The Pesticides Action Network (PAN) aims to persuade national governments and international agencies to develop effective pesticide policies; to increase public awareness of pesticide abuse through campaigns on selected hazardous pesticides and unethical corporate marketing practices; and to promote alternatives to pesticide-dependent agriculture. Some PAN groups works to persuade their governments to adopt stronger controls on pesticide use, while others teach consumers about the hazards of pesticides or train farmers in alternative methods of production PAN participants exchange information among each other PAN groups cooperate in the area of monitoring the development and implementation of international codes and agreements Dirty Dozen Campaign, launched in 1985 by PAN International, is a global citizen's campaign to ban or strictly limit the production and use of certain extremely hazardous pesticides.
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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