Call for Nominations
ACUNS is currently accepting nominations for two members to serve on its dynamic Board of Directors – the ACUNS governing body.
What do Board Members do?
Board Members oversee ACUNS operations, in line with ACUNS’ purpose to unite people active in the work and study of the UN, in order to better understand and address the most pressing global issues of our time. Board Members direct specific areas of ACUNS’ work through internal committees, such as planning the annual conference, ensuring a thriving membership network, Board nominations, and development of partnerships. Following the ACUNS Bylaws, Board Members also adopt policies that define the organization’s commitments to its members and network.
How long do Board Members serve?
Each Board Member usually serves one four-year term. The Board meets several times per year – once during the Annual Meeting, as well as during other periods when important decisions need to be taken or announcements shared and discussed.
There are currently two positions open on the ACUNS Board of Directors. These Board Members will serve from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2025. Nominations are open to all ACUNS members from around the world. Nominees should be current ACUNS members working on research or policy related to the United Nations.
How to nominate someone?
ACUNS members can nominate themselves or other ACUNS members by completing the short nominations form accessible at the blue button below by 26 April 2021.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations Deadline: Monday, 26 April 2021
ACUNS is led by a Board of Directors and a team of Officers. Every two years, ACUNS calls for nominations for new Directors, who serve four year terms. It also calls for nominations for individuals who will serve as the Officers of the organization. Directors of the Board are elected by the ACUNS membership during the ACUNS Annual Meeting. Officers are appointed by the Board of Directors. All Directors and Officers serve ACUNS in a voluntary capacity. Only ACUNS members are eligible to be nominated for Director and Officer positions. Individuals can become members via the membership registration form.
Calls for nominations will be made via the ACUNS Monthly Bulletin. Please sign up for the Monthly Bulletin in order to obtain future announcements about leadership opportunities.
Directors of the Board
The ACUNS Board of Directors is made up of 9 individuals who serve 4 year terms. The Board is the ultimate authority for ACUNS and issues all decisions regarding the organization’s governance and operations. Directors chair and are members of committees, which are responsible for ACUNS programs and operations.
The President of ACUNS is responsible for managing the daily operations of ACUNS, setting the vision for the organization, convening meetings, and ensuring the effective realization of ACUNS programs. They also serve in the capacity of President-Elect and Past-President for one year before and after they assume the Presidency.
The Secretary of ACUNS serves a two-year term. They are responsible for maintaining all of the permanent corporate and non-financial records of the Council, keeping an accurate record of all meetings of the Board, seeing to it that all notices are duly given in accordance with the Bylaws or as required by law, maintaining the official records of the organization, and in general performing all customary administrative duties.
The Treasurer of ACUNS serves a two-year term. They are responsible for managing all ACUNS funds, serving as the chief accounting officer, and maintaining the accounting and financial records of the organization.