On 27 March 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, Parliamentary Forum for Democracy (PFD) convened a meeting of its Governing Council. We are proud to announce that PFD now has amended Articles of Association that best reflect the needs and realities of running a successful organization, an approved and meaningful action plan, an efficient and logical organizational structure that will allow a room for growth, approved the new Governing Council composition and its leadership, the Acting Secretary General and the Governing Council work regulations that are essential elements of well-functioning organization. Approval of new members to increase PFD strength and global reach and a well-defined set of roles and responsibilities for the Secretariat is worth mentioning here as well. Besides administrative and managerial issues discussed, there was a separate discussion in which it was decided to join together with the Remembrance Foundation GmbH Germany to promote a European/International Parliamentary Task Force for the prevention of genocides and mass murders ethnic or religious conflicts.
As of the date of the meeting in Brussels, PFD has now added nearly 67 new members from all around the world to its esteemed list of members, including a Nobel laureate, speakers and former Speakers of the House, and well-known pro-democracy leaders from Asia, Eastern Europe, the Caucuses, Africa, Europe, and North America. It is an impressive membership indeed. We are honored and proud to have such support and contribution from such amazing democrats.
The decisions and plans that were approved last week were long overdue. With the collective leadership of the Chairman and members of the Governing Council, together with the acting Secretary General, PFD is back on track and ready to achieve a realistic yet ambitious action plan for this year, and beyond.
Acting Secretary General