The UIA is an independent research institute and serves as a repository for current and historical information on the work of international associations, including International Nongovernmental Organizations (INGOs) and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs). Today, the UIA also focuses on promoting public awareness of the internationality of these organizations and in representing the collective views of international bodies.
UIA collects, hosts and provides up-to-date, reliable information on global civil society and maintains the most comprehensive source of information on international associations, their activities and concerns, and their meetings activities. This wealth of information is made available through the following resources and services.
Yearbook of International Organizations
The most comprehensive information resource on c. 73,000 international non-profit organizations and associations worldwide, in all fields of human endeavour, and throughout centuries of history
International Congress Calendar
A vast resource of information covering c. 505,000 meetings, organized from 1851 until 2036, by international associations
Associations Round Table
The UIA Round Table aims to promote and facilitate the work of international associations by providing training and networking opportunities
Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
The result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on world problems and strategies, and to offer radically different perspectives to policy-makers, social researchers and those concerned with development strategy
Customized Data Extractions
The most efficient way of extracting specific and targeted information maintained in the UIA's databases
Data Extractions: fulfillment of once-off data extraction requests
Data Streaming: to your database, intranet or newsreader
Offers enhanced cooperation and partnership to UIA Associate Members, to further industry entities – such as offices of tourism, convention bureaus, congress organizers, etc. – as well as to UIA Active Members and other facilitators of educational programmes for associations.