In order to facilitate the work of the UNESCO Section for Non-Governmental Organizations – Sector for External Relations, the UIA has been entrusted with the creation and maintenance of a customized database of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), foundations and similar UNESCO partner institutions. The database is freely accessible.
UIA's projects represent endeavours undertaken to create a specific product or service. Sometimes they are run solely by the UIA, but often in collaboration with one or more partners with specific expertise in the field of civil society and international organizations. Below are the titles and descriptions of some of our main projects, both past and present. All of our projects are undertaken in accordance with our aims and objectives.
UNESCO Database of Non-Governmental Organizations
Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential Online: Re-design Project
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a research project initiated in 1972 by the UIA. It represents some of the most progressive and innovative work conducted at the UIA. The Encyclopedia Online was made available in 1999, and consists of six main databases, each complementing one another. This project comprises re-development of the database using recent technologies and support for an online editorial environment.
International Repository of Third Sector Networks and Trends (IRTSNT)
Project proposal under the European Commission 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration. The IRTSNT project proposes a longitudinal and comparative network analysis of sector change, innovation and success in Europe's international third sector and beyond. The central research question: How do long-term developmental trends in Europe’s international third sector compare to non-European international third sector organizations (1948-2012), to what extent do these trends reflect processes of convergence and hybridization, what organizations are most successful, and how can these trends and successes be explained?