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History

Founded 1910, Bochum (Germany), as World Union of Catholic Educators -- Weltverband Katholischer Pädagogen, the activities of which ceased with World War II. Re-established on a world-wide basis at 1st World Congress of Catholic Teachers, 1951, Rome (Italy). Full name: World Union of Catholic Teachers (WUCT) -- Union mondiale des enseignants catholiques (UMEC) -- Unión Mundial de Educadores Católicos -- Weltunion Katholischer Lehrer -- Unione Mondiale Insegnanti Cattolici -- Wereldverbond van Katholieke Onderwijsgevenden.

Aims

Study, assert and promote Catholic doctrine in connection with education and the school; compile and exchange news regarding economic and social status of teachers in various countries and study possibilities for improving them; further and support establishment of Catholic teachers' associations in countries where they do not yet exist; exchange information concerning initiatives and experience in the field of religious, moral and professional training of teachers and of apostolic action in the teaching sphere; defend and respect the rights, liberties and interests of the teacher, as far as he/she is a Catholic, notably within the Church's framework.

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Activities

Networking/liaising; events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 34 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

C3593

Last News Received

13. Oct 2017
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