CONSTITUTION OF THE WORLD ORGANIZATION
OF NATURAL MEDICINE
The World Organization of Natural Medicine declares the following principles are basic to the harmonious relations and security of all peoples:
Wellness is a more than the absence of disease... it is an approach to health that aims to reduce risk of serious illness. Being proactive not just reactive, prevention not just treatment, a total approach as oppose to segmented parts. Looking at the individual (mind, body spirit) and finding a balance. It is a framework for achieving potential well-being and a lifelong process. Nations experiencing wellness in mind body and spirit are less likely to engage in war and more likely to try and find peaceful solutions to unresolved conflicts with other nations.
Objectives: The objectives of the World Organization of Natural Medicine (WONM) shall be the attainment by all people of the world of high level well through the effective delivery of Natural and Traditional health care and education geared towards underserved people.
Functions: In order to meet its objectives, the function of WONM shall be:
Memberships shall be open be limited to healthcare professionals, affiliate organizations and supporters.
Potential applicants become members by signing and accepting the constitution in accordance the following provisions:
Acceptance shall be effected by the deposit of a formal document of request addressed to the chairman of the organization.
The secretary shall record the receipt of document of request for membership and an appointed admittance committee shall examine and approve or decline the application for admittance.
If a member fails to meet its obligations in according to membership agreement the disciplinary committee may, on such conditions as it thinks proper, suspend services to which the member is entitled. The committee shall also have the authority to restore membership
Organs: The work of WONM shall be carried out by the Executive office
The Health Assembly: The assembly shall be composed of delegates representing affiliate members
The Health Assembly shall have authority to adopt regulations at the direction the World Organization of Natural Medicine concerning:
The executive department and officers shall consists of the President, President’s Attaché, Vice president, general secretary consultant and all administrative members.
Duties of the Executive department members:
Executive: Chief Operating Officer directly oversees the areas of Communications, Congresses and conferences, Legal
Executive Membership officer: shall oversee and manage all affairs of membership.
Communications Officer: Shall responsible for decimation of information and advertising to the public as well as government and non-governmental organizations.
Secretary General: shall be responsible for record keeping of member nations and organizations meeting and conventions
Consultant: Shall be responsible for the image of the organization through websites, radio, TV, and social media
Sub-committee consisting of maximum of six members to execute direction given by the executive department.
Budget and Expenses
The secretary shall prepare and submit to the executive the annual budget estimates of the organization as directed by the president. The Executive department shall consider and submit to the Health Assembly appropriate budget and recommendations as it deem advisable to carry out its activities.
The Health Assembly or the executive office may accept and administer gifts and bequest made to WONM provided that the conditions attached to such gifts and bequest are acceptable to organization or the Health Assembly and are consistent with the objectives and the policies of the organization.
A special fund to be used at the discretion of Executive department/office shall be established to meet emergencies and unforeseen contingencies.
Voting: The decisions of the Health Assembly or the Executive Department/office shall be made by two third of the members present and voting. The decisions shall include: the adaptation of conventions and agreements, the approval of agreement of bringing WONM into relation with inter-governmental organizations and agencies and amendment to the constitution.
Decisions on other questions, including the termination of additional categories, of questions to be decided by two third majority, shall be made by a majority of the members present and voting.
PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
Text of proposed amendments of this constitution shall be communicated by the World Organization of Natural Medicine president to members at least six months in advance of their considerations. Amendment shall come into force for all members when adopted by a two third vote of the Executive Office members and six members of the Health Assembly and accepted by two third vote of the members in accordance with their respective constitutional process.
Any question or dispute concerning the interpretation or applications of this constitution which is not settled by negotiation shall be referred to an external independent organization for resolution unless the parties concerned agree on another mode of settlement.
This Constitution was done in the city of Toronto Canada the 1st day of January 2006 in a single copy in English and agreed to by majority Executive members