Developing policy on child protection Developing knowledge of childhood rights
The UNICEF International Child Development Centre undertakes and promotes policy analysis and applied research. It provides a forum for international professional exchanges of experience. It advocates and disseminates ideas and policies towards achieving the goals of child survival, protection, participation and development. The core programme is currently concentrated in the following three areas: Economic and social policies research for children; Children's rights; Decentralization, participation and local governance.
A close look at the [Convention on the Rights of the Child] suggests that the individual articles lie within five principles: survival, development, protection, provision and participation. The most revolutionary part of the Convention is about participation; because in those articles the child develops from an object (of provision and protection) to a subject, an actor and a citizen.
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.