151The World Council is the legislative authority and governing body of the World YWCA. During the event, representatives the member associations get together and elect the World YWCA Board, determine policies and set priorities for the coming years.
The last World Council had the theme Bold and Transformative Leadership – Towards 2035. It was hosted by the YWCA of Thailand on 11-16 October 2015 in Bangkok. In total, 477 Member Associations from 73 countries attended the event, and before Council opened, we also held a two-day Young Women’s Forum.
The next World Council will be hosted by YWCA of South Africa in 2019 in Johannesburg.

To read all about the World Council 2015, download the report here.