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1920, as International Trade Secretariat (ITS), in succession to H-XH4001 - International Federation of PTT Employees, also referred to as 'Fédération des ouvriers des postes, télégraphes et téléphones', set up 6-7 Jul 1911, Paris (France), following international conference, 1906, Paris. Current Statutes adopted by 27th World Congress, 1 Oct 1993, Lisbon (Portugal). Has also been referred to as International Secretariat of Postal, Telegraphic and Telephonic Workers -- Secrétariat international des postes, télégraphes et téléphones and subsequently as Postal, Telegraph and Telephone International (PTTI) -- Internationale du personnel des postes, télégraphes et téléphones (IPTT) -- Internacional de Correos, Telégrafos y Teléfonos (ICTT) -- Internationale des Personals der Post-, Telegraphen- und Telephonbetriebe (IPTT). Current name adopted Aug 1997. Ceased to exist 1 Jan 2000 when merging with H-XB1892 - Fédération internationale des employés, techniciens et cadres (FIET), H-XC2084 - International Graphical Federation (IGF) and H-XB0058 - Media and Entertainment International (MEI) to form B-XB0009 - UNI Global Union.


Encourage international solidarity between free trade unions of workers within its jurisdiction and maintain friendly relations with all international organizations of free trade unions; take all appropriate actions at national and international levels required by circumstances to prevent or arrest developments which are menacing to peace, freedom and democracy; safeguard the economic, legal, moral and other interests of workers within its jurisdiction, especially at international level; support by all possible means affiliated unions which find themselves in difficulties of any kind; promote the formation, growth and strengthening of free trade unions of workers in its jurisdiction; undertake the necessary organisation and publicity measures to enlarge the circle of membership.


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World Congress (every 4 years). Executive Committee (meets annually), consisting of members elected by Regional Congresses: 7 from Europe, 6 from the Inter-American region, 5 from Asia, 2 from Africa and of Secretary General and presided over by President or, in his absence, by Vice-President. Secretariat, headed by Secretary General. Regional Committees (4): Africa; Asia; Inter-American; Europe - U-XE0495 - European Committee of International Communications. Auditors (2).


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GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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