5 August 2020

Announcement

Convening Notice for IFLA General Assembly 2020 in The Hague, The Netherlands

IFLA’s General Assembly – the primary opportunity for our Members to take decisions about our Federation – will take place on 5 November 2020 in The Hague, The Netherlands. The formal Convening Notice, published today, sets out details about the topics for discussions, and opportunities for participation.

2020 has been a year of significant disruption, including the cancellation of the planned World Library and Information Congress.

While it is sad not to be meeting in person and sharing the ideas and energy that power our field, IFLA’s work continues, including planning for our General Assembly – the key moment for our Members to make decisions about our Federation.

As announced two weeks ago, this meeting will take place on 5 November 2020, at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, The Netherlands. IFLA is, today, publishing the official Convening Notice.

It is clear that many of IFLA’s Members will not be able to be physically present, and so we will maximise possibilities for remote participation. Further information will be provided subsequently.

All IFLA Members that have paid their membership fees for 2020 are eligible to vote. 

Voting by Proxy*

As it is not expected that many Members will be able to physically attend the General Assembly in 2020, exercising your vote by proxy is more important than ever. All Members who have paid their fees have been sent a proxy form as a document and a unique link to an online form. Both allow each Member to nominate a proxy and to indicate how they would like their proxy to vote on the motions in the Convening Notice.

Members who have not paid their membership fee will be sent the proxy form and link once outstanding fees have been received.

The Proxy form is available in seven languages:

English | Deutsch | français | Español | Русский | 中文 | العربية

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

*Voting by proxy infomation was amended on 10 September 2020

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