Signposts for the Initiation of Humanity : Recent Developments at the United Nations

May 5, 2016

by Steve Nation, World Goodwill, New York

A talk presented at the University of the Seven Rays Conference, April 13, 2016, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

The testing preceding the initiation of humanity as a species plays itself out in world affairs. In recent decades we are witnessing something of a conclusion of the great battle of the Second World War when, at enormous cost, nations and their peoples took up arms against hatred and separation, inspired by future possibilities for freedom for all everywhere. A significant phase, of that battle concluded with the famous Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration presented an initiatory vision of a world modelled on principles of unity in diversity, of love and goodwill in community and national relationships. It was a sign that a new vision of future possibilities, in line with the dawning vision of oneness, now stood firmly before humanity as a whole. For almost seventy years since the Declaration history has been about confronting all the tests and choices involved in implementing that vision.   

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The United Nations: Manifesting the Vision of the One humanity

April 27, 2016

by Dominic Dibble, Editor, World Goodwill Newsletter

A talk presented at the University of the Seven Rays Conference, April 13, 2016, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

What does it mean to speak of the United Nations as manifesting the vision of the One Humanity? I hope we will get some sense of this by taking a brief look at the way the UN emerged, and how it performs some of its most important work, namely the preparation and implementation of Declarations and Conventions.

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UN to urge media to take more ‘constructive’ approach to news

April 25, 2016

UN officials say many people feel disempowered by the news and it needs to offer positive alternatives. On Wednesday April 27 2016 a new campaign will be launched in London by the UN in cooperation with the National Council for Voluntary Organizations in UK. 

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World Bank Group Sets New Course to Help Countries Meet Urgent Climate Challenges

April 18, 2016

The World Bank Group’s Climate Change Action Plan, adopted on April 7 2016, is designed to help countries meet their Paris COP21 pledges and manage increasing climate impacts.

A key focus is boosting the resilience of people and communities to climate shocks, with new efforts to expand early warning systems, climate-smart social protection, and urban and coastal resilience.

The Bank Group is ramping up action in renewable energy, sustainable cities, climate smart agriculture, green transport and other areas – with ambitious targets for 2020.

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World leaders hail Paris climate deal as ‘major leap for mankind’

December 14, 2015

Almost 200 countries sign historic pledge to hold global temperatures to a maximum rise of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.

A historic, legally binding climate deal that aims to hold global temperatures to a maximum rise of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, staving off the worst effects of catastrophic global warming, has been secured.

The culmination of more than 20 years of fraught UN climate talks has seen all countries agree to reduce emissions, promise to raise $100bn a year by 2020 to help poor countries adapt their economies, and accept a new goal of zero net emissions by later this century.

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