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How to become a member of the UIAA
The UIAA brings together millions of men, women and children joined by their passion for mountains.The UIAA is an international federation, which means that our members are climbing and mountaineering associations. If your association is important in your country or region, you can apply to be a member!
Becoming a member of the UIAA will make your association a part of the global community for climbing and mountaineering. Together we share knowledge and experience. As a full or associate member you can:
All member associations can take part in the annual General Assembly, which is the highest decision making body of the UIAA. However, only the most important national organisation or federation in a country has the right to vote on all decisions. If there is no UIAA member association in your country, you can apply for full voting rights. If there already is such an organisation, you can apply for associate membership with restricted voting rights.
New members must pay a one-time admission fee of 500 Swiss francs. The annual membership fee for full and associate members depends upon the number of members in your association but the minimum fee is 1’300 Swiss francs.
Observer members have specific rights and obligations (see matrix in right column).
Applications for membership
If you wish to apply for membership please read carefully the Articles of Association and Standing Rules to make sure you support the work of the UIAA and understand and accept your obligations as a future member. The final decision to include new members is made by the General Assembly, after the association has being recommended by the Executive Board and Management Committee.
To apply, please send the following information to the UIAA office.
We hope to have your association as a member!
Do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions.
How to become a member
The UIAA already has about 80 member associations worldwide, representing almost 1.3 million individuals. If your mountaineering federation would like to become a member, please click on the below links for more information.
Articles of Association