UIPM’s progressive governance standards endorsed by ASOIF review
- Improvement since 2018 higher than International Federation average
- Two UIPM publications identified as examples of best practice
- President Schormann: ‘We are committed to good governance and transparency’
President Dr Klaus Schormann has hailed the improvements in governance at the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne after a positive endorsement from the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF).
ASOIF’s third governance review, released on June 16, revealed that progress in governance has been made across the global community of International Federations (IFs) in the two years since the second review (2017-18).
The improvement in UIPM’s moderated score was higher than the average IF improvement. This mark of progression placed the Union in a stronger position in the ratings and enabled it to surpass the target set for the organisation by the ASOIF Governance Taskforce (GTF).
Transparency was one area where UIPM scored highly. Among the areas of progress identified as positive by ASOIF were the updating of documents including the UIPM Election Rules and Code of Ethics, the publication of more detailed information and the creation of a whistleblower hotline.
Two publications – ‘Summary of Meeting Decisions’ and ‘Election Campaigning Rules’ – were identified as examples of best practice.
President Dr Schormann said: “I am delighted and very proud that our hard work in improving the governance of UIPM has been recognised by ASOIF in its third review of governance in International Federations.
“We have made a lot of progress in a wide variety of areas, and we are looking forward to further improving our score in the next review period. Our process of improvement is continuous and we look forward to honouring our pledge that all member federations will be supported in attending the next electoral UIPM Congress.
“UIPM is committed to good governance and transparency. On behalf of the UIPM Executive Board I congratulate all the members of our community who have been involved in this process.
“I am also grateful to our colleagues at ASOIF for engaging with us in such a clear and professional way throughout the process.”
ASOIF President and GTF Chair Francesco Ricci Bitti said in a press release: “The environment in which IFs operate has become more complex and subject to more scrutiny. The global health crisis further complicates the situation. Sports need to be well-governed to give themselves a better chance of thriving.”
- Read more and download the review at the ASOIF website
- Visit the Governance section of the UIPM website