Securing equality of opportunity for males and females
Reducing inequality of opportunity between men and women Equalizing gender opportunities
The principle of equality of opportunity and treatment between men and women is widely accepted in most countries of the world. Yet in practice inequalities persist on a global basis. This challenge is complex. It comprises substantive issues of equity, respect for fundamental human rights, human resource development, women's contribution to national development and the standards and values of societies. Despite the fact that the issues are well-known and have been addressed in national and international circles for many years, progress towards equality has been slow.
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.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.