28th IUSSP General Assembly

Cape Town, South Africa, 30 October and 1 November 2017 


General Assembly on Monday 30 October

As required by the IUSSP Constitution when Constitutional amendments are to be presented to the General Assembly, the IUSSP organized a first very short General Assembly meeting on Monday 30 October to formally appoint a committee in charge of examining the proposed amendments. The thirty members in attendance unanimously elected the following five members to this review committee: Terence Hull (Australia), Jane Menken (United States), Maria-Coleta Oliveira (Brazil), Elisabeth Omoluabi (Nigeria) and Jacques Véron (France).

General Assembly on Wednesday 1 November

Eighty members attended this second general assembly. France Meslé, Secretary General and Treasurer, presented the report on the activities and financial situation of the Union for the last four years as well as the report of the statutary Auditor on 2013-2016 financial results. The report was unanimously approved.

The General Assembly formally approved the election of the 5 candidates already elected by the membership for the 2021 Nomination Committee: Alex Chika Ezeh (Nigeria), Brigida Garcia (Mexico), Terence Hull (Australia), Nico Keilman (Netherlands), Susheela Singh (United States), and Laurent Toulemon (France).


Participants also approved the IUSSP's affiliation to the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.


Finally, the General Assembly approved the Constitutional amendments by 78 votes in favour and 2 abstentions. The revised Constitution will become operative if approved by a majority of members in an online vote.

A detailed report of the General Assembly is available online.