The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM ) is the largest international Scouting organization. WOSM has 161〔World Organization of the Scout Movement. 15 August 2013.〕 members. These members are recognized national Scout organizations, which collectively have over 40 million participants.〔(【引用サイトリンク】publisher=World Organization of the Scout Movement )〕 WOSM was established in 1922, and has its operational headquarters at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and its legal seat in Geneva, Switzerland. It is the counterpart of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
The WOSM's current stated mission is "to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Scout Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society". WOSM is organized into regions and operates with a conference, committee and bureau.
The WOSM is associated with three World Scout Centres. The World Scout Jamboree is held roughly every four years under the auspices of the WOSM, with members of WAGGGS also invited. WOSM also organises the World Scout Moot, a Jamboree for 17- to 26-year-olds, and has organised the World Scout Indaba, a gathering for Scout leaders. The World Scout Foundation is a perpetual fund governed by a separate Board of Governors and supported by donations for the development of WOSM associated Scouting programs throughout the world.
WOSM is a non-governmental organization with Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).〔(【引用サイトリンク】url= http://www.scout.org/en/our_organisation/governance/world_organisation )〕〔(【引用サイトリンク】url=http://www.wagggsworld.org/en/issues/WAGGGS_and_the_UN/How_we_work_with_the_UN/wbank )〕
==World Scout Conference==
The World Scout Conference (WSC) is the governing body and meets every three years, preceded by the World Scout Youth Forum. The World Scout Conference is the general assembly of Scouting and is composed of six delegates from each of the member Scout associations. If a country has more than one association, the associations form a federation for coordination and world representation. The basis for recognition and membership in the World Scout Conference includes adherence to the aims and principles of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, and independence from political involvement on the part of each member association.〔(【引用サイトリンク】work=WOSM World Scouting )〕
The Conference meets every three years and is hosted by a member association. At the World Scout Conference basic cooperative efforts are agreed upon and a plan of mutual coordination is adopted. The Conference directed the move of the World Scout Bureau from Ottawa, Canada to Geneva on 1 May 1968.〔(Laszlo Nagy (1921 - 2009) / Secretary General / World Bureau / Governance / Our Organisation / Home - World Organization of the Scout Movement )〕
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