|Is it therefore right that so much is owned by so few and that the global transnationals are so omnipotent? The WIF says not, as caring for others and the relief of suffering has to be paramount if Christian values of 2 billion people are to be believed. Indeed, all religions who believe in God and all His creations have to change how things are today.
In this respect the relief of suffering for our fellow man has to become a driving force in the 21st century.
For there are many ways to suffer as some have expressed and where it has changed their thinking on life forever.
The enormity of the problem that we face can be identified through the knowledge that the total employment potential in manufacturing within the developing countries is presently over a quarter of the world's population but where only half of this number is physically active. Indeed, it is
|projected by the World innovation Foundation that population growth over the next 50-years, keeping to the present market forces dictum, will by 2050 place over 6 billion people without work. This can only be interpreted as recipe for global war in no uncertain terms and where our world politicians should be made fully aware of these facts before it is far too late.
World agency concerns
In 1999 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) singled out 'globalization' as the culprit for the vast inequalities in income distribution. The UNDP said "Competitive markets may be the best guarantee of efficiency but not necessarily of equality". To combat this inefficiency it recommended
|that more technological aid to poor countries should be given. This is something that the WIF considers to be at the heart of any change in the fortunes of the poorer nations and where the Foundation has held this view for many years. The UNDP also urged that "human concerns" be placed "at the centre of the globalisation debate, to focus on the global independence of people and not just financial flows." In short, the rules of globalisation need to be rewritten. Something again at the heart of the WIF's thinking for a future world, where co-operation instead of confrontation is the way forward.|
|www.thewif.org.uk - The World Innovation Foundation - January - March 2001||3|