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The world ahead : our future in the making

Author: Federico Mayor; Jérôme Bindé; UNESCO
Publisher: Paris : UNESCO Publishing, 2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Federico Mayor; Jérôme Bindé; UNESCO
ISBN: 9231036343 9789231036347 1856498751 9781856498753
OCLC Number: 466589929
Description: 496 s
Contents: IntroductionPart I: Towards a New Social Contract1. Population: Is a Time-Bomb Ticking?2. The Scandal of Poverty and Exclusion3. Humanizing the City4. The Future of Urban Transport: Safer, Cleaner, Closer5. Women Make the World Go Round6. Winning the Fight Against Drugs: Education, Development and PurposePart II: Towards a Natural Contract: Science, Development and the Environment7. Developing with the Earth8. The Advancing Desert9. Is Water Running Out?10. Will There be Food for Everybody?11. Feeding the World: Are Biotechnologies the Answer?12. Towards the Revolution of Energy EfficiencyPart III: Towards a Cultural Contract: From the Information Society to the Knowledge Society?13. The New Technology Revolution: Information, Communication and Knowledge14. What Future for Books and Reading?15. An Endangered Heritage: Languages16. Education at the Horizon 2020: With or Without Distance?Part IV: Towards a New Ethical Contract17. Will There be an 'African Miracle'?18. The Divedends of Peace and Global Security19. What Future for the United Nations System?20. Towards a Culture of PeaceConclusion: Towards an Ethics of FutureIndex
Responsibility: Federico Mayor in collab. with Jérôme Bindé ; with the assistance of Jean-Yves Le Saux, Ragnar Gudmundsson and the team of UNESCO's Analysis and Forecasting Office

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'Will appeal to anyone involved in the field of social development.'Social Development Issues, 2002'This volume could serve as a text in an introductory college course on globalization, or as Read more...

 
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