In line with IFLA’s Statutes, IFLA Members were invited to submit proposals for agenda items and resolutions. On this basis a formal agenda has been prepared and included in the Convening Notice.

Importantly, this year’s General Assembly will take important decisions on changing the IFLA Statutes to improve IFLA’s future sustainability.

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 June along with unique voting links and details on proxy voting arrangements.

IFLA’s Members and Affiliates were sent a copy of the Convening Notice on 22 May. All IFLA Members (National and International Associations and Institutions) that have paid their membership fees for 2024 will be eligible to vote.


Thursday 20 June 2024, 13:00 – 15:00 CEST

  1. Opening by the Chair
  2. Establishment of a Quorum
  3. Adoption of the Agenda
  4. Minutes of the previous meeting, held in Rotterdam, Netherlands and online 23-24 August 2023
  5. In memoriam of those members who have died during the past year
  6. Presentation of the Report of the President
  7. Presentation of IFLA’s Annual Report
  8. Presentation of the Annual Accounts
  9. Presentation of Awards
  10. Motions and Resolutions
    10.1 Motion to approve the holding of the next General Assembly in August 2025
    10.2 Motions to amend the Statutes to enable IFLA to apply for ANBI status (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling – the Dutch acronym for an Institution for Public Benefit and is the Dutch equivalent of charitable status)*
  11. Address by the President, Vicki McDonald
  12. Close of the Assembly

*Supplemental documents:

Attending the General Assembly

The IFLA General Assembly 2024 will be live from the Auditorium in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, Netherlands from 13:00 – 15:00 CEST on Thursday 20 June 2024. IFLA’s voting Members will receive an invitation to register for the meeting in person, virtually or to supply a proxy.

IFLA’s Affiliates and observers are warmly invited to follow the meeting and the live stream via IFLA’s YouTube channel. A recording will be made available after the meeting. Observers are welcome at the physical meeting under the conditions of Article 10 of the IFLA Statutes.

Sharon Memis
IFLA Secretary General
The Hague, Netherlands
22 May 2024