Enabling everyone to visualize the full possibility in his particular skill. The effect is to release each person to put his whole being into humanizing his work.
An integral part of releasing human ingenuity to fulfil global needs and demands while allowing the individual to develop his own potential.
Tactics include: art-form displays to graphically depict different skills in a way that presents an attractive, visual image together with a brief, memorable title or slogan; advertising systems to indicate the activity of integrating radio, TV and newsprint media to spell out the immediate and long-range needs for persons trained in each skill; educational component to provide detailed explanations of each skill, possibilities for adapting from a present skill, and advancing in the new skill as a career; employee ambassador to exchange employee representatives of different cultural areas who share ideas of skills usage, thus stimulating pride in participating in the work as well as good international public relations; and research model to investigate worldwide skill opportunities and ways of seeking employment in needed areas. An example is three men who, when asked what they were doing in the mud, replied in turn, 'I'm making brick', 'I'm putting up a wall', and 'I'm building a Cathedral'.
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.
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