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SDGs: Assessing Progress, Sharing Lessons Learned

V. Gasana is a journalist and frequent contributor to KT Press with a focus on economic and developmental policy. He has dedicated a great...

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UIA Welcomes New Associate Member: Suwon Convention & Visitors' Bureau

Associate Member. UIA is delighted to welcome its newest Associate Member: the Suwon Convention & Visitors' Bureau!

Suwon Convention & Visitors’ Bureau (Suwon CVB) is the official destination marketing organization of Suwon city, promoting MICE events and tourism. It provides integrated MICE event support, from planning to marketing and hosting. With state-of-the-art Suwon Convention Center and diverse tourist attractions, Suwon aims to be a boutique MICE destination.

UNESCO to host “NGO Space” at General Conference in Paris

UNESCO. The 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference takes place in Paris from 12 to 27 November 2019 at the UNESCO Headquarters.

As part of this conference, the UNESCO Secretariat (Unit for Civil Society Partnerships) and the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee will be setting up the “NGO Space​​​​​​​” from 13 to 21 November. The Space will be both an information point and a meeting place, open to NGOs and other participants of the Conference. The programme will include presentations, mini-debates, and workshops on the work of the General Conference and UNESCO, and the collective work of NGOs.

The General Conference will also consider the Quadrennial report on the contribution made to UNESCO's activities by non-governmental organizations, which is presented every four years by the Director-General.

Solvay Executive Master in International Association Management

The Solvay Executive Master in International Association Management resumes in January 2020, offering a unique platform for mastering the fundamental skills in key management areas with a special focus on the association executives’ needs.

The executive master is operated by Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management in cooperation with European Society of Association Executives (ESAE), the Union of International Associations (UIA), the Federation of European and International Associations (FAIB) and

For more information: Contact Programme Manager Asja Kamenica at or
+32 2 650 38 94.

Save the Dates: European Association Summit in Brussels

Education. For the 8th consecutive year, the European Association Summit (EAS) invites the association community to the most engaging gathering of international associations in Brussels.’ flagship educational summit will take place on 10 and 11 March 2020 at the Square in Brussels.

EAS covers a wide variety of topics, presented by an even broader range of experts. The 2020 edition shall include among others the following topics:

  • Future of association models
  • Events planning and management
  • Membership development and association income
  • GDPR current status for associations
  • Communications and branding done by associations
  • Public campaigns done in Europe
  • Association governance matters
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Building a better world together

By Prof. Dr. Ju-Ho Chang, President of The Association For International Sports For All (TAFISA)

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Why Tokyo?

By Kazuko TODA, Director of the Business Events Team Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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Spotlight on associations

Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA)

Memory Studies Association (MSA)

Breast International Group (BIG)

Convention Highlights

International Diabetes Federation Congress 2019
2-6 December 2019, Busan, Korea Rep

Peace and Sport Forum
11-13 December 2019, Monaco

Important shows

LDI Live Design International
18-24/11/19 Las Vegas, USA

IBTM World 2019
19-21/11/19 Barcelona, Spain

Heavent Paris
26-28/11/19 Paris, France

Number of the month

Since its inception in 2015, the 2030 Agenda has provided a blueprint for shared prosperity in a sustainable world. The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019 demonstrates that progress is being made in some critical areas, and that some favourable trends are evident. Extreme poverty has declined considerably, the under-5 mortality rate fell by 49 percent between 2000 and 2017.

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