This is determined by the statutes or by-laws of each specific organization. You should contact an organization directly (or view the membership information on its website) for more information on requirements.
How many international organizations there are will depend on your criteria and methods for counting them. The UIA maintains information and statistics on over 68,000 international organizations (both active and inactive) that meet its criteria (see Types of organization for precise information on these criteria).
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Yes, you can update your organization's description directly via our website. A user name and password are required for login, and should have been provided with your proof. Please contact us if you do not have your user name and password. Also, please bear in mind that all online updates are reviewed by an editor before they are visible on the website.
The submission deadline for the printed edition of the Yearbook is annual at the end of March. The Yearbook Online is updated about once every six weeks.
We welcome updated information year-round, irrespective of our publishing schedule, so please feel free to submit new information at any time.
All proof corrections must first be reviewed by one of our editors, who deal with the responses from thousands of organization representatives. Thus, some time may pass between our receipt of updated information and the correction of organization descriptions. In addition to this delay, the Yearbook Online information is updated once every 6-8 weeks, thus possibly contributing to a further delay. We apologize that we are unable to process proofs more quickly, but the editors always appreciate receiving updated information.
You can use the link below to identify public or university libraries in your area. To find out if they have a copy of the Yearbook of International Organizations, check the library's online catalogue or contact the Reference Department. Some libraries maintain copies of past editions of the Yearbook in addition to current editions. Many academic libraries also carry our previous publications which are now out of print, so you can search the catalogues for Union of International Associations / Union des associations internationales as author.
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