Starting the process needed for individuals to obtain membership in the given community, thus allowing the possibility of full participation. The effect is to inspire the disenfranchised with the possibility of their political power.
An integral part of upholding just participation through popular creation of free assemblies disseminating information on human rights and initiating universal citizen's franchise.
Tactics include: decisional covenant to enable the first steps toward full citizenhood in the particular community; methodologies to give the basic understanding which will enable initial participation in the decision-making process; experimental involvement to give basic practice in order to instil confidence to fully participate in decision-making; grounding documents to enable initial citizen participation within the relevant historical context; and symbolizing the journey to full citizenship in order to reinforce the initial covenant.
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.