Union de Universidades de America Latina (UDUAL)
An international non-governmental organization with membership open to institutions of higher education which comply with the definition of a university contained in its by-laws. Other cultural institutions may be admitted to associate membership. The Union seeks to aid in the development of university institutions in Latin America; to promote the cultural integration of Latin America; and to provide a documentation centre, a library, and a statistical and higher education planning centre for Latin America. It also maintains close relations with international cultural associations and acts as a regional centre for the ideals of world understanding and co-operation.