Faced with the growing menace posed by disruptive passengers, and the need to improve the quality of their services and the comfort and safety they can guarantee their clients, airlines are considering measures such as: providing "cooling down" areas on board airplanes for unruly passengers; refusing to accept aggressive passengers a second time, or refusing to honour return portions of tickets; imposing an escalating scale of punishments, from deducting frequent flyer miles to suspending persistent offenders from future flights; encouraging and supporting crew members to take legal action against passengers who assault them.
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.