The Alliance is owned by the governments of its member nations, which have the ultimate decision-making power within the organization on all matters, including policy, financial or membership issues. Member-States govern the Alliance through the General Assembly which makes all major decisions for the organization.
Alliance Membership is open to all. Per its voluntary membership process any Country and State/Province may join and become a member of the Alliance. Under the the Alliance Charter, Member-States have no obligation to make any monetary contribution and their obligations are to :
(i) comply with the Alliance Charter, Regulations and Decisions of the Alliance;
(ii) supply, data required for the proper implementation of the Alliance initiatives, duties and objectives within their respective territories;
(iii) enter into a Master Framework Country Convention and Host Site Agreement and;
(iv) support at least one (1) specific Alliance Venture and/or PPP Project in order to finance the Alliance Initiative in their territory.
The Alliance Fully-Fledged Member State status are granted to Member States of the United Nations that are in good standing, that have signed the UN Millennium Declaration, that adhere to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Program and that are not in conflict or subject to suspension by the U.N or under International Sanction.
The Alliance Associate Member status are granted to Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) that do not have an associated governmental status.
Alliance Associate Members have no voting rights at the General Assembly meeting, however, they may obtain the right to speak or to provide recommendations to the General Assembly that, if accepted may result in declarations or resolutions of the General Assembly.
The Alliance Observer Member status are granted to Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
Alliance Observer Members have no voting rights, nor can they submit recommendations, however, they may obtain the right to speak at the General Assembly meeting.
Today, the Alliance counts 34 Fully-Fledged Member-States who collectively own and determine Alliance policies.
The Alliance 3 Founding Member-States
Le Royaume du Maroc 5/29/2007
The Dominican Republic 5/4/2007
La République du Niger 5/7/2007
The Republic of Zambia 6/9/2007
The Republic of Uganda 7/30/2007
République de Guinée 8/3/2007
La République du Bénin 9/24/2007
The Republic of Panama 9/24/2007
La République du Sénégal 10/31/2007
La République du Burkina Faso 12/24/2007
La République du Togo 12/31/2007
La République de Centrafrique 1/25/2008
La République de Côte d’Ivoire 2/3/2008
The Republic of Chile 5/8/2008
The State of Rio Grande do Norte 5/30/2008
The State of Gauteng 7/17/2008
La République du Congo 8/20/2008
La République d’Haïti 9/29/2008
La République de Madagascar 10/5/2008
The Republic of Liberia 10/21/2008
The Republic of Costa Rica 10/30/2008
La République Démocratique du Congo 12/16/2008
La République du Tchad 2/14/2009
La République du Burundi 3/25/2009
The Autonomous Community of Catalonia 5/17/2009
The Republic of Rwanda 9/7/2009
The Republic of Ghana 7/7/2010
La République du Mali 5/30/2011
La République Tunisienne 12/17/2012
Antigua and Barbuda 9/29/2012
The Republic of Sierra Leone 2/25/2013
The Republic of Yemen 7/30/2013
République de Guinée Bissau 9/27/2013
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh 11/17/2019
Mr. Vladimir MARTINS DOS SANTOS, Advisor to the Chairman of the Restructuring Board to Hispanophone and Lusophone States
Mr. MARTINS DOS SANTOS advises the Alliance in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world, more specifically for Latin America. He is responsible for maintaining relationships with Spanish and Portuguese speaking Member States of the Alliance and to assist the Alliance in the process of appointing and maintaining relationships with Directors of National Centers of Excellence in these States. Mr. MARTINS DOS SANTOS is also the official Spanish and Portuguese translator of the Alliance.
Mr. MARTINS DOS SANTOS has been a pillar of the General Secretariat of the Alliance since January 2008. He is at the origin of the adhesion of the Republic of Chile and Costa Rica where he organized and led official missions. He is the main point of contact that maintains relationships with Chile, Colombia and Panama.
Over the last ten years Mr. MARTINS DOS SANTOS held multiple roles within the Alliance. He was the Assistant to the Secretary General, Advisor for Hispanophonia and Lusophony and was responsible for diplomatic, political, institutional and cooperation relations with Spanish and Portuguese Member States. In charge of the management and coordination of accession procedures for Latin American countries and Spanish and Portuguese speaking States, he coordinated the network of National Centers of Excellence for Sports, Physical Education and Leisure as well as coordinated communication and and supported a network of correspondents and international experts in sports sciences. He is the organizer of diplomatic missions and manages the social media accounts of the Alliance in these regions.
Mr. MARTINS DOS SANTOS has intervened during the "Fundación Defensores Del Chaco" in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina giving him a good knowledge in the field and a good command of human relations. Mr. MARTINS DOS SANTOS has shown loyalty and determination in supporting the Alliance Initiative for over a decade.
Mr. MARTINS DOS SANTOS holds a master's degree in science and techniques of physical and sports activities. In the Principality of Andorra he was responsible for the development and coordination of economic and tourist promotion activities at the sports, environmental, cultural and tourist level in the natural area of Engolasters. He was also responsible for the commercial and reservations area of the Sports Department of the Municipality of Andorra la Vella.