDBR Council meeting and the General (Representative) Assembly; Responsible for organizing, managing, and coordinating works within the Alliance. 
2. Prepare and organize the IASDBR Council Meeting and General (Representative) Assembly; make Annual Work Report and Annual Financial Report to the meeting and assembly; work out Annual Work Plan (Draft) and implement the plan; 
3. Work out annual financial budget and final accounting proposal; 
4. Accept the IASDBR member enrollment and withdrawal application, carry out preliminary examination for qualification; report to the Council Meeting enrollment, withdrawal and removal of member units;   
5. Formulate internal management system; 
6. Carry out project cooperation with government, enterprises, and other organizations. 
7. Take charge of media publicity, activities promotion, exchanges, research and training, etc.;
8. Other work assigned by the IASDBR Council Meeting and General Assembly.
Article 31. Secretary General
The Secretariat has one Secretary General, and several Deputy Secretary General. Secretary General is responsible for the general work of the Secretariat and shall take control of the work of Secretariat. Secretary General is nominated or engaged from outside by the Council Meeting of IASDBR. Other working personnel are engaged by the Secretary General. 
The Secretary General has the authority to:
1.Preside over the Secretariat to carry out daily work, and implement the annual work plan; 
2.Coordinate with subsidiaries, agencies and entities to carry out the work;
3.Nominate Deputy Secretary General and major principals of branches, subsidiaries, agencies and entities, and submit to Council Meeting or Standing Council Meeting for decision; 
4.Decide engagement of full-time staff of branches, subsidiaries, agencies and entities;
5.Handle other daily affairs. 
Article 32. Board of Supervisors
The Secretariat has a Board of Supervisors, which consists of five supervisors. The Board of Supervisors is elected by General (representative) Assembly, and reports to General (representative) Assembly. 
The Board of Supervisors has the authority to:
1.Select Chief Supervisor by voting; 
2.Attend Council Meeting; 
3.Supervise the Alliance and its leaders, make sure they carry out activities in accordance with Regulations on the Registration and Management of Social Organizations and relevant laws and regulations.
4.Urge the Alliance and its leaders to carry out activities in accordance with the approved charter, business scope and internal management system;
5.Supervise members’ breach of disciplines of the Alliance, and members’ actions which may damage reputation of the Alliance. 
6.Supervise the financial condition of the Alliance;
7.Offer handling opinions for actions of the Alliance against the laws and disciplines, submit the case to the Council Meeting and supervise the execution. 

Chapter 5 Funds Management

Article 33. Fund-raising
1.Membership fee;
2.Subsidized and donated funds;
3.Projects and activities funds allocated by governments;
4. Funds for projects commissioned by related institutions;
5. Incomes from activities or services within the business scope;
6. Interest;
7. Other legal income. 
Article 34. Membership Fee Collection
The Alliance charges membership fees according to the standard formulated or revised by General (representative) Assembly. At the end of the first quarter of each year, the Secretariat shall collect the membership fee.
Each member unit can submit application to the Council Meeting in the previous year, to pay the membership fee for the next year in flexible ways, such as hosting the major conference of the Alliance, and providing financial support for the important project research and investigation activities of the Alliance.
Article 35. Funds of IASDBR shall be used within the business scope stipulated by this Charter, and mainly used for project research, resource development, activities organization, public work, manpower resource payment and other membership services expenditures, and shall not be distributed among members. 
Article 36. The Alliance shall set up rigorous financial management system, to ensure that the accounting materials are legal, real, accurate and complete. 
Article 37. The Alliance is equipped with accounting personnel with professional qualification. The accountants shall carry out accounting and accounting supervision. When an accountant is relocated or resigns, procedure shall be carried out with the new accountant. 
Article 38. The Alliance is equipped with accounting personnel with professional qualification. The accountants shall carry out accounting and accounting supervision. When a accountant is relocated or resigns, handover procedure shall be carried out with the new accountant. 
Article 39. The assets management of the Alliance is carried out in accordance with the financial management system stipulated by the state, and accepts the supervision of the General (representatives) Assembly and related authorities. If the sources of assets come from government appropriation or social donation and funding, they shall be supervised by the audit institutions and related information shall be released to the public in appropriate ways.
Article 40. Before re-election of the Alliance or change of legal representative, the case shall be submitted to Competent Authorities and social organization registration authority for financial audit.

Chapter 6 Termination Procedure

Article 41. When IASDBR needs to be dissolved due to voluntary reasons, or terminated by separation, combination or any other causes, the termination motion shall be proposed by IASDBR Council.
Article 42. Termination motion of IASDBR shall be voted and approved by the Council Meeting, and reported to Competent Authorities for approval.
Article 43. Before termination of IASDBR, a liquidation organization shall be set up to deal with the claims and debts and relevant matters. During the liquidation, any other activities other than liquidation should not be conducted.
Article 44. Once the registration of Alliance is canceled with the social organization registration authority, the Alliance is terminated officially. 
Article 45. Residual properties after termination of IASDBR shall be used to develop the cause related to the tenet of IASDBR, under the supervision of Competent Authorities and social organization registration authority, and strictly in accordance with relevant state regulations. 

Chapter 7 Supplementary Articles

Article 46. This Charter was approved by the General (Representative) Assembly on October 24, 2017.
Article 47. All final explanation rights to this Charter belong to the Council of IASDBR.
Article 48. This Charter takes effect officially upon approval of social organization registration authority.



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