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The International Association of Art (UNESCO Official Partner) • Global • https://www.aiap-iaa.org/

The International Association of Art, IAA/AIAP, is an NGO (a non-governmental organization) working in partnership with UNESCO, with a consultative status, comprising artists belonging essentially to the fields of painting, sculpture, printmaking and other forms of creative work in the visual arts.

“The objectives of the Association are to stimulate international cooperation among the artists of all countries, nations or peoples, and to improve the economic and social position of artists at the national and international levels, as well as to defend their material and moral rights. The IAA/AIAP structure looks like UNESCO. It allows and facilitates all kind of working condition of arts and professional artists comparison through meetings, seminars and exhibitions into a peaceful ideal, tolerance and sharing attitude. IAA/AIAP discusses and prepares proposals transferred to members’ states government by UNESCO. The origins of IAA/AIAP (International Association of Art, in English) can be traced to the Third General Conference of UNESCO, held at Beiruth, Libanon, in 1948. The UNESCO Conference, at its sixth Session, in 1951, empowered the Director-General to organize an International Conference of artists to study the actual conditions of artists’ freedom in various countries and to enquire into the means to associate them more closely with UNESCO’s work. Accordingly, in 1952, at a conference of artists held in Venice, 23 governments and 48 associations of artists in 19 countries, declared themselves in favor of the formation of an international association of painters, sculptors and engravers. A provisional council was formed under the chairmanship of Gino Severini (Italy), and a secretariat was opened in UNESCO House in Paris. In 1954, in Venice, the General Assembly of the fully constituted Association was summoned for the first time and declared the basic aims of IAA/AIAP. At this first Assembly, 18 countries (with National Committees already formed) took part, with observers from another 22 countries. Artists like Miro, Braque, Delaunay, Pasmore, Hartung, Laurencin, Matta, Lurçat, Masson, Vasarely, Moore, Soto, Cesar, Calder, and many others left their print at IAA/AIAP. Since its creation, UNESCO gave to IAA/AIAP the status of UNESCO partnership NGO with the status of consultative Association.”

Information above quoted from https://www.aiap-iaa.org/about.htm.