Revealing man's actual situation as the reality out of which one must live. The effect is to release man that his life experience will be illuminated.
An integral part of illuminating life experiences to free the individual to embrace his deepest experiences in a responsible relationship to life.
Tactics include: participatory drama to expose participants to unfamiliar human situations; art form to expose the human situation through confrontation with the 'other' as manifest in artistic forms; multi-media to expose the human situation through use of various types of secular media; intentional reading to expose the human situation through the selection of key writings; and indirect messages to expose the human situation through subtle messages which impact man indirectly rather than openly. An example is realizing that a man's job is not the ultimate reality of life.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
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.