Pan American Federation of Arts, Mass Media and Entertainment Unions (PANARTES)

Federación Panamericana de Sindicatos de Artes, Medios de Comunicación y Espectaculo
Federação Panamericana de Sindicatos das Artes, Meios da Comunicação e Espectaculo

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History

6 Dec 1991, Silver Spring MD (USA), when Statutes were adopted, as American regional organization of International Secretariat for Arts, Mass Media and Entertainment Trade Unions (ISETU), currently, since Dec 1993, Media and Entertainment International (MEI).

Aims

Link and coordinate trade unions in the sector in the Americas; further and defend their interests, those of their members and those of the arts, mass media and entertainment industry in general; develop and carry out strategies for dealing with any technological change which undermines interests of workers in the sector; coordinate development of cross-border representation of the sector's workers in the context of increasing regional and subregional economic integration; defend freedom of speech, expression, creativity and association and universal suffrage; aid and promote the expression of national, regional and subgroup cultural development; oppose all forms of racism, sexism, chauvinistic nationalism and other forms of discrimination. Supports: adoption of better laws and international agreements to protect copyright and performance rights of members; development of trade unions and other workers' organizations and their objectives of peace, work for all, equitable remuneration, social justice, equal opportunity and development of environmental policies. Represent the interests of workers in the sector and various subsectors before legislative and governmental bodies, national and international employer groups and the general public.

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Activities

Provides technical assistance and professional and trade union training to affiliated unions in difficulty. Gathers and disseminates information and carries out studies.

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 20 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E1912

Last News Received

2016
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