General Meetings

Motions - your decisions, your meeting
The General Meeting is the Union’s major policy-making forum, giving full members the chance to set priorities and to debate important issues that affect maritime professionals across all branches of the Union. It takes place once every four years.

When motions are passed by a vote of members at a General Meeting, they become resolutions. An archive of resolutions adopted at previous General Meetings is available on this page. It is the responsibility of the Resolutions Committee to ensure resolutions are implemented as Union policy.

Submitting a motion

At the meeting, members and council submit motions to be debated and then vote on them (by a show of hands). If a motion wins the support of the majority of full members attending the General Meeting, it will become Nautilus International policy (as a 'resolution') and must be implemented by the Union’s governing Council.

Previous resolutions

An archive of resolutions adopted at previous General Meetings is available on this page. It is the responsibility of the Resolutions Committee to ensure resolutions are implemented as Union policy.

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Nautilus International's General Meetings are usually held every four years.

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