28 August 2018

From the Annual Conference

Have your say: don’t miss the General Assembly!

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The IFLA 2018 General Assembly will be held today on Tuesday 28 August from 16:15–18:00 and reconvene at the Closing Session on Wednesday, 29 August from 16:15–18:00.

The General Assembly is the annual general meeting of IFLA members. At this meeting, the President, Treasurer, and Secretary General will report on IFLA's annual activities and strategic directions.

Have your say!

The General Assembly is the highest governance level of the Federation and its key function is to determine the purposes and values of the Federation as a whole.  That is both a privilege and a responsibility and can only be achieved through Member participation: All IFLA Members or their representatives are entitled to speak at the General Assembly and have a right to vote if quorum is reached.  Voting can’t take place unless quorum is reached, so it is crucial that all eligible members (or their sanctioned representatives) who are in Kuala Lumpur participate in this session. 

Non-voting members are also encouraged to attend, as it is an opportunity to show IFLA’s commitment to transparency and a “bottom-up” democratic process of governance.


  1. Opening by the President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón
  2. Appointment of Tellers
  3. Establishment of a Quorum
  4. Adoption of the Agenda
  5. Minutes of the previous meeting, held in Wrocław, Poland, 23 and 24 August 2017
  6. In memoriam of those members who have died during the past year
  7. Presentation of the Report of the President
  8. Presentation of IFLA’s Annual Report by the Secretary General
  9. Presentation of the Annual Accounts by the Treasurer
  10. Motions and Resolutions
    10.1 Motion to approve the holding of the next General Assembly in August 2019
    (Art 8.2 of the Statutes refers)
    10.2 Motion to approve a reduction in fees for Affiliate (individual) members
  11. Motion to adjourn and reconvene at 16:15 on Wednesday, 29 August 2018

For details on the conduct of the General Assembly, please refer to the IFLA Statutes.

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