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Affiliations Committee/Resolutions/Wikimedians of the Levant User Group - Liaison approval, May 2015

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  1. Recognizing Wikimedia User Groups is the responsibility of the Affiliations Committee;
  2. Two members of the Affiliations Committee assigned as liaisons to a Wikimedia User Group application may initially approve the application for up to one year;
  3. The application of Wikimedians of the Levant User Group has been reviewed by the Affiliations Committee and was discussed on their application page on Meta;
  4. The scope of the group, which can be found on their application page, is:
    (1) Representing the Wikimedia in the Levant and gathering the Arab contributors of the Levant countries in one group;
    (2) Establishing a base and a reference for all Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese in Wikipedia and all other wikimedia's projects;
    (3) Promoting and developing the content related to Levant countries specifically and the Arab World generally in different languages;
    (4) Organizing activities, gatherings, workshops and different projects for contributors of the mentioned countries;
    (5) Unifying the efforts of the contributors under one umbrella, especially those with technical skills;
    (6) Gathering the contributors who live abroad and have them put some focus and efforts in enhancing the Arabic content, especially what's related to the Levant;
    (7) Unifying the contribution in the international activities, such as Wiki Love… contests and others; and
    (8) Developing a performance plan for ambassadors to represent Wikipedia in the Levant universities.
  5. It is the opinion of the Affiliations Committee liaisons assigned to this application that the group meets the requirements for Wikimedia User Group status.
Therefore be it
resolved that Wikimedians of the Levant User Group is recognized as a Wikimedia User Group for a one-year, renewable, period that becomes effective when the Wikimedia User Group agreement and the Code of Conduct are signed.



Resolution passed with 2 votes in favor, 0 votes against, 0 abstentions, 0 votes not cast, on 20 May 2015.