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1 Global Issues Seminar Series Slide 1: Agenda for Today 1.Introduction of participating sites- 15 minutes 2.Presentation: Part minutes (slides 2-6) 3.Q & A- 25 minutes 4.Presentation: Part II- 30 minutes (slides 7-12) 5.Q & A- 30 minutes

2 Slide 2: What Is a Global Issue ? Affects a large number of people across national boundaries. e.g. poverty, climate change Beyond the capability of any one nation to resolve. e.g. migration, financial stability, forests, water Is of significant concern to all or most of the countries. e.g. communicable diseases, conflicts Requires a global regulatory approach to resolve. e.g. trade, corruption, IPR The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

3 The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series Slide 3: Key Global Issues (* Issues to be discussed in this seminar series) Global economy: Poverty*, Trade, Inequality*, Migration, Financial stability*, Debt*, Aid* Global Environment and natural resources Water*, Forests*, Energy*, Fisheries*, Climate change* Global human development Education*, Health, Nutrition, Infectious Diseases*. Global governance Conflicts*, corruption*, UN* system, Global compacts*, International Financial Institutions*

4 Slide 4: A Four Point Framework for Understanding Global Issues Anatomy: Nature of the issue and what makes it a global issue. Dynamics: What forces are shaping the issue and their likely future trend. Actions: What is being done to address the issue ? By whom? What more can/should be done? Consequences: What are the likely consequences of inaction or inadequate actions? The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

5 Slide 5: Forces Underlying Global Issues Demographic Transition Global Income Growth and Equity ( social justice) Scientific and Technological Innovation Increasing Interconnectedness and Interdependence Global governance and influence of civil society Security and social cohesion The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

6 Slide 6:Why Care about Global Issues? Economic Consequences Social Consequences Security Consequences Health Consequences Environmental Consequences The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series ---and are often interrelated and compounding.

7 Slide 7:What makes global issues difficult to resolve? Failures of group decision making Tragedy of commons Public goods nature of many global issues The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

8 Slide 8: Current Mechanisms to Address Global Issues International conventions, treaties and laws Intergovernmental conference and declarations G8, G-20, G-77 and other similar groupings Global partnerships of governments, private sector, civil society organizations and multilateral institutions The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

9 The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series Slide 9: Who are the key players involved in global issues ? Countries UN system International Financial Institutions International NGOs Transnational corporations Foundations You i.e. global citizens

10 Slide 10: What is the World Bank Doing? Centers its efforts on MDGs Mobilize resources to support country governments projects low-interest loans, interest-free credits, grants Assists countries through research and other forms of knowledge sharing Enhances global partnerships The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

11 Slide 11: Some Issues Covered by the Bank Biodiversity Climate change Coastal and Marine management Conflict prevention and reconstruction Corruption Debt relief Disaster management Environment Fisheries Forests and Forestry Health, Nutrition and Population HIV/AIDS Human Rights & Development Hunger Int. Financial Architecture Land Resources Mgmnt. Renewable and Rural Energy and more... For more information see The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

12 Slide 12: What Can We Do as Individuals? Learn about the issue Get familiar with nature and the dynamics of the issue Find out the actors and their actions (e.g. advocacy groups) Get involved! Use your representation and voting rights Support companies that demonstrate social and environmental responsiveness Develop support, talk to your family & friends Make donations to support issues you care about The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

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