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Secure Tenure Rights
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In order to create a more humane and harmonious society, UINL’s mission includes to foster relations among notaries from different member notariats to exchange information and experiences on professional practice; to promote the application of the fundamental principles of the civil law notarial system and the principles of notarial deontology; to represent the notariat at international organisations, and to co-operate with these within the framework of partnerships; to co-operate at the international level to harmonize national and notarial legislations; to promote, organize and develop vocational training, and support scientific works in the notarial field; to promote international congresses, conferences and meetings; to establish and promote relations with national notariats in order to work for their organization and development, with a view to their admission to the Union; to establish and promote relations with organisations that are not part of the European legal system, in order to collaborate with them in the areas of common interest; and to provide the Union´s support to the development of law in notarial matter in countries requesting it.
The UINL works to support actions of social Interest and address the issue of land tenure rights. The notariat proposes the simplified secure title (SST). It is a tool which ensures access to land and lodging, consisting in an official document which any citizen may obtain cheaply and quickly. The National Union of Notaries is also taking action to prevent the lack of civil status of children, especially in rural areas, from depriving them of their basic rights and confining them to the informal sector. The goal is to help families prepare civil status papers and follow procedures to obtain birth acts within the framework of hearings. UINL aims to foster the circulation of notarised acts; it is working to allow for the recognition of notarised acts beyond the borders of the State. The Union is seeking to put in place a simpler, safer and cheaper system for their circulation in the form of a notorial apostille. It is also developing a world network of notaries to facilitate contacts among notaries from different member notariats of the Union, to allow the recipients of notarial services to have contacts and receive legal advice through notaries free of charge. Finally, it aims to foster the vocational training through the use of notarial academies and partner organisations.