Protecting against vulnerability of government to lobbying
Reducing vulnerability of government to influence peddling
In Canada, while lobbying is recognised as legitimate, it is subject to a code of conduct, a complaints procedure and stringent requirements for registration. Individuals must register if they are paid to communicate with federal public office holders in attempts to influence - i.e., lobby for - the making, developing or amending of legislative proposals, bills, regulations, policies or programs, and the awarding of grants or contributions. They must disclose the names of their clients or employers, information about their companies or associations, specific information on what is being lobbied, the names of departments or agencies contacted and the communication techniques used to lobby. Failure to comply may constitute a criminal offence.
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.