International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Confédération syndicale internationale (CSI)
Confederación Sindical Internacional
Internationaler Gewerkschaftsbund (IGB)

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2006-11-01 Vienna Austria


Founded by merger of H-XA1667 - International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), H-XA3490 - World Confederation of Labour (WCL) and other independent trade unions, during inaugural congress.


Promote and defend workers' rights and interests through international cooperation among trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions.


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Congress (at least every 4 years). Constitutional Committees: General Council; Executive Bureau; Women Committee; Youth Committee. General Council (meets at least once a year), consisting of up to 78 titular members: 70 according regional distribution; 6 nominated by Women's Committee; 2 nominated by Youth Committee. Executive Bureau (meets at least twice a year), comprising President, General Secretary and up to 25 titular members of the General Council, including Chair and Vice-Chair of Women's Committee and Chair of Youth Committee. Human and Trade Union Rights Committee. Regional organizations and structure (4): E-XE3238 - International Trade Union Confederation - African Regional Organization, Lomé (Togo); E-XK0006 - ITUC - Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP), Singapore (Singapore); E-XE1096 - Confederación Sindical de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de las Américas (CSA), Sao Paulo (Brazil); E-XM1592 - Pan-European Regional Council (PERC). Sub-Offices (6): Geneva (Switzerland); New Independent States - Moscow (Russia); Washington DC (USA); South-East European - Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina); Kowloon (Hong Kong); Amman (Jordan). Head Office at G-XG1717 - International Trade Union House, Brussels (ITUH).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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