Public Services International

Organization's name: Public Services International
Organization's acronym: PSI
Former Name(s): ZAP
Headquarters address  
Address: 45, avenue Voltaire
BP 09
F-01211 Ferney-Voltaire Cedex
Phone: +33.450.40.64.64
Fax: +33.450.40.73.20
Web site:
Organization type: Trade union
  • French


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Climate Change
  • Coorporate Accountability
  • Debt Relief
  • Development
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Governance
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Affairs
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • International Law
  • Labour
  • Least Developed Countries
  • Migration
  • Minority Rights
  • New Global Institutions
  • Population
  • Private Sector
  • Social Development
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation Policy
  • Trade and Development
  • Values
  • Water
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Policy advice
  • Violence against women
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and armed conflict
  • Women and health
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the economy
  • Women in power and decision-making

  • International migration

Public Administration:
  • Ethics, Transparency and Accountability
  • Governance and Public Administration
  • Public Service and Management Innovation

Social Development:
  • Employment
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Social policy
  • Youth

Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Energy
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Partnerships
  • Trade and environment
Geographic scope: International
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1907
Year of registration (YYYY): 1997
Organizational structure: Public Services International (PSI) is the global union federation for public sector trade unions. Founded in 1907, PSI currently represents 673 affiliated trade unions in 153 countries around the world. PSI is represented in its four regions (Africa and Arab countries; Asia-Pacific; Inter-America and Europe) by regional and sub-regional offices, with its headquarters in Ferney-Voltaire, France, on the Swiss border, close to Geneva. PSI coordinates union activity to ensure respect for workers’ rights, and defends social and economic justice through universal access to quality public services. PSI campaigns to improve the quality of public services, working with international organisations, national governments, consumer lobbies, community organisations, non-governmental organisations and unions from other sectors. PSI works closely with the International Trade Union Confederation and with other sister global unions which constitute the Council of Global Unions. PSI works actively with the International Labour Office in Geneva and participates in the annual International Labour Conference, both in the preparatory stages and during the Conference, to ensure that public sector and workers’ issues are addressed adequately.
Number and type of members: PSI has currently (December 2013) 674 affiliated unions in 153 countries and territories around the world, representing workers in the public services. Together, the affiliated unions represent more than 20 million public sector workers, providing services in central government, health and social care, municipal and community services and public water, energy and waste utilities.
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major Group affiliation:
  • Non-governmental organization