December 5 - 6, 2024

2024 General Assembly


What is the General Assembly?

Every three years, members of IFOAM - Organics International come together for the General Assembly (GA). This typically occurs following the Organic World Congress (OWC). During the GA, you can witness the democratic and participatory nature of our organisation in action.

The next GA is scheduled to take place on December 5-6, immediately following the Organic World Congress in Taiwan. We will be updating this page with more information as it becomes available, and Members will receive regular updates by email.

Important Information for this GA:

Motions at the General Assembly 2024

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Bids to host the 2027 Organic World Congress

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GA 2024

World Board 2024-2027 Candidacy and Elections

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Frequently Asked Questions

Every three years, voting members, board representatives and staff of IFOAM – Organics International gather during our GA to exchange ideas, discuss motions, elect the World Board and decide on the following OWC host. Outside of in-person GAs, members can also contribute their voice by electronic vote during Electronic General Assemblies (eGAs).

The GA is a great opportunity to see the truly democratic and participatory nature of our organisation in action. 

GA Rules of Procedure

What happens at the GA?

  • Members discuss, amend and vote on motions they submitted
  • Members elect the new World Board for a three-year term
  • Members vote for the next OWC host city

IFOAM – Organics International has established a Nomination Committee (NC) to ensure candidacies for the World Board represent the full diversity of the organic movement. 

The NC actively identifies suitable candidates and encourages them to submit their candidacies, as well as facilitating an unbiased presentation of skills and positions of candidates.

Submit your candidacy to become a World Board Member 

Policy regarding the Nomination of Candidates for the World Board 

Though our GA is a public event and we encourage anyone interested to attend, not all can take an active part. 

Only Members of IFOAM - Organics International have the right to vote on presented Motions.

Associates of IFOAM - Organics International can contribute to the discussion but have no voting rights.                                     
Anyone, including those unaffiliated with the organisation, can attend the GA as an observer. If you are not a member of IFOAM – Organics International but wish to participate, please contact us at