CSI Partner Profile of the Week: Union of International Associations (UIA)
Posted by civilsocietyindex on May 14, 2009
The CSI team welcomes a research collaboration with the Union of International Associations (UIA). You can visit their website here:
UIA is a non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental organization that focuses on the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges.
This well-established research institute and documentation centre, based in Brussels, was founded over one hundred years ago by Henri La Fontaine (Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 1913), and Paul Otlet, a founding father of what is now called information science.
Publicly, the UIA is best known for the Yearbook of International Organizations; the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential; the International Congress Calendar; and its journal Transnational Associations. With this track record, the UIA has become a cutting-edge technical centre with high standing in the academic, governmental, and business domains and has consultative status with UNESCO and with ECOSOC.
The Civil Society Index methodology uses the UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations as a source for its Level of Organization dimension, and the Association has graciously offered to provide the CSI programme and partners the data required to measure some indicators within this dimension free of charge.
CSI would like to thank UIA for this role in supporting the breadth and accuracy of the CSI research. Such partnerships strengthen civil society relations and encourage the impacts both our organizations strive to achieve. Please visit the link above for more information or to contact the UIA directly.