Union of International Associations (UIA)

Union des associations internationales (UAI)
Unión de Asociaciones Internacionales
Union der Internationalen Verbände
Unie van de Internationale Verenigingen

Contact Details

URL: https://www.uia.org/

UIA Secretariat
Rue Washington 40
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium
phone: 3226401808
email: uia@uia.org

CIC Case 20
CH-1211 20, Geneva
Switzerland
phone: 41227336717
fax: 41227347082

Founded

1907-06-01 Brussels Belgium

History

Founded by Henri La Fontaine (Nobel Peace Prize 1913) and Paul Otlet, Secretary-General of the then 'International Institute of Bibliography -- Institut international de bibliographie', set up 2 Sep 1895, Brussels, currently H-XB1823 - International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID), with which activities were closely associated. Officially founded under patronage of the Belgian government on 29 Jan 1908. Became a federation under present name in 1910, at 1st World Congress of International Organizations. Statutes adopted 1908; modified 1910, 1951, 1955, 1965, 1986, 2007. Worked closely with H-XH0008 - Institut international de la paix, Monaco, which had been set up in 1903 and produced the 1905, 1906 and 1907 editions of the Annuaire de la Vie internationale; collaborated with the Institute on the 1908-1909 edition of this publication, which subsequently evolved into the Yearbook of International Organizations. The work of the UIA contributed to the creation, 10 Jan 1920, of H-XH2906 - League of Nations, and, 9 Aug 1925, of H-XH2149 - International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation. During the 1920s, the UIA created H-XH0017 - International University.

Aims

As a platform for global civil society cooperation, collaborate with, provide services to and promote international associations.

Events

2023-11 | Brussels, Belgium – Associations Round Table - Europe
2022-11 | Rotterdam, Netherlands – Associations Round Table - Europe
2021-11 | Brussels, Belgium – Associations Round Table - Europe
2021-02-04 | Prague, Czech Rep – Associations Round Table - Europe
2020-09-17 | Seoul, Korea Rep – Associations Round Table - Asia Pacific
2020-06-12 | Brussels, Belgium – General Assembly
2019-11-04 | Brussels, Belgium – Associations Round Table - Europe
2019-09-19 | Pattaya, Thailand – Associations Round Table - Asia Pacific
2019-06-26 | London, UK – The Meetings Show Conference
2019-06-14 | Brussels, Belgium – General Assembly
2019-02-28 | Brussels, Belgium – EAS : European Association Summit
2018-11-15 | Lyon, France – Associations Round Table - Europe
2018-09-26 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Associations Round Table - Asia Pacific
2018-08-24 | Kuching, Malaysia – TriBE Assembly
2018-06-27 | London, UK – The Meetings Show Conference
2018-06-17 | Brussels, Belgium – General Assembly
2018-03-08 | Brussels, Belgium – Engage, collaborate and innovate
2017-11-09 | Brussels, Belgium – Associations Round Table - Europe
2017-09-21 | Chiang Mai, Thailand – Associations Round Table - Asia Pacific
2017-06-16 | Brussels, Belgium – General Assembly
2017-05-30 | Brussels, Belgium – EAS : European Association Summit
2016-11-03 | Monte Carlo, Monaco – Associations Round Table - Europe
2016-09-28 | Busan, Korea Rep – Associations Round Table - Asia Pacific
2016-06-24 | Brussels, Belgium – General Assembly
2016-05-31 | Brussels, Belgium – EAS : European Association Summit
2015-11-12 | Brussels, Belgium – Associations Round Table - Europe
2015-09-29 | Bangkok, Thailand – Associations Round Table - Asia Pacific
2015-05-28 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual General Assembly
2015-05-05 | Brussels, Belgium – Pioneers of change
2015-01-09 | Brussels, Belgium – Extraordinary General Assembly
2014-12-19 | Brussels, Belgium – Extraordinary General assembly
2014-11-13 | Dublin, Ireland – Associations Round Table - Europe
2014-10-22 | Seoul, Korea Rep – Associations Round Table - Asia
2014-05-14 | Brussels, Belgium – Inspire, connect, empower
2013-12-13 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial General Assembly
2013-11-12 | Brussels, Belgium – Associations in Action
2013-10-23 | Singapore, Singapore – Associations in Action
2013-05-16 | Brussels, Belgium – EAS : European Association Summit
2012-11-12 | Brussels, Belgium – Associations Round Table
2012-11-12 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
2011-11-18 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial general assembly
2011-10-17 | Brussels, Belgium – Associations in Action
2011-10-17 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
2010-11-19 | Brussels, Belgium – The conference/climate equation
2010-11-18 | Brussels, Belgium – The conference/climate equation
2009-11-13 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial General Assembly
2009-10-06 | Brussels, Belgium – Current challenges for associations
2009-10-05 | Brussels, Belgium – Current challenges for associations
2008-10-07 | Brussels, Belgium – Associations Round Table
2008-10-06 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
2007-11-23 | Brussels, Belgium – Centenary strategic meeting
2007-11-23 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial General Assembly
2007-10-02 | Brussels, Belgium – Associations Round Table
2007-10-01 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
2006-10-02 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
2005-10-28 | Brussels, Belgium – Extraordinary General Assembly
2005-10-27 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial General Assembly
2005-10-03 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
2004-10-04 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
2003-10-23 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial General Assembly
2003-10-06 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
2002-10-07 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
2002-02-22 | Montecatini Terme, Italy – Civil society and the knowledge society
2002 | Paris, France – Meeting
2001-10-20 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial general assembly
2001-10-19 | Brussels, Belgium – La société civile et le sens de l'Europe
2001-10-01 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
2000-10-02 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1999-10-04 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1998-10-23 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial general assembly
1998-10-05 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1997-10-06 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1996-10-07 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1996-05-09 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial general assembly
1995-10-02 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1994-10-03 | Brussels, Belgium – UAI annual associate members meeting
1994-05-28 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial General Assembly
1993-10-04 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1992-10-07 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial General Assembly
1992-10-05 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1991-09-30 | Brussels, Belgium | Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1990-11-30 | Brussels, Belgium – Anniversary conference
1990-11-29 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial General Assembly
1990-10-01 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1989-10-02 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1988-11-28 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial General Assembly
1988-10-03 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1987-10-05 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1986-11-27 | Brussels, Belgium – Biennial general assembly
1986-10-06 | Brussels, Belgium – Annual associate members meeting
1984-10-21 | Brussels, Belgium – General Assembly
1984 | Brussels, Belgium – Symposium
1980-06-23 | Brussels, Belgium – World forum of transnational associations
1976 | Geneva, Switzerland – General Assembly
1976 | Geneva, Switzerland – Symposium
1975 | Kyoto, Japan – Meeting of International Congress Organizers and Technicians
1974 | Paris, France – General Assembly
1974 | Paris, France – Symposium
1972 | Milan, Italy – Symposium
1970-05-06 | Barcelona, Spain – International Congress on Congress Organization
1969 | Turin, Italy – Symposium
1966-03-30 | Copenhagen, Denmark – Meeting of International Congress Organizers and Technicians
1963 | Rome, Italy – Meeting of International Congress Organizers and Technicians
1960-11-12 | Lausanne, Switzerland – Meeting of international congress organizers and technicians
1959 | Düsseldorf, Germany FR – Meeting of International Congress Organizers and Technicians

Activities

Promoted an international convention on the legal status of international associations which resulted in the signature at the Council of Europe, 1986, of T-XT8603 - European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of International Non-Governmental Organisations.

  • advocacy/lobbying/activism
  • events/meetings
  • knowledge management/information dissemination
  • networking/liaising
  • research/documentation

Structure

General Assembly (every 2 years); Executive Council; Bureau; Secretariat.

Languages

  • English
  • French

Staff

Paid FTE: 9.00
Voluntary FTE: 2.00

Annual Budget

550,000 Euro

Finance

Sources:
  • fees for services
  • members' dues
  • sale of publications

Registrations

Belgian Royal Decree: 0408.287.747 1920-07-02 Belgium

Consultative Status

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Associated with Department of Global Communications of the United Nations.

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Contact maintained with all international nongovernmental organizations eligible for inclusion in the 'Yearbook of International Organizations'. Proposed, 1949, the setting up of a U-XJ7166 - International Service Centre for and about Nongovernmental Organizations, which never materialized as such but whose functions are in part fulfilled by G-XG6085 - International Association Centre, which UIA was instrumental in setting up, 20 Aug 1982, Brussels (Belgium). Special links with: E-XE0945 - Federation of European and International Associations Established in Belgium (FAIB); E-XE0956 - Fédération des Institutions Internationales établies à Genève (FIIG); C-XC1330 - International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO); conferences of consultative status nongovernmental organizations; bodies using the Union's secretariat facilities; those with which it has co-editing or co-publishing arrangements and with Associate Members.

Publications

  • Yearbook of International Organizations, 2019
    type: book
    edition: 56th
    more information: in 6 vols
  • World Guide to Logotypes, Emblems and Trademarks of International Organizations, 1997
    type: book
  • World Guide to Religious and Spiritual Organizations, 1996
    type: book
  • Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential, 1994
    type: book
    edition: 4th
    more information: in 3 vols
  • International Biographical Dictionary of Religion, 1994
    type: book
  • International Association Statutes Series, 1986
    type: book
  • The Identity of African Associations and the Participation of NGOs in Development in the Context of a New World Order, 1985
    type: book
  • African International Organization Directory and African Participation in Other International Organizations, 1984
    type: book
  • Arab, Islamic International Organization Directory and Arab and Islamic Participation in Other International Organizations, 1984
    type: book
  • Intergovernmental Organization Directory, 1984
    type: book
  • International Organization Abbreviations and Addresses, 1984
    type: book
  • World Forum Proceedings: from international to transnational, 1983
    type: book
  • Annuaire des organisations internationales, 1980
    type: book
    edition: 4th
  • Yearbook of International Congress Proceedings, 1962
    type: book
    edition: 2nd
    more information: published up until 1969
  • World of Associations News
    type: periodical (12 a year)
  • Documents for the Study of International Non-Governmental Relations
    type: book
    more information: 20 vols issued
  • Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential Online
    type: information service
  • International Congress Calendar Online
    type: information service
  • International Congress Science Series
    type: book
    more information: in 12 vols
    language(s): English, French
  • Yearbook of International Organizations Online
    type: information service

Members

Active individuals, limited to 250 and subject to election by General Assembly. Currently 86 individuals in 28 countries:

Member Countries & Regions
Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, UK, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea Rep, Laos, Mauritania, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam

Associate (71) corporate bodies or individuals interested in the aims and activities of the UIA and wishing to associate themselves with its work by payment of an annual membership fee. Subject to approval by the Executive Council. Includes 2 organizations listed in this Yearbook:

Member Organizations
European Cities Marketing, International Congress and Convention Association

Type I Classification

F: Organizations having a special form, eg foundation, funds

Type II Classification

y: international organization membership

Subjects *

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

XF3352

Last News

2019

* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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