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General Council Meeting in challenging times
The General Council Meeting for 2020 was to be held during IDEA2020 Congress in Beijing in July. The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has prevented that from happening. IDEA must find alternative ways of holding the General Council Meeting. The General Meeting Committee, led by Lillian Galvan, has been working with the Elected officers to propose new approaches to IDEA General Council Meetings.
What is proposed?
Since a physical General Council Meeting is not possible under pandemic conditions, the 2020 General Council Meeting will be held via the ZOOM platform.
What are the reasons for this proposal?
Importantly, this is new territory for IDEA and there needs to be flexibility and goodwill in the process.
The business of IDEA is directed by the General Council which is made up of one appointed delegate from eligible organisational members and any individual members present at the General Council Meeting.
The business of IDEA is directed by the General Council.
General Council Meetings are held during International Congresses and at least once between them. Where there is more than one member from a country, the vote for that country is split proportionally.
The work of the General Council is to:
The General Meeting Committee (GMC) shall be entrusted with the preparation and guidance of the meetings of the General Council.
The GMC members elected in Évora in July 2017 are:
This image was taken at the IDEA General Council Meeting in Lima, Peru at the Teatro La Plaza. (Photo by Wilton Martinez)
The event was hosted by Liliana Galván, President of IDEA's General Meeting Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vote on Revised Constitution PASSES!
As charged by the 2017 GCM in Évora, Portugal, the revised IDEA Constitution and Operational Manual were further revised in Lima, and were presented to the IDEA membership for ratification by the Lima GCM, who voted that the President use his emergency powers to ask the membership to ratify the new documents this month. All IDEA members participated in this historic vote and the revised constitution was passed unanimously! On advisement by our team of pro-bono attorneys in Lisboa, there were a few other language changes made to the constitution to further conform to Portuguese law. The final version of the new constitution is posted here and will be formally endorsed at the Congress in Beijing, in July of 2020.