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 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.