Rules of Procedure of Yonan Hozaya Centre for Future Studies

The reasons for the establishment of the centre

The idea of ​​establishing this Centre came during the second friends meeting in Paris. In the begining of July 2013, Which was attended by a group of friends who have worked together in the cultural and political field in Iraq since the seventies of the last century.

In their conference, they discussed several topics, including political and intellectual frustrations by the Chaldean / Syriac / Assyrian people and their causes. The participants felt that we need an institution of studies that focuses its attention on how to build a future for this people in the Middle East and in the Diaspora and keep it from fusion and loss. The participants agreed to form a committee to study thoroughly and present an integrated project, which eventually led to the establishment of this Centre.

At the conference they discussed several topics, including political and intellectual frustrations by the Chaldean / Syriac / Assyrian people and their causes.

Participants felt the need for an institution that would focus on how to build a future for the people in the Middle East and in the diaspora and keep it from being lost. The participants agreed to set up a committee to study thoroughly and present a completeed project, which eventually led to the establishment of the Centre.

Why naming the centre Yonan Hozaya

After the passing of Malfono Yonan Hozaya, the constituent assembly decided to name the Centre by his name. This decision did not come arbitrarily. As Yonan Hozaya, had served the culture and heritage of our nation. Started his long journey and his national and cultural activities in the Cultural Association of Syriac-Speakers until his departure. He dedicated all his time and efforts to serve the culture, language and heritage of our Chaldean / Syriac / Assyrian people.

Some of his literary and linguistic works are pioneering and require exceptional effort.

Since Yonan was one of the participants in the discussion of the idea and the drafting of the rules of procedure. The constituent assembly considered the Centre to be named in recognition of its great efforts in trying to build a brighter future for future generations.


Article 1

Centre name, definition & headquarters

Name: Yonan Hozaya Centre for Future Studies

Definition: The Centre is an independent think-tank, whose members are experienced and interested people living in different countries of the world. They are interested in the future of the Chaldean / Syriac / Assyrian people. And they are  devoted to work at the Centre voluntarily. The Centre is concerned with political, intellectual, social and national studies that are based on objective and neutral scientific foundations.

Headquarters: Melbourne, Australia.

Article 2

Nature of the centre

The Centre is an intellectual, scientific, democratic, independent, non-profit institution.

Article 3

The Centre’s objectives & means of achieving them

  1. Providing in-depth political and social studies and research on what is happening in the areas inhabited by the Chaldeans / Syriac / Assyrians.
  2. Translating and publishing the scientific, political & cultural works, researches, and studies from different languages ​​of the world into a language that is understood by the Chaldeans / Syriac / Assyrians.
  3. Publication of research and reports prepared by the experts, members of the Centre or participants in the activities of the Centre in the media.
  4. Holding intellectual and political seminars and various media activities.
  5. Honoring the intellectuals and innovators who provided great services to our people.
  6. Collecting and preserving data and statistics on important issues concerning the Chaldean / Syriac / Assyrians in the world.
  7. Preparing research and studies in order to preserve, publish, develop and modernize of the Syriac language.
  8. Seek to collect as much as possible from the folklore heritage of the Chaldeans / Syriac / Assyrians.
  9. Cooperating with international institutes and universities within the Centre’s interests. And organizing seminars and conferences by the Centre with the participation of specialists and experts from institutes and universities that are concerned with the issues and heritage of our people.