Supporting justice Fostering justice Attaining global social justice Assuring political justice Ensuring social justice Pursuing economic justice
Achieve social, economic and political justice and equal access to resources and opportunities for men and women on the local, national, regional and international levels.
Members of the United Nations have pledged, through the Charter, to take separate and joint social action to promote higher standards of living, full employment and conditions of economic and social progress and development. In accordance with the United Nations [Declaration on Social Progress and Development], these are to be founded on respect for the dignity and value of the human person and shall ensure the promotion of human rights and social justice. The UN has called upon governments to take concepts of social justice as a basis for the preparation of their national development plans and programmes, giving priority to endeavouring to solve problems relating to employment, education, health care, nutrition, housing, social welfare and the raising of standards of living.
The UN has recognized social justice is one of the most important goals of social progress.
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.