Using the media Utilizing mass media Involving mass media Utilizing existing media Tapping available media resources Using all available media
Informing people in using audio-visual technology, publications and other media. The effect is the engagement of trained people in media techniques for wider participation of the populace in society.
An integral part of enabling community engagement though societal education, to allow the creative participation of each individual in world wide social structures.
Tactics include: audio systems to facilitate the efficient flow of community information; computer systems to monitor the efficient accumulation and dissemination of community wisdom and data; visual systems to impact the community visually with a new self-image; printed materials to build individual motivation to participate; and language systems to provide tools for language education programs. An example is video recording a workshop in which full participation of the group is broadcast that others may be seen as being trained in media techniques.
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.