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Some New Accomplishments. New Nodes in Helsinki, Paris, Sao Paulo, and soon Caracas, Silicon Valley, Canada, and maybe Stockholm New Sponsor: Applied Materials World Federation of UN Associations UNEP Global Scenarios Jose’s Club of Rome Presentation

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Some new accomplishments

Some New Accomplishments

  • New Nodes in Helsinki, Paris, Sao Paulo, and soon Caracas, Silicon Valley, Canada, and maybe Stockholm

  • New Sponsor: Applied Materials

  • World Federation of UN Associations

  • UNEP Global Scenarios

  • Jose’s Club of Rome Presentation

  • Futures Matrix "nearly always used before staring a subject or project” -- Z_punkt


Uses in china as reference for

Uses in China as reference for

  • Policy makers in long term thinking and global perspectives especially in their planning of model provinces and cities for sustainable development.

  • Researchers especially the methods of scenarios, questionnaires and interviews and future studies.

  • University teachers' lecture and training courses.

  • Graduate students in preparing their theses especially the methodological reviews.

  • NGO newsletter and capacity building activities (the Ecological Society of China, Chinese Association for sustainable Development and SCOPE/China).


State of the future acknowledged

State of the Future acknowledged

  • Future Survey’s best books for 2001

  • 900 sales to Applied Materials

  • Translations: China (3 years), Iran (3 years), Czech (in process). Italy (15 challenges for primary and secondary schools, and explorations for French and Arabic

  • Spanish version of the Methods C-ROM near completion


Other accomplishments

Other accomplishments

  • UN policy update on Millennium Deceleration (transnational crime, others)

  • Technology Benefiting Humanity Awards in second year

  • UNDP-UNV tele-volunteers and cyber volunteers

  • SD Summit prep briefings

  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee (briefing given follows)


Post bipolar world two themes for diplomacy

Post-Bipolar World: Two Themes for Diplomacy

  • What is the next organizing principle for world affairs ? Human Security

  • How should diplomatic readiness be judged ? Ability to address the threats to human security


Human security is the combination of

Human Security is the combination of ...

  • Military security

  • Financial and Economic Security

  • Environmental Security

  • Freedom with responsibility


Human security is for

Human Security is for ...

  • the individual

  • groups

  • nations

  • humanity as-a-whole.


Human security has to be provided by

Human security has to be provided by ...

  • Nation-States

  • Corporations

  • International Organizations

  • NGOs


The challenges to human security are

The Challenges to Human Security are ...

1. Sustainable Development

2. Water

3. Population and Resources

4. Democratization

5. Global, Long-Term Policymaking

6. Globalization of Information Technology

7. Rich-Poor Gap


Global challenges cont

Global Challenges (cont.)

8. Changing disease threats

9. Decision-Making Capacities

10. Peace & Conflict

11. Improving Women’s Status

12. Transnational Crime

13. Energy Demands

14. Science & Technology Development

15. Global Ethics


Diplomatic readiness

Diplomatic Readiness

  • Basic knowledge of the situation in each challenge

  • Understanding of the range of potential solutions

  • Sensitivity to regional human security perspectives

  • On-going awareness of progress on the challenges

  • Ability to connect the resources of governments, corporations, international organizations, and NGOs to human security strategy in area of assignment


How to measure progress on human security

How to Measure Progress on Human Security ?

  • Just as GDP is used to measure economic growth, a State of the Future Index (SOFI) has been created to measure progress on the 15 Global Challenges

  • Indicators for each of the Global Challenges have been aggregated into a single index

  • A global assessment was used to identify and weight the indicators

  • Policy could be judged on its ability to improve the index


Some new accomplishments

State of the Future Index


Some new accomplishments

UN

Universities

Organizations

Governments

Corporations

NGOs

Millennium Project

…. May become a “TransInstitution”


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