National Conference and AGM 2020

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Coming soon

Our next Annual General Meeting takes place 20-21 June 2020. You can book your place or find more information on the event here

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?

    Inspiration

    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 – ten votes per Affiliate member.

    AGM 2020 Resolutions

    Deadline for submission are midnight on 22nd March 2020.

    See the last page of the form for FAQs and information on how to complete the form.

    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 nomcom@amnesty.org.uk

    Questions? Get in touch

    Advice on submitting a resolution and conduct of AGM business
    Please contact the Standing Orders Committee via soc@amnesty.org.uk

    Governance positions at the AGM
    Please contact the Nominations Sub-Committee via nomcom@amnesty.org.uk

    General Queries
    Please contact the AGM team via agm@amnesty.org.uk

    AGM Decisions

    Downloads
    AGM Resolution Submission Form 2020