General Assembly

“All Voting Members of the organization are invited to participate in the General Assembly. The General Assembly is charged with establishing the priorities for the Alliance’s activities, approving or critiquing the Alliance’s accounts, deciding the selection criteria for new Members, electing and discharging the Board. The Board shall set the date, the place and the agenda of the meetings of the General Assembly. A General Assembly may be organized as an electronic conference or with access by electronic means of communication.”

Art. 6.1 FUNCTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Bylaws of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety


The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety’s Sixth General Assembly will take place via Zoom on 20 March 2024 at 14:00 CET. All Alliance members are invited to attend. As per our bylaws, only full (voting) members may take part in elections.

At this time we will also discuss suggested changes to the Alliance bylaws. Any changes to the bylaws are voted on and approved at the General Assembly. The bylaws have been reviewed, based on recommendations from a governance review conducted in 2022, by a committee appointed by the Board. Proposed changes to the bylaws have been drafted with the approval of the Board.

AGENDA

Comments to the agenda can be sent to admin@roadsafetyngos.org no later than 21 February.

BYLAWS

The Alliance bylaws have undergone some revisions. Some changes are for governance review, some are for improved clarity, some are edits/updates, and some are location changes. All are part of the growth of the Alliance and the transparency of its governance.

BOARD

There are two board positions open. Nominations are now closed. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at admin@roadsafetyngos.org.


Submission of nominations

There are two board positions open. Any representative of an NGO full member of the Alliance can self-nominate for one of the two open positions of Alliance Board.

Once submitted, the nomination is considered closed and it will no longer be possible to submit any additional information, or to modify in any way the submission afterwards. 

Need more information? Download the document that explains the nomination process.


How to participate in the General Assembly

All voting members of the Alliance may participate in the General Assembly. In this opportunity it will be held entirely via Zoom, and prior registration is required. Registration can be done through this form.

You will receive an e-mail with the access information to the General Assembly. Please do not share this information with others.

Learn about the voting process

Only one representative of each voting organization may participate in the elections. Please check that your organization’s information is up to date on the Alliance website.

Once the representative of the organization has been identified to vote, we will send him/her the data to his/her e-mail address. During the General Assembly there will be yes/no votes and elections for board positions.


FAQ

Can more than one member of my organization participate in the Assembly?

The General Assembly is open to all Alliance members of an organization to attend, regardless of the status. It is important to register in advance, which you can do here.

However, only full members (not associate members) may vote and must assign one representative.

How do I update my NGO representative’s information?

If you would like to update your organization’s representative, you can do so here.

How do I know what type of member my organization is?

Want to know what member status your organization has? You can do it here, by visiting its profile on the Alliance website.

What voting system will be used?

We will use the Election Runner software to carry out the election of Alliance Board members. During the election you will receive an e-mail with your username and password to vote.

What happens if my NGO has changed its name?

Please log into your Alliance member account here and update your NGOs information, uploading supporting documents.

What would happen if my NGO was disestablished? Can I still vote as a full member?

If your NGO, which was a member of the Alliance, has been dissolved and a new NGO has been created to replace it, the latter will not automatically obtain membership status. Therefore, in order to become a member of the Alliance, your new organization must apply for membership.

I was an associate member for less than 3 years since establishment. After my NGOs 3 years anniversary, does my NGO automatically become a full member and have the right to vote?

No, in order to become a full member you must resubmit your supporting documentation and your application will be evaluated. Please check the membership criteria here.