The General Assembly is the highest body of the association and convenes annually, between 6 and 18 months after the last General Assembly. Only regular members can participate and vote. Written requests for agenda items related to competences of the General Assembly can be submitted by all members and need to reach the Board latest 10 days prior to the meeting.
Decisions are made by a simple majority rule. Every regular member present has one vote. If a regular member is not able to attend it can mandate another regular member to vote in his place.
The General Assembly is responsible notably for the following points:
a) Approval of financial statements, annual report and audit report
b) Discharge of the Board and the Secretary (Focal Point)
c) Approval of the annual budget
d) Approval of Partnership Agreements between the Global Compact Network Switzerland, Swiss government institutions and other stakeholders
e) Election and recall of Board members
f) Determination of the host organization
g) Election and recall of Secretary (Focal Point)
h) Election and recall of Internal Audit
i) Decision on any proposal submitted by the Board for approval by the General Assembly
j) Revision of the articles of association
k) Closure of the association