IFLA’s General Assembly – the primary opportunity for our Members to take decisions about our Federation – will take place on 25 August 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands and online. The formal Convening Notice, published today, sets out details about the topics for discussions, and opportunities for participation.

We realised that many of you will not be able to be physically present at the World Library and Information Congress in Dublin this year and therefore decided to move the General Assembly to a date in August and to hold it in a hybrid form so that as many members as possible can participate.

There will be a physical meeting in The Hague which will be streamed live to Members and observers who are unable to attend in person. Votes on the motions will be cast live either in-room or remotely in real time via an online voting platform. An external company has been engaged to conduct the meeting. Proxy voting will also be possible.

Voting Members will receive more information in early August along with unique voting links and details on proxy voting arrangements.

IFLA’s Members and Affiliates will receive today a copy of the Convening Notice. All IFLA Members (National and International Associations and Institutions) that have paid their membership fees for 2022 will be eligible to vote.


Thursday, 25 August 2022 13:30 – 15:30 CEST

  1. Opening by the Chair
  2. Appointment of Tellers
  3. Establishment of a Quorum
  4. Adoption of the Agenda
  5. Minutes of the previous meeting, held in The Hague, Netherlands 25 August 2021
  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
  9. Presentation of the Annual Accounts
  10. Formal announcement of the Results of the Ballot for the Election of President-elect and for places on the Governing Board
  11. Motions and Resolutions
    11.1 Motion to approve the holding of the next General Assembly in August 2023 (Art 8.2 of the Statutes refers)
    11.2 Motion to approve Membership fees 2023-2025
    11.3 Motion on a common basis of values for IFLA
  12. Address by the President, Barbara Lison
  13. Close of the Assembly

Halo Locher
Delegate of the Governing Board
The Hague, Netherlands
21 July 2022