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
Maldistribution of health personnel F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Unethical practices in forestry D: Detailed problems
Non-development of countries F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Cold body extremities G: Very specific problems
Criminal coercion D: Detailed problems
Generation communication gap F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Wernicke's aphasia G: Very specific problems
Disordered behaviour E: Emanations of other problems
Nutritional myopathies in swine G: Very specific problems
Palour G: Very specific problems
Non-violent demonstrations G: Very specific problems
Disparities in calorie intake D: Detailed problems
Politically unrealistic strategic warfare analysis F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Spent radioactive artillery shells E: Emanations of other problems
Environmental hazards from coal conversion plants E: Emanations of other problems
Continuous machinery noise J: Problems Under Consideration
Proliferation of printed matter D: Detailed problems
Inadequate budgetary coordination within the United Nations systems E: Emanations of other problems
Discrimination between countries on the legal age of consent F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Unsafe artificial sweeteners E: Emanations of other problems
Sleep maintenance insomnia G: Very specific problems
Inadequate maintenance personnel J: Problems Under Consideration
Endemic abortion of ewes G: Very specific problems
Redundancy of workers D: Detailed problems