The Educational Research & Development, Advocacy, Training and degree-granting Framework with University mandate

Mandate -STATUTES


Article 1: PREAMBLE

1.1 introductions

These statutes define the operations of Educational Research &Development, Advocacy, Training and Degree granting Framework with University Mandate, as a Treaty based Educational Inter-Governmental organization.

The operations of the above Framework with University Mandate are defined by the individual participation agreements signed with the participating Governments and Inter-Governmental Organizations.


Article 2:

Inter-Governmental Education Research Organization with University Mandate

2.1 Name and Legal Personality

The Institution / Organization is known as Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation or DRPF in short.

Its constitutive/ incorporating document is the “OPEN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING  (MOU) BETWEEN THE PARTICIPATING PARTIES REGARDING THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE FRAMEWORK DEFINED HEREIN” Which grants Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation independent international legal personality (Article I), which implies such capacities as may be necessary to exercise its functions and fulfill its objectives, inter alia, the capacity to:

a. Acquire and dispose of real and personal property;

b. Enter into contracts and other types of agreements;

c. Hire staff and accept personnel on loan;

d. Institute and defend in legal proceedings;

e. Invest the money and property of the Organization;

f. Take other lawful action necessary to accomplish the objectives of the Organization.


2.2 International headquarters and office of International Secretariat

The operational offices of Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation are allowed to remain in Skopje, Macedonia. The Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation may establish or maintain other operational offices and regional headquarters in other locations to support its activities.


Article 3: OBJECTIVES

The mission of Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation is to:

1. Research and development and develop robust education policies

2. To work closely with UNESCO and its various organ in the area of Education and Research.

3. Active participation in Quality Education Monitoring and assessment and developing various tools for participating governments.

4. Develop basic framework for Nations and educational Institution to move further with prosperity.

5. To promote and advance the scope of UNESCO Polices for Education and other sustainable livelihood.

6. Develop and offer training programs for officials and employees of the Participating Governments, intergovernmental organizations and public at large.

7. To award certificate /Diploma /degrees for courses and training programs to be conducted to eligible candidates.

8. Promote the international reputation of the Participating Governments and Inter Governmental Organizations, as well as cooperate with and offer support to the educational institutions located in the Participating Parties.

9. Function as a think tank and adviser to the Participating Parties in the area of educational development and initiative of that Country.

10. To support educational institutions, Foundation and other organization of similar objectives by way of various co-operation


Article 4: FINANCE AND BUDGET

The Participating Parties shall not be required to provide financial support to the Institution / Organization beyond voluntary contributions, nor shall they be responsible, individually or collectively, for any debts, liabilities or obligations of the Institution.


 Article 5: OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

5.1 Logo and Seal

Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation official logo and seal are reproduced here under and kept at its designated secretariat office and posted online on the official Internet site for public reference and legal protection.


5.2 Language(s)

The official languages are English, Albania and Macedonia. Education programs in Hindi, French and Spanish may also be developed at the request of the Participating Parties.


Article 6: ANNUAL REPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

An annual activities report shall be presented to the Minister of Education and Minister of Foreign Affairs or designated ministry of each Participating Party. In addition to the annual report, the Ministry of Education of each Participating Party will have access to the online site. The official Internet site shall be publicly accessed at official website.

The Institution / Organization shall petition competent authorities in order to obtain the registration of the international Organization Domain name. The information placed under notice section of internet site will be considered proper notification to participating Countries and IGOs and such posting occurs at least seven days prior to the event.


Article 7: ADMINISTRATIVE COMPOSITION AND AUTHORITY

7.1 Organs of the Organization

The following administrative structure is established:

  1. The International Council,
  2. Advisory Council
  3. The Academic Board
  4. Executive Secretariat Office
  5. Such subsidiary organs and agencies as may be found necessary may be established in accordance with the present Statutes.

7.2 The International Council

The International Council shall be the supreme organ of the Organization. The International Council shall consist of one representative each from Participating Party, appointed in consultation with the Founding Members and Collaborative Partners. The Representative shall be a member of the International Council with valid votes. The International Council may discuss any questions or any matters within the scope of Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation’s statutes and participation agreement and may make recommendations to the Participating Parties on any such questions or matters.

The International Council is empowered to adopt/pass resolutions by a majority vote. All the resolution passed at International Council meeting becomes the act of the Organization. It is the prerogative of the Chairman of the Council to schedule and chair the meetings of the International Council.

The Founding Member and Collaborative Partners shall have the rights to appoint First Chairman of The International Council.


7.3 The Academic Council

To carry out the operation of University an Academic Board shall be appointed comprising individuals of recognized integrity from varied geographical, cultural and professional and Academic backgrounds and with extensive experience in areas specifically relating to the purpose and work of the University.

Members of the Academic Board will be appointed and removed by the International Council in consultation with the Chairman by passing resolution with simple majority.

The Advisory Council shall comprise of not more than 15 members and less than 8 members at a time.

1. Chancellor – Chairman and Executive head of Academic department of the University

2. Vice Chancellor

3. Pro-Vice-Chancellor

3. Rector

4. Dean

5. Registrar

6. Controller of Examinations

7. Proctor

8. Senate member


The Members of the Academic Board will be appointed and removed by the International Council by passing simple majority resolution. The Academic Board will determine its own procedures. It will meet from time to time, and develop recommendations for the work of the Organization.

The International Council shall in due course define the terms of reference of Advisory Board members by passing resolution.

The member of Advisory Board may be member of International Council.


7.4 The Executive Office of secretariat

The Executive Office of secretariat (also properly called International Secretariat Office) shall be headed by Secretary General and such staff as may be required. He or she shall be the chief administrative officer of the Organization.

The Secretary General shall be appointed in consultation with Founding members and Collaborative Partner. His main work shall be to look after the day to day work of the organization including all secretariat works and protocols.        

There will be One Secretary General appointed with the designation as Chief Executive of the Organization in International Affairs and Co-operation. Dr Jagmohan Bajaj shall be the First Secretary General of the Treaty University with the rank of Diplomat with independent charge. The Member of International Council and Secretary General may or may not be the same person. The Secretary General is appointed for a term of Seven years, renewable by consent of the International Council.

The Deputies/ High Commissioner (s) is appointed by the Secretary General for a term of seven years, renewable by consent of the International Council.

The Chairman of International council, Members of International Council, the Secretary General, High Commissioner, Deputies and working staffs must be accorded due rights, immunity and privileges under international law valid under Vienna Convention of International Organization and Vienna Convention 1961.

The International Council may request the removal of the Secretary General or any member of the Secretariat Office and shall pass the resolution with four fifth majorities for implementation.

In case of vacancy, the International Council will propose to pass resolution for one or more candidates at a two-thirds majority vote. If the International Council fails to confirm the candidate, the Secretary General shall propose another candidate for approval. If three candidates are successively rejected by the International Council, The Secretary General may proceed for appointment without council validations.

Specifically, the work of Secretary General shall be responsible for:

1. Maintaining Relations with participating Governments/ Foreign and Education ministers/ Ambassadors and IGOs Head etc.

2. Maintaining relation with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), trust and charitable foundations.

3. Reporting of Information to International Council

4. To act as Depository of the all International Treaties

5. The Secretary General may bring to the attention of the International Council any matter relevant to the mission of the Organization.


7.5 Other Bodies and Agencies

Institutes and associations may be created by passing resolution by International Council.


8. Indemnities of Secretary-General, High Commissioner and Officers Every Member, officer, representatives of the DRPF or other person who has undertaken or is about to undertake any liability on behalf of the organization shall, from time to time and at all times, together with his heirs, executors and administrators, estates and respectively, be indemnified and saved harmless out of the funds of the organization from and against:

8.1 all costs, charges and expenses whatsoever which such Member, officer, Representatives sustains or incurs in or about any action, suit or proceedings which is brought, commenced or prosecuted against him for or in respect of any act, deed, matter or thing made, done or permitted by him, in or about the execution of the duties of his office or in respect of any such liability;


8.2 all other costs charges and expenses which he sustains or incurs in or about or in relation to the affairs thereof, except such costs, charges or expenses as are occasioned by his own willful acts of neglect or default.


Article 9: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

9.1 Rules for Constitution and Participation

Any State or Intergovernmental Organization may at any time intimate the Secretary General of its request to participate in this framework. The International Council shall pass the resolution to approve the request and from the date of passing of resolution participation request will be approved.

Participation in Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation can be approved on behalf of any Participating Party primarily by the Head of State (e.g. President), Head of Government (e.g. Prime Minister),Minister of Foreign Affairs, but also by the authorized Minister of Education, as well as other explicitly authorized government Minister or Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary.

The constitutive and participatory instrument (‘Collaborative Inter-Governmental Education Research MOU’) enters into force on the day upon which at least two signatories have approved it.


9.2 Depository

The Treaty Organization – Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation’s Secretary General serves as depositary of these Statutes. He shall communicate all notifications relating to the present Statutes to all Participating Parties. If possible, Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation’s Secretary General or an appointed representative will present the constitutive and participatory instrument to the United Nations legal department for registration.


9.3 Dissolution

A decision to dissolve the Organization requires a resolution passed at a Council Meeting and supported by three-quarters of all valid votes cast in person or by proxy in accordance with Article.

The above provisions shall also apply should the Organization be dissolved for any other reason, or should it lose its legal capacity In case of dissolution, any assets of the Organization which remain after payment of its legal obligations shall be distributed to institutions having similar objectives, as decided by the International Council.


9.4 Amendments and changes in Statutes

Amendments to the present statutes shall become effective when they have been adopted by a majority vote of the International Council by passing the Council Resolution.


9.5 Governing Language

The English version of these Statutes shall prevail in cases of interpretation and determination of the content of these Statutes


9.6 Salvatory Clause

If any provision of these Statutes shall be held void or unenforceable or contrary to International or Local law, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected. In case of conflict between the constitutional ‘Educational Research &Development, Advocacy, Training and Degree granting Framework with University Mandate MOU’ and the present Statutes, The MOU shall prevail.

End of Statutes.