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NGOEnglish Speaking Union (ESU)

The English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London, W1J 5ED

Telephone020 75291550
Background Information

The English Speaking Union (ESU) exists to use the English language as a tool for the promotion of international understanding, this broader remit replacing an original focus on relations between the United States and the British Commonwealth. The Union, with more than 50 international branches, organises educational and cultural exchange activities. The Union was formed in 1918 by Evelyn Wrench, with Winston Churchill as an early chairman. The Union has had ECOSOC Roster Consultative Status since 1987. Sources:; Barberis et al 2000 p97

Year Created1918
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies

English Speaking Union of the Commonwealth;
English Speaking Union International Council, The

Related Organisations
KeywordsInternational relations and international affairs.
Last Edited ByJRM at 13/08/2008 14:34:07