Promoting programmes to develop interchangeable skills, to collect information on jobs availability world-wide, and to survey the market for needed skills. The effect is to enable the individual to experience the global mindset through travel to various countries where his skills are needed.
An integral part of releasing human ingenuity to fulfil global needs and demands while allowing the individual to develop his own potential.
Tactics include: informative data to store data which shows where employment surpluses and deficiencies exist; industrial ideas to exchange ideas which creates an understanding of skills needed; labour markets to create equal distribution of skilled labour; global standards to formulate international standards that indicate where revisions are needed; and accountability structures to hold both labour and management responsible for operating out of global availability of employment. An example is research in acupuncture being done in the USA in conjunction with Chinese medical teams.
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.