UIA Survey 2022 ­– COVID-19 Impact on International Association Meetings

The COVID-19 pandemic has a tremendous impact on the global travel and meetings industry and on the meetings behaviour of international associations. This special UIA Survey 2022 ­­– COVID-19 Impact on International Association Meetings released on Nnovember 28th, 2022 focuses on the changed approach of associations, when planning and organizing their international events.

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63rd International Meetings Statistics Report

The “new normal” becomes clearer

Union of International Associations releases 63rd International Meetings Statistics Report

The Report provides two views of a sector continuing to face multiple challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic: data for meetings in the year 2019 are presented in-full, the “last good year” before the crisis, in addition to an analysis of what took place in 2021.

The data in this report are drawn from the UIA database, the source of the International Congress Calendar and the Yearbook of International Organizations. Covering international association meetings held around the world in 2019 and 2021, the Report provides comprehensive data for the-year-that-was and also a twenty year perspective on trends from 2001 through 2021.

The report is available for free in June/July each year as part of the Associate Membership package. It is available for sale in September to the general public.

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Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

UIA is proud to present the new Volume 6 of the Yearbook of International Organizations, entitled Global Civil Society and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There can be little question as to the relevance of the new topic. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (the UN SDGs) are informed by and in turn inform all gobal civil society actors. What, we asked, is their link with the UN SDGs? Which of the UN SDGs concern them? With which SDGs should they be concerned? What communities of international bodies form around each of the SDGs?

Choose a goal below to view more information and a list of associated organizations:

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health & Well-Being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water & Sanitation
Affordable & Clean Energy
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure
Reduced inequalities
Sustainable Cities & Communities
Responsible Consumption & Production
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Partnerships for the Goal