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1999-12: Membership in the World Blind Union

Whereas the World Blind Union is the only world wide organization of consumer groups of the blind and service providers for the Blind and whereas the NFB:AE is the only active national consumer advocacy group of the blind in Canada; and

Whereas Canada's seats on the World Blind Union are currently held by
CNIB, the CCB and the Sir Arthur Pearson Association of Blinded Veterans;

Be it resolved that:

  1. The membership of the NFB:AE asks the Board of directors to investigate all of the steps that would be required to obtain observer status and/or a seat on the World Blind Union;
  2. Provided that the above process is not inordinately difficult or expensive, the Board of directors should take whatever steps are necessary to enable the NFB:AE to apply for observer status or for a permanent seat on the WBU such that the NFB:AE has the same representation as the other organizations referred to in the preamble to this resolution.
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