Humankind 2050: A new and better world – Peace, Development and Environment

Humankind 2050: A new and better world – Peace, Development and Environment

  By Johan Galtung • Keynote, World Futures Studies Federation Conference – Jondal, Norway 7 Jun 2017 West of Jondal is Torsnes, named after the Nordic war god Thor with his Hammer, a center of the Viking era from 800 to 1050, only 250 years. Why so short? Successful with raids and colonization–Gardarike in Russia, […]

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: Welcome to America

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: Welcome to America

  • The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation. By Ed Pilkington “You got a choice to make, man. You could go […]

Sustainable development goals – United Nations

Sustainable development goals – United Nations

• On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, […]

Today, around 21,000 children died around the world — Global Issues

Today, around 21,000 children died around the world — Global Issues

Via globalissues.org By Anup Shah • Every minute, some 15 children die around the world, from poverty, easily preventable diseases, illnesses, and related causes. This rarely makes the headline news that one might expect such a tragedy to do. Some 21,000 children die every day around the world (data from 2010). The silent killers are […]