**Meetings** Since the 29th Congress of the ICA in 1988, the ICA Secretariat has organized the annual Central Committee of the ICA in close collaboration with host organizations in each country, India, Spain and Germany. The ICA staff person responsible for the organization of ICA's annual meeting moved to Sweden in 1990. Her services were retained on a part-time basis until the Tokyo Congress as she had already begun work on this project before leaving the ICA Secretariat in Geneva. *ICA Meetings Manual* This 90-page document is a working tool and source of reference for those responsible for the organization of an ICA Congress or Central Committee meeting. The Manual was compiled and developed over a period of three years in consultation with ICA member organizations which have hosted an ICA Congress or Central Committee meeting during that period. Although the Manual will be revised to reflect changes in the ICA structure after 1992, the basic document will remain valid for future ICA meetings. *Executive Committee* Since the 1988 Congress, the Executive Committee has met on nine occasions in: Beijing, Geneva, Salzburg, New Delhi, Strasbourg, Madrid, Helsinki, Berlin, and Florence. Five new members have been elected by the Central Committee to replace members who resigned since 1988: Luis Armando Carello, Argentina; Ota Karen, Czech and Slovak Federative Republic; Ian MacPherson, Canada; B. Vishwanathan, India; and Reimer Volkers, Germany. In October 1991 Raija Itkonen of Finland was elected Vice-President following the resignation of Yvon Daneau, Vice-President since 1984. She is the first woman ever to hold this position. In January 1992 Pavel Fedirko, Vice-President since 1988, resigned from the Executive Committee. At the 1991 Central Committee meeting it was agreed that the terms of the current Executive Committee members be extended until the meeting of the new General Assembly in 1993 in order to facilitate transition to the new structure. As a result, the only elections scheduled to take place during the 1992 Central Committee meeting in Tokyo are to fill existing vacancies, including the one vacant Vice-President position. *Audit and Control Committee* The Audit and Control Committee has held two meetings per year during the period under review: one takes place at the end of the annual audit, when the external auditors are present, and the second is held in conjunction with the Central Committee meetings each year. In addition, the Chairman of the Committee participated in the annual Workplan and Budget meetings in Geneva, where planning is carried out for the following year. He also attended the annual review meeting which is held in Geneva during the work of the external auditors. At the Central Committee meeting in Berlin, 1991, Mr. F. Dahrendorf was elected to fill the vacancy on the Committee following the retirement of Dr. H. Fahrenkrog. The members of the committee are listed on page 7 of this report. The Committee has annually delivered reports on their findings to the Central Committee. These reports are included each year in the ICA Annual Reports. *Central Committee* Since the 1988 Congress in Stockholm, the Central Committee has met each year as follows: The 1989 Central Committee was held in the Vigyan Bhawan conference centre in New Delhi, India on 2-7 October 1989. The Central Committee meeting was hosted by the National Co-operative Union of India. This was the first time a Central Committee had been held in an Asian country and the event attracted over 700 participants. The following meetings were held in conjunction with the Central Committee meeting: ICA Executive Committee, Audit and Control Committee, nine Specialized Organizations working parties and a meeting of ICA Representatives to the UN. For the first time the Central Committee programme included a welcome reception for newly admitted members to the ICA. The two main themes on the Central Committee agenda were "The Challenge of Global Economic Integration" and "Co-operatives in Asia". The 1990 Central Committee meeting was held at the Palacio de Congresos, Madrid, Spain, on 16-21 September 1990 and hosted by ICA member organizations in Spain. Over 600 participants attended the Madrid meetings which, in addition to Central Committee included the ICA Executive Committee, Audit and Control Committee, ten Specialized Organizations, two Working Parties, ICA Development Forum, Development Advisory Committee, meetings with Chairmen of Specialized Organizations, ICA Representatives to the UN, Basic Values Committee, CLICEC, and a welcome reception for new members to the ICA. Three main themes were discussed on the Central Committee agenda: "The Challenge for Co-operative Capital", "Co-operatives and the Environment" and "Developments in Eastern and Central Europe". The 1991 Central Committee meeting was held at the Palast Hotel/Congress Centre Berlin, Germany, on 12-19 October 1991 and was hosted by Verband der Konsumgenossenschaften (VdK). Over 500 participants attended the meetings. Held in conjunction with the Central Committee were: ICA Executive Committee, Audit and Control Committee, 11 Specialized Organizations, 3 Working Parties, ICA Development Forum, Development Advisory Committee, meetings with Chairmen of Specialized Organization, ICA representatives to the UN, Basic Values Committee, CLICEC, the International Co-operative Petroleum Association and a welcome reception for new members to the ICA. Two themes were discussed on the Central Committee agenda: "Report of the ICA Structure Committee" and "Co-operatives in Eastern and Central Europe". *XXXth Congress* The 30th Congress of the ICA will be held in the Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo on 27-30 October 1992. The Congress will be hosted by ICA member organizations in Japan and will be preceded on 15-25 October by meetings of the ICA Central Committee, ICA Executive Committee, Audit and Control Committee, 11 Specialized Organizations, 3 Working Parties, meetings with Chairmen of Specialized Organizations and ICA Representatives to the UN, CLICEC, as well as a welcome reception for new members to the ICA. The main themes to be discussed on the Congress Agenda will be: Basic Co-operative Values and Environment & Sustainable Development. The Congress will also discuss the new Rules & Structure of the ICA. *Future Direction* The organization of meetings will remain a high priority for the ICA. Provided that the proposals of the Structure Committee are accepted by the Congress, a change in the ICA structure after 1992 will mean that the Central Committee and the Congress will disappear as they are now known, although extraordinary Congresses may be held from time to time to mark a special event. This will be the case in 1995 when the ICA will hold a Centenary Congress in Manchester. The Central Committee will become the General Assembly, which will meet every second year. During years when the General Assembly does not meet, a new meeting structure, called Regional Assemblies, will be in place. The organization of the General Assembly will be the responsibility of the ICA Head office whereas the organization of the Regional Assembles will be the responsibility of ICA's Regional Offices. The change in the meetings structure was considered necessary in order to provide for a better representation of member organizations and to allow more in-depth discussion on regional activities, while not losing the global focus of the ICA's international network.