The World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) is a network of national, regional and international associations that aims to promote worldwide communication and cooperation in anthropology.
Its primary objectives are:
- to promote the discipline of anthropology in an international context
- to promote cooperation and the sharing of information among world anthropologists
- to promote jointly organized events of scientific debate, and
- co-operation in research activities and dissemination of anthropological knowledge.
Key activities in line with these objectives are:
WCAA Task Forces
Members of both the WCAA and the IUAES have voted for a formalised collaboration between the two organisations. Both sets of members have also chosen the option of building a single bicameral organisation within which the WCAA and the IUAES will retain their autonomy and distinctiveness as separate chambers. Details of the chosen option are available here (PDF ); the draft constitution for the single bicameral organisation (World Anthropological Union, WAU) can be read constitution here; and the draft Operational Guidelines & Rules here.
If your association is interested to join the WCAA, read further information here.
WCAA delegates at the WCAA biennial meeting in Taipei, Taiwan 2014
En sus propios términos /
WCAA Delegates Meeting Ottawa May 2017
The Interim WCAA Delegates Meeting Minutes are available to download here. The meeting took place in Ottawa, Canada on 3 May 2017.
The WCAA's eighth newsletter is available for download here.
See all members’ submissions and letters of support for members’ associations here
the protests against the US Travel Ban, read our statement in English and Spanish here
the efforts of the Central European University, Hungary, to continue their operations in Hungary unhindered. Read our statement to the Minister of Human Capacities here
the academic freedom of ABA in Brazil. Read the letter to the Brazilian government here
efforts to release Homa Hoodfar from prison in Iran
Read the letter here
ABA position on Guarani, in letter to Brazilian President. Read the letter here