February 2020


9th Wind and Trees Conference of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations
24-28/02/2020, Rotorua

Home Dialysis Conference of Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
26-28/02/2020, Canberra

10th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
11-14/03/2020, Perth

Shared Problems, Shared Values, Shared Strategies

UIA’s Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential offers a compelling perspective on the vast range of problems faced by global civil...

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In Memoriam Professor Mettler

Professor Peter Mettler passed away on 12 January 2020 in Flensburg, Germany.

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Save the Date! UIA invites you to its

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

Monday 15 June 2020
Salle de Guichets, BIP, Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels

09.00-15.00 Seminar on association archives
15.30-18.30 Supercentenary Celebration
18.30-20.00 Reception

With the support of visit.brussels and University College London.

IMEX Association Focus, 11 May 2020, Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel

Education and networking exclusively for association professionals. Part of EduMonday.

Join us. Whether you're an association leader or an association events professional looking for innovative solutions to the challenges facing associations across the world today, this is the event for you. Led by expert global speakers, our collaborative programme offers insight, inspiration and real-world recommendations and resolutions.

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For Every Child, Every Right: The Convention on the Rights of the Child at a crossroads. New York: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2019.

30 years.
Published in connection with the 30th anniversary of the Convention, this report is intended as an advocacy tool to both celebrate the achievements of the past three decades and generate dialogue on the critical work that remains – especially for children who have been left behind. Based on the latest available data, the report outlines a selected set of issues that need urgent attention. It also advocates for all stakeholders to recommit to the Convention, stepping up their efforts to fulfil its promise in the next 30 years. Where there is political will and determination, the report concludes, children’s lives and well-being will improve. Download the report here.

UIA welcomes two new Associate Members: Davos Convention Bureau and World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation (WBPF)

Davos Convention Bureau.
The Convention Bureau Davos (CB) represents and markets the Destination Davos Klosters international and national as meeting place for congresses, meetings, incentives and events.

World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation (WBPF). The Federation’s mission: to steward, modernise and develop the sporting disciplines of bodybuilding, men's athletic and women's model physique globally in conjunction with Member Country Federations, National Olympic Committees (NOCs), Regional Games Organisations and other Government & Non-Government agencies in accordance with Olympism (IOC) values.

For more details on UIA Associate Membership, visit the UIA website or contact clara@uia.be

Diverse and inclusive

Interview with Marc J. Schoem, Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)

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Why Orlando?

By George Aguel, President & CEO, Visit Orlando

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Spotlight on associations

International e-Sports Federation (IeSF)

Forest Movement Europe (FME)

Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)

Convention Highlights

6th Systemic Sclerosis World Congress
5 – 7 March 2020, Prague, Czech Rep

World Summit AI Americas
25 – 26 March 2020, Montréal, Canada

Important shows

European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) 2020
9-11/02/20, Sevilla, Spain

12-13/02/20, Vilnius, Lithuania

Meetings Africa
25-26/02/20, Johannesburg, South Africa

Number of the month

Young people struggling in digital world, finds latest OECD PISA survey.
One in four students in OECD countries are unable to complete even the most basic reading tasks, meaning they are likely to struggle to find their way through life in an increasingly volatile, digital world. This is one of the findings of the OECD’s latest PISA global education test, which evaluates the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems.

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