International Vegetarian Union (IVU)

Union internationale végétarienne
Unión Internacional Vegetariana
Internationale Vegetarier Union
Unione Vegetariana Internazionale
Internacia Vegetara Unuigxo

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History

18 Aug 1908, Dresden (Germany), as Union végétarienne internationale, successor body of Vegetarian Federal Union, set up 1889. New Constitution adopted Aug 1955, Paris (France); amended Aug 1960, Hannover (Germany FR); revised Sep 1971 The Hague (Netherlands). New Constitution adopted 1982, Ulm (Germany FR); fully revised 1990, Tel Aviv (Israel); amended 1994, The Hague.

Aims

Coordinate the work of regional and national vegetarian societies and encourage formation of new ones; collect and disseminate news of vegetarian interest; ensure that vegetarianism is represented at international bodies.

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Activities

Organizes World and Regional Congresses. Carries out studies and research into all aspects of vegetarianism and encourages the holding of conferences on vegetarian nutrition. Acts as a contact organization for any enquiry about vegetarianism from any part of the world. Instrumental in setting up: Asian Vegetarian Union (AVU); European Vegetarian Union (EVU).

Structure

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Languages

English, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 45 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

B2800

Last News Received

2015
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