Holding research symposia Strengthening scientific research Supporting scientific research Fostering scientific competitiveness
Scientific experimentation and technological applications for more effective means of creating material progress.
Founded in 1974, the European Science Foundation (ESF) is a non-governmental international association of major funding organizations concerned with the promotion of fundamental research, fundamental sciences in all fields, and the focusing on strategic scientific issues. Currently, the ESF is composed of 54 member organizations from 20 European countries.
Governments at the appropriate level, with the support of the relevant international and regional organizations, should strengthen scientific research and technological development programmes, including diffusion through national and regional institutions, particularly in meteorology, hydrology, forestry, soil sciences and plant sciences.
Development depends on many factors beyond science and technology, and it is in the more difficult cultural and political arenas that development efforts are stymied.
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.