Achieving planetary culture Collectivization of mankind Forging global mindset Planetizing mankind Eliciting global consciousness
Evoking in masses of people awareness of the unity of the peoples of the Earth, their interdependence, and the dynamic interrelationship between people and the rest of the environment. Eliciting consciousness of global experiences in order to enable the creation of a global mindset for reflective preparation prior to a global experience by raising questions of what should be looked for.
An integral part of grounding decisions historically to give a temporal and world-wide framework for the individual's decisional relationships to life.
Tactics include: global celebrations to give each person an opportunity to participate symbolically in different cultures through meals, dances and decor; encounter interpretation to create an in-depth reflecting on experiences with others through the use of art forms, solitary writings, etc; cultural characteristics to interpret the stories, time designs and social patterns of the peoples of the globe; journey preparation to provide the traveller with the necessary mindset and knowledge of the culture before departure; cultural exchange to develop exchange dynamics between members of different cultures in order to experience another culture first-hand. An example is a businessman's personal itinerary and research agenda created corporately prior to his company's sending him out.
While there is a growing planetary consciousness the counter trend is that of localization and both trends must be combined to be effective.
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.
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