The IFSW 2020 General Meeting will be held in Calgary, Canada on the 12th–13th July. Details will be published on this page as documents become available.
The General Meeting is the supreme and governing body of the Federation and during those two days, member organisations will discuss and approve the policies of the Federation, elect the Executive Committee Members, and approve amendments or additions to the Constitution
The IFSW Secretariat hopes that all members organizations will actively participate face-to-face or via proxy.
The General Meeting will be followed by the SWSD 2020 Social Work, and Social Development Conference, July 15th to 18th, 2020. Please, take advantage of early bird registration until April 31st www.swsd2020.org
Details regarding venue, schedule and agenda will be added here soon.
Information on how to register participants will be posted here shortly.
Read the Rules of Order that will be used during the General Meeting.
- Minutes of the 2018 General Meeting
- The draft agenda will be circulated to members no later than 2nd of June 2020.
- 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.
The following positions (below) on the IFSW Global Executive are open for election and will be voted upon during the General Meeting on the 12th or 13th of July. To nominate for one of these positions, nominations should be received no later than Saturday 23rd May 2020 and be submitted to the IFSW Elections Officer David Jones (DavidNJones@peopleneedpeople.org.uk) 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:
- Signed and dated Profile and Curriculum Vitae of the Nominee of a maximum of five (5) pages.
- Letter of support from the nominating association, signed by the President and one other person of the executive on an association letterhead.
- Proof of a motion supporting the nomination carried by the national association.
Further documents submitted by the Nominee or Candidate can also be included providing the information is consistent with the IFSW Statement of Ethical Principles. The documentation must be sent by email. All documentation needs to be received no later than Saturday 23rd May 2020. Please note that the Constitution / Bylaws only allow late nominations by a vote of the General Meeting with at least 75% of voting members.
Positions in 2020 open for election or appointment with links to the Job Description:
- IFSW Treasurer
- IFSW African Regional President
- IFSW Asia-Pacific Regional Vice President
- IFSW European Regional President
- IFSW Latin American and Caribbean Regional Vice President
Member organisations are reminded that nominations received by 23rd May 2020 automatically go to the General Meeting for election, provided that the Nominations Committee agrees that the proper conditions and requirements have been satisfied (see rules above). However it is also possible for late nominations (presented at any time up until the General Meeting) to be accepted, provided that the General Meeting agrees with a 75% majority.
Nominations will be posted here once received and validated by the nominations committee. A list of all nominees will be circulated to members on 12th June 2020.
A Member may act as proxy for another Member not in attendance. An appointment of a proxy is valid if both the organisation giving and organisation exercising the proxy are in good financial standing at the commencement of the General Meeting. The proxy must be received by the Secretary General not later than the commencement of the General Meeting. Download the proxy form.
New membership applications will be published here. Applications must be filled online no later than 12th June 2020.
Proposed new policies will be published here. Proposals must be sent to the Secretary General (email@example.com) no later than 12th June 2020.
Links to each of these reports will be added when received by the Secretariat. These should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 27th June 2020.
Proposed motions to amend the IFSW constitution will be published here. Proposed amendments must be sent to the Secretary General (email@example.com) no later than 3rd April 2020.
For proposals to amend the IFSW By-Laws, please refer to ‘other motions’ below.
Proposed other motions (not affecting the IFSW constitution) will be published here. Proposals must be sent to the Secretary General (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 12th June 2020.