SCI International Committee Meeting December 2023 

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February 9, 2024

The first hybrid SCI International Committee Meeting took place in Vienna, Austria from 6-10 December 2023. VSI member, volunteer and activist Tom Ryder represented VSI as an online delegate, read his report below. 

"25 branches were represented at SCI's International Committee Meeting December, including 4 online.  

Some of the main issues discussed were –  


  • Approval of a new branch of SCI in Africa, VWAN Nigeria 

  • Approval of a new SCI Group in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Workcamps Association 

  • Adoption of a new Strategic Plan for SCI 2024-2027 along with a Plan of Action for 2024 

  • The Budget for 2024 was approved 

  • There was a lot of discussion about branches debts to SCI International and several old branch debts were written off 

  • An urgent resolution on the Palestine/Israel conflict was adopted 

  • A new Child Safeguarding Policy was approved 

  • The International Working Groups of SCI Africa, Asia, Middle East/Mediterranean were approved. This still leaves a big gap with no active working group for Latin America and for SCI’s work with European partners. 

  • The 2024 meeting will be in Penang, Malaysia next December."

 Read more on the SCI website here