The Magnolia Youth Achievement Awards (MYAA) were launched in the Philippines in 1987 as a call for Filipino youth to organize for self-help, self-initiated community and social development work. The awards salute Filipino youth in acknowledgement of their role in society and their need to manifest and hone their capabilities through community projects that they themselves envision, initiate and accomplish. The MYAA have become a yearly activity that has catalyzed young people's energy, idealism and intrinsic talents to generate projects on basic community services, infrastructure, livelihood programmes, leadership and skills training and outreach programmes for the underprivileged and cultural minorities.
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.