The General Assembly is held by active members. The General Assembly is convened by the President of the Board of Directors at each "Metropolis" congress held by the Association or approximately every three years. Decisions are taken by simple majority of active members present or represented.
Board of Directors
The Association is directed by a Board of Directors consisting of 12 to 22 members representing the metropolises of various continents and elected by the General Assembly. The members may be reelected. The Board of Directors meets at least once a year.The mandate of the Board of Directors expires at each General Assembly immediately following the election of the new Board of Directors. The Board of Directors appoints: a President, a minimum of five Vice-Presidents representing the Association’s geographic regions, a Secretary General, a Treasurer. The above may meet as an Executive Committee.
The President is personally elected by the Board for the period equal to the mandate of the Board of Directors. He may be re-elected. The President represents the Association in all acts of civil life and is invested with all powers of such purpose.
Permanent Secretariat General
The Secretariat General is responsible for developing and co-ordinating relations among members and applying the decisions of the General Assembly, the Board of Directors and the Executive. The Secretary General is appointed by the Board of Directors.
Currently there are five Regional Secretariats (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean and North America). Those regional offices are lead by one city member of the association. The mission of the Regional Secretariats is to promote and develop the Association’s activities within its geographic zone of influence.