UIA's World of Associations

Newsletter of the Union of International Associations

e-Newsletter, 7 issues in 2023

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UIA’s World of Associations is our e-newsletter, which reaches over 15,000 international associations with a focus on our publications, services and activities supporting associations, and on promoting contact with the providers they need. The e-newsletter features the popular series ‘Why this city?’, with companion articles to highlight aspects of association and conference life. Toolboxes will announce new developments, while our list of upcoming congresses across the regions of the world will give a glimpse of the extraordinary range of events and their venues, taken from our constantly updated and expanded Congress Calendar. We shall feature networks, partners, associations new and old – the UIA’s Yearbook and Global Civil Society Database are brimming with information to share. Our e-newsletter continues to be an interactive platform for international associations who are seeking for opinion-sharing with their peers on topical issues, best practices and experiences. And if you have news, share it with us.

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February 2012
In This Issue:
  • A socially responsible economy: The role of associations will be critical, as they are a source of knowledge.
  • EAU talks about the integration of social media and the latest technologies in their congresses
  • Favourite spots in Paris
January 2012
In This Issue:
  • The Year of...? 2011 was declared the Year of Forests by the UN, and the Year of Volunteering by the EU. Are these 'Years' effective, do they make a difference?
  • How has the world changed in terms of conference organisation, and how can associations cope with these changes?
  • Favourite spots in Estoril
December 2011
In This Issue:
  • Constantly evolving, adding to the collected history of international civil society and increasing its value, the UIA is moving into its second century with enthusiasm
  • Times are tough: Should international associations spend their marketing dollars at trade shows?
  • Favourite spots in Valencia
November 2011
In This Issue:
  • UIA's 2011 RoundTable: "Associations in action: social legacy and community engagement"
  • EWEA: Innovating today, shaping tomorrow
  • Favourite spots in Kyoto
October 2011
In This Issue:
  • Tribute to Wangari Maathai: an outstanding woman, an outstanding humanist, innovator, civil society activist, and leader.
  • Personalisation at congresses: Which main trends in the convention industry are relevant for international associations?
  • Favourite spots in Leipzig
September 2011
In This Issue:
  • Social Legacy: End your next conference not only with a smile on your own face but also leaving a smile on the faces of those you've left behind you.
  • IHEU talks about their congress following the bombing in Oslo and the massacre at Utøya
  • Favourite spots in Oslo
August 2011
In This Issue:
  • "Politics is the art of the possible"? NGOs are the artists of the politically possible.
  • Speeches are important to our life and career, and we must perform them well. What is a good speech?
  • Favourite spots in Tallinn
July 2011
In This Issue:
  • Update from JNTO on the situation in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami
  • Be prepared! The International Emergency Management Society talks about crisis and emergency strategies for associations
  • Favourite spots in London
June 2011
In This Issue:
  • International Water Week: Struggle of organizations to master this vast resource
  • A good CEO is a broker of ideas… Associations observe a growing pressure on increasing their financial and business performance
  • Favourite spots in Baltimore
May 2011
In This Issue:
  • The pattern of meetings is changing as more and more organizers are expecting 'sustainable development' and 'social responsibility' challenges to be met
  • World Environment Day (June 5): What can international associations do for WED?
  • Favourite spots in Singapore

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