In 1993, the World Government of World Citizens launched the World Syntegrity Project. The project addresses the question: "How can we, sovereign world citizens, govern our world?" A "syntegration" (synergy and integration) allows 30 people to get together in a way that equalizes and optimizes their participation; it is the means for people to participated in a dynamic global experience of governorship in a non-hierarchical format. During the process of a Syntegration, the 30 players become a self-conscious group whose mutual understanding can extend well beyond the limits of the Syntegration itself. For the opening session, there is free-for-all discussion; for the subsequent sessions, each person has to play the role of critic or devil's advocate for two topics. Each of the twelve topics has a team of five discussants and five critics. There are also opportunities for "reverberation", where information and insights travel from one topic to another. The Syntegration process has four main objectives: (a) To bring together 30 people who will choose their own agenda for discussing a chosen subject; (b) to have them organize themselves to discuss the chosen topic within a structured process; (c) to expand thinking in new direction; (d) to pool the collective expertise of participants to reach conclusion in the form of an action plan or information that will be the basis for future directions and actions.
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.