International Union for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade (The IU)

Union internationale pour la taxation de la valeur de la terre
- Unión Internacional pro Impuesto sobre el Valor de la Tierra y el Librecambio
Internationale Union für Grundstückwertbesteuerung und Freihandel

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History

July 1926, Copenhagen (Denmark), at 3rd International Conference on Land Value Taxation and Free Trade. Constitution confirmed Aug 1955, St Andrews (UK); amended: Aug 1979, San Francisco CA (USA). 1997, adopted subtitle The International Georgist Union. Previously referred to as Union internationale pour la taxation des biens fonciers et le libre-échange -- Unión Internacional para la Imposición de los Bienes Raices y el Comercio Libre -- Internationale Union für Grundstückbesteuerung und Freihandel.

Aims

Stimulate in all countries a public opinion favourable to permanent peace and prosperity for all people, through the progressive removal of the basic economic causes of poverty and war, as these causes are demonstrated in the writings of Henry George (1839-1897); specifically towards the realization of these objects, favour the raising of public revenues by public collection of the rental value of land apart from improvements and the abolition of taxes, tariffs, or imposts of every sort that interfere with the free production and exchange of wealth.

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Activities

Meetings; correspondence with members; bureau of information; international conferences.

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Languages

English.

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 32 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

B2661

Last News Received

2014
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