Promoting activities to interpret, strengthen, and enrich the common cultural fabric. The effect is to help different cultures find a common ground and produce a unifying effect.
An integral part of interpreting unlimited responsibility to provide common symbols and perspectives for individuals to act out their lives in a comprehensive context of responsible global stewardship.
Tactics include: art forms to deepen the life experience through the radical otherness of the artefacts and forms of other cultures; mythology study to enrich the cultural dimension through study of the images of individual worth and the roles he plays in society; community patterns to inform and better one's own society by study; wisdom research to create a destinal image of a culture through examination of the philosophical humanities and their existential interpretation of the society; and language study to enrich the experience of one's own society by studying the linguistic paradigms of other cultures. An example is that women's jewellery has become more beautiful through people travelling and getting ideas from different cultures.
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.