Sharing information among non-governmental organizations
Communicating within the nongovernmental sector Dialoguing between NGOs Communicating between NGOs
Information service and forum where voluntary agencies may exchange views and information on all matters and questions of common interest. Special studies and information projects. Exchange of ideas, experiences and cooperation on a regional and global scale.
Sophisticated communications systems have radically changed the role the NGOs play throughout the world. They need to broker information better. Some NGOs need training to use electronic networks effectively in political and technical work. Also more efforts should be made to promote communication with isolated regions of the world, offering timely information and links with other organizations that share common interests.
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.