Creating international university Creating international universities Developing international universities
Creating an institution or system of institutions with objectives such as the following: (a) stimulate and strengthen cooperation among individuals, research institutions and universities in order better to contribute to the satisfaction of the economic, social and cultural needs of the peoples of the world and to contribute to objectives of peace and progress; (b) undertake studies and research on problems arising out of the application of the Charter of the United Nations and on the theoretical and practical problems of putting such ideas and principles into practice; (c) constitute a meeting ground and stimulate thinkers and researchers anxious to contribute to the solution of world problems; (d) constitute a forum for free and independent discussion and responsible confrontation of the most varying ideas and ideologies; (e) make available to the international community the results of such discussions and of interdisciplinary and inter-ideological studies.
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.