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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions


A policy is a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. A policy is a statement of intent, and is implemented as a procedure or protocol. Policies are generally adopted by a governance body within an organization. Policies can assist in both subjective and objective decision making. Policies to assist in subjective decision making usually assist senior management with decisions that must be based on the relative merits of a number of factors, and as a result are often hard to test objectively, e.g. work-life balance policy. In contrast policies to assist in objective decision making are usually operational in nature and can be objectively tested, e.g. password policy.

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Organizations relating to Policy

Standing Commission on World Mission / New York NY, USA
Center for International Policy / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1975
European Forecasting Network / Florence, Italy / Est. 2001
Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies / Stockholm, Sweden
European Network of Women Elected Representatives of Local and Regional Authorities / Paris, France / Est. 1996
Council of Foreign Ministers / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1970
International Movement for Therapeutic Free Choice / Paris, France / Est. 1968
European Policy Forum / London, UK / Est. 1992
Committee on the Global Financial System / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 1971
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy / Minneapolis MN, USA / Est. 1986
World Future Council Foundation / Hamburg, Germany
European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2000
Dr Kiran C Patel Center for Global Solutions / Tampa FL, USA
Club of Rome / Winterthur, Switzerland / Est. 1968
Finnish Society for Futures Studies / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1980
Réseau européen pour une politique de vie / Saint-Aubin, France
Global Forest Policy Project / Cambridge, UK
Pakistan Futuristics Foundation and Institute / Islamabad, Pakistan / Est. 1986
Centre for European Law and Policy / Bremen, Germany / Est. 1982
European Committee for Future Accelerators / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1963
International Conferences on Environmental Future / Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Latin American and Caribbean Research Network / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1991
UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth / Brasilia, Brazil / Est. 2002
Ocean Policy Research Institute / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1975
Third Sector European Policy Network / Canterbury, UK / Est. 2002

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World Problems relating to Policy

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Government budget deficits
Neglect of environmental consequences of government policies
Inadequate urban political machinery
Entrenchment of vested interests
Parochial national interests
Denial of education to minorities
Parochial family responsibility
Covert smear campaigns by government
Nationalistically determined development of natural resources
Disruption of domestic social policies by transnational corporations
Physical insecurity of refugees and asylum-seekers
Inadequate information systems for international governmental decision-making processes
Diversity of limited local decision-making bodies
Denial of rights of medical patients
Decreasing consumer choice
Forced marriage
Declining birth rate
Adverse effects of high-yield grain in traditional agricultural settings
Environment policy as restriction on trade
Inadequacy of psychiatry
Environmental policy restrictions on economic development
Discrimination against women in public life
Electoral apathy

Action Strategies relating to Policy

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Integrating international policy
Promoting renewable energy
Defining goals
Integrating decision-making
Clarifying rules of governance
Abstaining from patient participation in medical decision-making
Creating appropriate transport systems
Revitalizing United Nations policies
Raising vital issues
Exposing immoral public policy
Developing sustainable population policy
Adopting environmental codes of conduct for business
Studying social reform
Integrating transport, environment and health policies
Documenting population trends
Promoting policy coherence in world trade agreements
Demonstrating alternatives
Forming transnational political interdependence
Using non-interference principle
Developing sustainable policy for public procurement
Making coherent government policy
Restoring ethical relations
Integrating national energy efficiency policy
Strengthening policies

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