Founded in 1972, we are the only international umbrella organization for the organic world, uniting a diverse range of stakeholders contributing to the organic vision. Day by day, we work towards true sustainability in agriculture, from the field, through the value chain to the consumer. We have Affiliates in more than 120 countries. In order to unify, lead and assist this a broad-based constituency in a fair, inclusive and participatory manner, we organize a General Assembly every three years. At every General Assembly, our members elect the World Board, who shape the direction of our work and appoint Affiliates to committees, working groups and task forces on topics like the development of standards or the facilitation of Organic Agriculture in developing countries. Our member organizations also establish alliances based on regional priorities (Regional Bodies) and sector-specific priorities (Sector Platforms).