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The Management Committee came into being with the new Articles of Association on January 1, 2008. Its functions are described in the Articles of Association.
The Management Committee is responsible for implementing all the policy directives and decisions made by the General Assembly. This includes in particular:
a) to prepare the agenda of the General Assembly;
b )to prepare the annual accounts (consisting of the profit and loss statement and the balance sheet);
c) to make recommendations to the General Assembly about:
1. the long-term strategies of the UIAA;
2. regulations and rules to be decided by the General Assembly;
3. the admission and expulsion of member associations;
d) to decide upon the creation and dissolution and the tasks of Commissions and appoint a President of each Commission upon recommendation of the Commission itself;
e) to recommend any proposed changes to these Articles of Association;
f) to make recommendations on the terms and conditions of contracts to be concluded with third parties;
g) to decide on membership issues between General Assemblies;
h) to decide the official means of information of the UIAA.
The Management Committee include the Executive Board members, representatives from the five largest member associations, one representative from each continent and three to five representatives elected by the General Assembly.
The current members are: