Unda, International Catholic Association for Radio and Television

Unda, Association catholique internationale pour la radio et la télévision
Unda, Asociación Católica Internacional para la Radio y la Televisión

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History

19 June 1928, Cologne (Germany), as International Catholic Bureau for Broadcasting -- Bureau catholique international de radiodiffusion. Also referred to as Commission internationale catholique de la radiophonie. Name changed, 1946, to International Catholic Association for Radio and Television (UNDA) -- Association catholique internationale pour la radiodiffusion et la télévision -- Asociación Católica Internacional para la Radiodifusión y Televisión, 'unda' being 'wave' in Latin. Subsequently became: Unda, International Catholic Association for Radio, Television and Audiovisuals -- Unda, Association catholique internationale pour la radio, la télévision et l'audiovisuel -- Unda, Asociación Católica Internacional para la Radio, la Televisión y el Audiovisual. Statutes revised: 1962, 1971, 1980. Registered in Fribourg (Switzerland) in accordance with Swiss law. Following decision of General Assembly, Aug 1998, Montréal (Canada), merged with International Catholic Organization for Cinema and Audiovisual (OCIC), effective from General Assembly 2001, Rome (Italy), to form World Catholic Association for Communication (SIGNIS).

Aims

Ensure a human and Christian spirit in activities of radio, television and related media; promote media training and education; achieve effective religious broadcasting.

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Activities

Co-sponsors 'International Joint Christian Television Week' every 3 years, with World Association for Christian Communication (WACC). Presents Unda awards: at International Festival for Television, Monte Carlo (Monaco) (Festival du Prince); at Golden Rose of Montreux Festival (Switzerland); Prix Italia and Prix jeunesse international (Munich). Provides information and documentation on aspects of religious, educational and all forms of development broadcasting. Conducts a variety of activities and programmes at continental and national level, suited to the needs of each region. Instrumental in setting up: Catholic Media Council (CAMECO); World Space - Communication and Media of the Future (EMCMA - FuturTalent); SIGNIS Pacific.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Operational Relations); Council of Europe (CE).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 135 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Radio
    • Television
  • Communication
    • Broadcasting
  • Religious Practice
    • Religion
  • Theology
    • Catholicism

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

B1450

Last News Received

24. Jan 2001
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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