IFSW is pleased to announce the 2016 General Meeting to be held in Seoul Korea on the 24rd -25th June, with an additional IFSW Members Meeting on the Global Agenda on the 23rd June.
On the 23rd June there will IFSW Members meeting on the Global Agenda. Each region has the opportunity to present their regional report for the period 2014 – 2016 and also their plans for the forthcoming theme: Promoting Environmental and Community Sustainability. The event will be run as a workshop and all representatives will be invited to actively participate. See the agenda for the day here.
The General Meeting will be held on the 24th and 25th June and all the reports, proposed policies, motions and voting procedures will be listed below. We hope that delegates from all member organisations participate, contribute and make use of their voting rights. Here is a copy of the Rules of Order that will be used during the General Meeting.
Meeting Venue: for the 23rd June on Global Agenda, and the 24th and 25th June General Meeting:
Address: 5th floor, 332, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
The HJ Convention Center is located right in front of the 4th exit of Seolleung Station of the 2nd line. Find it here on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/APkKzMcZhi12
General Meeting 24th nd 25th June 9am – 5:30pm
Side Event 23rd June 10am – 5:30pm
The following positions on the IFSW Global Executive are open for election and will be voted upon during the General Meeting on the 23rd or 24th of June. To nominate for one of these positions
Nominations should be received no later than the close of business Friday 6th May 2016 and be submitted to the IFSW Elections Officer David Jones (JonesDavidN@aol.com) and the IFSW Secretary General (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It is important that nominations comply fully with the IFSW Bylaws and, hence,
they should include the following documentation:
1 Signed and dated Profile and Curriculum Vitae of the Nominee of a maximum of five (5) pages.
2 Letter of support from the nominating association, signed by the President and
one other person of the executive on an association letterhead.
3 Proof of a motion supporting the nomination carried by the national association.
The documentation can be sent by ordinary post, or email. The IFSW Secretariat’s preference is to receive digitally scanned and emailed documentation.
All documentation must be received no later than the Friday 6th May. Please note that the Bylaws only allow late nominations by a vote of the General Assembly with at least 75% of voting members.
If you have any questions please contact the IFSW Elections Officer David Jones (JonesDavidN@aol.com) of IFSW Secretary-General Rory Truell (email@example.com).
Positions in 2016 open for election with links to the Job Description:
Treasurer (Please note that the procedural process for the election of the Treasurer position may change if the articles relating to Treasurer position in Proposed New Constitution are adopted or amended at the General Meeting before the Election).
African Regional President
Nomination for Noel Muridzo by The National Association of Social Workers Zimbabwe
Nomination for Ibrahim Ezeldin Abdalla Khalafalla by the General Syndicate of Social Professions in Egypt
European Regional President
Nomination for Ana Lima Fernandez by The Spanish General Council of Social Work
Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Member at Large
Nomination for Larry Alicea Rodriguez by The Collage of Social Work Professionals Puerto Rico
Asia-Pacific Regional Member at Large
Nomination for Rose Henderson by The Aotearoa / New Zealand Coordinating Body
North American Regional President
Nomination for Darrell P. Wheeler by the National Association of Social Workers (USA)
North American Regional Member at Large
Nomination for Margaret Kennedy and Jan (Janice) Christianson-Wood by the Canadian Association of Social Workers
Nomination for Dunja Gharwal by OBDS – Austrian Association of Social Work and Younion Die Daseinsgewerkschaft Austria
Following the General meeting the IFSW Executive will also appoint the following positions. Click below to see the Job Descriptions
It is recommended that 1, the candidates have had, at a minimum, executive level experience within their member organisations or their employment positions; and 2, that the candidates are in good standing with the IFSW member organisation of their country. Candidates must send a statement outlining their vision for the role and a curriculum vitae to the Secretary General (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the 6th May 2016.
Links to each of these reports will be added when received by the Secretariat.
IFSW Human Rights Commission Report from the LAC: Propuesta de Trabajo Comisión DDHH- FITS- América Latina y el Caribe