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Front pages


Section 1. Notes to the user

Where no year is indicated in the title, the current edition applies.
Titles written in roman type refer to statistical tables.
Titles written in italic type refer to visualizations (charts, graphs).


Section 2. How many international organizations are there?


Section 3. Where are international organizations located?


Section 4. How are international organizations linked to one another?


Section 5. What interests international organizations?


Section 6. Where and when did international organizations start?


Section 7. What languages do international organizations use?


Section 8. Who represents international organizations?


Section 9. Where and when do international organizations meet?

This section is a reprint of the report International Meetings Statistics Report, 59th edition - Comparative tables on the international meetings of international organizations held in the year 2017

This report is prepared annually by the Congress Department of the editors of this Yearbook, the Union of International Associations (UIA).

The data are drawn from the International Congress Calendar, the meetings database of the UIA and sister publication of this Yearbook.

The report is published in June of each year. Access is reserved for Associate Members of the UIA for the first three months. For more information please contact [email protected].

    9.1. Statistics for the current reporting year, 2017
    Data on international association meetings held in the current reporting year, 2017. Includes the three types of meetings – Type A, Type B, and Type C – as described in the Introduction under the heading “What meetings are counted in this report”.

    9.2. Statistics for the current reporting year, 2017: supplementary information
    Data on international association meetings held in the current reporting year, 2017, compared to international association membership and secretariats (as documented in the database of the Yearbook of International Organizations) and to population.
    Includes only meetings of Type A, as described in the Introduction under the heading “What meetings are counted in this report”.

    9.3. Fifteen year review, 2003-2017
    Data on international association meetings held in the past fifteen years, from 2003 to 2017. Only those countries and cities with the most meetings in the years specified are included. Includes only meetings of Type A, as described in the Introduction under the heading “What meetings are counted in this report”.

    9.4. Fifteen year review, 2003-2017: supplementary information
    Data on international association meetings held in the past fifteen years, from 2003 to 2017, on participant numbers, exhibitions, and dates of international association meetings. Includes only meetings of Type A, as described in the Introduction under the heading “What meetings are counted in this report”.

    9.5. Long-term review
    Data on international association meetings held in the past 160 years. Includes only meetings of type A, as described in the Introduction under the heading “What meetings are counted in this report”.


Section 10. Explanatory notes