The Forum of National Representatives was established in 2014 based on the Article VI – National and Multinational Branches of the IAML Constitution:
4. A Forum of National Representatives shall advise the Board on matters of national concern and other issues facing the Association.
and Rule VII - Forums of National Representatives and Sections of the IAML Rules of Procedure:
1. The Forum of National Representatives shall meet during the annual congress. The meeting shall be chaired by a Vice-President, with one of the national representatives serving as Secretary. Agenda items for the meeting may be proposed by any member of the Forum. Board members are welcome to attend.
2. It shall be the duty of each National and Multinational Branch to designate one representative to the Forum of National Representatives, and to inform the Secretary General in advance of the meeting of the Forum. A country without a National or Multinational branch may, with the Forum's agreement, be represented in the Forum by a national delegate; members intending to attend under this provision should inform the Secretary General in advance of the meeting of the Forum. Individual countries within Multinational branches shall not be entitled to separate representation in the Forum.
3. Each National and Multinational Branch shall submit to the Secretary General an annual summary report of its activities, which shall be made available electronically to members of the Association before the congress.