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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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Jakob von Uexkull honoured by Swedish Government

The Government of Sweden has bestowed its highest award, the Illis Quorum, on World Future Council founder Jakob von Uexküll. Jakob received the supreme award in recognition of his pioneering contribution to the spreading of sustainable policy solutions and the promotion of human rights.

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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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Celebrating Jane Goodall's Life Journey

Around the world, our Honorary Councillor Jane Goodall is celebrated for her efforts to protect endangered species and preserve the rain forest. To show our gratitude for the constant support she provides to our work, we are co-hosting an event to celebrate Jane’s life’s journey on September 28 in Hamburg, Germany.

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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

 

 

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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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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