Customized Data Services

The UIA's Database

The Union of International Associations (UIA) maintains databases on international civil society, including: international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and inter-governmental organizations (IGOs).

The UIA’s databases Yearbook of International Organizations and International Congress Calendar are continuously updated and currently include descriptive profiles of over 67,000 international associations – including contact details, history, aims, and membership – and details on over 370,000 international meetings of these bodies, from 1850 to the present, and also far into the future.

The Union of International Associations (UIA) is a non-profit, independent, apolitical, and non-governmental institution in the service of international associations. Since its foundation in 1907 the UIA has focussed on documenting the nature and evolution of international civil society. The approach is scientific, the result is quality.

Structured Information

UIA’s data are structured, comprehensive and concise. The structured framework enables extensive comparison and focussed extraction.

Please see the 'Data Selection' tab for a full description of what information the profiles may contain.

The Customized Services

  • Data Extractions: fulfillment of once-off data extraction requests, delivered in Excel files or PDF
  • Data Streaming: data streamed to your database, intranet or newsreader
  • Development of a customized database
  • Customized statistics reports (sample)

How It Works

Our specialized researchers will work with you to help you identify the data selection criteria that meet your needs. You can see a list of the criteria in the 'Data Selection' tab above. Once you have made your data selection, we will work with you to help you choose the type of customized service for delivery of your data. From beginning to end, we will guide you through every step of the process.

Any combination of the following criteria is possible. Please contact us for more information.

  • Select the Associations You Need

    Select associations by:

    The association has (or does not have) a principal address in specified cities or countries Principal address

    The association has (or does not have) a principal or other address in specified cities or countries Principal or other address

    The association was (or was not) founded in a specified year, and/or city, and/or country Foundation

    The association has (or does not have) a focus on a specified subject Subject

    The association hosts (or does not host) events of some sort (whether or not we have details on those events) Hosts events

    The association hosts (or does not host) events in a specified city or country Events by location

    The association hosts (or does not host) events in a specified year Event year

    The association hosts (or does not host) events with more or less than a specified number of participants Number of event participants

    The association hosts (or does not host) events lasting more or less than a specified number of days Number of days of event

    The association has (or does not have) publications Publications

    The association has (or does not have) members in specified countries or continents, or in a specified number of countries or continents Membership countries

    The association has (or does not have) a working relationship with another specified association Relations with other organizations

    The association is (or is not) classified as a specified Type Type of organization

  • Select the Information You Need

    Select the part of the association's profile:

    The organization’s name is given in all languages in which it is available; abbreviations follow the appropriate name Name

    What's in an address? The UIA editors aim to collect for every association the: name of the contact person, with title/function; full postal address (street, box number, city, postal code, country); full telephone and fax numbers (country code, area code, extension numbers); e-mail addresses. If an association has several contact addresses, one is selected as the principal address; this is generally the address of the association’s headquarters or its most prominent officer. As relevant, other addresses may be included, such as regional representatives, branch offices, or other significant officers. Addresses

    The main URL of the organization; may also include URLs of publications, services, projects and regional offices URL(s)

    The date and location of founding; other information on the history and changes in structure or name of the organization History

    Principal objectives are summarized, wherever possible on the basis of the organization’s statutes Aims

    The key organs and commissions of the organization, together with some indication of the frequency of their meetings and of composition of the executive body Structure

    Official and working languages used by the organization Languages

    The number of paid and voluntary staff Staff

    The sources of funding and the annual budget figure Funding

    Summary of the main activities and programme concerns Activities

    Date and location of past and future meetings or other events (exhibitions, seminars, etc) Events

    Titles of publications and information services Publications

    Types of membership, number of members, and membership countries Membership

    Relations with other international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations Relations with other organizations

    Date on which the last information was received from or about the association Date of last update

    Type classification(s) of the organization Type of organization

    Note: Profiles may contain the above information.

  • Select from Meetings Profiles

    Select the part of the meetings profile:

    The city and country in which the event is held Meeting location

    The dates on which the event starts and/or ends Meeting dates

    The names of other international associations involved in the event Other associations involved

    The name and theme of the event Event name

    The number of participants, or the minimum and maximum numbers expected Participants

    The number of countries represented, or the minimum and maximum numbers expected Country representation

    Whether or not there is a concurrent exhibition Exhibition information

    Note: Profiles may contain the above information.

Using its database the Yearbook of International Organizations, the UIA can help you select the data you need, and deliver them in the format you prefer

Once-off requests for once-off use: meeting immediate needs

Addresses of international associations / Full profiles of international associations (maximum 3,000 associations)
Job activation fee:
  • for UIA Associate Members: no extra charge
  • for non-members: €490.00
Price per address: name and acronym of the association, and name of the contact person, with title/function, plus:
  • full postal address, telephone and fax, without e-mail: €2.50
  • only e-mail address: €3.00
  • full postal address, telephone and fax, with e-mail: €5.00

Delivery format:

  • Excel file: no extra charge
  • printed labels: € 0.30 per label
Price per association full profile:
  • €4.50

Delivery format:

  • PDF

Using its database the Yearbook of International Organizations, the UIA can help you select the data you need, and deliver them in the format you prefer

Data-streaming to your database, intranet or newsreader: constant access to continuously updated information

Addresses and/or full or partial profiles of international associations
Minimum term of contract: 3 years
Database development and set-up fee (invoiced in year 1 of the contract):
  • for UIA Associate Members: €750.00
  • for non-members: €1,500.00
Price per association in year 1 of the contract:
  • up to 1,000 associations: €4.00
  • up to 3,000 associations: €3.50
  • up to 6,000 associations: €3.00

Price per association in year 2 of the contract: the price per association in year 1 plus 2.5%.
Price per association in year 3 of the contract: the price per association in year 2 plus 2.5%.
Should the contract be extended to 5 years, years 4 and 5 each cost the same as year 3.

Maximum: 6,000 associations
Delivery format: a variety of formats is available

More?

UIA can offer its Associate Members other forms of customised data delivery and consultancy. Let us know what you need, and we will provide an individual cost proposal.

Your contact at UIA:

Clara Fernández López:

Value Added Tax

All prices listed are without VAT. Please note that for customers in Belgium and for EU customers that do not have a valid VAT number, the price will be increased by VAT according to Belgian law.

Customized Databases

The UIA currently maintains a number of customized databases. These databases are most commonly requested by associations, including IGOs and INGOs, and by our Associate Members.

UNESCO Database

One such database project is the UNESCO Database of Non-Governmental Organizations. The database is freely accessible to the public. It contains the fully searchable profiles in English and in French of the partner NGOs of UNESCO, as well as the contact details of their institutional members.

Access the database

Other Frequent Requests

  • Addresses of associations with a principal or secondary office in a specified country
  • Addresses of associations with members in a specified country but no events in that country
  • Profiles of international associations with an interest in a specified subject
  • Profiles of international association meetings in a specified year and country
  • List of associations holding future meetings on a specified subject

Who Uses Our Customized Services

Everyone with an interest in international associations and cooperation can use UIA’s data.

UIA’s clients are worldwide and include a wide range of companies within the meeting industry – PCOs, convention centers, tourism bureaus, hotels, airlines – as well as consulting companies, publishers, research institutes, university departments, libraries, international associations, government bodies and IGOs.