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Global Dialogue 2007: building global communities for all life
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Within each Global Ministry there is a section about the 'Global Community Overall Picture' which describes the situation in all nations of the world and we divided the world in different regions: North America, Central America and the Caribbean, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, South-East Asia, Middle-East, and Oceania. Each global ministry has a description of what is happening in the different regions. There are actual facts about what is happening in the world about all issues we have discussed during global dialogues in years 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. Issues of future global dialogues are also included in this project. Our work is too create a plausible scenario(s) of what the world is now and what it could be between now and a not-so-distant future. Hundreds of indicators were designed to assess the world situation in all aspects. Some of the very important aspects were listed here. The measurements of the GESDI and the GSDP take into account all aspects.
Land and nations
Water and nations
Clean air and nations
Food supplies
Our overpopulated planet
Status of primordial human rights
Status of community and social rights
Status of cultural rights
Status of religious rights
Status of civil and political rights
Status of business and consumer rights


The Global Community has already described a scenario of Earth in year 2024. Vision of Earth in year 2024 Participants have presented their views, research papers and we had workshop sessions and made recommendations to all nations. The Vision of Earth in Year 2024 has resulted from our common work. We gave humanity a sense of direction.

Certainly our work is sound. We produced very valuable and original tools to help humanity: the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of the Global Community, the Earth Court of Justice, global ministries, and we stood for the values we promoted no matter how big was the opponent. Now is time to expand our work for the good of all humanity. We research possible scenarios of humanity between now and a not-so-distant future. The Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC) has already completed several projects to that effect. Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC) The most interesting one being about the restoration of the planet. Restoration of the planet, our home Everyone is asked to participate. Send your thoughts. Read the work done so far especially the work done with the global ministries. Within each ministry there is a section about the 'Global Community Overall Picture' which describes the situation in all nations of the world and we divided the world in five different regions: North America, Countries in Latin America & the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and Asia & Oceania. Each global ministry has a description of what is happening in the different regions. There are actual facts about what is happening in the world about all issues we have discussed during global dialogues in years 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2006. Issues of global dialogue 2007 are also included in this project. Our work is too create a plausible scenario(s) of what the world could be between now and a not-so-distant future.

This project will help humanity understand itself better.

Send your scenario. We will have workshop sessions on the scenarios in Global dialogue 2007.

Here are some examples of issues investigated and summarized.

Protection of the global life-support systems
Democracy
Health
Women's rights
Our overpopulated planet


Protection of the global life-support systems

North America 
America has to make major changes. The United States are the world's largest consumer, largest producer of greenhouse gases, and role
model for much of the developing world. By not ratifying the Kyoto Protocol, the United States are losing credibility as a leader nation. Without
major changes, by 2020 the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions will increase by 40%, raising temperatures by 3.5 degrees Celsius during
the century.

Countries in Latin America & the Caribbean
There is too much political instability, guerrillas, paramilitaries, and drug dealers. Farmers are constantly being displaced and thus the land is
not being used efficiently. Brazil is the world's leading nation for biodiversity and rainforest conservation. 

Africa
Strategies in Africa for the protection of the global life-support systems must include poverty, biodiversity loss, low investment rate, AIDS and
social equity. These strategies must have funding from external organizations and must also obtain immediate economic benefits.

Europe
Western Europe is making real progress toward a sustainable development, yet its consumerism, bureaucracy, unemployment, and social
intolerances are unsustainable. In Central and Eastern Europe ethnic conflicts and widespread crime make it hard to achieve sustainability.
The European Union (EU) carbon dioxide output dropped 0.5% between 1990 and 2000. All six main gases believed to be responsible for
climate change were down 3.5%.

Asia & Oceania
Eventually China will surpass the U.S. in greenhouse gas emissions. It must create new approaches to sustainable development. India loses
10% of its GDP per annum because of natural resource degradation.


Democracy

North America
The United States has served as a model of democracy to many nations but now they have lost credibility on several grounds:

* by not ratifying the Kyoto Protocol, they have shown a total disregard to the protection of life on Earth. What good is democracy when the existence of life on Earth is being threatened by CO2 pollution? All democratic systems are required to be responsible and accountable to humanity. The Scale of Human and Earth Rights places life on top of the Scale and is the most important right to be protected.
* systematically planning and invading other nations either through their military or through their corporations and institutions, and for the purpose of controlling or taken over a nation's resources for profit and self-interests.
* american elections are becoming more corrupted by money and special interest lobbying, advertising and campaign contributions


Countries in Latin America & the Caribbean
Less than 50% of citizens vote. Democracy does not have a solid ground for growth. Free-market democracies in the region must include social justice and equity as a way of life. Unless America includes the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of the Earth Government to govern the newly proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas(FTAA), than we will see a collapse of democracy in the region, civil wars and the rise of dictatorships.

Africa
There are only 20 of the 53 African nations with electoral democracies. Authoritarian regimes in the region have been successful because of strong ethnic groups and religious fundamentalism. Dictators might yield their power if they had secure retirement. May be an 'African Council of Elders' composed of former heads of state could be created to advise Africa.

Europe
Democracy implies not just the mechanics of free and fair elections but the ability of different political parties to choose and, if elected, to implement their freely chosen manifestos. On the face of it, this may appear to be the case. But we need to probe a little deeper. In Britain, there were protests in Genoa, Gothenburg, Davos and at almost every other major summit meeting since Seattle in December 1999. And this disaffection is just the festering tip of a very large iceberg. For underlying these high-profile protests lies a widespread and deepening public disengagement from party politics as evidenced by ever-lower voter turnouts in elections around the world. This is something Tony Blair should know well, having himself been re-elected by only 42% of the vote with a turn-out of just 58%; the lowest since 1929. That means only 25% of those eligible voted for him. So why all the disaffection when the mechanics of democracy seem to be in good working order? European democratization will require the expansion of the EU to the East and South. Unless genuine democracies are created, the former authoritarian regimes of Central and Eastern Europe may come back.

Asia & Oceania
There are 24 of the region's 39 nations with electoral democracies. Japanese appear indifferent to democratic issues in other nations because democracy was forced into them. Much of Asia supports autocratic governments. China provides stability to its 1.3 billion people.

Health

North America
Global travel is a major factor affecting North America. Infectious diseases can be easily brought into the region. Food imports increase vulnerability to infections from overseas. The widespread use of antibiotics is responsible for the growth of microbial resistance. Biotechnology has made real progress but still need responsible use and a greater understanding of ethics. Multidrug therapies have reduced significantly AIDS deaths. SAR is spreading in Toronto and Vancouver.

Countries in Latin America & the Caribbean
Underfunded public health systems are inadequate and with too much emphasis on bureaucracy and politics. Tuberculosis and HIV are growing and so are many other communicable diseases.

Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for almost half of all deaths from the full range of infectious disease worldwide. Because of AIDS, life expectancy is 47 years. Children made orphans by AIDS usually turn to crime to survive.

Europe
The health systems in Central and Eastern Europe are deteriorating. All of Europe is facing problems such as AIDS, mad cow disease and inflenza. Migration is a factor in spreading diseases.

Asia & Oceania
Except for Japan and Australia, Asia and Oceania countries have communicable diseases increasingly widespread and out of control. SAR has is spreading in several cities.

Women's rights

North America
Single-mother households are raising one third of the children living in poverty in the United States. Corporations must allow women and men equally to advance in the business.

Countries in Latin America & the Caribbean
These nations have the highest rates of maternal mortality. Governments must change laws about rape, sexual harassment, and equal pay for women.

Africa
Women are not considered for jobs outside the home. The situation can be improved by:

a) increasing enrollment of girls in all levels of education
b) help women entrepreneurs
c) give women access to credit
d) offering women better health care services
e) let women have equal job opportunities than men, equal pay for equal work


Europe
Few women are in top management positions in business. Stressful social and financial pressures force women to work very hard, and thus they have no time to raise children.

Asia & Oceania
It is expected that the changing status of women will improve democracy and equality. Rural women in India are working more to stay in the same place. In Japan women have a high economic and social status.

Our overpopulated planet

North America
The United States are the only industrial nation with a fertility rate at or above the replacement level of 2.1 children per woman. North Americans need to be educated on the impacts of an aging population and immigration on the economy and resources. The average American consumes about 50 times more resources than the average Indian. North American consumers obtain resources at a cost lower than the true value and at the expenses of less economically fortunate regions.

Countries in Latin America & the Caribbean
There is a rapid urbanization of the region due to migration from rural areas and by high fertility among new arrivals in urban settings. About 54 million people are hungry in the region. Political unrest is caused by a disproportionate income gap.

Africa
Africa's population is expected to grow from 13% of the world's population in 2000 to 20% by 2050. Africa has major management problems in all areas. In fact, much of the urban management class is being reduced by AIDS. AIDS orphans grow up in crime groups and join armed conflicts over natural resources. Several major global problems can be resolved by:

* promoting one or two child per family
* increase income
* improve literacy
* insure protection of new born children
* educate men and women to family planning and let them be equal partners in all aspects of life
* make men and women use of inexpensive contraceptives with easy access to them
* promote a more healthy and rewarding lifestyle with just one child per family
* expanding women's opportunities
* access to high-quality reproductive health services
* community-based natural resource management practices and security of land tenure

Europe
Its population is expected to fall from 12% of world's population in 2000 to 7.1% by 2050. Future benefits for an aging population will therefore be difficult to provide. The EU is enforcing the U.N. decisions on development in the region. More conflicts with immigrants are expected.

Asia & Oceania
Because of its low birth rates, by 2080 Japan's population will be half of what it is today. Low birth rates are also seen in Australia. About 60% of all Arabs are under 25 years old with very little employment. In China, 7% of the population is older than 65. Its annual population growth rate is 1.07% and its fertility rate is 1.82 %. When translated in absolute numbers, the increase causes major challenges to social and economic development.


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