WFC presents best laws and policies in international high level events on ending violence against women

Following the announcement of the Future Policy Award 2014 winners in October, the World Future Council will present the world’s best policies on ending violence against women and girls at two upcoming international events. On 18 November, WFC Senior Programme Officer Karin Heisecke will join a high level forum discussion at the Women Against Violence Europe Conference in Vienna. On 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, WFC Director Alexandra Wandel will chair the event Violence against Women: Best Laws and Policies - Learning from the winners of the 2014 Future Policy Award at UN Headquarters in New York, organised in partnership with UN Women and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

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Voices of Future Generations Launch Event in London

In 2014 the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child celebrates its 25th  anniversary. Children have a clear vision on how they see their future. Join us in London on 22 November to the launch our series of 'Voices of Future Generations' children's books, to be held in the Directors Library of the historic Science Museum of London. Find out more about our work on childrens rights here.

Workshop on Good Nuclear Disarmament Practices, Vienna

On the occasion of the Third International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, we will take part in a Parliamentary Roundtable hosted by the Austrian Parliament on December 9. Rob van Riet, Coordinator of our Disarmament Programme, will present our nuclear disarmament solutions. For more information, see here

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Caring Economy Campaign goes beyond GDP

The Caring Economy Campaign, a coalition of over 100 organisations led by WFC Councillor Dr. Riane Eisler, has launched a new set of economic measures that goes beyond the Gross Domestic Product: “Social Wealth Economic Indicators” (SWEIs). Click here for more information and here for an insightful article on alternative approaches to measuring economies.

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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.

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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 hosted 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 photos.

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