ITUC - Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP)

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Founded as regional organization of H-XA1667 - International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU). Rules and Standing Orders amended by 16th Regional Conference, 18-20 Dec 1996, Cebu City (Philippines). Current title adopted, following merger of IFCTU and H-XA3490 - World Confederation of Labour (WCL), into A-XM2085 - International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). ICFTU-APRO and the H-XD0200 - Brotherhood of Asian Trade Unionists (BATU) - WCL established ITUC-Asia Pacific on 4 Sep 2007.


Defend and promote fundamental workers' rights for social justice, democracy and peace; promote cooperation between all trade unions so that the workers they represent will have greater bargaining power nationally and regionally.


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Regional Conference (every 4 years); Regional Executive Bureau (meets as need arises). Regional General Council (meets at least once a year). Special Committees on finance, women and youth. Secretariat, headed by General Secretary. Divisions and Departments (6): Workers' Rights; Organizing; Women; Youth; Information; Finance.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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