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Halcyon Impacts

What's Changing? - Migration

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issues an annual report concerning the approximately 21 million people worldwide falling under its mandate: refugees forced to leave their countries due to war, political, racial or religious persecution, as internally displaced persons, or as repatriates on their way back home.  An interactive visualisation gives an insight into the flows and connections of global flight and expulsion.

As Western populations live ever longer, they will need more nurses, care assistants, housekeepers and cleaners. The demand for highly skilled workers will therefore grow too, and countries will start to compete more fiercely for mobile talent. Migration will “define our future” , claimed the authors of a recent book.

What's Happening? - Ethical Development Goals

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In spite of spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers - Martin Luther King

This evolving paper will examine the overall Ethical Development Goals (EDGs) that Halcyon is developing to complement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

INTRODUCTION

What Can You Change Personally?

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The late Robert Muller identified 21 fundamental aspects of human life which must be fundamentally reconsidered, reanalysed, rejudged and reformed. Not to do it, Muller passionately believed, could possibly lead to the death of the human species and of many other life forms and of much of the nature of planet Earth. Here is the list:

What's Happening? - Health

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Please visit this page regularly for significant developments concerning health.

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WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

Disease can strike any of us at any time. However, many now believe that diseases can be completely eradicated. The most important of these so far is smallpox, which thanks to vaccination, was removed from the world in 1977.

 

What's Happening? - Change

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In Mind Set!, futurist John Naisbitt (author of Megatrends), advocates 11 mindsets, the first of which seems to give the lie to the hoary, ancient aphorism (pace Heraclitus), trotted out by the unthinking on a regular basis, that "change is the only constant".

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Mindset 1. While many things remain change, most things remain constant

Key ideas:

  • Home, family and work are - for many - great constants.

What's Happening? - Authenticity

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Many people increasingly appear to feel an explicit need for "authenticity" in their work and in the rest of their lives.

Some seek "authentic transformation" and would like to be able to communicate with others and solve problems in an authentic way.

Authenticity is also becoming an important issue in business. Authentic leadership involves business people beginning to look for perennial spiritual truths as the source for a new, deeper, and higher perspective from which to engage in the global marketplace. However, there is much inauthentic lip service posturing out there too...

What Might Happen? - Basic Income

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This evolving report examines what basic income-related trends might lie ahead. Please contact us with any questions.   

 

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

An economics professor in 2016 addressed the cost of and how to pay for basic income.

 

WHAT TRENDS ARE WE SEEING?

After five months, and 433 pages, in October 2016 the French Senate reportedly recommended going forward with a three year basic income experiment for up to 30,000 citizens.

 

What Happened? - Millennium Development Goals

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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were eight time-bound goals providing concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions.

The MDGs included goals and targets on income poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, inadequate shelter, gender inequality, environmental degradation and the Global Partnership for Development.

Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 with the attention of being achieved by 2015, the MDGs were both global and local, tailored by each country to suit specific development needs. 

The eight MDGs below in turn broke down into 21 quantifiable targets that are measured by 60 indicators.

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

What's Happening? - Childhood
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Halcyon Impacts 19 October 2016

Please visit this page regularly for significant developments concerning childhood.

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WHAT TRENDS ARE WE SEEING?

This chart shows life expectancy mapped against number of children per woman for each country in the world.  Over time, most countries have moved towards the bottom right corner of the chart, corresponding to long lives and low fertility.