Junior Chamber International

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Junior Chamber International
Mark with tag-blue.jpg
Founded 13 October 1915; 102 years ago (1915-10-13)
Founder Henry Giessenbier
Type NGO
Location
Coordinates 38°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
Origins United States
Area served
Worldwide
Method Community service
Members
170,000+
World President
Brian Lim (2018)
Secretary General
Arrey L. Obenson
Employees
23
Website www.jci.cc
JCI world headquarters

Junior Chamber International (JCI) 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. It has consultative status with the Council of Europe, with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and with UNESCO. It was founded in St Louis in 1915. It encourages young people to become active citizens and to participate in efforts towards social and economic development, and international co-operation, good-will and understanding.[1] Its members are called JCI Members. 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,[citation needed] and regional annual meetings, the JCI Area Conferences.[3]

From within the walls of the soul of this organization wherein the foundation of character and good citizenship are laid, I hope a message will come in the sometime of tomorrow that will stir the people towards the establishment of a permanent and everlasting world peace. - Henry Giessenbier (1892-1935).[4]

Senate[edit]

Some members of JCI are given life membership of the organization and become "senators."[citation needed] The JCI Senate was founded in 1952 in Melbourne, Australia; most countries with a Junior Chamber International also have an affiliated JCI Senate organization.[citation needed] "JCI Senators display determination and leadership and are encouraged to stay connected and provide support throughout the entirety of their lives."[5]

Structure[edit]

Members of JCI are National Organizations divided in four areas. Areas are: The Americas, Europe, Africa and Middle East, and Asia and the Pacific.

Area National
organizations
Local
organizations
Africa and the Middle East
34
411
Asia and the Pacific
21
2,580
The Americas
22
813
Europe
40
250
Total
117
4,754

Source: 2016 JCI World Report

Africa and the Middle East[edit]

  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burubdu
  • Cameroun
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cote D'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • DR Congo
  • Egypt
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Syria
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Asia and the Pacific[edit]

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor Leste
  • Vietnam

North and South America own by Juliet Oscar Mike[edit]

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Dominian Republic
  • Dutch Caribbean
  • Ecuador
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • United States
  • Venezuela
  • West Indies

Europe[edit]

  • Albania
  • Austria[6]
  • Belgium[7]
  • Bulgaria[8]
  • Catalonia[9]
  • Croatia[10]
  • Cyprus[11]
  • Czech Republic[12]
  • Denmark[13]
  • Estonia[14]
  • Finland[15]
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "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. ^ John Clark (1995). A Legacy of Leadership: The U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. p. 224. ISBN 0964545608. 
  4. ^ http://www.jciindia.in
  5. ^ "JCI". www.jci.cc. Retrieved 2018-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Junior Chamber Austria - Junge Wirtschaft Österreich (JWÖ)". wko.at. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "JCI Belgium Website". jci.be. 
  8. ^ "JCI Bulgaria Website". jci.bg.  (in Bulgarian)
  9. ^ "JCI Catalunya - joves actius - idees - projectes". jci.cat. 
  10. ^ "JCI Croatia Website". jci-croatia.com.  (in Croatian)
  11. ^ "JCI Cyprus Website". jcicyprus.org. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "JCI Czech Republic". jcicr.cz. Retrieved 18 October 2017.  (in Czech)
  13. ^ "JCI Danmark - JCI skaber udviklingsmulighed i et professionelt netværk". jci.dk.  (in Danish)
  14. ^ "JCI – Ettevõtlike Noorte Koda". www.jci.ee. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  15. ^ "Suomen Nuorkauppakamarit - JCI Finland". nuorkauppakamarit.fi.  (in Finnish)

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