International General Assembly (IGA) takes place every three years, and
is always hosted by a DCI national section. To date, IGAs have taken
place in Haikko, Finland (1987), Granada, Spain (1992), Dakar, Senegal
(1997), Mar del Plata, Argentina (2002) and Bethlehem, Palestine (2005).
accordance with the decision taken in Bethlehem, Palestine in 2005, the
next IGA will take place in Tirana, Albania in 2008.
steers the policy and priorities of DCI, establishes a united DCI
position on key issues, and formulates guidelines for the activities of
the International Secretariat. It elects the President, Treasurer, and
members of the International Executive Council, for terms of three
years, or until the next IGA.
is usually preceded or followed by an international conference on
children�s rights, which attracts representatives of other
organisations, non-governmental and governmental, children�s rights
experts, and members of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. The
conference usually lasts for 2 to 3 days, and can comprise debates,
roundtables, working seminars, as well as capacity building and training
activities. Given the movement�s current focus on Juvenile Justice at
international level, it is clear that this will be the main focus of
2008�s International Conference. More details
about the 2008 IGA and International Conference will be posted on this
Adopted at the DCI International General Assembly: