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Zonal Configuration

Thursday, 09 May 2013 / Published in Editorial, GBC / 2,218 views

From the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

(Editor’s note: This the 316 of the 2013 GBC resolutions. You can find the Minutes Of The 2013 Annual General Meeting in our archives section or directly here)

Whereas the GBC Zonal Secretaries of many areas of the world together with other leaders of those areas have identified the zones that they wish to formally establish:


That the following zones have been identified. It is to be noted that the full implementation of these zones shall take place gradually, and that this process of identification does not affect or modify existing continental, regional or national bodies:

Mexico & Central America shall include two zones:

  1. Mexico
  2. Central America: Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama

Spanish Speaking South America shall include three zones:

  1. Colombia and Venezuela
  2. Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia
  3. Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay

This configuration shall be revisited in two years.

The Caribbean Area shall include two zones:

  1. Northern Caribbean: Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis
  2. Southern Caribbean: Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Barbados, Dominica and Grenada

Europe shall include seven zones:

  1. UK, Ireland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Faroe Islands
  2. Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia
  3. France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, Andorra and Portugal
  4. Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Malta, Greece, Cyprus and Israel
  5. Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
  6. Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey
  7. Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania

Australia & Oceania shall include eight zones:

  1. Northern Australia
  2. Central Australia
  3. Southern Australia
  4. New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga
  5. Papua New Guinea, Solomon Island and Vanuatu
  6. Fiji
  7. Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Tuvalu
  8. Tahiti (French Polynesia) and New Caledonia

South East Asia shall include six zones:

  1. Myanmar and Thailand
  2. Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos
  3. Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei
  4. Philippines
  5. Western Indonesia (Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan)
  6. Eastern Indonesia and East Timor

The Arab League Area (which includes other Islamic countries) shall include three zones:

  1. North Africa: Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia and Comoros
  2. Arabic Peninsula: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen
  3. Middle East: Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Maldives

Japan and Koreas shall include two zones:

  1. Japan
  2. South Korea and North Korea

Brazil shall be a single zone.

This resolution will be revisited in the future.

One Response to “Zonal Configuration”

  1. satvata das says :

    That is good Brazil be a single zone. It is such huge country, and by the way if someone wants to come and help preach in some places here would be nice!

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