The International Organization for Migration's (IOM) various activities in 1993 included among others: documentation and transfer of patients, family reunions, placement in countries of temporary protection, processing emigrants for resettlement abroad, in the former Yugoslavia; transport and logistics for vulnerable groups among the internally displaced, and returning refugees from abroad, in Mozambique; training and capacity building for government officials and NGO representatives involved with migration issues in the newly independent states, Russia, and the Baltic States; setting up a Central American Migration Secretariat to facilitate migration.
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.
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