To IFLA’s voting Members: There are just four weeks to go until IFLA’s extraordinary General Assembly.

You will have received an email inviting you to be part of this important decision making process – now is the time to make sure your vote counts.

The extraordinary General Assembly, to be held in Melbourne, Australia at 08:00 AEDT on 12 February (21:00 UTC on 11 February), will focus on a key decision for the future of our Federation – an update to our Statutes to implement the results of our Governance Review. See full details in the Convening Notice. 

The changes proposed reflect the feedback we have received from you through surveys, consultations, letters and beyond. For them to become reality, you – our Members – will need to approve them through your votes.

Just as with our General Assembly in November, it is clear that it is still advisable not to meet in person. This is why it is vital to ensure that you have appointed a proxy who can vote on your behalf.

If you have not done so already, please complete the proxy form and return it to IFLA Headquarters as soon as possible.  

It’s your federation.

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General
The Hague, Netherlands
14 January 2021