The World Scout Conference is the governing body or general assembly of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). It takes place every three years and provides an opportunity for Member Organizations to play an active role in shaping the standards, policies, and shared goals of the Scout Movement worldwide.
The Conference defines the general policy of WOSM and takes decisions to advance the purpose and interests of the Scout Movement. It also elects the voting members of the World Scout Committee, admits new Member Organizations to the Movement, and decides the host countries of future World Scout Events.
The World Scout Youth Forum is a platform that improves and encourages youth involvement in decision-making at the global level, giving young people the opportunity to develop new skills.
Participants use the Forum to discuss and share their views about important global issues. They also prepare recommendations to the World Scout Conference and World Scout Committee about how the Scout Movement can adapt and evolve to meet the challenges and needs of the future.