The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Terminology Reference System (TRS) has been created to provide a single source of general terminology for the Agency by incorporating EPA-related terms and lists as well as other environmentally-related terminology sources. Terms can be categorized at an organizational and resource level; they are also classified by name and descriptive type. The TRS, currently under development, contains only a few terms, but additional information is being accumulated. Contextual definitions and hierarchical relationships (where they exist) can also be depicted in the TRS.
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.