Winners and speakers after the Future Policy Award 2014 Ceremony on October 14 in Geneva

US Vice President Joe Biden Highlights Winning Policy

The Future Policy Award 2014 to end violence against women and girls will be recognized today by US Vice President Joe Biden, who will highlight the Gold Award winner “The Duluth Model” at an event in Duluth, Minnesota. The “Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence” was honored as the world’s best policy to combat violence against women and girls at our Award Ceremony in Geneva on October 14. Rep. Michael Paymar from the Minnesota House of Representatives accepted the prize in front of several hundred international parliamentarians, senior diplomats and civil society representatives in Geneva. Two Silver Awards were given to Burkina Faso’s Law Prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation and Austria’s court assistance for victims of violence. Click here for more information, pictures and a video of the Award Ceremony.


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Conference on Food Security in Delhi, India

As a nation, India faces many challenges. One of the most pressing is to secure the access to food for more than 1.2 billion citizens. For this reason, the WFC will co-sponsor a conference on food security organized by the Club of Rome in Delhi on October 30.-31. After our successful food security workshops in Brazil and Namibia, this is our next step to make hunger a thing of the past worldwide. 

Workshop on Good Nuclear Disarmament Practices, Geneva

On October 17, the WFC, together with IPU and PNND, examined good practices on nuclear weapons prohibition, financing, phasing out the reliance on nuclear deterrence, and supporting nuclear disarmament initiatives. The workshop also provided international Parliamentarians with an opportunity to share good practices. Click here for the full programme.

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.

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High-level forum on Forest Policies in Africa

From 30th September to 3rd October, the World Future Council brought 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 the final declaration. 

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Workshop: Mandatory approval of financial instruments

After our successful workshop in Brussels on the mandatory approval of financial instruments, we now brought the topic to the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). On October 7, policy-oriented academia on this issue came 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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