Standing Committees

FIFA's Secretary-General is assisted in their work by more than 25 standing committees and by two judicial bodies.

The committees serve a crucial function, as they take decisions concerning the organisation of competitions and the development of football in general. The decisions made by the committees are ratified by the Executive Committee. 

The chairmen and deputy chairmen of the standing committees shall be members of the Executive Committee with the exception of those of the Audit Committee, who may not belong to the Executive Committee.

The members of each standing committee shall be designated by the Executive Committee on the proposal of the Members of FIFA, the President of FIFA or the Confederations. The chairmen, deputy chairmen and the members of the standing committees shall be designated for a term of office of four years. Members may be re-appointed and may also be relieved of their duties at any time.

The composition, specific duties and powers of the individual committees shall be stipulated in special organisation regulations.

Each chairman shall represent his committee and conduct business in compliance with the relevant organisation regulations.

Each committee may, if necessary, set up a bureau and/or sub-committee to settle urgent matters.

Each committee may propose amendments to its regulations to the Executive Committee.