Zanzibar's Children’s Act wins Future Policy Award 2015

Zanzibar’s pioneering child rights law is the winner of the 2015 Future Policy Award on securing children’s rights. Silver Awards were granted to Finland's Basic Education Act and Maryland's Environmental Literacy Standards. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Geneva by the World Future Council, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UNICEF on October 20. For more information on the winning policies, please click here.

Links between climate change and nuclear weapons

In partnership with PNND and the Right Livelihood Award Foundation we are organising two events in Geneva on the linkages between two key threats of our time: climate change and nuclear weapons. The first event on 17 November will consider the experience of the Marshall Islands in dealing with both threats, including their recent nuclear disarmament case at the ICJ. On 27 November, we will launch our new 'Climate-Nuclear Nexus' report, which examines the dynamic interplay between these two critical security challenges. 

Conference speakers and participants.

A cooperative security approach to nuclear disarmament

On September 17, together with PNND and Blue Banner, we organised a workshop on "Nuclear Weapon Free Zones - a cooperative security approach to nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament" on the occasion of the Autumn Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. See here for the remarks of Rob van Riet, Coordinator of our Disarmament Programme.

New study: Financing the Green Climate Fund

A sustainable future is only possible if we can limit global warming to 2°C. In order to achieve this goal, an estimated $1000 billion need to be invested annually in developing climate friendly energy production solutions. This can be accomplished through the purchase of Green Climate Bonds by Central Banks. Read our new study (Updated: 11/2015) which outlines why and how.

Demian Dressler (2nd l.) donating his picture

Hawaiian artist donates picture to WFC

The talented hawaiian artist Demian Dressler has donated "The Freedom of Ikarus" for permanent exhibition at our Geneva office. To see more of Demian's art visit his page Demian Art.

UNOG talk on peace, 21.Sep 2015

Women's strategies for peace

On the International Day of Peace, our Councillors Scilla Elworthy, Thais Corral, Rama Mani and Anda Filip led a discussion on “Women’s Strategies for Peace for Future Generations” at the UN office in Geneva. For further information click here.

Pathfinder 2015

Insight into our international work

Our latest annual report, the "Pathfinder 2015", provides an overview of our international work since the beginning of 2014. We have been busy bringing together experts from around the world to discuss and share existing solutions to today's problems. You can download the report here.

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