On July 7, 1980 (after the A.A. International Convention in New Orleans), Al-Anon reached another milestone. Delegates and observers from 16 General Service Offices met with the WSO International Coordination Committee for an historic one-day meeting, with one purpose in mind−to unify Al-Anon worldwide. The first permanent International General Services Meeting (IAGSM) took place September 12-16, 1986 and has been held every two years since then.

 Al-Anon: Then and Now (a brief history) AR-2