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Female Genital Mutilation: WFC calls for consistent political intervention

February 6 marks the International Day against Female Genital Mutilation. On this occasion, members of the World Future Council appeal to the governments of all countries concerned to take tough measures against FGM. In a joint appeal they emphasize that it is a question of political will and the consistent implementation of laws to stop these human rights violations against women and girls. You can find the press release here.

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Future Policy Award 2015: Call for nominations launched!

Children are our future and this year we are celebrating the world’s best laws and policies that secure some of their most fundamental rights as stated in the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNRC). International experts are invited to submit their nominations by the 6th of March 2015. For more information please contact Samia Kassid.

Renewable energy in El Hierro

El Hierro: MEPs learn about 100% RE

From 19-21 February, four members of the European Parliament will take part in a WFC study trip to the Canary Island of El Hierro. El Hierro is exceptional in that it already runs on 100% renewable energy garnered from the sun and the wind. The MEPs will get the opportunity to learn first-hand why and how this works. Click here to learn more!

Namibian delegation in Belo Horizonte

Food Security: Study trip to Belo Horizonte

From February 2-6, two mayors and a technical team from Namibia visited the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte to learn about its food security programme. It reduced malnutrition by 75% and received the Gold Future Policy Award in 2009. Now, the cities of Windhoek and Walvis Bay will adapt and implement the programme to reduce hunger and malnutrition.

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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.

New Report: Imagine a Regenerative City

Six key recommendations on how to enable a local regenerative transition are highlighted in the report Imagine A Regenerative City. It paints the vision of a regenerative city and outlines how to get there and summarises the expert debates arising from the Future of Cities Forum 2014. Thanks to all participants for their insights and for daring to rethink the urban agenda!

Relaunch of Futurepolicy.org: Your source for good policies

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.

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