More than one percent of global population expected to “stand up and take action” against poverty and for the Millennium Development goals on october 17-19th

New York, 8 October 2008 – The United Nations Millennium Campaign and Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) today announced details of some of next week’s events aimed at mobilizing more than one percent of the world’s population — over 67 million people – on October 17-19 to demand that world leaders deliver on their promises to eradicate extreme poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
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“We cannot continue living Today as though there were no Tomorrow.”

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Following its second General Annual Meeting, the World Future Council appealed to governments worldwide to immediately enact legislation preventing climate change and other threats to coming generations.

Hamburg, May 23, 2008.  After four days of deliberations about future projects and new expert commissions, the World Future Council (WFC) called for an international change in perspectives regarding the conduct toward coming generations in politics, economics and the sciences. The WFC, consisting of 50 internationally renowned experts, describes the recent global food crisis as a wake-up call. The council members consider it a given that future generations will not be able to feed themselves if the plundering of global natural resources continues at the current speed. The Council also addressed this appeal to participants at the UN Conference on Bio-Diversity which convenes in Bonn, Germany, from May 19 until May 30, 2008.
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World Future Council Resolution: Nurturing the Future

Hamburg, May 22, 2008: The World Future Council (WFC) has been gathering in Hamburg for its second annual meeting. Its main purpose was to identify the steps that are needed to assure viable living conditions for future generations. We can’t continue to live today as though there was no tomorrow.
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The United Nations Must Intervene in Burma to avert further bloodshed

World Future Council Condemns Burma Appalling Human Rights Record

NewYork/Hamburg: On the bloodshed in Burma, WFC Executive Committee Chair Bianca Jagger stated:
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World Future Council pays tribute to Anita Roddick

London, 11th September 2007: Following the sudden death of Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop and member of the World Future Council, Executive Committee Chair, Bianca Jagger commented,

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LiveEarth: Kids Call For An End To Climate Chaos

Bianca Jagger Launches “KidsCall” Campaign at LiveEarth and Collects First of Millions of Letters From Children of the World

Hamburg/London July 7, 2007: As an official partner of LiveEarth, the World Future Council (WFC) successfully launched its KidsCall campaign live on stage at the Hamburg concert on Saturday.

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LiveEarth: Bianca Jagger Launches World Future Council Campaign

KidsCall Campaign Starts Live on Stage at LiveEarth Hamburg

Hamburg/London July 6, 2007: Bianca Jagger, World Future Council Chair, will accompany over one hundred children to launch the World Future Council’s “KidsCall” campaign live on stage at the LiveEarth Hamburg concert on Saturday.

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The Hamburg Call to Action

Hamburg, 9 – 13th May 2007, Founding Congress: Today we stand at the crossroads of human history. Our actions − and our failures to act − will decide the future of life on earth for thousands of years, if not forever. Our generation will be scrutinized with exceptional fierceness by those coming after us, for decisions taken now will have profound consequences for them in terms of lives saved or lost.

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The Future Starts This Week in Hamburg

The World Future Council is Ready to Go

London/Hamburg, 7 May 2007: The World Future Council (WFC) has reached its full complement of 50 eminent global pioneers, representing all continents from the world of business, politics, civil society and the arts. Now, this strong new voice is about to get even louder.

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World Future Council to be launched 2007 in Hamburg

The World Future Council is Ready to Go

Hamburg, May 2007: The city of Hamburg will provide the core funding for the launch and initial phase of the WFC. The Head Office of the WFC will be sited in Hamburg from September 2006 and the full WFC inaugural conference will be held there in the second quarter of 2007. The other WFC offices will continue to operate.

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