The UIAA fulfils its Mission Statement mainly through the work of its Commissions, which make recommendations, set policy and advocate on behalf of the international mountaineering community. UIAA Commissions are comprised of experts in their field.

The UIAA operates through the following Commissions: Anti-Doping, Legal Affairs, Medical, Mountaineering, Mountain Protection, Safety, Training and Youth. Commission regulations can be found here.

Please note that Ice Climbing is currently overseen by the Ice Climbing Governance Group.