Organisation and functioning
The World Coalition brings together abolitionist organisations committed to working together in line with its Bylaws. It is registered in France.
The member organisations meet once every other year for the General Assembly to define the World Coalition's strategy and elect some of its members to a Steering Committee for two years.
The Steering Committee's member organisations take the necessary decisions to implement this strategy. The Steering Committee elects some of its members to the Executive board, including a President and a Treasurer.
The Executive Board is tasked with the general management, the financial running, the governance and the legal issues associated with the Secretariat.
The World Coalition’s Secretariat works under the supervision of the Steering Committee to implement the decisions made by the General Assembly, the Steering Committee and its working groups, and the Executive Board. The Secretariat manages the World Coalition’s budget and is accountable to the Treasurer, the Executive Board, the Steering Committee and the General Assembly for expenditure. The Secretariat is made up of salaried staff.
The World Coalition is financed by contributions from its members and donors. It is also seeking financing from other institutional sponsors.
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty has elected a new Steering Committee and a new Executive Board to serve for two years.
The World Coalition is holding its General Assembly between 20-22 June in San Juan, Puerto Rico and invites the public to take part in the event.
Penal Reform International welcomed the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty to celebrate its tenth anniversary in Jordan with support from Justice Minister Khalifa Al Sulaiman.
International abolitionists gathered in Morocco have discussed the recent wind of change in the region and the resulting hope for the abolition of the death penalty.
On June 12 and 13, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty convened in San Francisco, marking the first international abolition meeting on US soil.
On 10 October 2016, the 14th World Day Against the Death Penalty is raising awareness around the application of the death penalty for terrorism-related offences, to reduce its use.