International Association of Crafts and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (IACME)

Union internationale de l'artisanat et des petites et moyennes entreprises (UIAPME)
Unión Internacional de Artesania y de las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas
Internationale Gewerbeunion (IGU)

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1947-11-05 Paris France


Statutes revised: 1955, 1968; 2 May 1984. Current statutes adopted 1995, Vienna (Austria). No activities reported since 2015.


Promote private enterprise, individual initiative and the independence of enterprises run by their owners; defend the interests of independent business and the freedom of enterprise within the private economy; develop training and professional improvement; encourage in each country the creation of independent professional associations and interprofessional organizations; collect, formulate and express the opinions of member organizations concerning all questions of the international economy; represent the common interests of crafts and small and medium-sized independent enterprises in dealings with international bodies, both public and private; institute exchange of ideas, experience, information and documentation among affiliated associations and enlighten public opinion with respect to all problems common to independent enterprises.


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General Assembly (annual). Central Committee, consisting of the Executive and one regular delegate assisted by a substitute appointed by each active member organization. Executive, comprising President and 5 Vice-Presidents. General Secretariat. Meetings closed.


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



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