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‘Global Citizenship’

News on groups, NGOs, companies seeking to take responsibility for the common good and whole human family and the planet.

Relates to: SRI News, Transforming Finance, GTS, Sustainability News, Earth Systems Science, Beyond GDP, Power of Yin

Global Wage Report Calls for Collective Bargaining, Minimum Wages and Social Protection

Brussels, 15 December 2010 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has welcomed the second Global Wage Report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).  “Today’s report reinforces what unions around the world have been saying about the economic crisis and the policy responses that governments need to put in place,” said ITUC General Secretary [...]

Manifesto 2010: For a Habitable World for All

By Federico Mayor, Martí Olivella, and Roberto Savio * A New Consensus History will judge us severely if we are incapable of responding to the challenges and opportunities presented by the global crisis. Instead of using 50,000 million dollars to eradicate poverty, which was one of the agreed Millennium Objectives, the consensus among [...]

EthicsWorld News: Telecom Crisis Spreads

INDIA -- Telecom Crisis Spreads. The governing coalition is stressed as allegations swirl. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided residences and offices across the country, including those of associates of former Telecom Minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi in connection with the 2G Spectrum allocation scam. As part of its ongoing probe [...]

Insights on Climate Change from New Perspectives

Focus on Trade Number 154, November 2010 We had hoped to get this out before the start of Cancun COP16, however technical problems with our (usually terrifically reliable) list manager riseup and the general chaos of the climate talks, got in the way. Nonetheless, these articles are still relevant, especially the piece by Pablo Solon as [...]

2010 at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics: The Year in Review

The only thing Democrats, Republicans, and independents really agree on today is that the tone of political discourse in America is getting worse and that this incivility is "hurting our democracy," according to a recent poll by SurveyUSA. At the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, we have 25 years of experience bringing together people with [...]

Futurists of the Year from the Foresight Network

2010 Laurel Awards The results of this years ‘all-time best futurists’ are in as voted upon by Foresight Network Members. They are in no particular order: Alvin Toffler, Ray Kurzweil, Richard Slaughter, and Sohail Inayatullah. There was a draw for third place so we have not split hairs and recommended to the FN Board that we accept four [...]

Financial Economists, Financial Interests and Dark Corners of the Meltdown: It’s Time to set Ethical Standards for the Economics Profession

Academic economists often occupy roles not only in academia itself, but also in both the general media and in politics. Often they are looked to as experts in their fields. They write op-eds for newspapers, they testify on public panels, they take positions as advisors for politicians and they are interviewed by the media. Academic economists [...]

Global Marshall Plan Academy Receives Award from the German Commission of UNESCO

Global Marshall Plan News 11/2010 The Nagoya Protocol Sustainability and Climate Politics Austria Must Save... Indiana Jones Joins the Fight for the Future of us Children Children Speak at the UN Summit for Biodiversity International Conference of the Youth in Nagoya, Japan Israel: On Fixing a Fatal Flaw Press Room? Click here for the [...]

UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún: WFC showcases solutions

World Future Council Newsletter From 29 November to 10 December, the next climate summit will take place in Cancún, Mexico. After the excitement and high hopes for Copenhagen, this year’s conference seems to be rather downsized. Unfortunately, this also applies to the expectations regarding the negotiation’s results. However, one must not [...]

Final Worldshift 20 Council Declaration

WORLDSHIFT 20 DECLARATION Issued by the Worldshift 20 Council – November 21, 2010 An Initiative of The Club of Budapest The Mission of The Worldshift 20 Council The Worldshift 20 Council is composed of twenty prominent global citizens from diverse cultures and religions worldwide. The mission of the Council is to give urgent attention to [...]

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