Part III

Chapter II: General Federation of Associations and NGO’s

Article 68:

There shall be established a General Federation of Associations and NGO’s as a juridical person, domiciled in Cairo, comprising an activityspecific and regional federations.
The general federation of associations and NGO’s shall be run by a board of directors composed of thirty members. The chairman and ten members interested in social issues shall be appointed by the President and the remaining members shall be elected from among the members of the associations and NGO’s subject to this law.
The tenure of the board shall be three years. The board of directors shall draw up by laws of the federation, method of management and organization of business. The bylaws shall be issued under a decision by the Minister of Social Affairs. The General Federation of Associations and NGO’s shall have the following terms of reference .
  1. Draw up an overall conception of the rule of associations and NGO’s in implementing social development programmes.
  2. Carry out studies required to provide necessary finance for associations and nongovernmental organizations, so as to develop their resources. Contact foreign and local bodies to help provide grants and aids in addition to counsel on methods of supporting their financial abilities.
  3. Organize technical and administrative formation and training programmes for the employees and members of associations and nongovernmental organizations in coordination with activityspecific and regional federations and associations and nongovernmental organizations.

Article 69:

general congress consisting of the chairmen of boards of activityspecific and regional federations and associations and NGO’s. They shall have the right to elect the members of the board of the general federation.
The general congress of the general federation shall be held annually. Persons concerned with social issues may be invited to attend this congress to discuss issues turned over from its technical committees, activityspecific and regional federations or associations and NGO’s.

Article 66:

The founders’ assembly shall consist of association and NGO’s applying for the formation of an activityspecific and regional federations.
In its foundation and dissolution, the federation shall be subject to the provisions of founding dissolving association set fourth in this law. The founders’ assembly shall draw up a statute for the federation to be governed by the provisions for the statutes of associations, without conflicting with the nature of the federation.

Article 67:

The activityspecific and regional federations shall have the following terms of reference :
  1. Prepare a data base, provide adequate information on associations and NGO’s operating in the field of its activity including related studies and researches as well as local and international conferences related to their activities
  2. Seek to publish a directory of associations on an activityspecific and regional basis, in order to enlighten citizens as to them, urging them to contribute and share in its activities.
  3. Conduct necessary social researches in fields of the federation’s activity or its geographical jurisdiction and contribute to public social researches to be conducted by the General Federation of NGO’s.
  4. Coordinate efforts by associations and NGO’s members of the federation to ensure integration.
  5. Evaluate services carried out by associations and NGO’s, against community requirements and the potential and resources available to them.
  6. Organize technical and administrative formation and training programmes for employees and members of associations and NGO’s.
  7. Consider problems of financing associations and NGO’s and seek to settle them.