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.

Click here for a list of Administrative Officers (International Executive Officers and Area Presidents)

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 2023/24

Africa (2022-24)

Mr Victor Basom Dilli Jatau

Africa (2022-24)

Ms Mirriam Kiguri

Asia Pacific (2022-24)

Mrs Keiko Tonegawa

Asia Pacific (2023-25)

Ms Yan Yan (Joan) WONG
Hong Kong

Canada/Caribbean (2023-25)

Dr Sandra Hamilton

Europe (2022-24)

Mr Villy Moelgaard**

Europe (2023-25)

Mr Ådne Wesnes

India (2022-24)

Mr Joy Alappatt

India (2023-25)

Mr Nithin J.R.*

India (2023-25)

Mr V.S. Radhakrishnan*

India (2022-24)

Mr V.A.A. Shukur

Korea (2022-24)

Mr Han Il-wook
Republic of Korea

Korea (2023-25)

Mr Park Jong-an***
Republic of Korea

Latin America (2022-24)

Ms Edilene Gonçalves

United States (2023-25)

Mr Douglas Jones
United States

* Assumed office 01 September 2023

** Assumed office 02 October 2023

*** Assumed office 05 February 2024


Non-Voting Council Members 2023/24

World Alliance of YMCAs Liaison to YMI (2022-)

Mr Ronald Yam
Hong Kong