Seeking volunteers for the next step in the Universal Code of Conduct process


As follow-up to the message about the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines by Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Vice Chair, Shani Evenstein Sigalov, I am reaching out about the next steps. I want to bring your attention to the next stage of the Universal Code of Conduct process, which is forming a building committee for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). I invite community members with experience and deep interest in community health and governance to nominate themselves to be part of the U4C building committee, which needs people who are:

  • Community members in good standing
  • Knowledgeable about movement community processes, such as, but not limited to, policy drafting, participatory decision making, and application of existing rules and policies on Wikimedia projects
  • Aware and appreciative of the diversity of the movement, such as, but not limited to, languages spoken, identity, geography, and project type
  • Committed to participating for the entire U4C Building Committee period from mid-May - December 2023
  • Comfortable with engaging in difficult, but productive conversations
  • Confidently able to communicate in English

The Building Committee shall consist of volunteer community members, affiliate board or staff, and Wikimedia Foundation staff.

The Universal Code of Conduct has been a process strengthened by the skills and knowledge of the community and I look forward to what the U4C Building Committee creates. If you are interested in joining the Building Committee, please either sign up on the Meta-Wiki page, or contact by May 12, 2023. Read more on Meta-Wiki.

Best regards,

-Xeno (WMF)

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I am able to contribute in this committee

Thanks for your interest, @UWIMPUHWE_Va! Would you be able to sign your name in this section? Appreciate it!

Thank you for you guidance , I did already

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I would like to take part in this committe too

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@Xeno_WMF, @RamzyM_WMF , a clarifying question: Will members of the building committee be able to be part the U4C as well or not?

Bonjour @Natacha_LSP , tu peux ajouter ton nom sur cette page : Universal Code of Conduct/U4C Building Committee/Nominations - Meta


Thanks for the question, @MPossoupe_WMF, and apologies for the delayed response!

The UCoC Enforcement Guidelines stated that “annual elections, organized by the global community, will select voting members”. There is no restriction placed upon members of the Building Committee to run for the Coordinating Committee. Indeed, the current roster of nominees also include members of the former UCoC drafting committee (both Phase 1 and Phase 2) and the Revisions Committee.