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Statute

1. General provisions

1.1. These changes are a new version of the Statute of the Public organization “Ukrainian National Center of the International Union of Puppet Theater “UNIMA – UKRAINE”, identification code 38320804, approved by the General Meeting on 28.10.2011, Minutes № 1, taking into account the new version of the Statute, approved by the General Meeting on 18.02.2019, Minutes № 1.

1.2. The Public organization “Ukrainian National Center of the International Union of Puppet Theater “UNIMA – UKRAINE” (hereinafter – the Organization) is a voluntary public association, which was established in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Public Associations” and carries out cultural, educational and other statutory activities, to promote the development and popularization of the art of puppet theater and puppetry.

1.3. The Organization is a legal entity, may open in the prescribed manner banking accounts in Ukraine and abroad. The Organization has a round seal with its name, stamps, letterheads, its symbols, and more. Symbols are approved by the General Meeting of members of the Organization and registered in accordance with applicable law.

1.4. The Organization is a non-profit public organization that is not a payer of income tax in accordance with paragraph 133.4 of Article 133 of the Tax Code of Ukraine and was established without determining the term of its activities and bears no responsibility for the liabilities of its members, whereas the members are not responsible for the liabilities of the Organization.

1.5. The Organization serves as the National Center and operates with the support of the International Union of Puppet Theater UNIMA (Union International de la Marionnette), headquartered in Charleville-Mézières, France.

1.6. The Organization is established and operates voluntarily, in compliance with the principles of equality of members, unity of their interests, legality, self-government, election, and publicity.

1.7. The Organization is liable for its obligations with all its property, which may be levied by law.

1.8. The activity of the Organization is not limited in time.

1.9. In its activities, the Organization is guided by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Law of Ukraine “On Public Associations”, other regulations, as well as this Statute.

1.10. Full name of the Organization:
1.10.1. in Ukrainian: громадська організація “Український національний центр Міжнародної спілки діячів театру ляльок “УНІМА – УКРАЇНА”
1.10.2. in English: public organization “Ukrainian National Center of the International Puppet Theater Union “UNIMA – UKRAINE”

1.11. Abbreviated name of the Organization:
1.11.1. in Ukrainian: ГО “УНІМА – УКРАЇНА”
1.11.2. in English: PO “UNIMA – UKRAINE”

1.12. The legal address of the Organization:
46 Proskurivska Street
Khmelnytskyi
290001
Ukraine

2.1. The mission of the Organization:

2.1.1. Promoting the development and popularization of the art of puppet theater.

2.1.2. Promoting through art the development of universal values, such as peace and mutual respect between people regardless of race, political and religious preferences and cultural differences, respect for fundamental human rights as defined by the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10.12.1948.

2.2. Directions of activity of the Organization:

2.2.1. Promoting the organization of cultural contacts and creative exchanges between the figures of the puppet theater of Ukraine and other countries.

2.2.2. Assisting members of the Organization in ensuring their democratic, financial, and legal rights in the framework of their professional activities.
2.2.3. Encouraging professional training and skills development of puppet theater figures in Ukraine.

2.2.4. Promoting the preservation of existing traditions, their development, and renewal.

2.2.5. Promotion of creative searches and experiments of puppet theater figures of Ukraine.

2.2.6. Promoting the deepening of historical, theoretical, and scientific research in the field of puppet theater art.

2.2.7. The popularization of puppet theater as a means of ethical and aesthetic education.

2.2.8. Collection and systematization of information to assist members of the Organization in their professional activities.

2.3. To achieve the statutory goal, following the current Ukrainian legislation the Organization implements the following tasks:

2.3.1. Dissemination of information about the purpose and activities of the Organization.

2.3.2. Promotion of ideas and international standards in the area of culture, aesthetics, humanism, and education.

2.3.3. Promotion of the processes of formation and development of puppet theaters, consultations on organizational and administrative issues.

2.3.4. Holding and assistance in holding festivals, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, workshops, conventions, and other public events.

2.3.5. Maintaining relationships and sharing experiences with other professional associations, including international ones.

2.3.6. Participation in international events held under the patronage of the international organization UNIMA.

2.3.7. Analysis of regulations, development, and provision of recommendations to the relevant public authorities on deregulation in the area of puppet theater.

2.4. To achieve its goals and statutory objectives, the Organization in accordance with сurrent legislation has the right to:

2.4.1. Organize local centers in the form of separate units without creating a legal personality.

2.4.2. Apply, in accordance with the law, to public authorities, local governments, their officials with proposals (comments), statements (petitions), complaints.

2.4.3. Receive, in accordance with the law, public information held by the subjects of power, other holders of information.

2.4.4. Participate in accordance with the law, in the work of advisory, consultative and other subsidiary bodies established by public authorities, local governments to consult with public associations and prepare recommendations on issues related to the scope of the Organization.

2.4.5. Represent and protect its legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of its members in public authorities, courts, law enforcement agencies, enterprises, institutions, and organizations of all forms of ownership and subordination.

2.4.6. Prepare, publish, or distribute information materials.

2.4.7. Act as a participant in civil law relations, acquire property and non-property rights.

2.4.8. Participate in the organization and financing of joint programs and projects with public authorities, local governments, enterprises, organizations, and institutions.

2.4.9. Receive assistance in the form of funds or property received free of charge in the form of membership fees, non-refundable financial assistance, donations, grants, funds from special events (charity events), independently decide on its use following the purpose of the Organization.

2.4.10. Send representatives of the Organization for training, to participate in exchanges, as well as to establish cooperation and implementation of joint projects or for other purposes to implement the tasks of the Organization.

2.4.11. Carry out foreign economic activity in accordance with сurrent legislation of Ukraine.

3. The procedure of obtaining and termination of membership in the organization, rights and obligations of its members

3.1. Membership in the Organization is individual.

3.2. Individual membership in the Organization can be obtained by citizens of Ukraine, foreigners, and stateless persons who have reached 18 years of age and actively contribute to the statutory tasks of the Organization and pay membership fees.

3.3. No amendments shall be made to the Statute in relation to the admission of persons to the membership of the Organization or the withdrawal of persons from the membership of the Organization. The fact of membership in the Organization is recorded in the Register of members of the Organization.

3.4. Admission to the membership of the Organization is carried out based on a written application of the established form and by the decision of the Board of the Organization. The written application must contain the obligation of the member to follow the Statute, and the consent to the processing of their personal data in accordance with the statutory tasks and the current law.

3.5. The decision on admission to the membership of the Organization is made by the Board at the next regular meeting of the Board by a simple majority of votes. An accepted member of the Organization is given a certificate of membership of the Organization of the standard form. Data on a member of the Organization shall be registered in the Register of members of the Organization. The Board has the right to refuse to accept a person as a member of the Organization.

3.6. Membership in other public organizations, political parties, the purpose and activities of which do not contradict the statutory goals of the Organization, is not an obstacle to membership in the Organization.

3.7. The lack of property interest of the members of the Organization implies that the members do not have a right to a share of the property of the Organization and are not liable for its obligations. The income or property (assets) of the Organization shall not be distributed among its members and may not be used for the benefit of any individual member of the Organization or its officials, except for the wage and contributions to social activities.

3.8. Membership in the Organization may be terminated in case of:

3.8.1. Voluntary withdrawal from members of the Organization based on a written application.

3.8.2. Death of a member of the Organization.

3.8.3. Exclusion from members of the Organization.

3.9. Reasons for the exclusion from the members of the Organization:

3.9.1. If a member of the Organization has committed actions that contradict the statutory tasks of the Organization and significantly damage the reputation of the Organization or cause material damage.

3.9.2. If a member of the Organization does not take part in its activities without good reason, does not perform the duties of a member of the Organization for at least 1 (one) year.

3.9.3. Systematic gross unjustified non-fulfillment of statutory obligations.

3.9.4. Non-payment of membership fees for at least 1 (one) year.

3.10. The exclusion from the membership of the Organization is carried out by the Board of the Organization on the proposal of any member of the Board or the Chairman (of the separate subdivision) by a simple majority of votes of the members of the Board. Decisions on exclusion from members of the Organization, as well as the refusal of admission, may be appealed by the General Meeting at its regular (extraordinary) meeting.

3.11. The founders of the Organization are Honorary Members of the Organization. An individual who has special merits in the activities of the puppet theater and participates in the work of the Organization may be nominated for an Honorary Member of the Organization. The decision is made by the General Meeting by a simple majority of votes at the initiative of the Board of the Organization.

3.12. Honorary members of the Organization are involved in the examination of projects and programs implemented or funded by the Organization, act as leaders, curators and coordinators of programs and activities carried out under the auspices of the Organization.

3.13. Honorary members have a casting vote at the General Meeting of the Organization. Honorary members of the Organization may participate in the meetings of the Board of the Organization as advisors.
3.14. Honorary members are exempted from paying membership fees.

3.15. A member of the Organization has a right to:

3.15.1. Participate directly in the activities of the Organization in accordance with their professional and public interests.

3.15.2. To act on his own behalf as a member of the Organization. To act on behalf of the Organization in legally significant matters on the basis and within the limits of the relevant powers, which are executed in the writing appropriate form.

3.15.3. Participate in the work of any body of the Organization in considering issues concerning such a member personally.

3.15.4. Participate in the work of the General Meeting. Freely and openly discuss all issues of the Organization.

3.15.5. To address to the governing bodies of the Organization with inquiries and offers concerning statutory activity.

3.15.6. Receive information related to the activities of the Organization following the Statute.

3.15.7. Voluntarily withdraw from the Organization, notifying the Board of the Organization in writing 30 calendar days before the date of withdrawal.

3.15.8. Submit proposals and participate in the discussion of draft decisions of the Organization. Get acquainted with any decisions of the governing bodies of the Organization.

3.15.9. To elect and be elected to the governing bodies of the Organization.

3.15.10. Have access to the financial and other reports of the Organization.

3.16. A member of the Organization is obliged to:

3.16.1. Adhere to the requirements of this Statute in their activities.

3.16.2. Participate in the activities of the Organization.

3.16.3. Do not allow actions that cause material damage or damage to the business reputation of the Organization.

3.16.4. Facilitate the implementation of the mission of the Organization.

3.16.5. Do not disclose information that is the confidential information of the Organization and / or its members.

3.16.6. Execute the decisions made by the governing bodies of the Organization and set out in the relevant orders or instructions, as well as perform the assigned duties following the distribution and instructions of the governing bodies of the Organization.

3.16.7. Speaking on behalf of the Organization and expressing personal opinions and opinions that differ from the provisions and decisions approved by the Organization, to comment that these opinions are personal and do not coincide with the provisions and decisions of the Organization.

3.16.9. Pay membership fees in the amount and manner established by the general meeting of the Organization.

3.16.10. In case of change of any personal data necessary for identification and registration of members of the Organization, to notify in writing the relevant local unit (separate unit) or the Board of such changes no later than thirty calendar days from the date of their occurrence.

4. The procedure for establishment and activity of governing bodies of the organization, their powers

4.1. The governing bodies of the Organization have the right to approve internal rules, procedures (regulations), to establish and terminate advisory, consultative, permanent and temporary bodies in the areas of activity, to approve regulations on these bodies, and to elect, appoint or replace members of these bodies.

4.2. The governing bodies of the Organization are:

4.2.1. The General meeting.

4.2.2. The Board.

4.2.3. The President.

4.2.4. The Vice-president.

4.2.5. The Audit commission.

4.3. The General meeting.

4.3.1. The General meeting is the highest governing body of the Organization.

4.3.2. The following members of the Organization have the right to participate in the General meeting with the right to vote:
– The President, the Vice President and other members of the Board;
– The Chairman and members of the Audit commission;
– heads of separate subdivisions or persons replacing them;
– elected delegates of separate subdivisions with 10 (ten) or more registered members, with the principle of delegation of 1 (one) delegate for every 10 (ten) members.

4.3.3. Any member of the Organization may attend the General meeting without the right to vote.

4.3.4. The procedure of the General meeting:

4.3.4.1. The regular General meeting is convened at least once a year.

4.3.4.2. Extraordinary General meetings are convened by the decision of the Board, at the initiative of the President, at the request of the Audit commission or at the request of at least 10% of the members of the Organization.

4.3.4.3. If the President does not convene an extraordinary General meeting within thirty days after receiving a written request from at least 10% of the members of the Organization, the members of the Organization who have made such a request shall form an organizing committee that has the powers of the President and the Board concerning the Extraordinary General meeting.

4.3.4.4. The agenda of the General meeting shall be approved by the President and reported by the Secretary-General together with the time and place of the General meeting no later than 10 (ten) calendar days before the date of the General meeting in writing (by e-mail, posting on media, website, etc.). The members of the Organization specified in clause 4.3.2 of this Statute are subject to obligatory notification.

4.3.4.5. Any participant of the General meeting with the right to vote has the right to demand any issues to be included in the agenda, before or during the General meeting.

4.3.4.6. The General meeting is considered legitimate and plenipotentiary if it is attended by a simple majority of participants with the right to vote following paragraph 4.3.2. of this Statute.

4.3.5. The exclusive competence of the General meeting includes:

4.3.5.1. Making changes and additions to the Statute, approval of the regulations of the General Meeting.

4.3.5.2. Election and recall of the President, the Vice President, the Secretary-General, and members of the Board, the Chairman and members of the Audit commission.

4.3.5.3. Adoption of internal regulations of the Organization, the adoption of which is beyond the competence of the Board, the President, or the Vice-President.

4.3.5.4. Cancellation or amendment of decisions of the Board.

4.3.5.5. Approval of the main directions, plans, and programs of the Organization.

4.3.5.6. Approval of financial and substantive reports on the activities of the Organization during the period, including the report of the Audit commission. Appointment of an independent financial or other audit.

4.3.5.7. Decision-making on complaints against actions and decisions of the governing bodies of the Organization.

4.3.5.8. Decision-making on self-dissolution / reorganization of the Organization.

4.3.5.9. Establishment of the amount and procedure for payment of membership fees.

4.3.5.10. Any other issues of the Organization’s activity, including those referred to the competence of other bodies, if the General meeting takes the decision.

4.3.6. All decisions of the General Meeting are taken by open voting and are considered as adopted if the majority of participants in the General meeting with the right to vote voted for them, except in cases provided by this Statute: amendments to the Statute of the Organization, termination of the Organization, alienation of more than 50% of the property of the Organization, that are adopted by a qualified majority by 3/4 of the votes of the participants of the General meeting with the right to vote.
By decision of the Board of the Organization, the General meeting may be held by means of communication. If such a decision is made, the Board of the Organization shall develop and approve the procedure for holding the General meeting using means of communication. Decisions made at the General meeting made by means of communication shall be recorded in minutes no later than the next day.

4.3.7. Decisions of the General meeting are recorded in the minutes, which are signed by the chairman of the meeting (President) and the Secretary-General. Minutes of the General meeting of the Organization and their storage shall be organized by the Secretary-General of the Organization. The minutes shall be available for any member of the Organization. Any member of the Organization has the right to comment on the accuracy of the minutes of the Meeting and to request changes or additions to the minutes. The decision-making procedure for making changes or additions to the minutes shall be approved by the General Meeting.

4.4. The Board

4.4.1. The Board is a permanent governing collegial body of the Organization in the period between the General meetings. The Board organizes the implementation of the decisions of the General meeting and carries out the current management of the Organization.

4.4.2. The Board of the Organization is elected by the General meeting and consists of the President, Vice-President, Secretary-General, and members of the Board. The quantitative and personal composition is determined by the General meeting. A member of the Board is elected for a term of four years and may be re-elected for no more than three consecutive terms.

4.4.3. The procedure of the Board is as follows:

4.4.3.1. Regular meetings of the Board are convened by the President at least once every six months, and extraordinary meetings are convened at any time by the President or any member of the Board.

4.4.3.2. The agenda of the meeting of the Board is formed by the President or the member of the Board who convened the meeting of the Board, including proposals received from them.

4.4.3.3. The Secretary-General shall notify the members of the Board in writing of the time, place and procedure of the Board, as well as the agenda of the meeting of the Board at least 3 (three) days before the meeting of the Board.

4.4.3.4. The Board discusses and resolves any issues that are required to be discussed or resolved by any member of the Board, regardless of their presence on the agenda.

4.4.4. Meetings of the Board are legitimate and plenipotentiary if at least half of the members of the Board are present.

4.4.5. The competence of the Board includes:

4.4.5.1. Determination of specific tasks and forms of activity of the Organization following the Statute and decisions of the General Meeting.

4.4.5.2. Consideration, approval, and submission to the General meeting for approval of substantive and financial reports on the activities of the Organization for the previous reporting period.

4.4.5.3. Approval and change of operational and financial plans, preparation of annual budgets, balance sheets, and reports. Establishing the procedure for financing and other forms of implementation of statutory tasks.

4.4.5.4. Coordination of current activities of the Organization.

4.4.5.5. Consideration and approval of new programs and projects of the Organization.

4.4.5.6. Approval of regulations, policies, procedures, and other regulations.

4.4.5.7. Preparation and holding of the General Meeting, determination of the agenda of the General meeting, place and time of their holding.

4.4.5.8. Development and approval of attributes and symbols of the Organization, their use in document management, advertising, and information design, award procedures, souvenirs, etc. Approval of samples and descriptions of forms, stamps, seals.

4.4.5.9. Deciding on the establishment and termination of legal entities, on joining the legal entities, as well as on participation in associations of legal entities within the statutory activities.

4.4.5.10. Establishment and termination of local units (separate subdivisions).

4.4.5.11. Deciding on the acquisition and disposal of immovable property or other capital assets.

4.4.6. Decisions of the Board shall be taken by a simple majority of the votes unless the Board further determines the required qualified majority. Decisions of the Board shall be recorded in minutes and kept by the Secretary-General. The minutes shall be available for review at the request of any member of the Organization.

4.4.7. The Board may take a decision by voting through means of communication.

4.5. The President.

4.5.1. The position of the President is held by a person elected by the General meeting from among the members of the Organization for a term of four years. The President may be dismissed earlier by the decision of the General meeting or at his own request. The President may be re-elected for no more than three consecutive terms.

4.5.2. The competence of the President includes:

4.5.2.1. Organization of the Board’s work.

4.5.2.2. Convening meetings of the Board and forming the agenda of meetings of the Board.

4.5.2.3. Management of current activities of the Organization, implementation of decisions of the General meeting and the Board of the Organization.

4.5.2.4. Issuance of orders and directives within their competence, which are binding on all members of the Organization.

4.5.2.5. Representation of the interests of the Organization in relations with public authorities and administration, their officials, judicial and law enforcement agencies, enterprises, institutions and organizations, other legal entities and individuals, with the right to transfer these powers to others.

4.5.2.6. Making without a power of attorney on behalf of the Organization of transactions and other legally significant actions, concluding any agreements, with the right to transfer these powers to other persons.

4.5.2.7. Presiding at the General Meeting, at the meetings of the Board, signing the decisions adopted by them.

4.5.2.8. Signing on behalf of the Organization without a power of attorney documents of accounting, tax, statistical and other reporting required by current law, responses to requests from public authorities, etc.

4.5.2.9. Receipt on behalf of the Organization without a power of attorney documents and valuables.

4.5.2.10. Opening and closing on behalf of the Organization without a power of attorney of the Organization’s accounts in banks and other financial institutions, signing of banking and other financial documents.

4.5.2.11. Approval of the staffing schedule, conclusion of employment and civil law contracts, dismissal of employees in accordance with the law, issuance of orders and other acts binding on the employees of the Organization and management of their activities.

4.5.2.12. Issuance of powers of attorney to perform legal actions on behalf of the Organization.

4.6. The Vice-President.

4.6.1. The Vice-President is elected by the General meeting from among the members of the Organization for a term of four years. The power of the Vice-President may be terminated by a decision of the General meeting or at their own will. The Vice President may be re-elected for no more than three consecutive terms. In their activities, the Vice President is subordinate to the President.
4.6.2. The competence of the Vice President includes:

4.6.2.1. Current management, organization of execution of Council’s decisions.

4.6.2.2. Representation without a power of attorney of the Organization in relations with public authorities and administration, their officials, judicial and law enforcement agencies, enterprises, institutions and organizations, other legal entities and individuals, without the right to transfer these powers to others.

4.6.2.3. Committing without a power of attorney on behalf of the Organization of transactions and other legally significant actions, concluding any agreements, without the right to transfer these powers to other persons.

4.6.2.4. Signing on behalf of the Organization without a power of attorney documents of accounting, tax, statistical, and other reporting required by applicable law, responses to requests from government agencies, etc.

4.6.2.5. Receipt on behalf of the Organization without a power of attorney documents and valuables.

4.6.2.6. Opening and closing on behalf of the Organization without a power of attorney the Organization’s accounts in banks and other financial institutions, signing of bank and other financial documents.

4.6.2.7. Execution in the absence of the President of his functions within the limits and in the order which does not contradict the given Statute and the current legislation.

4.7. The Secretary-General.

4.7.1. The Secretary-General is elected by the General meeting from among the members of the Organization on the proposal of the President for a term of four years. The powers of the Secretary-General may be terminated by a decision of the General meeting or at their own request. The Secretary-General may be re-elected for no more than three consecutive terms.

4.7.2. In their activities, the Secretary-General reports to the Vice-President and the President.

4.7.3. The competence of the Secretary-General includes:

4.7.3.1. Carrying out technical preparation for the meetings of the General meeting and the Board. Proper notification of the participants of such meetings about the time and place of their holding.

4.7.3.2. Ensuring technical recording and documentation of meetings of the General meeting and the Board.

4.7.3.3. Preparation of draft agendas and draft minutes, orders, instructions of the governing bodies of the Organization.

4.7.3.4. Organization of office work, accounting, and storage (archiving) of documentation.

4.7.3.5. Organization of initial registration of members of the Organization, their current accounting and protection of personal data of members of the Organization.

4.7.3.6. Representation of the interests of the Organization in relations with public authorities and management, their officials, judicial and law enforcement agencies, enterprises, institutions and organizations, other legal entities, and individuals, without the right to transfer these powers to others.

4.7.3.7. Maintaining links and general information coordination between the governing bodies of the Organization and its local branches (separate units).

4.7.3.8. Information support of activities carried out by the Organization.

4.8. The Audit commission.

4.8.1. Control over the financial activities of the Organization is carried out by the Audit commission, consisting of 3 (three) persons elected by the General meeting for a term of four years with the right to re-election for no more than three consecutive terms. The members of the Audit commission elect from among their members the Chairman and the Secretary of the Audit commission.

4.8.2. The Audit commission is convened by its chairman at least twice a year, as well as within 10 (ten) days at the written request of the Board, the President or the Vice-President, as well as by the decision of the General meeting. Decisions of the Audit Commission are made by a simple majority of votes of the members of the Audit commission.

4.8.3. The competence of the Audit commission includes:
4.8.3.1. Monitoring the financial activities of the Organization, legal entities, and associations in which the Organization is a member, particularly the targeted use of resources and the implementation of external and internal audit recommendations. If it is necessary to involve relevant specialists, they are involved at the request of the Audit commission and are funded by the Organization.

4.8.3.2. The right to demand from the officials of the Organization, legal entities, and associations in which the Organization is a member, submission to the Audit commission of all necessary materials, accounting, and other documents.

4.8.3.3. Submission of inspection results to the General meeting and the Board.

4.8.3.4. In case of the detection of abuse of officials or a threat to the essential interests of the Organization, the Audit commission has the right to demand an extraordinary General meeting.

4.8.4. The Audit commission is accountable to the General meeting of the Organization.

4.8.5. A member of the Audit commission may not be a member of the Board. Members of the Audit commission may not be in an employment relationship with the Organization.

5.1. The Procedure of reporting of governing bodies of the Organization to its members.

5.1. Since the Organization operates on the principles of self-government, which provides for the right to self-government, as well as no interference of public authorities and local governments in the activities of the Organization, the Board, the President and the Vice President are obliged to report periodically to members of the Organization at General meetings on issues related to the implementation of their powers and the implementation of the statutory tasks of the Organization.

5.2. The annual report on the implementation of statutory tasks is subject to publication within 30 (thirty) days from the date of the announcement. Governing bodies should ensure that members of the Organization have free access to information about their activities, including decisions taken and the implementation of statutory tasks.

5.3. All governing bodies must within 30 (thirty) days provide answers in writing or by e-mail to the inquiries of the members of the Organization regarding the activities of the governing bodies and the implementation of statutory tasks.

5.4. The order of communications between the members of the Organization and the governing bodies.

5.4.1. Notifications about decisions of the governing bodies of the Organization are sent to the members of the Organization in writing, by e-mail, by other means of communication, or by publication in an agreed manner through the media, website, etc.

5.4.2. Requests to the governing bodies of the Organization are sent in writing or by e-mail.

6. The procedure for appeals of decisions, actions, inactions of governing bodies and consideration of complaints.

6.1. To protect the rights of members of the Organization, they have the right to appeal the decision, action or inaction of another member of the Organization, governing bodies or their officials by filing a written complaint, namely:

6.1.1. To appeal against initial actions, inactions or decisions of a member of the Organization the initial complaint is submitted to the President or Vice President, who is obliged to receive written explanations from the person whose actions, inactions or decisions are appealed and within 20 (twenty) working days to consider the complaint with written explanations and report the results of its consideration to the complainant. In case of rejection of the complaint – the repeated complaint is submitted to the Board, which is obliged to consider the complaint at the next meeting, with the obligatory summoning of the complaining member and the member of the Organization whose action, inaction or decision is being appealed. In case of rejection of the complaint by the Board – the repeated complaint is submitted to the General meeting, which is obliged to consider the complaint at a regular or extraordinary meeting, with the mandatory summons of the complaining member and member of the Organization, whose action, inaction or decision is appealed.

6.1.2. To appeal against actions, inactions or decisions of the President or Vice-President – the initial complaint is submitted to the Board, which is obliged to consider the complaint at the next meeting, with a mandatory summons of the complaining member, as well as the President or Vice-President, whose action, inaction or decision is appealed.
In case of rejection of the complaint by the Board – the repeated complaint is submitted to the General meeting, which is obliged to consider the complaint at a regular or extraordinary meeting, with the mandatory summoning of the complaining member and the President or Vice President, whose action, inaction or decision is appealed.

6.1.3. The initial complaint against the actions, inactions or decisions of a member of the Board is submitted to the President, who is obliged to consider the complaint within 20 working days, with a mandatory summoning of the complaining member and the member of the Board, whose actions, inactions or decisions are appealed. If the complaint is rejected by the President, the repeated complaint is submitted to the General meeting, which is obliged to consider the complaint at a regular or extraordinary meeting, with the mandatory summoning of the complaining member and the member of the Board, whose action, inaction or decision is appealed.

6.1.4. The initial complaint against the actions, inactions, or decisions of a member of the General meeting of the Organization can be tried in court, in accordance with applicable law.

6.1.5. A member of the Organization may appeal against any decision or action of any official of the Organization concerning the financial aspects of the activities of the Organization to the Audit commission. The Audit commission must consider the complaint within 20 (twenty) working days from the date of receipt. To consider the complaint, the chairman of the Audit commission must receive written explanations from the official, and may also receive explanations from the person who filed the complaint, other persons, and obtain documents relating to the merits of the complaint. Based on the results of the review of the complaint, the Audit commission makes a decision within its competence, which is notified to the person who filed the complaint.

7. Sources of receipts and the procedure for the use of funds and other property of the organization

7.1. The Organization may own movable and immovable property, tangible and intangible assets, funds, as well as other legally acquired property. The Organization may also own mass media, created or purchased at the expense of the Organization in accordance with the purpose and tasks of the Organization provided by the Statute.

7.2. The property of the Organization consists of:
7.2.1. Membership fees of members of the Organization. The amount of membership fees is set and changed by the decision of the General meeting. The procedure for payment of membership fees by members of the Organization is regulated by the Regulations on membership fees, approved by the Board.

7.2.2. Funds and property received free of charge, non-refundable financial assistance, voluntary donations of members of the Organization, other legal or natural persons;

7.2.3. Passive income;

7.2.4. Grants or subsidies from state or local budgets, as well as from state trust funds;

7.2.5. Charitable assistance, humanitarian and technical assistance;

7.2.6. Other sources not prohibited by current legislation.

7.3. The right of ownership of the Organization is exercised by the General meeting of its members in the manner prescribed by law and this Statute. Property management functions are entrusted to the Board, the President, and the Vice-President, as well as to legal entities and local centers (separate subdivisions) established by the Organization.

7.4. The organization is liable for its obligations with all its property, in accordance with the laws of Ukraine. Members of the Organization do not retain the rights to property transferred to the property of the Organization.

7.5. The organization does not pursue the goal of making a profit from any of its activities.

7.6. The received incomes (profits) or their parts are not subject to distribution among founders (participants), members of the Organization, employees (except for payment of their work, assessment of social contribution), members of governing bodies, and other persons connected with them.

7.7. Revenues (profits) of the Organization are used exclusively for financing expenses for the maintenance of the Organization, the realization of the purpose (goals, tasks), and activities defined by this Statute.

7.8. The Organization has the right to carry out transactions with property and property rights that are in its ownership or on other property rights, which do not contradict the law and the Statute.

7.9. The Organization has no right to provide loans or credits to its members. The General meeting has the right to determine other cases of the conflict of interests regarding the use of the Organization’s assets.

7.10. The Organization maintains operational and accounting records, as well as submits statistical, financial, and other reports in the manner and to the extent prescribed by law.

7.11. The Organization publishes at least once a year reports and other information on the sources of funds and property for statutory activities and the directions of their use following the laws of Ukraine.

7.12. The Organization, as the National Center, pays the appropriate membership fees to the International Union of Puppet Theater UNIMA (Union International de la Marionnette) within the time and in the manner prescribed by the statutory and procedural documents of UNIMA.

8. Separate subdivisions of the Organization

8.1. Members of the Organization conduct joint activities by merging into separate units, which are created and terminated at the initiative of members of the Organization residing in the relevant administrative-territorial unit, based on the decision of the Board to more effectively fulfill the statutory objectives of the Organization.

8.2. Separate subdivisions are not legal entities, they are formed and carry out their activities based on this Statute following the Law of Ukraine “On Public Associations”. At the initiative of the members of the separate subdivisions, the Regulations on the separate subdivision may be developed, which shall be subject to approval by the Board.

8.3. A separate subdivision is created by administrative-territorial division at the level of the region (as well as the Republic of Crimea), and has a name with reference to the following division in the form:

– full name: a separate subdivision of the public organization “Ukrainian Center of the International Union of Puppet Theater “UNIMA – UKRAINE” in (name of the region) region;

– abbreviated name: SS PO “UNIMA – UKRAINE” in (name of the region) region.

Information on the formed separate subdivisions of the Organization is registered in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine.

8.4. Separate subdivisions may, by decision of the Board, be entrusted with the functions of managing the relevant property of the Organization. In case of termination of the separate subdivision, such property shall be transferred to the Organization.

8.5. The activities of a separate subdivision shall not conflict with the activities of the Organization.

8.6. The governing bodies of a separate subdivision of the Organization are:

8.6.1. The General meeting of a separate subdivision.

8.6.2. The Chairman of a separate subdivision.

8.7. The General meeting of a separate subdivision:

8.7.1. The general meeting of a separate subdivision is its highest governing body.

8.7.2. All members of the separate subdivision have the right to participate in the General meeting of the separate subdivision.

8.7.3. The regular General meeting of the separate subdivision is convened by the Chairman of the separate subdivision at least once a year. An Extraordinary General meeting (of a separate subdivision) shall be convened by the Chairman on his initiative or at the request of at least one-third of the members (of the separate subdivision).

8.7.4. The agenda of the General meeting of a separate unit shall be approved by the Chairman and communicated together with the time and place of the meeting to all members of the separate unit no later than 10 (ten) days before the date of the meeting.

8.7.5. A general meeting of a separate unit is considered legitimate and authorized if a simple majority of registered members participate. All decisions of the General meeting of a separate subdivision are taken by open vote and are considered accepted if a majority of the members present have voted for them, except cases provided by this Statute, such as decisions on self-dissolution or reorganization that shall be voted by a qualified majority of 3/4 of the members participating in the General meeting.

8.8. The Chairman of a separate subdivision.

8.8.1. The position of the Chairman of a separate subdivision is held by a person elected by the General meeting of the separate subdivision from among the members for a term of four years. The Chairman may be dismissed earlier by the decision of the General Meeting or at his own request. The Chairman may be re-elected for a further term of not more than three consecutive terms.

8.8.2. The competence of the Chairman of a separate subdivision includes:

8.8.2.1. Organization of work of a separate subdivision.

8.8.2.2. Management of the current activities of a separate subdivision, the implementation of the decisions of the General Meeting of the separate subdivision, and the decisions of the governing bodies of the Organization as a whole.

8.8.2.3. Representation by proxy of the Organization of the interests of a separate subdivision in relations with public authorities and administration, their officials, judicial and law enforcement agencies, enterprises, institutions and organizations, other legal entities and individuals, without the right to transfer these powers to others.

8.8.2.4. Representation of the interests of a separate subdivision at the General meeting of the Organization, at congresses, conferences, and other joint events within the statutory activities.

8.8.2.5. Organization of primary registration of members of a separate subdivision, administration of membership fees.

9. The procedure for making changes and amendments to the Statute

9.1. Changes and additions to this Statute, adoption of the new version of the Statute are approved by the General meeting.

9.2. Amendments to this Statute, the new version of the Statute are considered adopted if voted for by at least 3/4 of the members of the Organization present at the General Meeting.

9.3. The decision on changes shall be recorded in the order determined by the legislation. The Organization shall notify the authorized body on registration at the location of the Organization about the changes in the manner prescribed by law.

10. Termination of the Organization

10.1. The Organization is created for an indefinite period.

10.2. Termination of the Organization is carried out by reorganization or liquidation.

10.3. The reorganization of the Organization takes place by the decision of the General meeting, which is taken by at least 2/3 of the members of the Organization present at the General meeting. The Organization may not be reorganized into a legal entity whose purpose is to make a profit.

10.4. The Organization is liquidated on the basis of:

10.4.1. The decision of the General meeting taken by at least 3/4 of the members of the Organization present at the General m
eeting.

10.4.2. The court decision, in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine.

10.5. The liquidation of the Organization is carried out by the liquidation commission, which is formed by the body that made the decision on liquidation.

10.6. The liquidation commission evaluates the available property of the Organization, settles accounts with the state and creditors, compiles the liquidation balance sheet, and submits it for approval to the body that appointed it. Valuation of the Organization’s property is carried out at the prices in force at the time of liquidation of the Organization, taking into account its depreciation.

10.7. In case of termination of the Organization as a result of its liquidation, merger, division, accession or transformation, the assets of the Organization must be transferred to one or more non-profit organizations, other legal entities providing non-state pension provision in accordance with law (for non-state pension funds) or budget revenue.

10.8. In the event of a reorganization, the rights and obligations of the Organization shall pass to its successor.

10.9. Funds and other property after the liquidation of the Organization may not be redistributed among its members, but transferred to another non-profit (successor) organization, used for charitable purposes, in cases provided by law, by court decision sent to state profits or transferred to another non-profit organization, or remain with a newly formed organization.