Trade Union Focus on Development - Issue 4

SOTERMUN: A DECADE OF ACTIVE SOLIDARITY WITH WORKERS IN POOR COUNTRIES

In August 1994, a non-governmental organisation for development (NGOD) promoted by the Spanish trade union centre Union Sindical Obrera (USO) was legally established under the name SOTERMUN ("Solidarity with the Third World") to provide development cooperation and foster solidarity between peoples.
This association, set up specifically for the purpose of development cooperation, emerged as the continuation of a long process of international solidarity. Having reaped the benefits of international solidarity since its formation over 40 years ago, the USO formalised its commitment to the principle of solidarity by becoming a donor organisation.
In 1988, it established an international solidarity fund, Fondo de Solidaridad Internacional (FSI), an internal solidarity instrument fed by a percentage of the fees paid by the union’s affiliates, and formally committed to establishing an organisation or entity with its own legal status.

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