The Alliance is owned by the governments of its member nations, which have the ultimate decision-making power within the organization on all matters, including policy, financial or membership issues. Member-States govern the Alliance through the General Assembly which makes all major decisions for the organization.
Alliance Membership is open to all. Per its voluntary membership process any Country and State/Province may join and become a member of the Alliance. Under the the Alliance Charter, Member-States have no obligation to make any monetary contribution and their obligations are to :
(i) comply with the Alliance Charter, Regulations and Decisions of the Alliance;
(ii) supply, data required for the proper implementation of the Alliance initiatives, duties and objectives within their respective territories;
(iii) enter into a Master Framework Country Convention and Host Site Agreement and;
(iv) support at least one (1) specific Alliance Venture and/or PPP Project in order to finance the Alliance Initiative in their territory.
The Alliance Fully-Fledged Member State status are granted to Member States of the United Nations that are in good standing, that have signed the UN Millennium Declaration, that adhere to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Program and that are not in conflict or subject to suspension by the U.N or under International Sanction.
The Alliance Associate Member status are granted to Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) that do not have an associated governmental status.
Alliance Associate Members have no voting rights at the General Assembly meeting, however, they may obtain the right to speak or to provide recommendations to the General Assembly that, if accepted may result in declarations or resolutions of the General Assembly.
The Alliance Observer Member status are granted to Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
Alliance Observer Members have no voting rights, nor can they submit recommendations, however, they may obtain the right to speak at the General Assembly meeting.
Today, the Alliance counts 34 Fully-Fledged Member-States who collectively own and determine Alliance policies.
The Alliance 3 Founding Member-States
Le Royaume du Maroc 5/29/2007
The Dominican Republic 5/4/2007
La République du Niger 5/7/2007
The Republic of Zambia 6/9/2007
The Republic of Uganda 7/30/2007
République de Guinée 8/3/2007
La République du Bénin 9/24/2007
The Republic of Panama 9/24/2007
La République du Sénégal 10/31/2007
La République du Burkina Faso 12/24/2007
La République du Togo 12/31/2007
La République de Centrafrique 1/25/2008
La République de Côte d’Ivoire 2/3/2008
The Republic of Chile 5/8/2008
The State of Rio Grande do Norte 5/30/2008
The State of Gauteng 7/17/2008
La République du Congo 8/20/2008
La République d’Haïti 9/29/2008
La République de Madagascar 10/5/2008
The Republic of Liberia 10/21/2008
The Republic of Costa Rica 10/30/2008
La République Démocratique du Congo 12/16/2008
La République du Tchad 2/14/2009
La République du Burundi 3/25/2009
The Autonomous Community of Catalonia 5/17/2009
The Republic of Rwanda 9/7/2009
The Republic of Ghana 7/7/2010
La République du Mali 5/30/2011
La République Tunisienne 12/17/2012
Antigua and Barbuda 9/29/2012
The Republic of Sierra Leone 2/25/2013
The Republic of Yemen 7/30/2013
République de Guinée Bissau 9/27/2013
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh 11/17/2019
World Sports Alliance IGO
The World Sports Alliance IGO (the “Alliance”), is an Intergovernmental Organization organized under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 1969. It was constituted on the 29th day of May 2007 when its 3 founding Member-States, Morocco, Niger and the Dominican Republic executed the Rabat Declaration. The Alliance is a legal entity formed and existing pursuant to international law and it possesses legal personality.
Read the Rabat Declaration, the Alliance Constitutive Act submitted by the Fondation Mohammed V.
How is the Alliance Organized ?
The Alliance is a self-funded and self-sustaining Intergovernmental Organization that does not solicit contributions from its member-states through quotas or fees like traditional International Organizations, but instead establishes with the private sector financial and commercial projects (SDG Ventures) and partnerships in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), organizes events to raise donations, issues naming rights on facilities, infrastructures, programs, and events and invests its assets within the territory of a member-state based on a 20-Year Strategic Development Plan prepared with the Ministers of Youth, Sports and or Educations.
Learn more about the Alliance, its initiative and its operating principles.
The Alliance is owned by its member nations, which have the ultimate decision-making power within the organization on all matters, including policy, financial or membership issues. Member-states govern the Alliance through the General Assembly which makes all major decisions for the organization.
Alliance Membership is open to all. Per its voluntary membership process any Country and State or Province that agrees to unconditionally support the Global Alliance Initiative in support of the SDGs and that is not in conflict or subject to suspension by the U.N or under International Sanction may become a member of the Alliance. The obligations of member-states consist of complying with the Alliance Charter, regulations and decisions, supplying the necessary data required for the proper implementation of the Alliance Initiative within their territory, entering into a Master Framework Country Convention, a Host site Agreement and supporting at least one (1) SDG Venture in order to finance the Alliance Initiative in their territory.
Contact us to learn more about how to become a Member-State
Member-states guide the Alliance Initiative and activities through the General Assembly. Each member-state appoints one representative with powers vested in the General Assembly. Voting power on issues brought before them is based on their status with the organization, with each Fully-Fledged member-state having one (1) seat and one (1) voting right. The General Assembly then delegates most powers to the Executive Office of the President.
The first General Assembly of the Alliance will be held during the IIC on the 28-29th day of November 2023 in Dubai. Learn more about the 2023 IIC
The President of the Alliance is the Executive Authority of the Alliance. He is responsible for the implementation of the measures adopted by the General Assembly and has the role, function, power and authority to oversee and run the Alliance. The first President of the Alliance was Mr. Alain Lemieux, the founder of the Alliance. Since then 2 Presidents were appointed then subsequently terminated.
The next President will be appointed by the General Assembly.
The first Secretary General of the Alliance, Dr. Gilles Klein, has been appointed, by the Founding President as the founder of the Alliance General Secretariat. Prof. Dr Zahid Haque is the current Secretary General and will hold office until the next General Assembly. The first elected Secretary General, following Prof. Dr Zahid Haque will be appointed by the President of the Alliance following the first General Assembly.
Executive Office of the President (EOP)
The Executive Office of the President (EOP) of the Alliance consists of the immediate staff of the President, as well as multiple levels of support staff reporting to the President. The EOP includes personnel who directly support or advise the President in the achievement of his role, function and duties.
The structure and responsibility of the EOP has been suspended until the end of the Restructuring Mandate and the restructuring of the Alliance is lead by Dr Giles Klein, Founding Secretary General of the Alliance.
Meet the team responsible to lead the Alliance until the next General Assembly.