Global Challenges for Humanity and Development

Following are the 15 Global Challenges, facing humanity, published by The Millennium Project.  Do you agree with this categories or Don’t you think INEQUALITY should come first ?  Please put a number on the comment space below that you would think should come first.

The 15 Global Challenges:

  1. How can sustainable development be achieved for all while addressing global climate change?
  2. How can everyone have sufficient clean water without conflict?

  3. How can population growth and resources be brought into balance?

  4. How can genuine democracy emerge from authoritarian regimes?

  5. How can decision making be enhanced by integrating improved global foresight during unprecedented accelerating change?

  6. How can the global convergence of information and communications technologies work for everyone?

  7. How can ethical market economies be encouraged to help reduce the gap between rich and poor?

  8. How can the threat of new and reemerging diseases and immune micro-organisms be reduced?

  9. How can education make humanity more intelligent, knowledgeable, and wise enough to address its global challenges?

  10. How can shared values and new security strategies reduce ethnic conflicts, terrorism, and the use of weapons of mass destruction?

  11. How can the changing status of women help improve the human condition?

  12. How can transnational organized crime networks be stopped from becoming more powerful and sophisticated global enterprises?

  13. How can growing energy demands be met safely and efficiently?

  14. How can scientific and technological breakthroughs be accelerated to improve the human condition?

  15. How can ethical considerations become more routinely incorporated into global decisions?

Feature Image: The Millennium Project



  1. Inequality is a huge issue, and has to be looked at from many points of view, one would have to look at various types of inequality in every of the questions asked, but I think if you move it up the ladder it will stop meaningful discussions, so rather leave things as they are. One of the problems about the inequalities in the world is that people have such different understandings of the various inequalities. Education on the inequality needs to be undertaken on a far great scale so that when people discuss it they are on the same wave length. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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    1. Many thanks Charles. I do agree with your views. I think if there is ‘income’ inequality there are several inequalities we can see like gender, education, regional cast and so on. When the state is designed to create income gap or income inequality it is unfair for the society. for example CEOs and Super Managers are given the rights to create income gap between gender and level of workers. Universities are given the right to increase tuition fee. Inteligent poor student can not afford. This right is given by the state and protected by the law in the name of business and profit. Profit comes from competition, which is rude in the sense of humanity. people who are unable to compete should be back. So such monopoly power should be controlled, I think if I am not wrong.

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      1. Yes, there are many who haven to much power, and we had out here the free education marches, which I believe were in order, and took our society a step forward, as now all people can receive a good sound education, irrespective of their financial status. This is a start, our constitution out here is very liberal, but that does not mean that there are no divides, there are massive challenges here. It depends in the end on individuals speaking out, and making the effort,(as you have obviously done) to fully understand the issues, and how it effects different continents, people and countries. We must start by helping each other, and then move onto others. I think not only is there a lot of ignorance about these problems, but there is a lot of greed, and a lot of fear as well. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.


  2. As long as a ‘select’ few are allowed to dominate and the masses follow them blindly, continuing to open their wallet or slide their credit card for the newest and latest, nothing will change.
    The average person does not realise that every time they make a purchase or drive their car, they are supporting those whom they decry. Enriching elitist coffers will never help the proliteriat nor will it help to even gap. Even small changes can be miraculous and in turn lead to more substantial ones.

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      1. “How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six kinds of cheese?” Charles de Gaulle
        I might add there are now another three hundred plus to that count. It is a nation of individuals and they cannot and will not be led like sheep. Viva la France!
        Just add it to the list of why I left there and have no intention of returning. For once, I fit in. 🙂

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