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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Military security

  • Financial and Economic Security

  • Environmental Security

  • Freedom with responsibility


Human Security is for ...

  • the individual

  • groups

  • nations

  • humanity as-a-whole.


Human security has to be provided by ...

  • Nation-States

  • Corporations

  • International Organizations

  • NGOs


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.)

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

  • 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 ?

  • 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


State of the Future Index


UN

Universities

Organizations

Governments

Corporations

NGOs

Millennium Project

…. May become a “TransInstitution”


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