30.1. The Board may, upon request, recognise in a geographical region where no Regional Secretariat exists, a regional association or federation of Ordinary Members as a Regional Cooperating Member.
30.2. The aims and activities of each Regional Cooperating Member must be compatible with those outlined in Article 8 of the Statutes.
30.3. All Regional Cooperating Members are independent entities but should cooperate with and report to the Secretariat.
30.4. Representatives of Regional Cooperating Members have the right to participate in board meetings but do not have voting rights.