HOW ARE WE GOVERNED?
Amnesty International in Aotearoa New Zealand
is a movement of more than 10 million people in over 150 countries. Our section here in Aotearoa New Zealand works with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. We are a democratic movement, and accountable to our members and stakeholders.
Each national section of the movement meets every year and invites its members to be engaged in discussions on the strategy and direction of the organisation. Members elect a Board, and may submit resolutions to vote upon and adopt. Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is led by both and a headed by our Executive Director.
The Global Assembly and International Board
The Global Assembly (GA) is the highest decision-making body of the movement. Held every year, it allows representatives from Amnesty International sections worldwide to vote on the movement's direction.
Our Secretary General and International Secretariat
The Secretariat gives us the majority of our research. It issues our urgent actions and sets international campaign strategies. These are then translated into an Aotearoa New Zealand context.