ICVA 18th General Assembly

18 and 19 May 2021

This event finished on 19 May 2021









18th General Assembly

The 18th General Assembly took place 18 and 19 May 2021.

With the ongoing restrictions on travel due to the Coronavirus as well as the need to ensure the health and safety of staff and participants, we hosted our 2021 General Assembly online in a virtual conference.

Every three years we look forward to seeing our members when we come together to discuss and agree on a multi-year strategy for the network, elect its Board and Chair, and review the work of the past three years. Members will also discuss and vote on amendments to the ICVA Statutes, and consider issues and concerns related to humanitarian action worldwide.

Unlike our usual General Assembly which takes place over one day, this virtual meeting will be short and snappy and take place  on the 18 & 19 May 2021 from 13.00-15.30 CEST.

For our first online General Assembly  105 organisations registered and attendance of a minimum of 100 participants at any moment

The General Assembly adopted the ICVA 2030 Strategy, the Strategic Priorities 2022- 2024 and the Commitment and Motion to Action on the Climate and Environment. Proposed amendments to the ICVA Statutes were approved. Members also reaffirmed principles and standards they adopted individually when joining ICVA and/or reaffirmed individually in 2017. The General Assembly elected a new Board and and Ms Jane Backhurst of Christian Aid  as Chair.

ICVA Board and Chair Elections

The General Assembly elected a new ICVA Board and Chair.

We are pleased to inform you that the following member organisations and their representatives make up the ICVA Board:

  • Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA)  Mr Wossen Taye Tesfaye
  • Amel Association International  Ms Virginie Lefèvre
  • Amity Foundation- Ms Chunxiang Ling
  • Christian Aid  Ms Jane Backhurst- Chair
  • Concern Worldwide  Ms Réiseal Ní Chéilleachair
  • Dignidad y Justicia en el Camino A.C. (FM4 Paso Libre) Mr Luis Enrique Gonzalez Araiza
  • Islamic Relief Worldwide  Ms Shahin Ashraf
  • Translators without Borders – Ms Aimee Ansari
  • War Child Dr Unni Krishnan – Vice-Chair

The General Assembly elected Ms Jane Backhurst of Christian Aid as Chair. 

External Source
20 May 2021
ICVA 18th General Assembly 2021- Working Documents
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ICVA publication
16 May 2021
ICVA Statutes 2021
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ICVA Statutes, revised at the 18th General Assembly, 18 / 19 May 2021.

ICVA Governance
26 May 2021
Commitment and Motion to Action on Climate and Environment
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ICVA Governance
25 May 2021
Reaffirmation of Principles
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