The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) is the largest world network of organizations engaged in intercultural communication, with more than 3,000 members. SIETAR is a nongovernmental organization, and is associated with the Council of Europe and the United Nations. SIETAR members take part in the annual UN-NGO Conference in New York, where they can voice their concerns in an international forum. SIETAR was established in the United States in 1974; in Europe it is active in Germany, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and Austria, and also in Canada, Indonesia and Japan. SIETAR youth groups are part of the SIETAR structure. The organization works to incorporate intercultural dialogue into education, politics and business, to foster better knowledge of different cultural groups, to provide multidisciplinary professional expertise in intercultural issues in practice and research by establishing a network of intercultural specialists, and to raise the standard of intercultural communication. SIETAR supports publications, research and projects, organizes local and international symposia and conferences, and promotes the network worldwide.
The website has links to SIETAR member organizations active in different countries, a calendar of intercultural events worldwide together with links to the corresponding organizations and institutions, and information on interculturalism publications (e.g., Journal of Intercultural Studies).