Junior Chamber International

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Junior Chamber International
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Founded13 October 1915; 103 years ago (1915-10-13)
FounderHenry Giessenbier
Coordinates38°39′20″N 90°33′24″W / 38.6555556°N 90.5566667°W / 38.6555556; -90.5566667Coordinates: 38°39′20″N 90°33′24″W / 38.6555556°N 90.5566667°W / 38.6555556; -90.5566667
OriginsUnited States
Area served
MethodCommunity service
World President
Brian Lim (2018)
Secretary General
Arrey L. Obenson
JCI world headquarters

Junior Chamber International is a non-profit international non-governmental organization[1] of young people between 18 and 40 years old.[2] It has members in about 124 countries, and regional or national organizations in most of them.[citation needed] It was founded in Mexico in 1944, and has consultative status with the Council of Europe, with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and with UNESCO.[1] It encourages young people to become active citizens and to participate in efforts towards social and economic development, and international cooperation, good-will and understanding.[1]

It publishes JCI World, a quarterly magazine, in six languages.[1] It holds an annual conference, the JCI World Congress, in November of each year,[3] and regional annual meetings, the JCI Area Conferences.[4] Some members are given life membership of the organization and become "senators".[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Jaycees International", in Edward Lawson, Mary Lou Bertucci (1996). Encyclopedia of human rights, second edition. Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781560323624. p. 911.
  2. ^ "Welcome to JCI - Young Active Citizens Creating Positive Change". Junior Chamber International. Archived from the original on 2010-08-21. Retrieved 2010-08-15.
  3. ^ "JCI World Congress".
  4. ^ John Clark (1995). A Legacy of Leadership: The U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. p. 224. ISBN 0964545608.
  5. ^ "JCI Senate".

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