Legislative Officers

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Legislative Officers

The International Council comprises 15 elected members. Each Area is represented on the Council by at least one member and two seats are occupied by Young Members. No Area is entitled to more than three seats, excluding any seat held by a Young Member. The International Council normally meets once per year.

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The International President presides at all meetings of the International Council but does not have a vote, except in the event of a tie vote when he/she casts the tie breaking vote. The International President-Elect, Immediate Past International President, Treasurer and Secretary General attend all meetings of the International Council, without vote. The World Alliance of YMCAs is entitled to nominate one official representative to the International Council. The representative serves on the International Council without vote for a period not exceeding four years.

All members elected to the International Council serve a two-year term of office, except those elected as Young Members who, after serving their term, may serve an additional term after attaining the age of 40 and providing a minimum period of five years has elapsed.

International Council Members 2022/23

Africa (2022-24)

Mr Victor Basom Dilli Jatau

Africa (2022-24)

Ms Mirriam Kiguri

Asia Pacific (2022-24)

Mr Shen Chi-Ming (Charming)

Asia Pacific (2022-24)

Mrs Keiko Tonegawa

Canada/Caribbean (2021-23)

Mr Brian Minielly (Canada)

Europe (2022-24)

Mrs Piia Karro-Selg

Europe (2021-23)

Mr Villy Moelgaard

India (2022-24)

Mr Joy Alappatt

India (2022-24)

Mr V.A.A. Shukur

India (2021-23)

Mr Anand Jacob Verghese

Korea (2022-24)

Mr Han Il-wook
Republic of Korea

Korea (2021-23)

Mr Kim Han-seob
Republic of Korea

Latin America (2022-24)

Ms Edilene Gonçalves

Latin America (2021-23*)

Mr Leonardo López

United States (2021-23)

Mr Shaju Sam
United States

*ICM (Young) replaced 1 April 2022 following resignation of Nathalia Novak Vilela.

Non-Voting Council Members 2022/23

World Alliance of YMCAs Liaison to YMI (2022-)

Mr Ronald Yam
Hong Kong