Providing for the assimilation and distribution of practical and theoretical information relevant to technology, labour, resources, research and culture, which will facilitate global economic cooperation. The effect is to accelerate the growth of trans-cultural grassroots consumer cooperatives, to initiate the standardization of economic principles, to foster educational methods and information projections relative to the concretions of global vocation.
An integral part of localizing cooperative participation and enabling each individual to have an equal opportunity for effective participation in the global economic process.
Tactics include: cooperative linkage to make available to every individual the opportunity to participate in the totality of the global economic process, create communication systems and common operating contexts, and implement demonstration projects that pull together the interrelatedness of business activity in every nation; technological resources to research local needs, gather and order resource data, coordinate methods with all other guilds in the cooperative network, and care for the distribution of industrial technology relative to global and local needs; labour leadership interchange to implement global standards for employment of labour forces, train individuals to image work as assignment and vocational engagement on behalf of every other man, and intensify vocational motivation by exchanging leadership throughout the global cooperative network; data system to build research skills archives and to create methods for distribution of research data throughout the global cooperative network; and transcultural exposure to open individual to global understanding globe by intentionalizing his travel and his participation in transcultural events. An example is the participation of a workman in a local cooperative linked to a global network of co-ops operated through consensus, hence an individual person actually equals the global voice.
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.