Assuring that all the data, all the methods, and all the decisions are available so that a comprehensive assessment of needs and resources for the world can be made. The effect is that out of the assessment valuable data will be collected so that the necessary resources will be made available in the future. It will also point to a basis for development of new resources that will be needed to take care of society's rapidly changing needs.
An integral part of formulating images for articulation of meaningful human relationships, to enable the individual to come out of isolation and respond to life's situations in a detached, yet comprehensively engaged, manner.
Tactics include: data accumulation to ensure that all the pertinent data is available; comprehensive assessments to put the data into an understandable and usable form; coordinating methods to make certain that all pieces of data are worked on using corporate methods; necessity control to set up standards for the assessment; and decision facilitating intended to provide the models so that an inclusive final decision is feasible. An example of this would be out of assessment which says that the necessary supply of coal will be exhausted soon, scientists would know to start developing adequate methods for use of solar energy.
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.