International Christian Union of Business Executives

Union internationale chrétienne des dirigeants d'entreprise (UNIAPAC)
Unión Internacional Cristiana de Dirigentes de Empresa

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History

Founded 1931, Rome (Italy), as International Conference of Catholic Employers' Associations -- Conférence internationale des associations patronales catholiques, national bodies grouping Catholic employers having been formed in the Netherlands, 1915, and in Belgium and France, 1925-1926. Name changed, 13 Dec 1949, to International Union of Catholic Employers' Associations -- Union internationale des associations patronales catholiques (UNIAPAC). Subsequently became ecumenical and, 19 Nov 1962, Brussels (Belgium), adopted present name. Registered under Belgian law and statutes adopted 25 July 1959. Statutes modified: 30 May 1963; 16 Dec 1971; 12 Sep 1974; 10 Aug 1978. New statutes adopted Dec 1994. Current statutes adopted Oct 2004.

Aims

Study, maintain and propagate the principles and applications of Christian social teaching in economic and social life, in the context both of individual business corporations and of national and international economies; act as a link among associations of Christian employers having the same aims; promote such organizations in countries where they do not exist; work with other international associations to achieve these aims.

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Activities

Organizes international and regional conferences, symposia and meetings: (a) 'Quadrennial World Congress', which draws up a programme of action on the basis of objectives agreed with associations and regions. 1994-1996 priorities were: work, unemployment and economic relaunch; ethics and the fight against corruption; and the construction of a Europe, including UNIAPAC's development in Central and Eastern Europe. Task Force I: Work and Employment; Task Force II: Business Ethics and Corruption; Task Force III: Europe (including Central and Eastern Europe). (b) European /Churches-Businesses/ Symposium, previously 'Churches-Transnational Corporations -- Eglises-entreprises transnationales' has, since 1975, encouraged dialogue in Europe between high-ranking personalities from Churches and transnational corporations; these biennial symposia have as their common denominator the search for an ethic applicable to transnational realities. Also organizes 'European Summer School'. (c) 'Asian Business Congress for Human Development'.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (General Category); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Liaison Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 33 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

UIA Org ID

C1502

Last News Received

2017
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