World Problems & Global Issues

The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.

The number of world problems now exceeds 56,000. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 28,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the complementary Yearbook of International Organizations.

Problem Problem Type
Stagnant Cold in the body E: Emanations of other problems
Underuse of management research F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Vasculitis in animals G: Very specific problems
Overdependence on government F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Inadequately cooked foods E: Emanations of other problems
Information warfare F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Unlawful repatriation of minors E: Emanations of other problems
Anaplasmosis E: Emanations of other problems
Globalization of culture F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Flexal virus G: Very specific problems
Aiding deserters E: Emanations of other problems
Environmental hazards from fruit and vegetable production E: Emanations of other problems
Exertional rhabdomyolysis in dogs G: Very specific problems
Criminals C: Cross-sectoral problems
Struggle for existence A: Abstract Fundamental Problems
Viruses E: Emanations of other problems
Fear of communism F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Lack of environmental justice F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Workers uninterested in production E: Emanations of other problems
Melancholy F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Theft of internal organs E: Emanations of other problems
External pernicious influences on health E: Emanations of other problems
Diseases of pets E: Emanations of other problems
Environmentally unsustainable coconut production E: Emanations of other problems

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