Promoting means of developing global responsibility
Expanding consciousness of global responsibility Cultivating universal responsibility Creating global responsibility
Promoting activities to invent, develop and disseminate the embodying of a style of global responsibility. The effect of bringing interpretive schemes to bear upon reflective conduct is to form a cultural perspective which elicits and sustains the responsibility of all men for each other.
An integral part of interpreting unlimited responsibility to provide common symbols and perspectives for individuals to act out their lives in a comprehensive context of responsible global stewardship.
Tactics include: projecting an image to express responsibility for all men; intercultural events that bring various cultures together to express the unity of all people; content modes to develop means to present the content of global responsibility to a community; practical engagement to develop structures, rituals, and means for special enactment; and building a curriculum for this course.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
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.