International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Ratification of changes to Statutes approved at 45th General Assembly of ICTM Members

On 24 July 2021, the 45th General Assembly of ICTM Members unanimously approved a number of changes to the Statutes of ICTM. This decision, however, had to be ratified by a simple majority of votes, as per the existing Statute 12e.

A ballot was conducted via the third-party platform Election Runner during the whole month of November 2021. All ICTM members in good standing received an email with a direct link to vote on 1 November at 00:00, Coordinated Standard Time (UTC). 

The results of the vote were: 98% (307 votes) in favour of the changes, and 2% (6 votes) against. The results can also be consulted on Election Runner's website

Therefore, on 1 December 2021 the new Statutes were ratified and adopted. The updated Statutes can be found on the page Statutes of the International Council for Traditional Music.