General Assembly

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Left to Right: Dr. Fred Schoeder, President, World Blind Union (WBU), Mr. Miguel Carballeda, President, Grupo Social ONCE and Dr.Frances Gentle, President of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI).

Left to Right: Dr. Fred Schoeder, President, World Blind Union (WBU), Mr. Miguel Carballeda, President, Grupo Social ONCE and Dr.Frances Gentle, President of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI).

WBU-ICEVI General Assemblies

Updates and Important Information

28 – 30 June 2021

Happy New Year! We made it through 2020 and now are gearing up for our General Assembly later this year. As you know, we will be conducting our full assembly online using various platforms to conduct voting, approve reports, and host the online sessions. Delegates will be using Microsoft Office 365 Suite to collaborate the week of 21 June to exercise their voting rights (electing, approving, adopting resolutions, etc.) and for the online sessions we will be using Zoom. We understand that the online world can be a hard thing to navigate and may require some training. We will be offering interactive monthly training sessions between March and May to help support you with the various online platforms. Of course, for those who cannot join these sessions we will be sharing information by other accessible means of communication.

Although, this GA will take place virtually, we know that it could imply some costs for delegates. We are working on the best possible options to provide financial support to ensure the highest participation possible and will be sending out further information shortly.

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 18: Send any constitutional amendments to ga2020@wbu.ngo

March 25: Registration opens

March 31: All award applications must be sent to WBU office. Updated forms are located on our website.

May 31: All countries must be financial including 2021 membership dues

TBD: Registration closes

UPDATING INFORMATION:

We will be using the list of delegates we had from last year so if you would like to make any changes, please email ga2020@wbu.ngo and copy Ianina ianina.rodriguez@wbu.ngo by April 15th.

NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS:

We are working to finalize the nomination and election process. Please keep a look out for more specific information on dates and important procedures regarding nominations and election details.

We are working to offer our delegates and observers the best experience possible and we are working on a program that meets your expectations. We will continue to send out more detailed information we get closer to various deadlines and important dates.

For the latest updates we encourage you to visit our General Assembly section on our website: https://worldblindunion.org/general-assembly/. Please email ga2020@wbu.ngo with any questions or issues you may have.

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