- promote communication and cooperation among veg organisations.
- support the IVU World Vegfest, which we try to hold every year.
Types of Members Societies
Three ways you can help:
- Encourage organisations you work with to join IVU. It is free.
- Donate to IVU
- Share information from IVU media, such as [here we can have clickable links to FBs, the newsletter, etc.
The easiest way to pay is online by credit/debit card - use one of these options:
Full Member Society - open to any non-profit group whose primary purpose is to promote vegetarianism/veganism.
Benefits: Vote in IVU affairs. Publicity and links on the IVU website.
Associate Member Society - open to any non-profit organisation which advocates vegetarianism/veganism. This could include groups primarily concerned with Animal Rights, Health, Environment, Religion, etc.Publicity and links on the IVU website.
General enquiries about IVU members or supporters issues - including any updates about change of address/email etc - should be addressed to xxx (in English please)
If your society is a Member or Associate Member of IVU, please display the logo on your main index page, Facebook page, etc. and use it as a link to: http://www.ivu.org - mentioning, in your own language, that you are a Member or Associate Member.
Susianto Tseng - Jakarta, Indonesia. IVU-Chair and Regional Representative for East and SE Asia (Asia Pacific)
It’s hard not to become vegetarian once you’ve met vegan expert Susianto.
First, the 43-year-old coordinator for the International Vegetarian Union in Asia Pacific will take you through mountains of scientific data from reputable institutions that shows vegetarianism is good for your health.
Second, having spent half his life as a vegetarian, Susianto is the living proof that eating plants and not meat does wonders to your body and appearance.
Indeed, when The Jakarta Post met Susianto recently, his skin was healthy and bright, and he looked younger than his age.
The man, who just received a doctorate from the University of Indonesia for his research on Tempeh, has been a vegetarian for 23 years. He stopped eating meat while he was studying for a bachelor degree in Yogyakarta, majoring in Chemistry at the University of Gadjah Mada.
“I became vegetarian in my second year of college. At that time, I had carried out some analysis on food and discovered many toxic substances in meat,” Susianto said.
Being a vegetarian can prolong your life, he went on.
IVU IC Elections rules and procedures
- The International Council (IC) shall be elected by email ballot, with voting from April 1-30 of each even numbered year. The results to be announced by emaiI during the first week of May.