The Industrial Age economic model creates money out of thin air and requires the living people and the Earth pay the bill in labor and natures resources. When peoples labor pays the bill a debt crisis is eventually created with poverty the inevitable result; when nature pays the bill the environment is damaged. This economic model based on competiton and conflict has created a legacy of debt, and a withering planetary environment.
Who will Solve these Problems?
Extreme Poverty results in Unsustainable Development.
Our flagship project to address poverty, Prosperity Program, utilizes the FDU economic model to overcome extreme poverty by providing individuals with access to information age markets, currency, and exchange systems. Combating poverty is the objective of Millennium Development Goal 1
Education is a Human Right critical for Sustainable Development.
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Target 2a: Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling
The number of children of primary school age who were out of school fell from 103 million in 1999 to 73 million in 2006, despite an overall increase in the number of children in this age group.
These successes underscore that much can be accomplished with the political will of governments and with adequate support from development partners.
MDG 2 Solutions:
SEWA Nepal: Providing civil institutions, parents and individuals with emotional literacy education.
INVENEO: Provides people at the local level with Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) systems thereby empowering a means for them to prosper from the global marketplace of goods and ideas, get educated, and through telemedicine improves a number a health issues. See Video: CNN Gobal Challenges
'Back to School?' - the worst places to be a school child
20 September 2010 ~ The Global Campaign for Education today launched their report 'Back to School?' of the worst places to be a school child in 2010. Somalia and Haiti have topped a list of the world’s worst places to be a school child as a new report from the Global Campaign for Education, backed by organisations including Education International, Oxfam, Plan, Save the Children and VSO warned that poor countries are teetering on the brink of an education crisis with the growth in access to education now stalling.
The agencies, which are part of the Global Campaign for Education who authored the report shows how, despite promises from leaders across the world, chronic under investment in education means that 69 million children are still out of school.
Human Rights make a life worth living.
Through the United Nations conventions and agreements you have Human Rights which have been agreed to and are recognized, following are links to pages explaining those rights and the text of United Nations documents relating to each. Know your Rights!
Shall we let starvation continue when we could prevent it?
Peace Portal friends or partners supported for their efforts in combating hunger, starvation, and the long term causes of this catastrophe include:
Health is the real wealth, one who has health, has hope.
Beneficiaries of the Peace Portal Humanitarian Trust that are supported for their efforts in combating child mortality from disease, HIV/AIDS, and general health care include:
We have borrowed the Earth from our children, time to give back ~ Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Target 7a: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources
Target 7b: Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss
Target 7c: Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
Target 7d: Achieve significant improvement in lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers, by 2020
Are we on target?
From 1990 to 2005, changes in emissions ranged from a 38 per cent decline in countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States to an 82 per cent increase in South-Eastern Asia. Per capita emissions remain the highest in the developed regions, about 12 metric tons of CO2 per person per year, compared with about 3 metric tons in developing regions and 0.8 metric tons in sub-Saharan Africa. Emissions per unit of economic output fell by more than 20 per cent in the developed regions, while they increased by 35 per cent in South-Eastern Asia and by 25 per cent in North Africa.
~ Above content on this page comes from pased on the UNDP website located at http://www.undp.org
MDG 7 Solutions
Aprovecho Rocket Stoves: This ingenious technology decreases pressures on deforestation, health disease caused by smoke, and pollution form open fires.
Roots & Shoots: The Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian program for youth, Roots & Shoots, includes 7000 groups in 80 countries. There are chapters in schools, community centers, and homes around the world, involving students from kindergarten to university age.
Paulownia Tree: Fastest growing Hardwood Tree on Earth. it can be used for reforestation, sustainable lumber and fuel.
Vegawatt: The Vegawatt biofuel generator is an exellent solution for the up-cycling of used cooking oil waste. It includes a turn-key waste vegetable oil (WVO) refinery, automatically transforming waste cooking oil to a readily available source of fuel to generate on-site electricity and hot water.
One World Youth Project: Unique middle & high school curriculum for its participating groups which focuses on the MDGs, cultural exchange, and service work.
Miracle Corners of the World (MCW): Works closely with community members and leaders, educational institutions, governmental agencies and not-for-profit organizations on a global basis to develop programs that advance cross-cultural understanding and promote sustainable improvements in the education, healthcare and economic well-being.
TakingITGlobal (TIG): An international organization –led by youth and enabled by technology. TIG connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action to improve their local and global communities.
Solar Fridge: Small portable unit requiring no outside power source that is used to keep food cool for days so it does not spoil.
SolarFlex Fruit & Vegetable Dryer: Passive solar fruit and vegetable dryer that has a flexible design and is inexpensive to manufacture. Drying fruits and vegetables with this system is a cost effective long-term food storage solution that requires no external electricity to operate, and eliminates the need for chemical preservatives.
We seek to live in Peace, will you help.
Peace Portal friends & partners participating in Peace programs include:
We work to achieve UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
The UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) most succinctly describes the Millennium Development Goals in terms of their specific targets, which:
Functionally, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals which nations of the world have contractually pledge to cooperatively achieve by 2015 that respond to the world's main development and humanitarian challenges.
The MDGs are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the United Nations Millennium Declaration that was adopted by 189 nations-and signed by 147 heads of state and governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.
The eight MDGs break down from 8 general Goals in to 21 quantifiable targets. The targets are explained on the pages dedicated to each Goal, please explore each one by clicking on the links below.