Movement Charter/Drafting Committee

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Movement Charter Drafting Committee at the Wikimedia Summit 2022.

The Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) are responsible to draft the Movement Charter.


The Committee was formed on 1 November 2021 through a combination of elections and other selection methods.


The Committee is expected to keep working until the Movement Charter is ratified, which the current timeline forecasts in June 2024.


The MCDC includes members from projects, affiliates, and the Wikimedia Foundation. For further detail consult Drafting Committee matrices.

In accordance to a prior agreement, the MCDC members may receive an allowance to offset participation costs. It is US$50 per month.

Current members of the MCDC (in no particular order, click for more details):

Former members[edit]


The idea behind the MCDC Advisors initiative is to gather in-depth feedback and content contributions from a range of people beyond the MCDC membership with the flexibility to participate to their preferred extent. The advisory role is voluntary.

Advisors can:

  • participate in certain MCDC working meetings and discussions under the Chatham House rule;
  • work on the furthering of drafts, by MCDC invitation; and
  • get previews of the drafts for early input and feedback.

Please note that the advisors do not possess voting rights, are not required to travel, and are not granted access to confidential or privileged information beyond their involvement in Charter drafts. Advisors have access to Charter drafts that may be embargoed.

If you are interested in supporting the MCDC in the role of advisor, please reach out to the following email: movementcharter(_AT_)

Current advisors to the MCDC and their respective Wikimedia regions, as of 26 October 2023:

Supporting staff[edit]


To contact the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, please use the following email address: movementcharter(_AT_)