Latin Union

Union latine (UL)
Unión Latina
União Latina
Unione Latina
Uniunea Latina
Unió Llatina

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1954-05-15 Madrid Spain


15 May 1954, Madrid (Spain), on signature of Treaty of Madrid by 25 countries, following the first congress 19 Oct 1951, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Dissolution decided 31 Jul 2012, with possible restructuring following in the future.


Promote the diffusion of the Romance languages, particularly in member countries; accumulate, standardize and enrich scientific and technical vocabularies of Latin languages; organize cultural activities which favour mutual knowledge and understanding among Latin peoples.


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Congress (every 2 years), always in Paris (France), comprises delegations of up to 5 representatives of each member state, President and 2 Vice-Presidents. Executive Council (meeting twice a year), consists of 12 member states. Secretariat, headed by Secretary-General. Offices or permanent correspondents in 19 capital cities: Brasilia (Brazil); Bucharest (Romania); Buenos Aires (Argentina); Caracas (Venezuela); Havana (Cuba); La Paz (Bolivia); Lima (Peru); Lisbon (Portugal); Madrid (Spain); Manila (Philippines); Mexico City (Mexico); Montevideo (Uruguay); Monaco; Panama (Panama); Quito (Ecuador); Rome (Italy); Bogota (Colombia); Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep); Santiago (Chile). Network of Honorary Representation.


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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