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The world ahead : our future in the making

Author: Federico Mayor; Jérôme Bindé
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books ; Paris : Published in association with UNESCO Pub. ; New York, NY : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, ©2001.
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This study looks at the major challenges of the future and proposes a new start based on four contracts: social, natural, cultural and ethical. The book addresses such questions as whether humanity  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Forecasts
Prévisions
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mayor, Federico.
World ahead.
London ; New York : Zed Books ; Paris : Published in association with UNESCO Pub. ; New York, NY : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, ©2001
(DLC) 00043901
(OCoLC)44914172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Federico Mayor; Jérôme Bindé
OCLC Number: 1028235638
Notes: "First published in French as Un monde nouveau, UNESCO Publishing and Editions Odile Jacob, September 1999"--Page [x].
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 496 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: PART ONE: TOWARDS A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT --
Population: is a time-bomb ticking? --
Scandal of poverty and exclusion --
Humanizing the city --
Future of urban transport: safer, cleaner, closer --
Women make the world go round --
Winning the fight against drugs: education, development and purpose --
PART TWO: TOWARDS A NATURAL CONTRACT: SCIENCE, DEVELOPMENT, AND THE ENVIRONMENT --
Developing with the Earth --
Advancing desert --
Is water running out? --
Will there be food for everybody? --
Feeding the world: are biotechnologies the answer? --
Towards the revolution of 'Energy efficiency' --
PART THREE: TOWARDS A CULTURAL CONTRACT: FROM THE INFORMATION SOCIETY TO THE KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY? --
New technology revolution: information, communication and knowledge --
What future for books and reading? --
Endangered heritage: languages --
Education at the horizon 2020: with or without distance? --
PART FOUR: TOWARDS A NEW ETHICAL CONTRACT --
Will there be an 'African miracle'? --
Dividends of peace and global security --
What future for the United Nations system? --
Towards a culture of peace.
Other Titles: Monde nouveau.
Responsibility: Federico Mayor in collaboration with Jérôme Bindé ; with the assistance of Jean-Yves Le Saux and the team of UNESCO's Analysis and Forecasting Office.

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