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Preparing for the next GA is already underway...

The bidding procedure to host the 2016 joint WBU ICEVI GA is now closed.  The host organization and location will be annonced in November 2014.  In 2015 the website for the 2016 event will be created and offer information, ability to register, and the related document required for the GA.


The WBU 8th General Assembly was a huge success.

We thank all of those who participated, loaned their time and expertise, and volunteered to help make our general assembly a success.  We will always have fond memories of our time in Bangkok among our many friends and colleagues.  A special thanks to our host member, the Thailand Association of the Blind for all of your hard work.

Audio-clips from the main sessions (saved by date) are available to listen to at American Council of the Blind Radio.  The link to their website is:

Notes WBU 8th General Assembly 2012 - Bangkok.docNotes WBU 8th General Assembly 2012 - Bangkok.doc

The 2012 Resolutions are available here:

 8th General Assembly Accepted  Resolutions -final.doc8th General Assembly Accepted Resolutions -final.doc

The Table Officers elected in 2012 are listed under "About WBU" section with brief bios.

Other documents generated for the assembly are stored under GA documents.  There are notes from some of the presentations available under GA Updates.

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The World Blind Union's members meet every 4 years and hold a General Assembly in order to review the work and accomplishments of the past 4 years and to set the new plans and directions for the next four.  2012 was a meeting year and the general assembly took place in Bangkok, Thailand.  The next GA will be in 2016. The General Assembly of Members is the supreme governing body of the World Blind Union. Some functions carried out at the General Assembly include the following:

  • Approval of Constitutional Amendments
  • Election of Table Officers
  • Adoption of Resolutions
  • Approval of quadrennial budget for the following term
  • Acceptance of reports from Officers, Committees, and Working Groups regarding the past work period.

The Quadrennial Report for the period of 2009 to 2012 is now available to review. 

WBU Quadrennial Report 2009 - 2012.docWBU Quadrennial Report 2009 - 2012.doc