Annual General Meeting

Rio+twenties: the legal and fundraising body of the UN Major Group of Children and Youth

Invitation to the Annual General Meeting

We cordially invite you as according to the Status of “Rio+twenties vzw” to attend the Annual General Meeting of the organisation.

The meeting will take place simultaneously in online in Brussels, Belgium and Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 10th May 2014 at 09:30 – 11:30 Colombo Time.

The Location will be the BMICH, Colombo during the World Conference of Youth, online and in Brussels at the Headquarters/online.

Confirmation of attendance should be completed on the following form:

https://docs.google.com/a/childrenyouth.org/forms/d/1DsIstSEvp2NveaVDgcqptD- s3ZA-pCXXQbxZ90Np3jg/viewform

Papers will be circulated to registered attendees before the meeting.

Draft Agenda

Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 10th May 2014 at 09:30 – 11:30 Colombo Time.

1) Approve the Annual Account 2013 2) Approve the Work Plan 3) Approve the Budget 2014 4) Appoint the Trustees/Directors (nominations to be received before hand by

members) 5) Take Following amendments

a) Change the name of the foundation to “Children and Youth International”

b) Change the membership to be made up of the following categories and their respective votes to be shared equally: – 1/3 votes held by – “ Youth Organisations” – Legal entities and

organisations active in Sustainable Development negotiations at the United Nations within the last 12 months and with decision making bodies controlled by young people who are under 35 years of age; and

– 1/3 votes held by – “Invited Youth” – Invited active youth (under 35 years old) who have proven track record with Sustainable Development negotiations and the UN Major Group of Children and Youth who are invited from time to time to become members by the board; and – 1/3 votes held by “Organising Partners” – Elected Organising

Partners of the Major Group Children and Youth or another Youth Constancy recognised by the United Nations, elected for two years who are under 30 years of age.

c) Change the Purpose and Activities to read:

Children and Youth International” is the is the legally registered financial institutional support for the UN Major Group Children and Youth Its aim is to enable fundraising, capacity building and empowerment of young people so that they can participate in negotiations relations to Sustainable Development in particular but not exclusively for process relating to the outcomes of Rio+20, the High Level Political Forum, the Millennium Development Goals and their successors, Disaster Risk Reduction, Small Island Developing States, Consumpation and Production Patterns and other negations from time to time that the board believe is relevant.

To achieve these goals, the non-profit can execute at any time all activities that contribute directly or indirectly to the achievement of the purpose of the non-profit. This includes ancillary commercial and profitable businesses within the boundaries of what is legal and of which the proceeding will be fully geared towards achieving the purpose of the non-profit.

The association pursues these goals, regardless of any political party, trade union and is not tied to a particular philosophical or religious belief.

d) Change the registered address and headquarters to:

Children and Youth International care of: European Youth Forum, Rue Joseph II 120, B-1000, Brussels,

Belgium.

Confirmation of attendance should be completed on the following form: https://docs.google.com/a/childrenyouth.org/forms/d/1DsIstSEvp2NveaVDgcqptD- s3ZA-pCXXQbxZ90Np3jg/viewform

Documents can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rvul51avwkf0yna/AABf91WUuRRJd2IE6BODVvw5a?dl=0