Creating framework document on sustainable development Producing universal declaration on sustainability Adopting covenant on sustainability
Ensuring global sustainability requires the implementation of sustainable practices on an international scale. Preparing and adopting a universal declaration on sustainability can commit states to the principles of sustainability and sets out the measures required to implement them. It can also provide a framework for existing accords and for new initiatives.
A proposal for a [Universal Declaration] and [Convention on Sustainable Development] was submitted to the UN by the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) in 1987. The [Global NGO Forum on Building Sustainable Societies: The Role of NGOs in Emergencies and Social Development] (Addis Ababa, March 1994) produced the [Addis Ababa Declaration] called [Building Sustainable Societies: The Role of NGOs].
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.