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International Union of Students (IUS) [FR] [NGO Section Data]
Union internationale des étudiants (UIE)
Unión Internacional de Estudiantes (UIE)
Internationaler Studentenbund (ISB)
Mezdunarodnyj Sojuz Studentov (MSS)
Mezinarodni Svaz Studentstva (MSS)

Contact Details
Last known address: 11001 Prague 01, Czech Rep. Fax (420 2) 71731257.

URL: http://www.stud.uni-hannover.de/gruppen/ius/

Defend the rights and interests of students to promote improvement in their welfare and standard of education and to prepare them for their tasks as democratic citizens.
Official Relations
United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)* (Special); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)* (Consultative Status).
Major campaign: 'Education, a Right - Not a Privilege'. Organizes general and specialized international student meetings, conferences and seminars, either directly or in cooperation with other student organizations. Scholarship scheme distributes a number of scholarships annually to student organizations. Organizes/supports student sport activities. With ISTC, set up 'International Student Identity Card (ISIC)', which became independent as ISIC Association* on signature of a convention by IUS and ISTC, 21 Apr 1989.
World Student News (WSN) (12 a year) in English, French, Spanish, German; Students Life Magazine (SLM) (12 a year) - cultural magazine, in English, French, Spanish; Democratization of Education (DE) in English, French, Spanish; IUS Newsletter (INL) (periodical) in English, French, Spanish; Secretariat Reports (SRB) (periodical) in English, French, Spanish; Academic and Student Rights Monitor. Brochures; posters.
Full - national student organizations fulfilling all criteria, or acceptable exceptions. Associate - national student organizations ineligible for full membership. Consultative Status - organizations ineligible for full or associate membership, or which qualify but choose this status. Membership covers 113 countries and territories:

 • Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sahara West*, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 • Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico*, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).

 • Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Iran - Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Viet Nam, Yemen.

 • Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu.

 • Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain.

Also 1 expatriate organization:

 • Korean Student Committee in Japan.

UNESCO NGO Section Data

Type of Relation with UNESCOConsultative Status
Reclassification date1998
Programme Sector: OtherBSP/WGE
Name and contact details of NGO focal point at UNESCOMme Majlof Anna Maria
History1946 Creation 1969 Category B 1996 Postpone decision (149 EX/ONG.2) (149 EX/Dec. 7.3) 1998 Operational Relations (154 EX/ONG.2) (154 EX/Dec. 7.3) 2003 Renewal of operational relations (166 EX/38) (166 EX/Dec.9.2)
Contribution to UNESCO's programmes The ICJS, an active and competent organization with extensive membership and activities, contributed to UNESCO’s work on strengthening and improving the co-ordination of youth activities. Its co-operation, which had slackened during the last few years, is swiftly recovering, in particular through the NGO collective consultation mechanisms. The basic requirements for admission to formal relations could be met. For the time being, however, it would be better for the IUS to be admitted to operational relations. These could eventually be reconsidered in the light of concrete progress in co-operation.
Keywords Environment,Youth,Human rights,Education,Peace,University,Development

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