In the name of Allah

Statute

The Inter-Islamic Network on Nanotechnology

 

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Article?1: Scope

Article-2: Definitions

Article-3: Name and definition

Article-4: Network establishment and the legal entity

Article-5: Languages

Article-6: Objectives

Article-7: Functions

Article-8: Membership

Article-9: Supervision

Article-10: Structure

Article-11: The General Assembly

Article-12: The Executive Committee

Article-13: The Secretariat

Article-14: Administrative affairs and financial resources

Article-15: Immunities & Privileges

Article-16: Amendments

Article-17: Statute approve


Introduction

Following the OIC charter, indicating the necessity of cooperation between the member states and "COMSTECH" inspiring goals of promoting scientific cooperation among the OIC member states, and as approved under Article 25 of Resolution at the 13th "COMSTECH" General Assembly Meeting held at Islamabad-Pakistan on 2-3 April 2008 concerning the agreement in principle with the proposals of the Islamic Republic of Iran to establish Inter-Islamic Networks on Nanotechnology, Virtual Universities, and Science, Technology Parks in Islamic Republic of Iran and,

- With the aim of increasing unity and promoting cooperation and advancement in the fields of science and technology between member states in order to achieve the goals of Ummah;
- With regard to the importance of knowledge-based economy, and the necessity of paying attention to high technologies including Nano-tech which has an important role in economic growth, development and well being of the developing countries;
- With regard to the existing appropriate scientific-technologic infrastructures in Nano-Tech field and proper relationships between the OIC member states, and the necessity for developing required mechanisms to strengthen cooperation between member states;
The member states have decided to provide this statute. 

Article?1: Scope                                                  Back to Top

This document is entitled “ Statute of “ The Inter-Islamic Network on Nanotechnology” and hereinafter referred to as INN and shall be applicable to the conduct of the activities of INN.

Article-2: Definitions

For the purpose of this document, except for specific cases, the following terms shall have the meanings assigning to them:
2.1. “Organization”: The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
2.2. “COMSTECH”: The Standing Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation.
2.3. “Network”: The Inter-Islamic Network on Nanotechnology.
2.4. “General Assembly”: The General Assembly of the OIC member states representatives based on the Article 11 of this Statute.
2.5. “Executive Committee”: is elected on the basis of Article 12 of this Statute.
2.6. “Member”: is the country that has obtained membership requirements in conformity with Article 8 of this Statute.
2.7. “Representative”: is a legal entity introduced to the Executive Committee by the OIC member states.
2.8. “Institute”: any center, private or non-private which is active in Nano-tech field.

Article-3:  Name and definition                                  Back to Top

3.1. Name: The Inter-Islamic Network on Nanotechnology.
3.2. Definition: INN is an international specialized organ of the OIC that carries out the task of promoting nanotechnology in the framework of OIC and the goals of the Standing Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation of COMSTECH.

Article-4: Network establishment and the legal entity

4.1. Countries announce their agreement to establish “ The Inter-Islamic Network on Nanotechnology” by approving this Statute;
4.2. This organization is an international legal entity.

Article-5: Languages

The working languages of INN shall be Arabic, English, and French.

Article-6:  Objectives                                            Back to Top

6.1. To promote cooperation and encourage activities in the field of Nano-tech between member states;
6.2. To support transferring, developing and managing Nano-tech between member states;
6.3. To support devising of strategic development of Nano-technology in member states in the fields of education, research, Nano-tech facilities and data bases;
6.4. Systematic development of Nano-tech network according to a strategic planning and future studies;
6.5. To lay the grounds for joint cooperation of scientific, industrial and research centers as well as the researchers of member states in the field of Nano-tech;
6.6. To provide easy access to the new markets of Nano-tech products;
6.7. To preserve tangible and intangible resources of Nano-tech in the member states and their optimum use;
6.8. To support the training of qualified human resources in the field of Nano-tech;
6.9. To support setting standards and to audit practicing standards and environmental regulations in developing Nano-tech in member states;
6.10. To support production and development processes and to provide infrastructures needed for Nano-tech in member states.

Article-7: Functions

7.1. To identify scientific and research needs and Nano-tech facilities in the Network member states;
7.2. To help member states make policies, promote and develop Nano-tech;
7.3. To assist in conducting required research in order to meet the needs of member states in the field of Nano-tech;
7.4. To support active Nano-tech scientific centers and to help to set up new scientific centers in member states;
7.5. To provide proper mechanisms to exchange the existing knowledge and pool of resources (scientific, technical data, human resources and?) between the member states;
7.6. To support establishing centers for preparing needed standards in order to preserve and promote the qualification of Nano-tech products with regard to the international standards;
7.7. To establish a comprehensive system of intellectual property in Nano-tech field within Network member states;
7.8. To observe findings and developments of the developed countries and to customize them for member states.

Article-8:  Membership                                          Back to Top

8.1. Member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference have the right to apply for membership of INN after official signing of the statute and become members on approval by the General Assembly;
8.2. Countries membership is approved with the agreement of two third of the General Assembly.
8.3. Any member state may withdraw from the INN by notifying the Secretary General one year in advance. The notification shall be communicated to all member states.

Article-9: Supervision

9.1. Member states that are supervisors of OIC shall have the right to be Network supervisors as well;
9.2. International organizations shall have the right to be supervisors by admitting the Network in their organization and on approval by the General Assembly;
9.3. NGOs active in the field of Nano-tech could be supervisors after an examination by the Executive Committee and on approval by the General Assembly.

Article-10: Structure

The Network shall be composed of:
10.1. The General Assembly
10.2. The executive Committee
10.3. The Secretariat

Article-11:  The General Assembly                              Back to Top

11.1. The General Assembly is the supreme policy-making body of INN. It consists of the member states representatives. In selecting representatives, attention should be paid to select those who are expert and work in the field of Nano-tech;
11.2. The General Assembly as the supreme body of the Network has the following duties:
11.2.1. To select members for the Executive Committee by the votes of member states;
11.2.2. To examine and approve the Network macro policies offered by the General Secretary;
11.2.3. To examine and approve the Network regulations offered by the General Secretary;
11.2.4. To examine and approve the Network annual reports offered by the General Secretary;
11.2.5. To examine and approve membership of applicant countries with regard to Article 8;
11.2.6. To examine official reports in order to offer to COMSTECH
11.2.7. To hold the General Assembly sessions on the proposal of the Executive Committee.
11.3. Network General Secretary or his/her representative (without voting right) shall attend in all General Assembly sessions.
11.4. A COMSTECH representative (without voting right) shall attend in all General Assembly sessions.
11.5. Network observers shall only attend in the opening and closing sessions (without voting right).
11.6. General Assembly sessions shall be held every two years in one of the member countries.

Article-12: The Executive Committee

12.1. The executive Committee consists of four General Assembly members who are elected by the General Assembly.
12.2. Member countries in the Executive Committee should qualify required abilities in the field of Nano-tech.
12.3. The duties of Executive Committee are:
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12.4. Head of the Executive Committee is elected by its members.
12.5. Network General Secretary or his/her representative (without voting right) shall attend in all the Executive Committee sessions.
12.6. The Executive Committee shall form special committees in order to pursue its responsibilities.
12.7. The Executive Committee sessions shall be held every 6 month in the Network secretariat.

Article-13:  The Secretariat                                      Back to Top

13.1. The secretariat, as the main executive body of the Network, operates under the General Secretary supervision that is the supreme executive authority.
13.2. The INN secretariat shall be located in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
13.3. General Secretary which is nominated by the host country shall be appointed for 5 years after the General Assembly approval.
13.4. General Secretary may be elected again for a five year period.
13.5. General Secretary duties are:
13.5.1. Administering the Network Secretariat;
13.5.2. Offering comments about Network policies to the Executive Committee;
13.5.3. To submit reports of the General Assembly to “COMSTECH”
13.5.4. To submit the Network annual report to the General Assembly;
13.5.5. To establish and maintain close relationship with scientific institutes in order to meet the Network objectives in the related fields;
13.5.6. Making the effort to provide needed financial resources as approved under the Article 14 of this Statute.

Article-14: Administrative affairs and financial resources

14.1. General Secretary shall determine the staff salary that shall come into force on adoption by the Executive Committee.
14.2. The Network financial resources are:
14.2.1. Donation of COMSTECH;
14.2.2. Membership fees received from the Network member states;
14.2.3. Grant received from OIC, institutions and related organizations;
14.2.4. Financial and non-financial assistance from other organizations (including international organizations and agencies, bank and legal entities) with Executive Committee supervising;
14.2.5. Incomes generated through publications, consultations, etc;
14.2.6. The Executive Committee prepares Network annual budget and it shall be used for running the programs after the approval of the General Assembly.

Article-15:  Immunities & Privileges                             Back to Top

The Network and its officials shall have the same immunities and privileges as are available to the OIC and its constituent bodies.

Article-16: Amendments

This Statute may be amended when required by the General Secretary or the members proposals and by the approval of two third of the Network of the General Assembly.

Article-17:

This Statute with 17 articles in three languages, Arabic, English, and French was approved in???.2010