What is the official status of Unia?

Unia is a public institution. It is an independent, interfederal expert in the area of equal opportunities and antidiscrimination. Unia is therefore neither an NGO nor an association.

  • Public: originally called the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism, Unia was created by the law of 15 February 1993, and its duties are currently mandated by the parliaments (federal, regional and community).
  • Interfederal: Unia fights against discrimination in Belgium in federal matters as well as in matters managed by the Walloon Region, the Brussels Region, the French Community and the German-speaking community.
  • Independent: Unia carries out its duties with full independence.

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