The General Assembly is the deliberative body of the Union. It meets in person every four years, before the IUPS Congress, and elects officers, commission and committee chairs, as well as other council members. It also votes to admit new members to the IUPS. It is available for special votes between formal sessions. The membership of the General Assembly is composed of Delegates appointed by each Adhering Body in addition to the officers of the Union and the other members of Council. The General Assembly acts as an advisory body in matters pertaining to the general management of the Union.