Grounding individual awareness of the world through life experiences. The effect is a world-wide impact with universal and ethnic images through all media, creating a situation of awakening responsible power.
An integral part of awakening global individuals to assume global responsibility by creating structures for catalyzing community consensus to which each individual is accountable.
Tactics include: to develop study plans which can be used by people in many situations, which hold the imaginal qualities necessary to develop global will; to create an atmosphere which impacts the individual in a way that opens him up to his participation in the future of the globe; to influence centres already in existence and the contextualization of their significance relative to opening up grassroots participation; to stimulate the local planning and realization of events to signify worldwide observations; and to catalyze a flow of artefacts and people from one culture to another to confront local individuals with the multiplicity of cultural gifts available now for the future. An example of the would be the setting up of an international cultural centre in every country.
If you think you have no willpower, you are undermining your own success. Everyone has willpower. To be reading this sentence, you must have willpower. The first step in developing your willpower is to accept its existence. You have willpower just as surely as you have life. (Steve Chandler, "100 Ways to Motivate Yourself").
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.