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IRU Constitution consultations advance

13 Sep 2019

IRU members met in Geneva this week for a special forum on the proposed new IRU Constitution. Fifteen members attended, with questions and comments on the proposals to IRU President Christian Labrot, Secretary General Umberto de Pretto and Managing Director Boris Blanche. 

Upgrading the Constitution is an essential step in allowing IRU to broaden our membership base and strengthen our governance. Ultimately, it will enable IRU to better serve members and represent you with a stronger voice.

Ahead of the forum this week, many other members from around the world also gave feedback and sent questions, via the constitution section on the website, following the mailing to all members at the end of July.  

The Presidential Executive will now review all member feedback and comments before finalising the proposals at their next meeting later this month. The final proposed Constitution and Rules of Organisation will then be sent to members in early October, ahead of the vote at the General Assembly on 8 November.

Additional questions will be updated into the existing frequently asked questions in the Upgrading our Constitution section in the members’ area of the website, which can also be found at: Don’t forget to be logged in as an IRU member in order to view. You can also find other resources and information here, including a handy guide to the proposed changes.

As before, you can also continue to send questions to IRU, in English, French or Russian, via this form or by writing to