Locating and making accessible information and data to the masses. The catalytic effect is to provide context-expanding data to enable responsible decision-making at the local level and to provide global access to all local information.
An integral part of transmitting human wisdom by making available human knowledge, data and wisdom through public education and information.
Tactics include: data gathering to collect the cultural wisdom of every individual; accessible data-banks to make accessible all information; world data to globalize the individual; information analysis to ensure the accuracy of information; and government information to make all governments' data common knowledge. An example would be to provide the means of developing a more comprehensive context for the decision of a country to join a common market by exposing a variety of viewpoints, allowing the decision to become non-parochial.
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.