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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (16 April 2020)
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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (16 April 2020)

On 16 April 2020, the APTLD Board held a regular teleconference meeting and considered a range
of matters. A summary of the Meeting is published in this Communiqué.


Preparations for APTLD78 and the APTLD78 Agenda

The Board reviewed the
final agenda, posted online and expressed their gratitude to the community for
an active contribution to its shaping.

The Board also agreed
that an alternative way to conduct the upcoming meeting (if the current COVID
19 conditions did not make it possible for the meeting to proceed) could
ultimately be a set of virtual sessions and suggested GM and the Secretariat
investigate possible options in this regard.

Preparations for APTLD79-81

The Board received a
GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that preparations are
well on track and a significant progress made in respect to future Members
Meetings planning.

Discussion on and Adoption of the E-Messaging Rules
Guidance

After a round of
internal communication on the matter the Board adopted the APTLD Guidance on
E-Messaging and suggested it should be sent out to Members for review and comments.

Progress in Development of the APTLD.org Website

The Board discussed the
GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the project is due
to be completed as scheduled. The Board commended the hoster.BY team for their
efficiency in delivering a high-quality product.

State and Execution of the 2020 APTLD Budget

The Board received a
GM’s update on the matter and noted with much satisfaction that it is in line
with the original projections.

The Board also noted
GM’s comments on a prospective significant surplus resulting from cancelled
fellowships and travels and suggested the matter should be discussed with the
community at a due time to identify issues of prime concern to address them in
2020-2021

The Secretariat Performance Review Working Group

The Board received
GM’s update on the matter and expressed concerns about a lack of progress in this
important matter and suggested GM continue to engage more volunteers to serve
on the Working Group.

The Board also
considered a number of other administrative matters.