A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO
ICTM Rule 4 reads:
The membership of the Council shall consist of:
- HONORARY MEMBERS - individuals who have made exceptionally distinguished contributions to the work of the Council may, upon recommendation of the Executive Board, be elected Honorary Members by the General Assembly.
These Guidelines refer to Rule 4(a) of the ICTM Rules (as above) and must be followed in proposing any member for Honorary Membership.
Honorary Membership is the highest honour that the Council may bestow on an ICTM member. It is normally bestowed after the member has retired from an official position of responsibility in the Council. A member is not usually elected while she or he still occupies such a position as their contribution to the work of the Council is incomplete. The contributions to be recognised may include such roles as membership of the Executive Board (including Vice President and President), Secretary General, Editor or Guest Editor of the Yearbook, Study Group Chair, Chair of a National or Regional Committee, Convener of a Colloquium, Chair of a Local Arrangements Committee, Program Chair, Editor of an ICTM publication other than the Yearbook, and Convener of a Nomination Committee, and normally consists of several of these roles. Authorship of articles published in ICTM publications (e.g. the Yearbook, Study Group publications) may also be cited as a reason for Honorary Membership, although scholarly contributions alone do not constitute sufficient eligibility.
Ratified in July 2014 (Astana).