Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI)

Internationale des travailleurs du bâtiment et du bois (IBB)
Internacional de Trabajadores de la Construcción y la Madera (ICM)
Bau- und Holzarbeiter Internationale (BHI)
Byggnads- ocht Träarbetar-Internationalen (BTI)

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2005-12-09 Buenos Aires Argentina


Founded on merger of H-XB1871 - International Federation of Building and Wood Workers (IFBWW) and H-XC2961 - World Federation of Building and Woodworkers Unions (WFBWU).


Promote development of trade unions in the building, woodworking and forestry industries worldwide; promote and enforce workers rights in the context of sustainable development.


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Congress (every 4 years). Council (meets every year), comprising representatives of 26 groups of countries, General Secretary and Women's Committee. Board (meets twice a year), including President and 5 Vice-Presidents. Regional office (3): BWI South African and Middle East Regional Office; K-XK0956 - BWI Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific; K-XK0955 - BWI Latin American and Caribbean Regional Office. Committees: Auditors; International Women; Regional Women.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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