Organisation

Forum Syd is a Swedish civil society member-based organisation that works with local partners in Sweden and around the world. We work in three areas democracy and human rights, gender and equality, and sustainable use of natural resources.

Forum Syd is a member-based organisation. Our members are Swedish organisations and together we are Sweden’s biggest platform for civil society. We are united in the objective to reach global sustainable development. Forum Syd facilitates forums for sharing experience and developing capacity: we can act as a voice carrier and represent members in relevant national and international forums.

Structure

The Annual Meeting is Forum Syd’s supreme decision-making body. It is here that the members decide on the organisation’s operational framework for the coming year. The Annual Meeting also elects the board, chairperson, election committee and auditors, and decides on the general plan of operations and budget.

The board is elected by the Annual Meeting and is Forum Syd’s highest decision-making body between meetings. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that the decisions of the Annual Meeting are implemented. The board is led by the Forum Syd chairperson, and includes amongst its responsibilities the organisation’s overall planning, reporting, bookkeeping and governing policies.

The Secretary General is appointed by the board of Forum Syd. The Secretary General has responsibility for the organisation’s operational concerns, and leads and organises them as directed by the instructions and decisions taken by the Annual Meeting and the board.