Collecting and disseminating pertinent information concerning existing and projected surpluses. The catalytic effect is to enable better stewardship of profits usage by providing an information flow between needs and demands.
An integral part of reallocating surplus resources by recasting the image of ownership from individual security to global stewardship.
Tactics include: grassroots input to involve local man in the global stewardship of surpluses by factory guilds and accountability representation; markets data to represent the accumulation of statements on resource needs, distribution and production research, and economic priorities; information access to allow large masses of people easy approach to all surplus information through creation of computerized data banks and information centrum; utilization research to provide information to allow the intentional and innovative use of surpluses by supplying manpower and long-term economic projections; and intra-agency communication to provide the models for industry to coordinate and evaluate surpluses and make available records to all.
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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