Delegates also heard the Continental Confederations’ Reports on day two

The 38th FIVB World Congress continued yesterday with delegates approving several enhancements to the FIVB Constitution and Rules of Procedure, which were sent to all National Federations prior to the Congress, to align with the latest best practices in good governance.

The changes include term limits of a maximum of three four-year terms for Board of Administration members, in addition to key amendments aimed at increasing gender balance at a Board level.

In particular, each Continental Confederation as part of its quota of Board seats, will be required to ensure that there is at least one Board member from each gender. This will ensure gender representation across all regions and a minimum of eight gender in minority members on the FIVB Board of Administration.

Day two began with a video explaining how volleyball brings people together

A revision allowing the FIVB to assist in internal National Federation disputes was also approved, a right that will be exercised for the purpose of ensuring the sport is never adversely impacted by governance issues.

The Congress also approved a number of revisions to the Rules of Procedure pertaining to the Congress agenda, electronic voting and the accreditation of delegates. The updates to the FIVB Constitution and Rules of Procedure of the FIVB Congress will be posted shortly on the FIVB website.

FIVB Head of Legal Steve Bock explains various changes to delegates

Meanwhile, kicking off day two of the Congress were the financial reports from 2020-2021. Delegates received a report on the FIVB’s financial activities from FIVB Finance Department Director Yves Eymann, along with the Controller’s Report and Internal Auditors’ Report from Olivier Zysset. In addition, Deloitte’s Annick Jaton presented the External Auditor’s Report. All of the reports were approved by the Congress.

The Congress also approved the budget for 2022-2023 which was presented by FIVB General Director Fabio Azevedo, and approved the discharge of the FIVB Board of Administration 2020-2021. The appointment of Deloitte as external auditors for 2022-2026 was also approved.

FIVB General Director Fabio Azevedo presents the 2022-2023 budget

The World Congress also appointed Dr. Jose Joaquin Puello, Luiz Augusto Teixeira de Freitas, Tomohiro Tohyama and Richard Callicott to the FIVB Ethics Panel.

The Congress also heard reports from the Continental Confederation Presidents, including: Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) President Rita Subowo, African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) President Bouchra Hajij, European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) President Aleksandar Boričić, North, Central American and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz and South American Volleyball Confederation (CSV) President Marco Tullio Teixeira.

Highlights from day two of the FIVB World Congress

The Continental Confederation Presidents provided detailed updates on how they had to transition from a COVID-19 environment to a forward-looking plan for the development of the sport. A theme throughout all the reports was unity and solidarity, facing challenges together and building for the future.

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