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International Meetings Statistics Report released

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International Meetings Statistics Report released
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The 61th International Meetings Statistics Report provides a global view of a robust year of activity for a sector now facing multiple challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The UIA, founded in 1907 in Brussels, is the world’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive source of information on global civil society. 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.

The data in this 61th Report are drawn from the UIA database, the source of the International Congress Calendar and the Yearbook of International Organizations. Covering 12,472 international association meetings held around the world in 2019, the Report provides comprehensive data for the-year-that-was and also a twenty year perspective on trends from 2000 through 2019.

Of the Report’s tally of meetings directly tied to bodies listed in the Yearbook:

The top 10 cities for 2019 are:

1 Singapore

2 Brussels

3 Seoul

4 Paris

5 Vienna

6 Bangkok

7 Tokyo

8 London

9 Madrid

10 Lisbon

At the national level, the top 10 countries for 2019 are:

1 Singapore

2 Belgium

3 Korea Rep

4 USA

5 Japan

6 France

7 Spain

8 Germany

9 UK

10 Austria

Source: https://uia.org