International Graphical Federation (IGF)

Fédération graphique internationale (FGI)
Federación Grafica Internacional
Internationale Graphische Föderation
Internationella Grafiska Federationen

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1949-05-10 Stockholm Sweden


10-13 May 1949, Stockholm (Sweden), as Typographers International -- Internationale des typographes, by a joint meeting of H-XH0002 - International Typographers' Secretariat, H-XH0003 - International Federation of Bookbinders and Kindred Trades and H-XH1946 - International Federation of Lithographers, Process Workers and Kindred Trades, whose activities it took over, in collaboration with 8 graphical trade unions in the UK. Statutes adopted 10-13 May 1949, Stockholm. Current statutes adopted Nov 1994, Budapest (Hungary). Ceased to exist 1 Jan 2000 when merging with H-XB3136 - Communications International (CI), H-XB1892 - Fédération internationale des employés, techniciens et cadres (FIET) and H-XB0058 - Media and Entertainment International (MEI) to form B-XB0009 - UNI Global Union.


Safeguard the economic and professional interests of the employees (manual and non-manual) in the graphical and paper and board-converting trades of all countries and promote their solidarity.


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Congress (every 4 years). Management Committee. Executive Committee, consisting of President, 4 Vice-Presidents, 1 Belgian representative, General Secretary and up to 14 members. Divided into five language groups.


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



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