WAAS Newsletter – June 2019

“Ethical Markets highly recommends all the groundbreaking global activities of our partner, the World Academy of Art & Science all, documented in this Newsletter.
The WAAS  seminar we co-sponsored November, 2018 on” The Future of Democracy” and the challenges of the digital age, is reported in WAAS previous Newsletter.

See also,  my articles in their international journal CADMUS, Oct, 2018 and May, 2019.

~Hazel Henderson, Editor (and CEO, Ethical Markets Media Certified B. Corp).”
Global Leadership in the 21st century, Baku
Creative Solutions for Global Education: WAAS Partnership with UNESCO
4th Intl. Conference on Future Education, Serbia
Future of Capital Forum, UN HQ, New York
Roundtable on the Future of Money, Dubrovnik
Emerging New Civilization Initiative, Dubrovnik
The Role of Cultural Diplomacy, Bucharest
The Levant Initiative for World Peace, Rome
Approaching 20?? Year, Podgorica
Topical Issues in the Globalizing World, Moscow
The Kopaonik Business Forum, Serbia
Reimagining Higher Education, Lisbon
Enabling Human Development & Harmony
Cognitive Computing, Society & Well-being, Milano
Human-Centered Computer Systems, Bari
Global Leadership in the 21st century
In Spring 2019 WAAS and the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) agreed to collaborate on a one-year project to fill the global leadership vacuum. The initiative seeks to promote the emergence of the dynamic leadership needed at the global level to successfully address the major environmental, social and economic challenges facing humanity. The project has been designed in collaboration with Michael Møller, Director-General of The UN in Geneva. It is being coordinated by Garry Jacobs, WAAS CEO; Donato Kiniger-Passigli, WAAS Special Representative to the UN; and David Chikvaidze, Chief of Staff for the Director-General of UNOG and WAAS Fellow. The project will be undertaken by the WAAS-UNOG project team in collaboration with partner organizations. The research phase of the project will involve a series of expert consultations, workshops and conferences with UN agencies, national governments, national academies, scientific research institutions, business and financial organizations, universities, NGOs and youth representatives to identify effective leadership strategies and success stories. The research findings will be presented at a major international conference at Palais des Nations, Geneva in 2020 and in a written report to the UN. The project will seek to develop a positive vision of the future of humanity, assess critical leadership qualities, identify untapped resources, and develop strategies to generate widespread public awareness and a global social movement in support for implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A detailed background paper for the project has been published in the May 2019 issue of Cadmus Journal available for download here.