Call for Nominations for the VNGOC Board

The Nominations Committee invites members of the VNGOC to nominate for the Board positions of Chairperson, Deputy Treasurer, and Deputy Secretary. Find their call and instructions to apply for a nomination below:

 Individuals may only be nominated for a maximum of two positions. Please see the Terms of Reference for information on specific Board positions. Board members are expected to travel to Vienna at least once a year to attend Board meetings, at the expense of their own organization, COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions allowing. Please note that Board members will not receive financial compensation for their work and contributions to the VNGOC. Nominate here.

As directed by the membership, the VNGOC nominating committee has reviewed the current make-up of the board and the gaps already existing and created by the upcoming election process. In order to achieve balance, we are especially encouraging candidates who meet one or more of the following criteria to apply:

  • Regional representation from Africa, Asia, Middle East, and North America
  • Thematic expertise in the areas of policy reform, harm reduction, access to controlled medicines, and recovery/ social re-integration
  • Individuals who have current or previous lived experience of drug use, or someone otherwise directly impacted by drug policies
  • Gender representation from individuals that identify as ‘female’ or ‘male’

The Nominations Committee will consider all applicants but may give preference to individuals that meet the above criteria in order to present the membership with a recommended slate that would result in a balanced board. However, the Nominations Committee wishes to remind all VNGOC members that they are free to vote on any eligible candidate they feel would best serve regardless of the slate recommended by this committee.

Members of the Board of the VNGOC are elected to serve for a period of two years. Only individuals from VNGOC member organizations in good standing (i.e. paid the 2022 and 2023 membership fees by 14th February 2023 unless exempt) may nominate candidates and be eligible to vote.

The electronic Nomination Form should be completed by no later than 14th February 2023, 11.45 p.m. CET. 
If the nominated candidate is not the Chairperson, President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director or equivalent of their organization, they should have the approval of the aforementioned individual. Nominations must be seconded by another member organization that is in good standing. According to the VNGOC Rules of Procedure, Nomination Forms will only be accepted in English and those that are partially or incorrectly completed will be rejected by the Nominations Committee.

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