A statement from the Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational regarding the present status of the observer membership of the Empire of Førvania and the Republic of Litvania:
“The delegations from the Empire of Førvania and the Republic of Litvania were obliged by the terms of the Charter to renew their observer member before Sunday 4th September by corresponding with me, indicating their desire to continue their observer membership. The section of the Charter concerned is Article IV.I.f, which states:
f. Observer states shall comprise those states that wish to observe the function of the GUM but not be considered beholden to the Charter or take part in the legislative process. They do not enjoy the rights or need to fulfil the duties of member states of the GUM, except for the following:
i. They must renew their observership status in the GUM every three months by sending correspondence to the Chair from their respective foreign office expressing their intention to continue to observe the GUM;
ii. They can observe sessions of Quorum and may send messages to Quorum with the approval of the Chair;
iii. They can take part in the GUM Lounge with all of the rights of full member states.
As they failed to correspond with me before 4th September, thus failing to indicate a desire to continue observer membership, their observer member ship has been terminated. I would like to remind all the observer members of the GUM to correspond with me before their membership is due to expire.
~ Fionnbarra Ó Cathail
Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational”