Friday, April 14, 2006

Global Peace Building

Freedom from want and fear

Sharing resources and building peace in the world

This site identifies four major threats facing humanity and the globe and identifies what can we do to make a difference.

Global challenges

The following list of global problems or threats considered on this blog include:

1. The Human food and health question:

How do we help people who live in absolute poverty and/or violent conflict to get access to basic food needs and stop diseases like HIV/AIDs?

2. The peace, security and ideology question:

How do we settle differences in ideology and culture without using direct physical violence?

3. The energy and resource question:

How do we obtain energy for electricity and transport; and materials for goods and services for the ever increasing global population while minimizing pollution and environmental degradation?

4. The global apathy question

How do we encourage people to care about the needs of their neighbour?

What is already hapening?

There are a lot of groups around already that do tremendous work in bringing about a more equitable world. Political parties, the media, business, religious bodies, the United Nations, the G8, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Australian Conservation Foundation, The Wilderness Society, Medicins San Frontieres, Make Poverty History, the Jubilee Debt Campaign are all groups that advocate that they are doing their bit to bring a more equitable world. Some of these groups do a very good job others are part of the problem.

This blog

This blog is but a grain of dust in comparison to the work of these giants listed above, but I hope it is a useful start to identify what problems face us as a global community and what we can do to help.

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