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Invitation to the 5th Union of International Associations Round Table (Asia-Pacific)

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Belgium, 19th June 2017

June 2017: The Union of International Associations (UIA) cordially invites Worldchefs member associations to send two representatives to its 5th Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September in Chiang Mai, Le Méridien Hotel.

The UIA Round Table is an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice, to meet other international associations and share experience and knowledge to help you run your organization better. Read more on the background here .  

The registration fee for association representatives is 2000 Thai Baht. Thanks to the support of our hosts, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, we are able to offer a high-level educational programme for a low fee. All other elements of the programme are complimentary. Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses.

An overview of the programme is below. For full details, please see the Round Table website ( 

To register, please go to the Round Table website (  and log in:  

your username is D0304 and your password is SGMYZUIE. 

You can use this to register up to two delegates; each of your delegates will need to log in and register separately. Should you wish to send more than two delegates, please contact us.

At you will also find information about our Round Table Europe on 10 November in Brussels, at which you are equally welcome.

When you log in to register for a Round Table, you may also want to take the opportunity to check your association’s profile in the Yearbook of International Organizations.

For over 100 years the UIA has been working to promote and document the work of international associations. We look forward to welcoming you at our Round Tables this year.



Thursday 21 September


Opening keynote: “Is your association ‘political’?” 
followed by a panel of associations and round table discussions




Case studies: associations share their experience in meeting challenges 

– Harnessing the power of technology for program delivery towards greater impact 
– Staying alive, with or without funding
– Fostering global participation in an international organization


Dinner hosted by Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort


Friday 22 September


Case studies: associations share their experience in meeting challenges 

– Your organization in the communication age: what is your story? 
– Getting accredited by UN bodies: why do it, how to do it, and what are the consequences?
– Finding, training, retaining, and keeping track of thousands of volunteers




Closing keynote: “Creating shared value in the civil sector”


Lunch hosted by Le Meridien Chiang Mai


Optional excursions



Since its foundation in 1907 as the Central Office for International Associations, the Union of International Associations (UIA) has focused on documenting the nature and evolution of international civil society.

UIA is a non-profit, independent research institute, a repository for current and historical information on the work of international associations. UIA documents the work of International Nongovernmental Organizations (INGOs) and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) and promotes the public awareness of their activities.

UIA’s focus today is on promoting the internationality of these organizations and in representing the collective views of international bodies.

UIA collects, hosts and provides up-to-date, reliable information on global civil society and maintains the most comprehensive source of information on international associations, their activities and concerns, and their meetings activities.



Nancy Carfrae

Coordinator, UIA Associations Round Table

Email: [email protected]



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