Latin American Blind Union

Union latinoaméricaine des aveugles
Unión Latinoamericana de Ciegos (ULAC)

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1985-11-15 Mar del Plata Argentina


15 Nov 1985, Mar del Plata (Argentina), at General Assembly, when constitution was adopted, on the initiative of H-XD9218 - Pan-American Council for the Blind, set up 1956, Lima (Peru), and H-XD6509 - Latin American Organization for the Welfare of the Blind and Visually Handicapped, formed 1977, Sao Paulo (Brazil), to unite the aspirations of these two organizations.


Work for the prevention of blindness; promote welfare of the blind and visually handicapped living in Latin America, securing for them equal opportunity and full participation in society; strengthen self-awareness of blind people, foster development of their personality and self-fulfilment; promote, sponsor and support creation of organizations of and for the blind; promote enactment of laws to abolish discrimination against the blind; promote scientific and technical research to improve and advance social, cultural and economic level of the blind; encourage exchange and technical cooperation among regional and international organizations.


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Regional (Geographical) Union of the B-XB8500 - World Blind Union (WBU). General Assembly (every 4 years at Latin American Congress of the Blind). Board of Directors. Executive Committee, consisting of Coordinators of Special Committees, Coordinator of Geographical Areas, President of Committee on Human Rights, International Member, and Officers of the Board (Chairman, First Vice-Chairman, Second Vice-Chairman - a blind or visually handicapped person by constitution - Past Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer) comprise the Executive Committee. Geographical areas (5): Mexico and Central America; the Caribbean; the Andean Region; Brazil; the South Cone.


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