|Primary Work Area||Industrial Agriculture|
|Website||Internationale Vegetarier-Union (IVU)|
|Last Considered||November, 2017|
The International Vegetarian Union (IVU) is an umbrella organization promoting vegetarianism and veganism worldwide. Among other activities, IVU encourages the formation of local, regional, and national groups. They also offer financial support to existing groups, organize a series of World Veg Congresses, argue the case for plant-based living on a political level, promote research on vegetarianism, and host an extensive collection of resources published by IVU and its member societies.