There are a number of matters that require Member decision-making. These decisions can be made at General Meetings or by electronic voting.  We hold an in-person General Meeting at our Global Conference every three years.  This year, we will hold our first virtual General Meeting.  Information and material for that meeting can be found here.

Any proposal for action to the Members is called a “Motion”.  Motions can be made by any Member, Promotional Association, Honorary Counsellor, the Governing Board or the Secretary General.

Those entitled to vote are the full Members of CISV International: each National Association via their representative (NAR) and the Junior Branch via the two International Junior Representatives (IJR). Any individual CISVers involved locally, nationally, or internationally are welcome to take part in the discussion and are encouraged to talk to their respective National Representatives and to the International Junior Representatives, whose vote they can influence.

More information on the meeting procedure and matters that require a Members’ vote can be found in CISV International’s Articles of Association (Info File C-01) and in CISV International’s Rules of Procedure for Members’ Meetings and Voting (Info File C-19).

12 motions were presented this year in draft form and open for discussion for six weeks.  There was then an opportunity to review and finalize them.  One was withdrawn.  Final versions were submitted by 29 July and will go forward for voting at the General Meeting.  There were changes made to three motions (Motions 02, 07 and 10).  They are listed below in two versions – one that shows the changes made (With changes) and one that has the changes included in the text (Final).

Five of them (motions 1-5), are part of a long process that CISV International has been discussing over the last few years, the Programme Review. They are here presented through a “motion package” that explains in more detail the rationale, the process, and how these link to each other. However, formally they will be voted on as individual motions and they are available individually further down the page.

Minutes of General Meeting

Notice of General Meeting


*Individual Programme Review Motions




Discussion period

1 June – 14 July

Author review

15 – 29 July 

Final motions due 

29 July

Final preparations

29 July – 3 August

Virtual General Meeting

22 August


On 22 August, CISV International successfully held its first Virtual General Meeting. The results of the voting by our Members is as follows:

1-5 Programme Review Package Passed
6 Travel Insurance Cost Passed
7 Extraordinary Fee Passed
8 Change to Leader Age Defeated
9 Postponement of Interchange Decision Defeated
10 Changes to IPP participant age Withdrawn*
12 Guidance on Clarity Objectives Passed

*Since Motion1a(i) passed, the Chairs called for a procedural vote to withdraw Motion 10; this procedural vote passed and therefore Motion 10 was withdrawn.