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Upcoming International Congresses
Europe18th Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine, 04-06/02/16, Madrid +++ 31st Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology, 11-15/03/16, Munich +++ 58th Biennial Congress of the Nordic Orthopaedic Federation, 27-29/04/16, Linkoping
AsiaInternational Camellia Congress of the International Camellia Society, 23-28/02/16, Dali +++ 31st Congress of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, 24-27/03/16, Taipei +++ 6th Congress of the Asia-Pacific Initiative on Reproduction, 08-10/04/16, Jakarta
America9th International Congress on Uremia Research and Toxicity of the International Society on Uremia Research and Toxicity, 16-19/03/16, Guadalajara +++ Annual Conference of the Association of International Education Administrators, 21-24/02/16, Montreal +++ 68th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Performing Arts Foundation, 12-14/01/16, New York
AfricaTrade and Development Symposium of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, 14-17/12/15, Nairobi +++ 37th Annual Round Table Conference of the African Association for Public Administration and Management, 29/02-04/03/16, Lusaka +++ 21st Biennial Congress of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists, 13-16/03/16, Cape Town
Pacific6th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress of the World Zoroastrian Organization, 28/12/15-02/01/16, Auckland +++ 16th Congress of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, 27/02-01/03/16, Melbourne +++ 25th Annual Conference on Pacific Power Association, 01-05/08/16, Nuku'Alofa
Two successful UIA Associations Round Tables
by Nancy Carfrae, Union of International Associations (UIA)

Big picture. The UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific welcomed 72 participants from 49 international associations and 18 countries to Bangkok on 29 and 30 September.

Keynote speaker Laura Lopez from UN-ESCAP, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, set the stage with an overview of how associations contribute to UN programmes, introducing a lively discussion on the pioneering role of associations. John Peacock of Associations Forum encouraged us to consider the governance structures of our associations. We learned from three case studies: Rakesh Soans from FSL-India spoke of the challenge of engaging volunteer workers; Esther Chong from the Singapore Business Federation shared her experience in encouraging corporate activism; and UIA’s Ryan Brubaker gave tips on establishing a consistent identity for an association. The Round Table closed with a hands-on session on communicating clearly, led by Clara Fernandez Lopez of UIA.

Before, after, and in between we enjoyed the generous hospitality of Thailand, with tours of Bangkok and the IT&CMA exhibition, dancing, music, fashion, and bountiful good food.

The UIA Associations Round Table Europe welcomed 192 participants from 140 international associations and 22 countries to Brussels on 13 November.

We started with the big picture: UIA Vice-President Cyril Ritchie examined the associations world in the light of democracy, inspiring us with examples from the past and challenges for the future. We finished...
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ASAE’s Association Management Conference

Valuable. Join your colleagues in Hong Kong on 10–12 April 2016 for ASAE’s Great Ideas in Association Management Conference, Asia Pacific. Gain valuable ideas, build fellowship, and learn from your colleagues to help you manage your association more effectively. Register today and elevate the association profession in the region.
International Association Management

Executive Master. After its successful launch, the Executive Master in International Association Management will resume in January 2016. This 16-day modular training for associations is operated by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in cooperation with UIA, FAIB , ESAE and
Save the date for EAS 2016

Brussels. The European Associations Summit (EAS) is the annual peer-to-peer education and networking forum for international association executives and senior staff organised by The fourth EAS will take place 31 May - 2 June 2016 in Brussels.
Yearbook Online data refreshed

2,795 organizations. The Yearbook Online data has been refreshed again. 2,795 organization profiles have been edited since last update, 228 organization addresses changed, 107 new organization profiles were added.
Why Geneva?
Anja Loetscher, Director Geneva Convention Bureau

Did you know that…?
+ Regarding the scientific field the University of Geneva has a strong international reputation for the quality of its research.
+ The Geneva Convention Bureau is very well connected.
+ It takes only 6 minutes to go from the Geneva international airport to the city centre by train.
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"Our work is based on one critical principle: humanity"

Philippe Stoll, Communication coordinator of the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Next week you will kick off the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Why did you choose “Power of Humanity: the Fundamental Principles in action.” as theme?
This theme represents the values of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. Our work is based on one critical principle: humanity. Since its creation, 150 years ago, humanity is guiding our action and engagement. I have to add that 50 years ago...
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Important conferences
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MICE Connect04/02/2016 ParisMore
Meetings Africa22-24/02/2016 JohannesburgMore

Number of the month

NGO cities. In what cities do NGOs have their headquarters? The top five cities worldwide are all European: Brussels, Paris, London, Vienna, and Geneva. For other continents, the top two are Nairobi and Cairo, Buenos Aires and Washington DC, Singapore and Tokyo, Sydney and Suva.
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New associations
Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI)
http: //w w w. institutesi. org/
European Network for Social Innovation and Solidarity (ENSIS)
http: //en-sis. eu/
Just Net Coalition (JNC)
http: //justnetcoalition. org/
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