A council meeting is held at least once between two congresses. This meeting is held in principle two years after the last congress.
The council is convened by the general secretary in agreement with the president. The location of a council is determined by the executive committee.
Composition of council
It is made up of the councillors of every member country, democratically elected before each congress, also of accredited representatives and ten supplementary councillors elected at the congress. It meets every two years, one of these outside congress.
A national centre has the right to elect two councillors; if the number of its members exceeds 100, it may elect three councillors and four councillors if this number exceeds 200.
The managing president offers the congress the possibility of electing ten additional independent members to the council. Each councillor has the right to propose one candidate chosen from the present or absent members, as long as it is not a member from his/her own country.
The council elects the executive committee at the congress every four years.
On the occasion of congresses and councils, it talks about activities and the main directions of UNIMA (number and name of differents commissions, activity reports, etc.). Its vote is requested to validate various decisions on the agenda.