Relaunch of Futurepolicy.org: your online database of future-just policy solutions

We are proud to announce the relaunch of our website www.futurepolicy.org - a new and improved database of future-just policy solutions! Check out our streamlined menus, simple navigation, extensive tagging system, expanded sharing capabilities and instant access to all the background and legal information you need. Visit us now!

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Fourth Zero Project Conference in Vienna

From February 25th to 27th February 2015, 500 politicians, experts and opinion leaders will convene to discuss matters relating to disability at the UN Vienna, Austria. The fourth Zero Project Conference is being held in partnership with the Essl Foundation and European Foundation Conference. Click here to learn more.

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Dr. Auma Obama joins World Future Council

Kenyan literary scholar Dr. Auma Obama has been appointed Councillor of the World Future Council. The older sister of US President Barack Obama will be primarily supporting the work on the rights of women and children in Africa. “I am honoured to become a part of your organisation", she declared. For more information, click here.

Workshop on Good Nuclear Disarmament Practices, Vienna

At the Third International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, we took part in a Parliamentary Roundtable hosted by the Austrian Parliament on December 9. Rob van Riet, Coordinator of our Disarmament Programme, presented our nuclear disarmament solutions. For more info, see here

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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 collaborated on urban governance solutions. This year, the WFC co-organized the forum in Munich, Germany. Click here to see photos of the successful event.


"Voices of Future Generations" Book Series

In 2014 the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child celebrated its 25th anniversary. On this occasion, we launched our children's book series 'Voices of Future Generations'. The first book "The epic eco-inventions", which was authored by 9-year old Jona David, is available now. Find out more about our work on childrens rights here

 

End violence against women: best laws and policies

On 25 November, the World Future Council presented the world’s best policies on ending violence against women and girls. WFC Director Alexandra Wandel chaired the high-level event at UN Headquarters in New York, organised in partnership with UN Women and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Click here for the full webcast and here for photos.

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