The International Fair Play Committee founded for an indefinite period in 1963 by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (CIEPSS), UNESCO and the International Federations of Basketball, Football, Rugby and Wrestling is an organisation governed by the French Law. The CIFP, whose headquarters are at Maison du Sport Français in Paris, is recognised by the International Olympic Committee and is the partner of UNESCO.
The main legislative body of the CIFP is the General Assembly that consists of the Members who are entitled to vote. Each Member has one vote. The General Assembly chaired by the President or one of the Deputy-Chairmen is held in ordinary session at least once every four years at the CIFP headquarters or at any other place and it is to approve reports, programme proposals, activities report, financial and budget report.
The CIFP is chaired by the President who performs the duties of President of both the Council and the Executive Committee and who has full authority to represent the CIFP in all its relations with third parties. The work of the President is supported by two Vice-Presidents. The proper functioning of the CIFP is ensured by the General Secretary whose task is to coordinate the activities of the organisation. Also, the Treasurer ensures the financial management of the CIFP.