𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 CONFERENCE 𝗜𝗟𝗚𝗔𝗟𝗔𝗖 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯

Decolonizing our struggles, depatriarchalizing our bodies

Third statement informative of the IX Conference of Regional ILGALAC in Bolivia:

Dear friends, dear members of ILGALAC

With the conference just days away, we are now emocionades to present the overall program and to thank you for your support to make the best conference possible.

February 22, 2023, we will send the second email newsletter; we are pleased to send you the third and last email, which includes the general agenda of the conference, as well as a reminder of the various proposals in addition to the amendments to the proposals of the governance and nominations for the next host city.

In this communication, we send the following documents:

Note logistics indicative;
General Program;
Reminder of proposals and amendments to the governance.

The order of the day is the following:

  • Approval of the board of Directors and the appointment of election officials and responsible for the counting of votes;
  • Adoption of the agenda;
  • Presentation of candidates;
  • Election of the Regional Council including them Cosecretaries Regional;
  • Election of regional representatives of the steering Committees of ILGA World: Women, Trans, Intersex, Bisexual, and Youth;
  • Adoption of the report of the Regional Council on the work done from the Regional Conference of ILGALAC 2019;
  • Consideration of proposals for amendment of the Constitution and creation of the Standing orders;
  • Approval of the accounts of ILGALAC (2020, 2021, 2022);
  • Approval of the budget for 2023;
  • Election of the host organization of the X Regional Conference of ILGALAC;
  • Other matters of interest approved by the membership to include in the order of the day.

Below, we provide more details on these issues:

1) Approval of the board of Directors and the appointment of election officials

The role of the Board is to “lead the Conference and ensure the normal development of the same to preserve order and ensure that it completes its work (Regulation of ILGA World - 3.1). The board of Directors "shall consist of a minimum of 6 people, including 2 officers election. At least two members of the board of Directors must be women. All the members of the board of Directors shall belong to full member organisations. The Board will include one person from the host organization"(3.2). It is worth remembering that ILGALAC account with a status, but does not have a regulation to be operating, and that is why it is governed by the complementary norms defined by ILGA World.

In accordance with Regulation 3. 4, "the group of delegates proposed by the Executive Board shall be adopted by simple majority of representatives of organizations of full members at the first plenary session. Until this time, the conference will be managed by the Executive Board and the host organization.”

2) Approval of the agenda

This third e-mail newsletter works as the publication of the final agenda for the conference, as set out in the Standing orders (2.1). The Board will decide the order in which they discussed the proposals, recommendations of the workshops and other points of the agenda in each of the plenary sessions (the 'order of the day'), subject to the approval of the Conference" (3.7.1).

3) Presentation of candidates

The presentation of les candidates will take place during a plenary session, which will be announced by the board of Directors.

Each candidate has prepared a form of candidate that sets up your experience and your motivation to apply.

Voting will be held on Thursday, April 27.

4) Election of the Regional Council of ILGALAC, incluides them cosecretaries

They received 2 lists before the deadline;

List 1:
 
Cosecretaries: Laura Paris and Natasha Jiménez Mata. Subregion Mexico: Laura Paris (Mexico), Laura Anahi Charles Gonzalez (Mexico). Subregion Central America: Natasha Jiménez Mata (Costa Rica), Alex Rodrigo Castillo Hernandez (Guatemala). Caribbean Sub-Region: Chris King (Dominican Republic). Andean Sub-Region: José Rodolfo Vargas (Bolivia), Julián Alejandro Parra Patiño (Venezuela). Subregion Brazil: Sayonara Nogueira (Brazil), Lirous K I Fonseca Avila (Brazil). Subregion Southern Cone: Collette Spinetti| (Uruguay), Deborah Macarena Cofré Suazo (Chile).

List 2:

Cosecretaries: Ari Vera Morales and Dario Arias. Subregion Mexico: Ari Vera Morales (Mexico), Alehlí Ordonez (Mexico). Subregion Central America: Marlin González (Panama). Caribbean Sub-Region: Francisco Rodríguez Cruz (Cuba), Malu Cano (Cuba). Andean Subregion: David Aruquipa-Danna Galán (Bolivia), Jorge Armando Virviescas (Colombia). Subregion Brazil: Victor Wolf Rodrigues Martins (Brazil), Aline Luana Oliveira Chaves (Brazil). Subregion Southern Cone: Dario Arias (Argentina), Shane Cienfuegos (Chile).

The presentation of les candidates and the elections will take place during a plenary session, which will be announced by the board of Directors.

5) Choice of them regional representatives of them steering Committees: Women, Trans, Intersex, Bisexual and Youth

  • Regional representative of the Steering Committee, Women: 2 nominations received
Cristina Gonzalez - The Pochi (Colombia); Teresa de Jesus Gonzalez (Cuba).

  • Regional representative of the Steering Committee Trans: 2 nominations received
Alejandra Collette Spinetti Nuñéz (Uruguay), 1 rejected for not being a member organization or a country, the jurisdiction of ILGALAC.
 
  • Regional representative of the Steering Committee Intersex: 2 nominations received
Ceci Lopez Bemsch (Argentina); Julian Parra (Venezuela).
 
  • Regional representative of the Steering Committee Bisexual: 2 nominations received
Alex Hernandez (Peru), José Luis Morales (Mexico).

  • Regional representative of the Steering Committee for Youth: 1 nomination received.
Verdeja, Juan Ignacio (Argentina).

The presentation of les candidates and the elections will take place during a plenary session, which will be announced by the board of Directors.
 
6) Adoption of the report of the Regional Council on the work done from the Regional Conference of ILGALAC 2019.

The report of the Regional Council will be presented and voted on during the sessions of governance and the closing plenary.

7) Consideration of proposals and amendments to the constitution and bylaws during the sessions of governance.

The membership will be discussed and will consider proposals for modifications made by the regional council and the member organizations on the issues of governance. In this sense, it is important to know that ILGALAC account with a status, but not with complementary regulations as a regulation or operating procedure manuals.

All proposals will be presented and discussed in the sessions of governance. All proposals approved in those spaces will be voted in the last plenary session on Friday, April 28, 2023..

8) Approval of the accounts of ILGALAC (2020, 2021, 2022).

The accounts of 2020 and 2021 are not available due to the fact that the previous administration has not delivered this information to the regional council. That is why you will put into consideration the information available in the year 2022.

9) Approval of the budget for 2023.

The Budget by 2023 will be presented at the workshop on governance and will be voted in plenary session on Friday, April 28, 2023.

10) Choice of the host organization of the X Regional Conference of ILGALAC

Have received 2 (two) nominations prior to the deadline for the city's hosting of the X Regional Conference: San Salvador (El Salvador) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). The vote will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

It reminds them members that only members of right that are up to date with the payment of membership dues are eligible to vote in the conference. Each organization is a full member shall have two votes, and may designate binds representative.

Them members must clear their dues to be able to vote during the conference. Due to potential delays in the banking transaction, please make the payments of the membership fees by way of transfers before the 21st of April at midnight CEST. Invoices for 2023 have already been sent, but if algune member you have questions about outstanding fees or problems with the links from payment, please contact membership@ilga.org.

"An organization is a full member that is not represented at the Conference, and that, otherwise, would have the right to vote, may designate a person to attend the Conference or to one of the steering Committees to exercise by delegation the votes to which it is entitled the organization, in accordance with SO6." [Standing 5.1]

As has been reported in the second email, you can send by email their votes by delegates to conferenciailgalac@gmail.com prior to the April 21, 2023 at midnight using this template. Organizations attending the conference must still designate their representatives to vote on their behalf. Use the first part of the form of delegation to designate their representatives who then vote on behalf of their organization.

Again we thank you for the support and we remain at disposal for any consultation or collaboration.

 We hope to see you soon in La Paz, Bolivia!

Regional council and Office ILGALAC.