Older workers have valuable experience and capacities to offer, and often wish to continue in employment if appropriate opportunities are provided. Demographic changes are encouraging many enterprises, particularly in the industrialized countries, to adopt policies and programmes aimed at retaining older workers, and especially those with high skill levels.
ILO has provided recommendations to: modify the forms of work organization, and working time which lead to stress in elderly workers; adapt the job and its content through improve technologies and ergonomic principles, so as to preserve health, prevent accidents and maintain working capacity.
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.
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