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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







Millennium Project

…. May become a “TransInstitution”