FIFA RE­FORM COM­MIT­TEE REC­OM­MEN­DA­TIONS

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Term lim­its: max­i­mum term lim­its of three terms of four years for the Fifa pres­i­dent as well as all mem­bers of the Fifa coun­cil, the Au­dit and Com­pli­ance Com­mit­tee and the ju­di­cial bod­ies.

Sep­a­ra­tion of po­lit­i­cal and man­age­ment func­tions: clear sep­a­ra­tion of “po­lit­i­cal” and man­age­ment func­tions. The Fifa coun­cil (re­plac­ing the Fifa ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee) will be re­spon­si­ble for set­ting the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s over­all strate­gic di­rec­tion, while the gen­eral sec­re­tariat will oversee the op­er­a­tional and com­mer­cial ac­tions re­quired to ef­fec­tively ex­e­cute that strat­egy.

The mem­bers of the coun­cil will be elected by the mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions of the re­spec­tive re­gion un­der Fifa’s elec­toral reg­u­la­tions, with a Fifa re­view com­mit­tee to con­duct com­pre­hen­sive and en­hanced in­tegrity checks.

Con­crete steps to in­crease the role of women in the gov­er­nance of foot­ball, with a min­i­mum of one fe­male rep­re­sen­ta­tive elected as a coun­cil mem­ber per con­fed­er­a­tion.

Di­ver­sity: pro­mo­tion of women as an ex­plicit statu­tory ob­jec­tive of Fifa to cre­ate a more di­verse de­ci­sion-making en­vi­ron­ment and cul­ture.

In­de­pen­dent com­mit­tee mem­bers: key fi­nan­cial de­ci­sions to be made by the fi­nance, de­vel­op­ment and gov­er­nance com­mit­tees, which will have a min­i­mum num­ber of in­de­pen­dent mem­bers and whose ac­tiv­i­ties will be au­dited by the fully in­de­pen­dent au­dit and com­pli­ance com­mit­tee.

En­hanced com­mit­tee ef­fi­ciency: re­duc­tion of stand­ing com­mit­tees from 26 to nine, with in­creased par­tic­i­pa­tion of the foot­ball com­mu­nity, which will pro­vide ef­fi­ciency while en­sur­ing that all mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions are in­volved in a more mean­ing­ful and ef­fec­tive way.

In­tegrity checks: com­pul­sory and com­pre­hen­sive in­tegrity checks for all mem­bers of Fifa’s stand­ing com­mit­tees, con­ducted by an in­de­pen­dent Fifa re­view com­mit­tee.

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