World Psychiatric Association General Assembly 2011 was held on 21 September Buenos Aires, Argentina, in conjunction with the 15th World Congress of Psychiatry (18-22 September 2011, Buenos Aires).
It was chaired by Prof. Mario Maj (WPA Past President 2008-2011). Delegates from over ninety WPA Member Societies attended. Other participants included the representatives of the WPA Affiliated Associations, WPA Scientific Sections, WPA Standing and Operational Committees, and WPA Early Career Psychiatrist Council, and guests from various international institutions. There was full participation from the WPA Executive Committee, Zonal Representatives, and some Council members who were able to be present.
The General Assembly approved unanimously the admission of one new Member Society. Seven Afﬁliated Associations also joined the WPA as new members. By acclamation, the General Assembly conferred Honorary Membership and Honorary Fellowship to colleagues.
Resulting from the elections that were held during the General Assembly, a new Executive Committee, Board (Zonal Representatives), and Council were elected.
At the close of the WPA General Assembly, Prof. Pedro Ruiz started his three-year term of ofﬁce as the new WPA President (2011-2014).