Impacting people with global images. The catalytic effect is expanding man's context in the realm of common wisdom, style and symbol.
An integral part of transmitting human wisdom by making available human knowledge, data and wisdom through public education and information.
Tactics include: cultural courses to improve the world's cultural awareness; emissary exchange to bring intensified cross-cultural relationships; cultural news to bring about a greater awareness of current cultural arenas; visitor exchange to bring about the interchange of cultural representatives; and cultural celebrations appropriate to to each culture's unique gifts. An example is having a family from another culture spend time with a local family to enable each to share its own unique life style.
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.