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FPA 2014: Ending Violence against Women and Girls

With one in three women worldwide suffering sexual or physical violence in her lifetime, violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive and predominant forms of human rights abuses in the world. This is why the Future Policy Award 2014, organized by the World Future Council, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women, will be given to the world’s best policies on ending violence against women and girls.

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High-level forum on Forest Policies in Africa

From 30th September to 3rd October, the World Future Council brings together Parliamentarians from several East African countries, as well as key civil society actors and high level experts on forest policies in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss some of the best solutions in place to halt and reverse the plight of forests in Africa. Click here for further information.

Workshop on Good Nuclear Disarmament Practices, Geneva

On October 17, the WFC, together with IPU and PNND, will examine good practices on nuclear weapons prohibition, financing, phasing out the reliance on nuclear deterrence, and supporting nuclear disarmament initiatives. The workshop will also provide Parliamentarians with an opportunity to share good practices.

Future of Cities Forum 2014 in Kampala and Munich

Cities consume 80% of the world's resources. Therefore, they are also part of the solution in regenerating resources. In the Future of Cities Forum, policymakers, practitioners and scientists collaborate on urban governance solutions. This year, the WFC is supporting the forum in Kampala, Uganda and co-organising the forum in Munich, Germany.


Political will is key to achieving 100% Renewable Energy

Right in time for the UN Climate Summit, Climate News Network reports on our new policy handbook. It features detailed recommendations on how to achieve 100% renewable energy. Various case studies prove that achieving 100% renewable energy is only a matter of political will.


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Workshop: Mandatory approval of financial instruments

On September 22-23, the World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are organising this international workshop. Policy-oriented academia on this issue will be brought together to discuss key aspects with policy makers, regulators and financial sector practitioners. 

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Congress on Energy Transformation

As part of the congress "100% Erneuerbare Energie Regionen" in Kassel, Germany, the World Future Council will host an international forum to present 100% Renewable Energy solutions from Germany, Europe and the world on November 11. Click here for more information on the event and here for the website of the congress.  

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