18 March 2021, The Union of International Associations (UIA) invited MOIG to participate in its COVID- 19 Impact Survey.
UIA is a not-for-profit research institute founded in 1907 to promote and document the work of international associations. Its primary task is the collection and dissemination of information on international associations, fulfilled largely by its two main publications: the Yearbook of International Organizations (https://uia.org/projects/open-yearbook), and the International Congress Calendar (https://uia.org/projects/open-calendar).
The UIA also promotes the work of international associations by organizing surveys such as this one, and educational activities such as the Round Table (https://uia.org/roundtable).
MOIG has been registered in the UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations in 2000 and sends every year to UIA an update on its activities, members, technical partners, publications, Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) and Non Governmental Organizations NGO relations.
The COVID 19 pandemic has a tremendous impact on the global travel and meetings industry and on the meetings behaviour of international associations. This special UIA Survey 2021–COVID 19 Impact on International Association Meetings focused on the changed approach of associations, when planning and organizing their international events.
MOIG responded to UIA survey which included several questions related to holding of major international meetings and events, numbers of delegates, cancelling, postponing and rescheduling of major events in 2020-2021, the impact of the pandemic situation on the use of the social media, the survey of members and technical partners on the impact of the pandemic and the effect of the pandemic on MOIG.