UNISON works with individual unions and global union federations to defend public services and fight against austerity around the world. We also have a responsibility to defend human and trade union rights wherever they are under attack.
UNISON's international policy is determined by national delegate conference.
Current policy areas include Middle East and North Africa; Southern Africa; Asia; Latin America; Promoting public services globally; Labour and human rights; Progressive development; and the UNISON International Development Fund.
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Justice for Colombia (JFC) is an NGO that was set up by the British trade union movement in response to the appalling human rights crisis in Colombia. JFC campaigns for workers' and human rights, and the search for peace with social justice.
JFC runs several campaigns in the UK and Europe and has various projects on the ground in Colombia including one to promote a free press, a project to assist trade unionists, a project working with displaced agricultural workers to protect their human rights, and a project to help trade unions improve their recruitment and organising activities: some of these projects receive support from UNISON.
UNISON Northern Ireland has drawn on its own experiences to contribute to the peace process in Colombia, and has organised several delegations to the country.