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2021 General Assemblies

26 July - 15 August 2021

  • Event Type / Humanists International event
  • Date / 26 July 21 - 15 August 21
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2021 General Assembly arrangements


Legal notice

Following the agreement of the 2020 General Assembly – by correspondence, the Board of Humanists International has established a new UK-registered charity called Humanists International. The Board is working with legal advisors to establish a framework for the cooperation of these new legal entities, and will update Members and Associates during the course of the General Assembly. For clarity, it is proposed that this upcoming General Assembly will also act the AGM of Humanists International (a Scottish (UK) charity no. SC050629 and a company limited by guarantee no. SC682230) as well as the International Humanist and Ethical Union (d/b/a Humanists International: a not-for-profit organization registered in New York, USA (501(c)3)).


Following the cancellation of the General Assembly in Kathmandu, Nepal, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Humanists International will hold two General Assemblies this year:

  1. a General Assembly by correspondence (from 26 July to 9 August, using Election Buddy)
  2. a General Assembly Online (on 15 August, using Zoom)

The deadline to register for both General Assemblies is Wednesday 16 June at 14:00 BST. All registered participants will receive a detailed briefing with the instruction on how to attend the meetings.

Register now for both General Assemblies


General Assembly – by correspondence

We will circulate an agenda for the meeting on 23 June. On 26 July the registered voting delegate for each Member and Associate who is in good standing (paid their dues) will receive a unique Election Buddy voting link and will have up to 9 August to vote. The quorum will be one third of the total General Assembly votes held by Members, providing those representatives are from at least three countries.

  • 8 March – General Assembly official announcement
  • 3 May – Draft General Assembly papers published (for feedback)
  • 16 June – Deadline for registration and for motions and amendments from Members and Associates
  • 23 June – Final General Assembly papers published
  • 26 July at 14:00 BST – General Assembly by correspondence is opened (voting delegates will receive their notifications and ballots by email)
  • 9 August at 14:00 BST – General Assembly by correspondence closed, and votes will no longer be accepted

General Assembly – online

This online General Assembly will be held via Zoom on Sunday 15 August 2021 at 14:00 BST. It will be open to Individual Supporters of Humanists International and to voting and non-voting delegates of our Members and Associates. The quorum will be one third of the total General Assembly votes held by Members, providing those representatives are from at least three countries. The items of business will be the election of Board members and the ratification of applicant Members and Associates. Board candidates and representatives of applicant organizations will be expected to participate in the meeting, in order to be able to answer questions from Members and Associates. The voting will be conducted using Election Buddy, during the course of the live event.

  • 8 March – General Assembly official announcement
  • 3 May – Draft General Assembly papers published (for feedback)
  • 16 June – Deadline for registration, for nominations of Board members, and for motions and amendments from Members and Associates
  • 23 June – Final General Assembly papers published
  • Sunday 15 August 2021 at 14:00 BST – online General Assembly (participation instructions will be sent to all registered participants).

Nominations to the 2021 Distinguished Services to Humanism Award

Nominations to Humanists International Board


The Conference

On 14 August Humanists International will hold the 2021 Humanism Conference on the theme “Humanism in times of crisis”. The attendance to the conference is free, but registration is mandatory.

Register now for the Humanism Conference


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