Some 15,000 schools throughout the European Union were connected to the Internet in October 1997, the first of Netd@ys Europe, when they organized over 1,000 events and together set up a European network in order to share their methods and experiences. An even greater participation is expected in Netd@ys Europe 1998.
1. Every child should have affordable access to high quality educational and cultural information and services. There should be noncommercial spaces and electronic commons akin to public playgrounds, where children can safely explore, play, create, learn, and participate in civic life.
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.