[Global InSite] http://library.advanced.org/11662 is an award-winning Internet site, designed by students, to foster understanding and co-operation among students all over the world, by promoting sharing of information. It is intended to give visitors a feeling for what life is like in various countries, by giving them access to first-hand, detailed information on the lives of people who live there. The interactive nature is considered to promote an understanding of a country's culture, art and lifestyle much more readily than will the type of purely objective information found in encyclopaedias. Other features include a live chat area, discussion areas, and a penpals database. Other examples of such cultural education sites are [Raiders of the Lost Ark] at http://tqd.advanced.org/3708, [Stamp on Black History] at http://library.advanced.org/10320, [Mysteries of the Caminos Reales] at http://tqd.advanced.org, and [Southern Native American Pow Wows] at http://tqd.advanced.org/3081.
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.