Nurturing in individuals a global understanding of the power framework within which each citizen has a right to participate. The effect is to allow all citizens the opportunity to participate within a global context in polity decisions.
An integral part of upholding just participation through popular creation of free assemblies disseminating information on human rights and initiating universal citizen's franchises.
Tactics include: decisional framework to spell out for citizens the different arenas of decision-making in the family, community or globe; legal boundaries to prompt or to make decisions out of a global-legal foundation; community power to orient the individual to make his 'popular' decisions out of a global context; global associations to provide for the individual the experience of associating with citizens from all world cultures; and opposition guidelines to delineate for each citizen the construct out of which dissent operates. An example would be providing for families an outline of state legislative procedures to clarify for them the opportunities for participation on a local and state level and the global effects of their decision to participate.
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.