Union of Intelligible Associations
Union of Intelligible Associations

Ethical Commitment

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

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Statutory commitments

The UIA has a specific statutory commitment "to contribute to a universal order based on principles of human dignity, solidarity of peoples and freedom of communication".

Facilitative commitments

The UIA has a commitment to facilitating nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, notably in relation to civil society and governance (its main annual 5-volume publication is subtitled: Guide to Global Civil Society Networks).

International preoccupations

The UIA has a commitment to documenting the range of issues and initiatives identified and supported by international organizations and their national constituencies, notably those relating to peace, justice, environment and development. The principal focus of the UIA clearinghouse work is international. Given the quantity of that information, it is only possible to document relevant links to national bodies and preoccupations. However, "international" is for that purpose defined as involving a minuimum of three countries.

Personnel commitment

The nature of the UIA long-term programme is such as to attract collaborators particularly dedicated to the style of work and to the environment in which it is carried out. The turnover of personnel is very low, notably because of the time required to learn how best to use the potential of the interrelated opportunities offered by UIA services.

Accountability / Transparency

The action of the UIA Secretariat is systematically reported to its Council and General Assembly -- the policy-making bodies specified by its statutes. Its transparency is most evident in the information published and through the regular validation of that information by the international bodies so documented.