Introducing common economic customs across the world. The effect is to initiate relevant global customs.
An integral part of reviving economic service in a global, broad-based economy in which every individual participates in responsible economic decision-making and new economic life-style.
Tactics include: inclusive time-designs to create the rhythm, pace and timeline for the use of a person or group's time throughout the day, week, quarter and year; problem-solving units to call together people who tackle problems head on, through setting aside a week-end to gather data, define problem, gestalt and refine data out of which a corporate decision can be made and thus acted upon; reform experiments to create the new corporate customs ensuring humanness; corporate planning to create a custom of corporate sharing and planning of the activities necessary for community life; and global practices to inject within the community those global customs which will become their own particular customs.
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.