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​​Welcome to our General Assembly page!

The 2019 WBU/ICEVI Joint Assembly will take place in Madrid, Spain from 19-24 June 2020The host organisation of the 2020 General Assemblies is ONCE, the National Organisation of the Blind in Spain.​

"Welcome to the official page for the WBU General Assembly. The WBU General Assembly – the Assembly of members - is held every four years and brings together WBU members from across the world to review WBU’s work and priorities, elect our international leaders, adopt constitutional amendments and decide on important priorities for the next quadrennial period. We've included links to Assembly documents, as well as some presentations that were made at the previous AssembliesThank you for your interest in our work. You are also welcome to share your feedback, as your input is always important to us.

Please visit this page more frequently for updates about the upcoming Assembly.

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Thanks for visiting.”

Jose Viera, CEO

On this section of our website, you will find resources and links to our past General Assemblies including GA Resolutions, GA PresentationsWBU amended constitution, and other GA-related Documents​ you may find useful as well. 

Below are some photos from the 2016 GA, provided by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).

DSC_5907.jpg Delegates from over 100 countries participated in WBU’s 9th General Assembly.​

Newly elected WBU President, Dr. Fredric K. Schroeder, addresses the General Assembly.

WBU Past President, and Chair of the WBU Right to Read campaign, Maryanne Diamond, presents an advance copy of the WBU Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Guide to His Excellency, Ambassador Aubrey Webson, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda.

WBU President Arnt Holte presents Honorary Life membership to Amir Ashraf from Pakistan.

Christopher Friend, long time delegate from Sightsavers, and Technical Advisor for WBU Marrakesh Treaty Campaign, received Honorary Life membership from WBU President, Arnt Holte​.

WBU President Arnt Holte presents Louis Braille medal, WBU’s highest award, to Past President Maryanne Diamond in recognition of her work advocating for the Marrakesh Treaty.

The local host committee receives small glass Inukshuks in recognition of their hard work organizing the Assembly.

Thank you for visiting the General Assembly page. We will continue to keep you informed on all news and developments. Please check back often, and follow us on social media!