International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)

Union internationale des sciences anthropologiques et ethnologiques (UISAE)
Unión Internacional de Ciencias Antropológicas y Etnológicas (UNICAE)
Internationale Union der Anthropologischen und Ethnologischen Wissenschaften

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23 Aug 1948, Brussels (Belgium), at 3rd International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (ICAES), when it was brought into one organization de facto with the latter. ICAES was itself set up in 1934 and acted as the follower of various Congresses of Anthropological Sciences, starting in 1865, as Congrès international d'anthropologie et d'archéologie préhistoriques (CIAPP). The two organizations were united, de jure, into one in 1968. Together with World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA), became one of 2 distinctly separate but constituent chambers within World Anthropological Union (WAU), 2018.


Enhance exchange and communication among scholars worldwide, so as to expand human knowledge; contribute to a better understanding of human society and to a sustainable future based on harmony between nature and culture.

Future Events

2023 Bhubaneswar, India – Quinquennial Congress

2020 Sibenik, Croatia – Inter-Congress

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Events/meetings; research/documentation.


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Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 13 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 57 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality



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