Acting to provide, evoke, and vocalize those images which would link individuals with every other man on the globe. The effect is that every man across the globe would have beamed at him common images out of which to operate.
An integral part of expressing universal images, to build an authentic new image of humanness involving elders' wisdom, adults' power and youths' vision.
Tactics include: systematic accessibility to make available the resources of the world-wide communication network to all the people; creative methods to enable all people to express themselves for the purpose of contributing artistic material to mass media; recontextualized artist/communicators to develop a new breed of media personalities, from painters to newsmen, who would be open to other cultures; needs analysis to provide methods for discovering gaps in global media; and multi-cultural content to develop local resources and services by expanding the transcultural gifts. An example of this is a television station which uses other cultures as subject matter whereby people have a common operating image of other 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.
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