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Union of Intelligible Associations

Current Publications

within a strategic reframing of the Union of International Associations (2005)

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Yearbook of International Organizations: Guide to global civil society networks
The Yearbook is available as a 5 volume printed set, on CD-ROM, and on-line. The CD-ROM and on-line versions include all 5 volumes as well as Who’s Who in International Organizations. The CD-ROM and on-line versions of the Yearbook of International Organizations include Who’s Who. For further information please refer to http://www.uia.org/.

  • Vol. 1A and  Vol. 1B: Organization descriptions and cross-references
    Listing some 30,000 intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, covering every field of human activity, in alphabetical order of title.
    Contents of descriptions: Descriptions, of varying length and based almost entirely on data supplied by the organizations themselves, include: organization names in all relevant languages; addresses; activities and programmes; structure; history; goals; inter-organizational links; languages used; membership by country.
    Cross-references: Integrated into the alphabetic sequence are cross-references to current, alternative and previous names, sub-titles, initials and abbreviations of organizations in all relevant languages, and names of officers cited in addresses.
  • Vol. 2: International Organization Participation: Country Directory of Secretariats and Membership
    Countries are listed giving secretariats – the international organizations which maintain offices in that country – and membership – the international organizations which have members in that country. Complete addresses are included.
  • Vol. 3: Global Action Networks: Classified Directory by Subject and Region
    International organizations are listed by subject, with general and detailed categories, according to their principal pre-occupations. The classification scheme highlights functional relationships between distinct preoccupations. The international organizations are also listed by subject according to the region with which they are particularly concerned.
    The index includes: keywords from organization names; organization subject categories in English, French German, Spanish and Russian; subject thesaurus entries in numerous languages; names of founding personalities.
  • Vol. 4: International Organization Bibliography and Resources
    Periodical and other major publications of international organizations are listed by title, with an indication of the organization publishing the item and of where the description of that organization may be found in Volume 1. This expanded version of the index, previously published as an Appendix to Volume 1, also contains bibliographic information on research on NGOs.
  • Vol. 5: Statistics, Visualizations and Patterns
    Containing: detailed statistical tables previously included in Volumes 1B, 2, 3 and 4; previously unpublished historical statistical summaries and analyses; visual representations of statistical data and networks; statistical data on the meetings of international organizations; statistics derived from the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential; and visual representation of networks of problems and strategies.Who’s Who in International Organizations
  • Over 19,000 biographies of eminent individuals from organizations included in the Yearbook of International Organizations.

Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
The Encyclopedia is available as a 3 volume printed set or on CD-ROM. For current developments please refer to http://www.uia.org/.
The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive source of information on 13,000 world problems that have been recognized, on their 120,000 relationships, and on the human resources available to challenge them. Detailed sections draw attention to a variety of alternative insights into the ways in which human development and the world problematique mutually inhibit, enable, and provoke each other.

  • Vol. 1: World Problems describes over 12,000 world problems from the documentation of international organizations.
  • Vol. 2: Human Potential explores frameworks of human development and human values.
  • Vol. 3: Actions, Strategies and Solutions identifies over 15,000 interrelated strategies and solutions.

International Congress Calendar
The quarterly Calendar is available on-line or as a pdf file. It is a convenient reference work for anyone seeking information on international events. Each volume includes a geographical section, a chronological section and a subject / organizations index. The information on events is derived from primary sources, i.e. the organizations themselves.

Transnational Associations / Associations transnationales
Transnational Associations is a unique quarterly journal whose aim is to deal with major current problems from the perspective of international non-governmental organizations seen as the central pillar of “global civil society”. It provides a forum for authoritative information, independent reflection and debate on the increasing role played by these organizations in the international system, and on the philosophical, political, economic or cultural implications of this role.

Historical International Organization Documents

  • Annuaire de la Vie Internationale. Editions 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908-9, 1910-11, totalling 4,741 pages
  • Code des Voeux Internationaux (Classification of resolutions of international organizations) Edition 1923, 940 pages

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