Awakening the individual to the meaning of his life in relationship to the world around him. The effect is his participation in social structures and his assignment to those structures from the executive pole of the political process.
An integral part of formulating images for articulation of meaningful human relationships, to enable the individual to come out of isolation and respond to life's situations in a detached, yet comprehensively engaged, manner.
Tactics include: developing conscious community by making the individual aware of his significance; accomplishing the development of self-conscious community by stating the calling of a group or an individual within a group; revitalized rituals to bring to consciousness the meaning of daily activities, thus enabling the creative fulfilment of these tasks; growth techniques to develop pilot projects carried out by the local community which, as foundational developments, enable local self-expression and self-consciousness within the context of the world; preserved uniqueness to accomplish the development of self-conscious community by enabling an individual to say 'yes' to his heritage so that he can articulate his world view in the light of a reaffirmed past and present.
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.