2024 Virtual Round Tables

Associations are invited to take part in Virtual Round Tables 2024, primarily intended for those in India and the Asia-Pacific region, as an extension of the successful Round Tables organized by the Union of International Associations. An initiative of two Active Members of the UIA, these will be held over four sessions during the year. The first will be on Tuesday 27 February, and the following events will be held on 7 May, 6 August and 5 November, each time on Tuesday afternoon. Topics to be addressed will include Cybersecurity and Privacy, CSR, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Membership issues.

Participation is free for associations, and registration is open now: Register Here. To offer sponsorship or for other information, please contact virtualroundtables@uia.org.

2024 Virtual Round Tables

UIA Releases Survey on International Association Meeting Issues – 2023

The COVID 19 pandemic continues to have an impact on the global travel and meetings industry and on the meetings behaviour of international associations. UIA Survey on International Meeting Issues – 2023 focuses on the changed approach of associations, when planning and organizing their international events.

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64th International Meetings Statistics Report

The recovery continues (in-person & online)

Union of International Associations releases 64rd International Meetings Statistics Report

The Report provides two views of a sector continuing to face multiple challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic: data for meetings in the year 2019 are presented in-full, the “last good year” before the crisis, in addition to an analysis of what took place in 2022.

The data in this report are drawn from the UIA database, the source of the International Congress Calendar and the Yearbook of International Organizations. Covering international association meetings held around the world in 2019 and 2022, the Report provides comprehensive data for the-year-that-was, the last good year, and also a twenty year perspective on trends from 2001 through 2022.

The report is available for free in June/July each year as part of the Associate Membership package. It is available for sale in September to the general public.

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Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

UIA is proud to present Volume 6 of the Yearbook of International Organizations, entitled Global Civil Society and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There can be little question as to the relevance of the new topic. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (the UN SDGs) are informed by and in turn inform all gobal civil society actors. What, we asked, is their link with the UN SDGs? Which of the UN SDGs concern them? With which SDGs should they be concerned? What communities of international bodies form around each of the SDGs?

Choose a goal below to view more information and a list of associated organizations:

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health & Well-Being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water & Sanitation
Affordable & Clean Energy
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure
Reduced inequalities
Sustainable Cities & Communities
Responsible Consumption & Production
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Partnerships for the Goal