National Conference and AGM 2020

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Coming soon

Our next Annual General Meeting takes place 20-21 June 2020. More details coming soon.

AGM 2019 decisions

About our Annual General Meetings

Our National Conference and Annual General Meeting brings together Amnesty members from around the UK. It usually takes place over two days in April when we come together to be inspired, to learn about Amnesty’s work and to make decisions about the future.

The AGM is for all members of Amnesty International United Kingdom Section. If you’re not a member but want to come to an AGM, join Amnesty as a member today.

What happens at the National Conference and AGM?


Our National Conference and AGM is an opportunity for members to come together to inspire and be inspired, to learn about our human rights work and campaigns, to share skills and experiences with other members and to hear and participate in talks and panel debates. It’s a great way to meet others who share a commitment to human rights.

Deciding our future

The AGM is a chance to participate in our decision-making by debating and voting on a range of issues. All Amnesty UK Section members can attend and vote but voting rights differ:

  • Individual and family members – one vote per person
  • Groups (local/student/youth) – ten votes per group
  • Affiliate members – one vote for the first 5,000 members and a further vote for 10,000 members or part thereof, up to a maximum of ten votes.

Not a member? Join Amnesty now to have your say.

Elections at the AGM

Our AGM elects an AGM Chair, the AGM Standing Orders Committee and the Members and Directors Appeals Committee. 

  • The AGM Chair, elected for one year, is responsible for making sure that the business of the AGM is conducted in an efficient and orderly way. It’s the most important role at the AGM but they get lots of support from the Standing Orders Committee and our staff.
  • The Standing Orders Committee helps the AGM Chair to run the meeting by advising on the AGM rules (known as Standing Orders). They also advise members on the wording of resolutions, ensure that resolutions meet the requirements of Standing Orders and allocate them for discussion in a 'working party'.
  • The Members and Directors Appeal Committee is responsible for considering any appeal made by either an individual or Director who has been expelled from the membership of Amnesty or from the Board. This is extremely rare but the Committee’s decision is final.

If you are interested in applying for the role of AGM Chair, or to join the Standing Orders Committee, please contact the Nominations Committee via

Questions? Get in touch

Advice on submitting a resolution and conduct of AGM business
Please contact the Standing Orders Committee via

Governance positions at the AGM
Please contact the Nominations Sub-Committee via

General Queries
Please contact the AGM team via

AGM Decisions