Enlarging the individual's scope of policy-making to a global level. The effect is to assure equal distribution of all goods and services globally, and to gather, coordinate, and distribute global information.
An integral part of enabling participatory regulation by training the individual to enlarge his policy-making scope to a global level while participating at grassroots level; and by gathering, coordinating and distributing global information.
Tactics include: regulatory boards to create a world-wide system of administrative boards for collecting data and establishing accountability regarding bureaucratic policies on the local level; local standards to create structures to survey needs and develop procedures for world-wide coordination of standards; local intercommunication is intended to establish a worldwide framework for local intercommunication through coordinated reporting, data banks, and processing; administrative designs intended to create the structures for international coordination in the development of common administrative images, models, and practices on the local level; and distribution control to create worldwide structures to control effective economic distribution based on global priorities according to local need. An example is the distribution of surplus food to starving people through agencies of the United Nations or the distribution of technological skills, materials, and methodologies to underdeveloped nations.
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.