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In 2021 the Union of International Associations undertook its ninth large-scale survey on issues encountered by international organizations and associations when holding meetings. This year the questions were adjusted to focus on the impact of the ongoing pandemic on association meetings activity. 

The questionnaire was in English, French and Spanish and comprised simple yes/no and multiple choice questions. The closing section of the report features additional comments offered by the associations on issues related to organizing international conferences under pandemic conditions. The 2021 survey follows surveys undertaken on behalf of UIA’s Associate Members in 1985, 1993, 2002, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2020.

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About UIA

The UIA serves two main purposes: to maintain and provide comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable information on international associations, their activities and concerns, and their meetings activities; and to support and facilitate the work of international associations through training and networking opportunities

The survey is available at https://uia.org/sites/uia.org/files/survey/UIA-Meetings-Survey-2021.pdf.