Union of International Associations

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About Us

The Union of International Associations (UIA) is a research institute and documentation centre, founded in 1907, which specializes in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations and their global challenges.


Contribute to a universal order based on principles of human dignity, solidarity of peoples and freedom of communication;

Facilitate 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;

Collect, research and disseminate information on international bodies, both governmental and non-governmental, their interrelationships, their meetings, and problems and strategies they are dealing with;

Experiment 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;

Promote research on the legal, administrative and other problems common to these international associations, especially in their contacts with governmental bodies.