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International Union of the Notaries Practice unites for the first time in Mauritius

International Union of the Notaries Practice unites for the first time in Mauritius

The International Union of Notaries is a non-governmental organization established to promote, co-ordinate, develop the duties and activities of Notaries throughout the world, and ensure the standing and independence necessary for optimum service to individuals and society through close collaboration between Chambers of Notarie. (Image: UINL conference)

The Executive Board of the International Union of the Notaries Practice (UINL), has met for the first time in Mauritius on Friday February 13, 2015 at the Hilton Resorts and Spa, Flic-en Flic.

On this occasion, Daniel-Sédar Senghor, notary from Dakar, has chaired the 25th Executive Board, where solicitors from Argentina, China, Cameroon, Senegal, Colombia, Paraguay, France and Japan among others were present to discuss relevant themes and strategic plans based on notary continental reports in Africa, Caribbean America, South America and Asia.

Secretary of UINL, Rajendra Dassyne , based in Mauritius also presided the event affirms that “It is an honour for Mauritius to have welcomed for the first time the Executive Board of the UINL.”

“The Association of the Solicitors of the Mauritius Island (ANM) is proud to gather in our country the members of the Executive Board of the legislature 2014-2016 to favour the international exchanges and strengthen the cooperation between solicitors of the whole world for a better society,” he said.

Furthermore, during this meeting the President of the UINL, Daniel-Sédar Senghor has expressed his enthusiasm “I am very happy to be on the Mauritian ground – to chair this Executive Board, a country of the archetypal bi legalism and a promise land of a population coming throughout the world. It is symbolic that this meeting of Councillors is being organised here.”

The Council has also discussed about the organization of future Conferences of the UINL.

Daniel-Sédar Sengnor has for its part announced that the next meeting of the Colloquium of the Notary’s practices of the Mediterranean Sea will be held in Morocco on 26-27th March 2015 and the second Afro-American conference of Notorial Rights in Brazil on 28-29 September 2015.

Finally, it has to be noted that the presence of Daniel-Sédar Senghor in this event is more interesting as he is the first solicitor stemming from the African Continent to be elected at the head of this non-governmental organization, which includes more than 80 member countries. He was elected in 2013 for a three-year term at the end of the assembly.

About The International Union of Notaries (UINL):

The International Union of Notaries is a non-governmental organisation established to promote, co-ordinate, develop the duties and activities of Notaries throughout the world, and ensure the standing and independence necessary for optimum service to individuals and society through close collaboration between Chambers of Notaries.

The International Union of Notaries was founded in 1948 in Buenos Aires by the representatives of the Chambers of Notaries of the following nineteen countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Switzerland and Uruguay. The original statutes, approved in the form of a ‘Charter’ in October 1948 were officially adopted by the Congress held in Madrid on 21st October 1950.

Managed by an Executive Board of 28 Councillors, it’s decision-making body is the Assembly of the member Notary’s practices, constitute upon the establishment in scientific plan training and formation, research strategy organization and development), economic activities and sociological human rights, social welfare.

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