World Blind Union (WBU)

Union mondiale des aveugles (UMA)
Unión Mundial de Ciegos (UMC)

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URL: http://www.worldblindunion.org/
URL: http://www.wbu.ngo/

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Founded

1984-10-26 Riyadh Saudi Arabia

History

Founded 26 Oct 1984, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), as one united world body composed of representatives of national associations of the blind and agencies serving the blind, successor body to both H-XB3499 - World Council for the Welfare of the Blind (WCWB), set up 20 Jul 1951, Paris (France), and H-XB2024 - International Federation of the Blind (IFB), formed in Aug 1964, New York NY (USA). Constitution adopted 26 Oct 1984; amended at: 3rd General Assembly, 2-6 Nov 1992, Cairo (Egypt); 26-30 Aug 1996, Toronto (Canada); 20-24 Nov 2000, Melbourne (Australia); 22-26 Nov 2004, Cape Town (South Africa); 18-22 Aug 2008, Geneva (Switzerland); 12-16 Nov 2012, Bangkok (Thailand). Registered in accordance with French law, 20 Dec 1984, Paris and again 20 Dec 2004, Paris. Incorporated in Canada as not-share-capital not-for-profit corporation, 16 Mar 2007.

Aims

Protect and promote the human, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of blind and partially sighted people.

Events

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Structure

General Assembly (every 4 years); Executive Committee; Regional (Geographical) Unions: D-XD1546 - African Union of the Blind (AFUB); D-XD6500 - Asian Blind Union; D-XE6441 - European Blind Union (EBU); D-XD0477 - Latin American Blind Union; East Asia/Pacific; North America/Caribbean. Geographical Unions serve as bridges between national members and the Union at world level, and further the work of the Union at regional level. Working Groups (10); Ad-hoc Committees (3); Standing Committees (8); Other Groups (2).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

XB8500

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