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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1991-12-06 Silver Spring MD USA


6 Dec 1991, Silver Spring MD (USA), when Statutes were adopted, as American regional organization of H-XC2443 - International Secretariat for Arts, Mass Media and Entertainment Trade Unions (ISETU), currently, since Dec 1993, H-XB0058 - Media and Entertainment International (MEI).


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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Congressional Assembly (supreme authority). Executive Committee, including President, First General Vice President, 2 General Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary and 4 Regional Vice Presidents. Management Committee, comprising President, 3 General Vice Presidents and Treasurer plus, ex-officio, Secretary. Regional Committees (4):

  • Region One - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay;
  • Region Two - Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela;
  • Region Three - Caribbean Islands, Central America, French Guiana, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Surinam;
  • Region Four - Bermuda, Canada, USA.

Professional Groups (4): Broadcasting; Film Production; Writers; Advertising. Country Councils.


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



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