We are living in a time of ecological devastation, in which our materialistic culture has had a catastrophic effect on the ecosystem. Our rivers are toxic, the rainforests slashed and burned, vast tracts of land made a wasteland due to our insatiable desires for oil, gas and minerals. We have raped and pillaged and polluted […]
Global Youth Evolution-Revolution If we are to have peace on Earth it will require nothing less than a global youth revolution unprecedented in the history of humanity: an evolution-revolution, not a violent one. While it cannot be violent, it will need to passionately and effectively disrupt the current planetary crisis which spirals downward in dead-end, […]
The jury is still out on whether the Great Transition Initiative’s hoped-for Great Transition will be realized; its achievement rests on the emergence of a planetary movement of concerned citizens buoyed by the conviction that together they can change the world.
The celebration of Ramadan in the Arab World in 2011 has been unlike any other Ramadan in recent memory. For the proceeding ﬁve years every night during this holy month of fasting the Arab street was glued to their TV’s watching a drama series called Bab El Hara, which loosely translates to ‘The Neighborhood Gate.’ The show is about local heroes in Damascus defending their ancestral homes against the tyranny of French colonialists. This Ramadan, the highest rated TV viewership is the trial of a tyrant who’s not a colonialist but is one of their own, Hosni Mubarak.
Mada izraz 'bezbednost čovečanstva' može imati različita tumačenja, dva
značenja preovladjuju. Neposredno po završetku Hladnog rata, autori nekoliko
značajnih studija – uključujući Izveštaj Generalnog sekretara Ujedinjenih nacija
za 1992.godinu pod nazivom «Dnevni red za mir» (Agenda for Peace); Izveštaj o
procesima razvoja u svetu koji je 1994. godine izdao Program Ujedinjenih nacija
za razvoj (World Development Report, 1994, UNDP), i Izveštaj «Bezbednost u
svetu sada» iz 2003.godine, koji je objavila Komisija Ujedinjenih nacija za
bezbednost (Human Security Now, 2003, UN Commission on Human Security)
– su se založili za uspostavljanje stabilnog mira kao alternativu konceptu
bezbednosti zasnovanom na vojnoj moći.
When you authentically connect with someone or deeply resonate with an idea, you touch in the center, like a bridge has newly formed. Sometimes these are external bridges—connections that others can see. At other times, they are internal rewiring, a revolution of thought. As a Kosmos Global Ambassador, in my own small way, I build bridges. Our current institutions are crumbling and we stand at the edge of radical change. Bridging our inner and outer worlds is critical to our survival and skillful transformation.
A Breakthough of Worldwide Importance In 1995, as the Chinese government and people were beginning an ambitious effort to restore the cradle of Chinese civilization, I was asked by the World Bank to document the “Loess Plateau Watershed Rehabilitation Project.” Originally the Loess Plateau had been fully vegetated with massive forests and grasslands. Resources extracted […]
Although the term ‘human security’ has various meanings, two have predominated. Following the Cold War, several major studies—including the UN Secretary-General’s 1992 report, Agenda for Peace; the 1994 World Development Report of the UN Development Program; and the 2003 report, Human Security Now, by the UN Commission on Human Security—proposed peaceful alternatives to military security.