Sabotage of problem resolution Unhealthy creation of problems
Despite much activity around problems, there is an apparent lack of interest in seeing problems resolved. Possible reasons for this are many. Problems give context to life; the struggle of life is largely measured against its problems. New problems arise when old ones are removed. For many, other people's problems are an economic asset or their work. Problems are enjoyable puzzles for some, even addictive. For others knowledge of the complex interweaving of endless problems disables every attempt to begin their resolution. It may be that unconsciously humans create problems in their lives and sabotage their resolution.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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