"Since the founding of the United Nations, the efforts of a comprehensive research and action focus on particular issues at the highest level of governance, with all countries represented, is making a difference in various areas of human life around the world: UNICEF, Education, World Hunger, Clean Water, and so much more. "In this 70th year of the United Nations General Assembly meeting to address shared concerns and solutions, it is notable that there is support for a Culture of Peace. As we … Continue reading
With the convergence of multiple crisis on the planet, the UN has a bold, provocative strategic vision of the world in 2030. It’s a vision of an integrated sustainable development, within planetary boundaries, engaging thousands of stakeholders from all over the world and leaving no-one behind. Member states within the UN are realising that there is no more time to develop now and clean up later. May believes that despite the state of the world, if we don’t have a positive vision of the future, we will never get there. We need to activate this positive vision and communicate it to everybody we meet in order to co-create the new story. Watch video
New Story Summiteer and long-term member of the Findhorn Foundation and Community, May East, writes in The Scotsman.... "We have a real chance to make 2015 the year we did our best for the planet and for humanity.... With more than seven million people taking part in My World 2015 – a UN survey to determine what matters most to people around the world – it is clear that citizens worldwide are engaging and wanting their voices heard in this process. "This year is a critical one for the planet … Continue reading
"This year, the millennium development goal (MDGs) – launched in 2000 to make global progress on poverty, education, health, hunger and the environment – expire. UN member states are finalising the sustainable development goals that will replace them. But what do the SDGs aim to achieve? How do they differ from the MDGs? And did the MDGs make much progress? "Browse how the MDGs have morphed into the SDGs, and explore each SDG in more detail," by Achilleas Galatsidas.... Continue reading
A reminder and awareness raising feature in Truthout about the benefits of establishing a conglomerate of small, bio-diverse, ecological farms around the world and a localised food system that promotes consumption of local/regional produce. An unlikely pairing perhaps, however, Helena Norberg-Hodge was recently interviewed by Russell Brand on this subject: "I try to raise awareness about the need to shift away from globalising to localising." Findhorn friend, Helena Norberg-Hodge, is an analyst … Continue reading
We cannot separate. This is the lesson of climate change. We, as a race, are being called upon to understand compassion, to understand solidarity, and to understand that what happens in the Sub-Sahara happens here. I firmly believe that climate change as a physical reality has been given to us as an important call for us as the human race to stand up for our highest purpose.