As our goals are very much the same, we definitely stand the best chance of success if we adopt a ‘unified approach’ to global change. By adopting such an approach, it will not be a matter of ‘if we succeed’ - but ‘when we succeed’. Simply stated - the faster humanitarian individuals, groups and organisations ‘decide’ to work together towards their common good - the faster EVERYONE will succeed in achieving their goals.
Think about it. We ALREADY have the numbers - AND the necessary global support from people all over the world. It’s simply a matter of UNITING that common focus. This process has already begun. With your support, we can quickly achieve these goals and TOGETHER help make the world better for everyone.
To ensure that we are incorporating the necessary inclusiveness into this unified model, below is a list of humanitarian goals that we find most people share in common. If you have other goals that you would like to add to this list, you are most welcome to submit them. We will share them with others to ensure there is a consensus, and then add them to the list.
We will unite the countries and governments of the world through an 'International Humanitarian Organisation' that represents the very best of humanity and our shared goals of a better life for all.
Humanity is 'One People'. Therefore let us work together as one people in unity and global cooperation, to build a better world for all.
Why is Unity so important?
Global Unity and Cooperation
When we unite and work together as ONE PEOPLE, the 'psychology of humanity' will change across the world!
Where countries and governments previously competed AGAINST each other based on economic self-interest, they now work together in global cooperation towards their common good. This transforms the often negative focused, stress-centred consciousness of society - into a positive, optimistic view of the future. We will no longer be battling away, struggling through life day by day - but will now be globally committed to building a better world together - with far greater freedom and benefits for all.
As a People - we should not be competing AGAINST each other. Competition is the arena for Sport. It should not be the basis or foundation of a progressive humane society.
Cooperation is far wiser. With the implementation of the 'International Humanitarian Organisation', every selfish, aggressive and destructive political or corporate decision that previously had a negative influence in the world, will be transformed into positive and creative actions to help build a better world for everyone. For example, companies that today manufacture and sell weapons (which only encourage wars), will be given the support to transform their industry into something far more useful to society - possibly clean energy or space exploration technologies.
How will unity in the world be achieved?
By implementing the 'Global Strategy'.
Understanding the Psychology:
The Psychological Maths
Divisions → Unity
Divisions in society lead to a great number of 'conflicted interests'. It creates an 'Us and Them' mentality.
Divisions exist between Countries, between the interests of National Governments, between the economic interests of people, etc. Divisions inevitably lead to competition for resources and economic self-interest, which then leads to the myriad of other psychological problems that follow - greed, aggression, wars, environmental destruction, social stresses, etc.
Unity has the opposite effect. It unites people. It unites the interests of countries and governments. It builds relationships. It encourages everyone to contribute in a positive way, to build a better world for all of us. It brings out the very best in humanity!
What will unite the countries and governments of the world?
The 'International Humanitarian Organisation'. It will act as the unity factor to unite them all in global cooperation.
Competition → Cooperation
Economic Competition and self-interest leads to aggression, selfishness, greed, immoral decisions, corruption, distrust, wars, conflict, industrial espionage, etc. It is based on an 'Everyone for themself' mentality.
Cooperation has the opposite effect. It encourages unity. It unites our different strengths. It enhances international relations. It is based on an 'All for one, one for All' mentality.
Self-Interest → Shared-Interest
Due to economic competition between countries, governments and people, society is pushed towards an attitude of self-interest which encourages negative and destructive decision-making throughout the world.
By adopting a shared-interest approach of unity, cooperation and focusing on our common good, that pattern of behaviour is reversed. We make wiser decisions based on our focus of enhancing our collective well-being and society as a whole.
Why is an ‘International Humanitarian Organisation’ necessary?
It is vitally important for 3 key reasons:
- To unite our world, allowing humanity to work together as One People - for the common good of all.
- This unity will put an end to the ‘conflicted interests’ of National Governments which are failing to work together to address our global challenges.
- True global unity and cooperation will allow us to effectively address every major problem in the world today. It will allow us to make amazing advances in science, education and all sectors of society. Our true potential can now be fully realised.
What is the ‘International Humanitarian Organisation’?
The ‘International Humanitarian Organisation’ (IHO) is an Organisation dedicated to addressing every humanitarian related problem in the world today. It primary goals incorporate the ‘key goals’ of humanitarian groups and organisations worldwide - therefore allowing them to adopt a ‘unified approach’ for positive global change in the world.
What are its Primary Goals?
This is a list of the IHO’s primary goals.
- Global Unity and Cooperation - Unite the Countries and Governments of the world in global collaboration. This is essential to address the ‘root cause’ of many of the world’s problems.
- No more wars - Now that the world is ‘united towards a common purpose of a better world for all’ - all wars will end! It is our ‘global unity and common purpose’ that achieves this goal.
- Direct Democracy/Consensus Support - Support for Direct Democracy and Consensus Involvement for Change in both the local and global community.
- Address the Global Warming Crisis - In a united world, we will coordinate an efficient response to address the global warming environmental crisis and restore the ecological imbalances in the Earth’s eco-systems.
- No more Poverty or Homelessness - We will directly address Poverty in all parts of the world.
- Ethical Economics - Measures will need to be taken to ‘gradually transition’ the economic system into a more ethical framework until technology and society are sufficiently mature as to make the need for an economic system naturally redundant.
- Implement a ‘Global Resource Management System’ - Necessary for the efficient management of the Earth’s resources and to eliminate wastage.
- Open Source Scientific Community - Required to promote faster scientific advancement in crucial areas like clean energy, and to discover medical cures much faster.
- Address the basic needs of society - Far too many people in different parts of the world are still going without easy access to food, water, education, etc.
- Global Emergency Response Taskforce - Whenever disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes… occur, the global response of governments is often far too slow and inadequate. As a result, lives are lost unnecessarily. Resources are also often unavailable due to Governments not wanting to commit appropriate economic support. These issues need to be addressed.
Who are its members?
Any humanitarian focused person, group or organisation that would like to see humanity ‘work together in global unity and cooperation for the common good of all people’ so that we can address the major problems that we face today - is encouraged to join this collaboration as a member of this Organisation.
What measures will be taken to ensure that this Organisation does not end up with the same problems as National Governments?
Multiple safeguards will be implemented to ensure that the Organisation maintains the highest possible standards. This includes safeguards which NO National Government has today - a key reason why many have problems with political abuse of power, corruption and other such issues. These safeguards will ensure that this never happens in this Humanitarian focused Organisation.
These safeguards will include:
- Direct Democracy - This Organisation will operate on a ‘Consensus’ basis. It will utilise the collective research and wisdom from all sectors of society, and look to action the recommendations that have the most scientific/evidence-based community support.
- Total Transparency - This Organisation will always clearly state what it’s directives are, what actions it will take to achieve them, and openly invite comment and feedback from the public community for suggestions and/or possible improvements. The Directives and Actions will always be publicly viewable.
- Fluid Leadership - This Organisation will not have a single leader - but many leaders that have the essential maturity to ‘collectively work together for the good of all people’. Others with similar maturity should be encouraged to take on a leadership role as well, so that leadership roles are always fluid - not static.
- Accountable to ‘The People’ - This Organisation will always be totally accountable to the people it represents. If for any reason ‘the public’ lose faith in the leadership of the Organisation, they will always have the authority to replace its leadership based on consensus support.
In what respects is the IHO different from the UN?
The UN is a ‘politically controlled’ Organisation centred around the authority of the 5 ‘Permanent’ Security Council Members (US, China, Russia, France and UK) - each holding the power of a ‘veto’ vote over key decisions that are made. The UN is NOT equally representative of all countries at all. And to make matters worse, the 5 Security Council Members often fail to agree on important decisions due to their ‘conflicting interests’. For these reasons, it operates ‘well-below’ the potential of what it could be achieving to help humanity address its current challenges - which is indeed unfortunate for all of us.
In contrast, the IHO will definitely NOT be politically influenced. It is being built around a humanitarian/scientific framework as a ‘collaboration hub’ for individuals, groups and organisations around the world.
In terms of addressing the global humanitarian challenges that we face today (war, poverty, economic greed and disparity, environmental issues, etc) - the humanitarian sector ALREADY holds the solution to the world’s problems in its hands. IT IS THE SOLUTION!.
The problem is simply the lack of unity. Should the humanitarian sector unite as a ‘single voice’ of reason and common sense in the world, it will gain the support of the public to implement a ‘unified approach’ to address the global challenges we face. It needs to stop looking to governments to be the answer - and be the answer itself!
Adopting a unified approach, it can solve the world’s problems very quickly - and provide the necessary ‘model of unity’ to unite the governments of the world as well.
Each humanitarian individual, group and organisation is like a piece of the ‘transition’ jigsaw. Some are big pieces. Some are small pieces. But when they all ‘decide’ to unite and work together, the jigsaw will be complete and humanity will transition to global unity and cooperation throughout the world.
We will support direct democracy in the local and global community, and encourage everyone to participate in the process of creating a better world together.
What is 'Direct Democracy'?
VocalEyes: Learner Voice
Direct Democracy will play a major role in a more unified world. The whole point is to engage the ideas, knowledge and collective wisdom of the entire human race and utilise the best possible ideas to help build a better world for everyone.
There are some great ideas out in the world today, and yet the majority of them do not find the light of day usually due to one limiting factor - money. In a more unified world based on the collective good of the global community, we don't have to let a 'concept like money' limit great ideas.
As a People - We make the decisions! Why should we ever let money prevent us from making the world a better place? If it's a great idea that we agree can benefit the state of world - we implement it.
VocalEyes is a good example of direct democracy in action - where ideas can be put forward by anyone to help improve one's school, local community, or in fact the state of the world. It can be a useful tool to help generate greater collaboration between people.
The Scientific Community can only truly serve humanity when it is not being aggressively controlled with limitations like patent laws and other unnecessary restrictions. We will remove many of the restrictions to encourage a more open source community and a greater sharing of knowledge throughout the world.
TEDx Talk - Open Source Science
Consider a world where all the current scientific challenges are approached through a global 'open-source' management system - where the relevant data, research and studies are available for people to access so that scientific minds around the world can all contribute to help solving the medical and scientific challenges in the world today.
Through Open Source Science (OSS), imagine how much faster we will discover medical cures and come up with solutions to today's global scientific challenges.
It is our 'global unity and cooperation' that will automatically achieve this goal. "When everyone is on the same side...who is there left to fight?"
Why will wars end?
Paradoxically, this may seem like one of the hardest challenges to address, but in fact, it is one of the easiest!
Wars end automatically when you establish global unity and cooperation between all countries and governments. When everyone is 'working together towards their common good - or common interest' - who is there left to fight? You are no longer competing against each other for your own 'National Economic Self-Interest'; you are now 'working together for the global common good of ALL COUNTRIES and PEOPLE'.
Therefore - All wars end!
You can see evidence on this in the European Union (EU). When the countries of the EU made the decision to work together towards their economic common good - all wars between them ended. The drawback is that the EU is still stuck 'competing AGAINST other countries' around the world.
So when the 'psychology of humanity' changes from 'competing AGAINST itself' to 'working together in global cooperation', all wars will naturally end.
To create that psychological change - we simply need to follow the steps in the Global Strategy, starting with linking up and working together.
The core psychology behind war and conflict is fairly straightforward. It comes down to a simple 'Conflict of Interest'. Conflicted interests can occur for a number of reasons - money, power, religion, etc.
This is simply a state where opposing interests/views can lead to conflicts. The goal to achieving peace and unity in the world is to find our common ground and to then work together towards our common good.
Extreme poverty, hunger and homelessness will be recognised for what it is – a failure of government and society to meet the most basic and essential needs of its people.
With the implementation of the ‘International Humanitarian Organisation’, it will be addressed - IMMEDIATELY!
Poverty will end!
Poverty is currently a major problem throughout the world.
According to the United Nations, about 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes. This is an absolutely shocking figure - and what's worse - it's completely unnecessary. Here are some further hunger stats from the UN 'World Food Programme' (WFP).
If humanity 'had a little more humanity', we could easily be addressing this problem. However, because of the economic 'self-interest' structure of society, it becomes very difficult. Even in modernised countries like the USA, UK and other industralised countries, you still come across a lot of poverty and homeless people sleeping rough on the streets.
However, through the implementation of the International Humanitarian Organisation - POVERTY AND HUNGER WILL END!
This new unified, global system of cooperation which works to serve ALL PEOPLE - not just the wealthy or the few - will be able to directly support all people throughout the world - and every life will be a priority!
We will gradually and positively transition the economic system into a more ethical system, until technology and society are sufficiently mature, as to make the need for an economic system naturally redundant.
What is Ethical Economics?
Money, and the economic system, are just 'tools'. If they were used sensibly, the world would have a lot less problems.
Unfortunately, due to a number of factors - like an economic system based on 'competition' - which therefore pits countries, governments, companies, and individuals AGAINST each other - it encourages people to use this tool for negative, self-centred reasons. Greed becomes a problem and ethical decision-making is totally compromised. Would governments still sell weapons around the world, if there was no money to be made?
So - it's NOT actually money or the economic system that is at fault. It's actually how we use these tools that is causing a problem - and that is being compromised in a lot of cases due to 'global competition' - which often leads to greed and self-interest.
Transform that 'global competition and self-interest' to 'global cooperation and shared interest' - and you no longer have a problem.
Transitioning the Global Economic System
The transformation of any global system needs to happen gradually - especially with something as integral to the global infrastructure as the economic system. So even though positive transformations can certainly be made and are required, they will need to be phased in step by step.
While it is possible for humanity to one day completely move beyond the need for an economic system altogether, this should happen naturally through the maturity of technology and society. When both are sufficiently developed, the economic system as a tool will become 'naturally redundant'.
TED Talk - Meet global corruption's hidden players
Corruption is a major problem in the economic system throughout the world. While it continues to corrode the integrity of the economic system as a whole, it is always going to be difficult to improve the system and make changes. This TED video highlights just how bad the problem has become.
This is why a 'global unity strategy' is so important. As all the problems are interrelated, to be truly effective, you must address them as a whole!
Corruption is a problem in Governments, Corporations, the economic sector - it affects every part of society. It leads to compromised decisions everywhere. It leads to weapon sales, drug abuse, tax evasion, etc. As stated - it is a MAJOR problem!
To try to address the problems in the world without addressing the corruption that is at the heart of so many of them, would be ineffective.
For more information on the problems related to corruption, you can visit any of these links.
- Global Witness
- Transparency International
We will manage the world's resources efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of the global community, while also implementing pro-active clean and efficient energy solutions worldwide.
What is 'Global Resource Management'?
Global Resource Management
If you were to catalog the natural resources of the planet and consider the most 'efficient' way to manage those resources to meet the demands of society across the world, you would have the basis of a 'Global Resource Management' system.
The video to the right, is a good example that highlights the core principles of a Global Resource Management System.
Today - no such system exists. And efficiency is not the primary focus in consideration of resources - profit is. Not surprisingly, when governments and corporations make decisions based solely on profit, those decisions will have negative effects. In terms of natural resources, this equates to excessive 'profit-driven' consumerism (encouraging you to buy, buy, buy regardless of the consequences). This pursuit of profit leads to corruption, the destruction of the earth's natural habitat, the displacement of local cultures and communities to get access to these resources, pollution, oil-spills, a throw-away culture of consumer goods, etc.
The majority of the world's problems are interrelated. It is for this reason that they must be addressed in a unified manner, through a globally coordinated approach. For example, you cannot address the problems with weapon sales (which obviously encourage war and conflicts) if you do nothing about the competitive 'profit driven' structure of the global economic system. In the same respect, you can't address the wastage of the world's resources if you don't take steps to also address all the related factors - a profit-driven culture, corruption, inefficent use of technology, etc.
Our Planet is home to millions of species - not just humanity. As one of this planet's most conscious life forms, we have both a duty and responsibility to protect the planet, to maintain the balance of its sensitive ecological systems, and to respect its many diverse life forms.
Being Environmentally Responsible.
Global Power Shift
Enviromental responsibility is simply about being sensible - like most things in life. You don't destroy that, on which you depend, for your survival. You don't kill off species of animals or plants that all play an important role in the balance of the Earth's sensitive ecological systems. You respect life.
You act responsibly, with the respectful understanding that humanity is but one species on this planet - among millions.
Education plays a significant role in the wisdom and understanding of global society.
"A society can only be as great as its people".
We will therefore ensure that self-knowledge subjects play a more important role to help ensure students live happy, fulfilling lives, and that Education Systems can freely utilise advanced multimedia education resources to help students efficiently develop their knowledge and skills in a globally unified and technologically advanced world.
How important is Education?
Education and learning is the foundation on which we build our society. It is the foundation on which we make decisions that affect our everyday lives. The wiser we become as people - the wiser our decisions, the better our world will be.
Education needs to help make people wiser – not just more knowledgeable. There is a distinct difference. You can gain the knowledge of how to create a weapon - but you need the 'wisdom' to only use it defensively. You can gain the knowledge of how to construct a building, but if you cut corners to keep your costs low, just to increase 'your own profits', your decisions could cost people their lives. How many lives have been lost over the years due to people cutting corners, just to make more money for themselves?
We should never underestimate the importance of the decisons that we make. Here, Professor Robert Sternberg (pictured to the right) highlights his thoughts in an article entitled 'Teaching for Wisdom In Our Schools'.
Wisdom is the key to a better world
As within, so without. Our world is a 'direct reflection' of our current state of mind.
Where there is ignorance, there will also be war, conflict, division, corruption, competitive self-interest, etc. Where there is wisdom, there will be the opposite - peace, unity cooperation, etc.
Today, Education systems focus far too much on general knowledge - but very little on self-knowledge and understanding. Students are being treated like they have little more relevance in life than to simply be a cog in the wheel of the global economic machine.
An Advanced ‘Open Source Framework’ will be developed for the scientific and medical communities.
This will allow the global medical community to collaborate and work together far more effectively. Through the open sharing of medical knowledge and research data, it is envisioned that cures to major illnesses will be found much faster!
The Benefits of Global Cooperation
- Medical cures will be found much faster!
The reason for this is simple. Through unity, responsible protocols, and the open sharing of valuable scientific research and knowledge, the medical community will have far greater access to important scientific data than ever before.
Consider a world where all the current scientific challenges are approached through a global 'open-source' management system - where the relevant data, research and studies are available for people to access so that they can contribute their own suggestions/solutions to help solve the medical and scientific challenges in the world today.
Through Open Source Science (OSS), how much faster will we discover medical cures and come up with solutions to today's global scientific challenges?
Today - competitive economic self-interest often means that medical research data is not shared as openly as it should be. Patent controls and other restrictions are implemented which prevent many people in the global community from being able to get access to the benefits of new medicine and technology even when it could greatly help them in their lives. The 'mentality of money and self-interest' creates many restrictions in the world today.
What is meant by ‘responsible protocols’?
In some rare cases involving deadly diseases and similar life-threatening scientific research data, common-sense security access protocols will still need to be maintained. There is a balance that needs to be achieved between ‘open source’ access and engaging common-sense security protocols where it is required.