The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is set to welcome 200 of its 213 National Member Federations to Istanbul this weekend as the world governing body gets set to vote on a new set of general statutes.
In this first Extraordinary Congress for 25 years – the last being held in Munich, Germany in 1989 – FIBA’s member federations will vote whether to introduce these new general statutes which are hoped to “bring changes to its governance structure in order to strengthen the organisation in view of future challenges and strategic growth opportunities.”
- The change of dual memberships of the National Member Federations (FIBA and Zones) to single membership (FIBA).
- The Central Board expanded from 23 to 29 Members with additional key stakeholder representation from the National Basketball Association (NBA) and athletes specifically.
- National Member Federations elect the Central Board members at the Congress.
- Zones act as FIBA in their region through Regional Offices.
- Zone secretary general/executive director appointed by the Executive Committee in consultation with the Zones.
- The Creation of an Executive Committee consisting of Central Board members in charge of accompanying and monitoring the implementation of FIBA’s strategy.
- National Federations meet every two years as of 2017 then yearly after 2023.
FIBA hopes to reflect the growth of the game by expanding the Central Board to 29 members and including specific positions for the NBA and the athletes of the game ©Getty Images
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