April 2020


14th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
21-24/09/2020, Melbourne, Australia

22nd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences

21-25/09/2020, Sydney, Australia

42nd IACR Annual Scientific Conference of the International Association of Cancer Registries

12-15/10/2020, Nouméa, New Caledonia

UIA: INGOs' Gateway to A Universe of Interconnected Alliance

By Dr. Christie Chang. Dr Chang works for two INGOs/INPOs. She is a professional in international education since 2001, employed by Council...

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Short-term access to the Yearbook of International Organizations Online

New! UIA offers 30 and 90 Day access options to its associations database Yearbook of International Organizations Online.

The database includes detailed descriptions of more than 72,500 international organizations worldwide, about 40,300 of which are active. Coverage includes intergovernmental (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). Organization profiles are cross-referenced to show detailed relationships between organizations. Multiple search criteria as, for example, by headquarter city or country, by subject, by event destinations are offered.

For more information see: https://uia.org/yearbook/shortterm

Save the Dates: 2020 UIA Associations Round Tables

Education. The UIA Associations Round Table aims to promote and facilitate the work of international associations by providing training and networking opportunities.

• The 8th Round Table Asia-Pacific will take place at the Lotte Hotel World in Seoul, Korea Rep on 17 & 18 September 2020. Host partner: Seoul Tourism Organization.

• The 14th Round Table Europe will take place at the Vienna House Diplomat in Prague, Czech Rep on 12 & 13 November 2020. Host partner: Prague Convention Bureau

Questions about the Round Table, or about joining us as a partner?

We are happy to hear from you!

Clara Fernández López: clara@uia.org


SUPERCENTENARY: 110th Anniversary of the First World Congress of International Associations

UIA regrets that, due to the current global health risks and the restricted movement those risks impose on us, our Supercentenary celebration planned for 15 June 2020 is cancelled.

We hope to take up our plans again next year, for the 111th anniversary.

UIA launches its 2020 Survey on the meetings of international associations

Meetings behaviour. The Union of International Associations (UIA) has invited 25,000 international associations to participate in its 8th edition of the Survey on International Meetings Issues to uncover how they organize their meetings and conferences. The Report will be released on 12 November 2020 at the annual UIA Associate Members Meeting in Prague and be freely available to the public on the UIA’s website.

The UIA conducts the survey every two years, and it is the largest survey looking into the meetings behaviour of all the diverse types of international associations representing civic, charitable, commercial, or industrial interests around the world. By conducting the survey on a regular basis, those involved in the process of organizing international meetings can get a sense of changes over the years as well as the challenges of the current environment.

For the 2020 Survey, the UIA is supported by its sponsors Busan Tourism Organization and Seoul Tourism Organization.

For more information, please contact

Clara Fernández López: clara@uia.org

‘Shaping engineers for responsible impact’

By Dr. Rafael de Miguel González, President of EUROGEO (European Association of Geographers)

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Why Madrid?

By David Noack, Director, Madrid Convention Bureau

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Spotlight on associations

Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA)

European Society of Skin Cancer Prevention (EUROSKIN)

International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)

Convention Highlights

World Trails Conference
2-5 Sep 2020, Pokhara, Nepal

Child in the City World Conference
15-17 Sep 2020, Dublin, Ireland

Number of the month

Autism-Europe (AE), founded in 1983, is an international association whose main objective is to advance the rights of autistic people and to help them improve their quality of life.

AE advocates towards European decision-makers to foster a better policy response to the needs of autistic people. AE also strives for more awareness and understanding of autism in society.

AE is comprised of almost 90 member associations from 38 countries and represents an estimated 7 million people throughout Europe.

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