Union of International Associations

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The Union of International Associations is a non-profit non-governmental organization researching on international organizations, under United Nations mandate, the global civil society and publishing information on international organizations, international meetings, world problems, etc. Headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium. It was founded in 1907 by Henri La Fontaine, the 1913 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and Paul Otlet, a founding father of what is now called information science.

Its stated goals (taken from its website) include:

  • Contribution to a universal order based on principles of human dignity, solidarity of peoples and freedom of communication;
  • Facilitation of the development and efficiency of non-governmental networks in every field of human activity, especially non-profit and voluntary associations, considered to be essential components of contemporary society;
  • Collection, research and dissemination of information on international bodies, both governmental and non-governmental, their interrelationships, their meetings, and problems and strategies they are dealing with;
  • Experimentation with more meaningful and action-oriented ways of presenting such information to enable these initiatives to develop and counterbalance each other creatively, and as a catalyst for the emergence of new forms of associative activity and transnational co-operation;
  • Promotion of research on the legal, administrative and other problems common to these international associations, especially in their contacts with governmental bodies.

List of countries and cities by international meetings[edit]

Top international meeting countries in 2012[1]
Rank Country Number of meetings
1  Singapore 952
2  Japan 731
3  United States 658
4  Belgium 597
5  South Korea 563
6  France 494
7  Austria 458
8  Spain 449
9  Germany 373
10  Australia 287
11  United Kingdom 272
12  Italy 262
13  Canada 228
14  Netherlands 177
15  Denmark 175
16   Switzerland 166
17  Sweden 165
18  Norway 164
19  Finland 160
20  China 155
Top international meeting cities in 2012[1]
Rank Country Number of meetings
1  Singapore 952
2 Belgium Brussels 547
3 Austria Vienna 326
4 France Paris 276
5 South Korea Seoul 253
6 Japan Tokyo 225
7 Spain Barcelona 150
8 Denmark Copenhagen 150
9 Spain Madrid 149
10 United Kingdom London 119
11 Sweden Stockholm 113
12 Hungary Budapest 107
13 Australia Sydney 103
14 Finland Helsinki 102
15 Portugal Lisbon 93
16 Switzerland Geneva 90
17 Germany Berlin 89
18 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 88
19 Turkey Istanbul 87
20 Japan Kyoto 84

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b www.uia.org (September 2013). "UIA International Meetings Statistics for the Year 2012". HQ Europe (HeadQuarters Magazine) 56: 15.