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

Following the announcement of the Future Policy Award 2014 winners in October, the World Future Council presented the world’s best policies on ending violence against women and girls at a high-level international event. On 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, WFC Director Alexandra Wandel chaired the event Violence against Women: Best Laws and Policies 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 of the discussion.

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Dr. Auma Obama joins World Future Council

Kenyan literary and social scientist 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 on Friday. Welcome aboard, Auma. For more information, click 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


"Voices of Future Generations" Book Series

In 2014 the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child celebrates its 25th  anniversary. On this occasion, we have launched our children's book series 'Voices of Future Generations'. The first book of the series entitled "The epic eco-inventions" is available now. Find out more about our work on childrens rights 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.

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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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