Generalities and Goals
Article 1: in order to promote,
enhance and scientific development of urban economics and qualitative
development of experts, and improve the educational and research activities in
the fields of urban economics and relevant sciences Urban Economics Association
is formed that henceforth is called Association in this statute.
Article 2: The Association is a
non-profit institution and it works in the scientific and technical fields. It
has a legal entity after the date of registration, and the Chairman of the
Board is a legal representative of the Association.
Article 3: The center of the
Association is in Tehran and its branches may be formed in each region of the
Note: If necessary, Board of Directors
can change the address of the main center, on the condition that it would be
announced in the official gazette with a wide circulation, and commission of
scientific associations of the Ministry of Science, Research Technology would
be informed in a written announcement.
Article 4: The Association is formed
from enactment of this statute for an unlimited period and it must abide by the
laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Duties and activities
Article 5: in order to achieve the
mentioned goals in article 1 of this statute, IUESA will accomplish following
5-1: Doing scientific and cultural
researches nationally and internationally with experts and specialists dealing
with urban economics
5-2: Cooperating with executive,
scientific and research institutions for evaluating, reviewing and implementing
plans and programs related to training, research and technical affairs
5-3: Encouraging researchers,
scholars and professors
5-4: Presenting training and
5-5: Holding short-term training
5-6: Holding scientific meetings at
national, regional and international levels
5-7: Publishing books and scientific
and conditions of membership
1. Associate membership:
The founders of the association and
all individuals who, at least, hold their masters in majors such as: Economics,
financial management, commercial management, industrial management, training
management, public administration, accounting, urban and regional planning,
environment economics, transportation economics, insurance management,
political, social, educational sciences and other related fields to urban
economics may become as a permanent membership.
2. Affiliate membership:
The individuals holding their
bachelor degree and having at least 5 years’ experience in one of the majors
mentioned in section 1 may become as an affiliate membership.
3. Student membership:
All university students who are
majoring in Economics, financial management, commercial management, training
management, industrial management,
public administration, accounting, urban and regional planning, environment
economics, transportation economics, insurance management, political, social,
educational sciences and other related fields to the IEUSA fields.
4. Honorary membership:
Iranian and foreign individuals who
their scientific positions are of specific great importance or those who aided
us to advance the aims of the association may have such membership.
5. Institutional membership (legal)
The organizations having related
scientific and research activities may become as institutional memberships.
Note 1: The individuals with
bachelor degree in one of the mentioned fields in section 1 may become
associate membership upon the approval of the board of the directors.
Note 2: Institutional members are
regarded as affiliate members of the association.
Article 7: Each member pays fee is determined
by general forum as membership.
Note1: Paying membership fee does
not create any kind of right or claim to the property of IUESA.
Note 2: Honorary members are exempt
from paying fees.
Article 8: Membership ends in
one of the following:
8-1: Written resignation
8-2: Non-payment of annual fee
Note: Termination of membership is
approved by the Board of Directors
Pillars of IUESA
Article 9: Pillars of IUESA are:
assembly b) Board of Directors c) Ombudsmen
A) General assembly
Article 10: General assembly is held
with the presence of associate members ordinarily or extraordinarily.
10-1: Ordinary general assembly is
held once a year and it becomes formalized with presence or written vote of
half plus one associate member. Decisions are valid by majority votes.
10-2: Extraordinary general assembly
is held for a necessary issue with the invitation of Board of Directors or
ombudsmen, and or written request of one-third of associate members.
10-3: If the first invitation of
general assembly meeting is not formalized, the second meeting will be held at
least twenty days later and it will be formalized with present members in the
meeting. In addition, voting can be implemented correspondingly on the basis of
regulations developed by the Board of Directors.
Invitation for holding general assembly is in a written form or advertisement
in a widely circulated newspaper and associated members should be informed at
least 15 days before holding the meeting.
One-third of associated members can invite for holding extraordinary general
assembly on a condition that Board of the Directors and also ombudsmen did not
agree with their demand. In such situation, they should stipulate in the
advertisement the failure to comply the request by Board of the Directors.
In case of the fulfillment of the above note, the agenda of general meeting
will be exclusively the issue mentioned in the letter of intent.
The condition of holding extraordinary general assembly is like ordinary one
and decisions are valid with two-third of votes.
If Board of Directors does not hold annual general assembly in due time,
ombudsmen can invite the aforementioned assembly.
11: Duties of General Assembly
- Selecting members of Board of Directors and Ombudsmen
-Approving IUESA policies
-Investigating and approving suggestions of Board of Directors and
-Determining membership fee
-Dismissal of Board of Directors and ombudsmen
-Investigating and approving balance sheets, revenues’ bill, the
cost of the previous fiscal year and association’s next year budget
Extraordinary General Assembly
changes in the provisions of statute
dissolution of the Association
Note1: Ordinary and extraordinary
general assembly meetings become formalized with the presence of the
plenipotentiary representative of Iran Scientific Associations’ commission.
Note2: General assemblies are
administered by Board of Directors including a Head, a secretary and two
Note 3: Members of Board of
Directors are selected by announcement and acceptance of one’s candidacy
Note4: Members of Board of Directors
should not be among those who candidate themselves in the election of board of
directors and ombudsman.
B) Board of Directors
Article 12: IUESA Board of Directors
is composed of 5 main members and 2 substitute members. They are selected every three years with
secret ballet among associated members of IUESA.
12-1: No members can be selected in more than
two consecutive terms in board of directors’ membership.
12-2: At most two members falling
under article 12-1 can be member of board of directors if they obtain
three-fourth of present voters in the meeting.
12-3: Membership in board of
directors is honorary.
12-4: After being elected Board of
Directors will hold a meeting and isolate their duties by written vote maximum
one month later.
12-5: All binding documents and
notes payable are valid with the signature of head of board of the directors
and treasurer along with IUESA seal, and official letters with the signature of
head of the board of directors or vice-chair of board of directors.
12-6: Board of Directors is obliged
to hold meeting monthly. The time interval between the invitation letter and
phone call with the date of the Board of directors’ meeting is at least three
12-7: Board of directors’ meeting is
formalized with the presence of majority members and taken decisions are valid
with the majority of agreed votes.
12-8: All acts of Board of Directors
is recorded and kept in minutes’ notebook after the signing of members.
12-9: It is necessary for members of
Board of Directors to attend in meetings and the absence of each member without
reasonable excuse on-board diagnostics for three consecutive meetings or five
alternate sessions results in resignation of absent member.
12-10: In case of resignation,
dismissal or death of any member of the Board of Directors, substitute member
will be determined for the remaining term.
12-11: Attending meetings of Board
of Directors for ombudsmen is allowed without the right to vote.
Article13: Board of directors is a
legal representative of the Association and its duties and powers are as
13-1: Administrating the current
affairs of the Association according to the statute and decisions of general
13-2: Forming Association’s
scientific groups, determining duties and monitoring their activities
13-3: Board of Directors can do any
measures or transaction considering them necessary. Regarding the transfer of
immovable property and changing to better one or mortgage and borrowing except
transferring immovable property needs the approval of general assembly.
13-4: Except issues under provisions
of the statute needs decisions and measures about them in special authority of
general assemblies, Board of directors has all necessary authorities for
administrating affairs subject to observe limits of issue.
13-5: Preparing annual report and
regulating financial balance sheets, revenues’ bills and costs for approval in
general assembly, and presenting to reference monitor at due time
13-6: Litigation and responding to
the claims of real or legal entities in all references and steps of proceedings
the right to determine a lawyer
13-7: Selecting and introducing
representatives of the Association in domestic and foreign scientific
13-8: implementing plans and
scientific programs within the framework of Association’s duties
13-9: Awarding gifts and financial
13-10: Awarding research and
13-11: Making decisions about
association’s membership in domestic and foreign assemblies observing laws and
regulations of the country.
13-12: Sending necessary reports to
the commission of scientific association of the Ministry of Science, Research
13-13: Board of Directors is obliged
to invite general assembly and select new board within a maximum period of 4
months before the end of tenure and send the results along with the minutes of
general assembly for investigating to commission of scientific associations.
Note: Former Board of Directors will
be responsible until verification of new board of directors by commission of
scientific association of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology
Article 14: Ordinary general
assembly selects one person as a main ombudsman and one as substitute for 3
Note: Re-election of inspector or
inspectors is permitted.
Article15: Duties of the inspector
or inspectors are as follows:
15-1: Investigating documents and
financial notebook, and preparing reports for general assembly
15-2: Investigating annual report of
Board of directors and preparing report of association’s performance for the
notice of general assembly
15-3: Reporting any type of board of
directors’ violation of provisions of statute to general assembly
Note: All documents of the
Association, including financial and non-financial, should be available for
ombudsman to investigate in any time and without any condition
Chapter5: Scientific groups of the Association
Association can form following groups and committees to have activity based on
the duties to be determined by the board of directors.
1. Special groups
2. Training and developing committee
3. Publication committee
4. Statistics and information
5. Acceptance and public relations
6. Scientific meeting committee
Association is allowed to form other groups and committees, if necessary.
Budget and miscellaneous matters
financial resources of the Association include:
from presenting training, consultative services and selling books and scientific
Receiving gifts and aids
revenues and earnings of the Association will be spent on goals and issue of
article 5 of this statute
Revenues and costs of the Association are recorded in legal offices and its
explanation after the approval in general assembly is sent to the commission of
scientific associations of Ministry of science, research and technology every
All funds of the Association are kept in a special account with its name in one
of the country’s banks.
None of founders or capital owners has the right to withdrawal or allocation of
profits, including dividends or capital gains, and neither founders or capital
owners nor their first-degree relatives can engage in transactions with the
All documents and financial and non-financial records related to the
association’s activities are kept in the central office of the association.
Any change in the provisions of the statute is valid after the approval of
commission of scientific associations of the Ministry of Science, Research and
The Association has the nationality of Islamic Republic of Iran and its members
do not have the right of political activities, dependency to groups or
political parties by using the name of the association.
Article 24: In
case of approving dissolution of the Association in general assembly, the
assembly will select a committee to pay the debts and collect receivables. This
committee is obliged to transfer all moveable and immoveable properties to one
of training institutions after paying the debts and collecting receivables.
This statute consists of 6 chapters, 25 articles, 48 sub-articles, and 19
notes. It is approved in the meeting dated July 19, 2011 in general meeting