The Governing Board of IFLA has so far not commented on the reason for the intended termination of the contractual relationship with the Secretary General out of consideration for the person of Gerald Leitner. We understand the concerns and requests for more transparency. However, until a final resolution to this matter has been reached, we can only make limited announcements in this regard.

In addition to our previous message of 8 April, we can share that based on two independent investigations by external experts, the IFLA Governing Board concluded that an irreconcilable difference of opinion exists between the Governing Board and the Secretary General regarding the proper management of IFLA Headquarters. The IFLA Governing Board wishes to emphasise that the decision to terminate the collaboration is not based on fraud or any kind of harassment.

IFLA Governing Board
The Hague
15 April 2022