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Uncommon Opportunities – Executive summary

The report examines the global issues of international security, employment, food and transition in Eastern Europe and identifies a range of `uncommon opportunities' that have arisen since the end of the Cold War to evolve lasting solutions to these problems. It...

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Uncommon Opportunities – Developing Human Resourcefulness

In the preceding chapters we have tried to draw attention to the uncommon opportunities that the world presents at the dawn of a new millennium for the abolition of war and the eradication of poverty. None will question the desirability of achieving peace, democratic...

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Uncommon Opportunites – Transition Towards What?

The pace of human development continues to accelerate. The world has changed more during the present century than in the previous nineteen centuries combined economically, socially, politically, scientifically and technologically. In recent decades humankind has been...

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Uncommon Opportunities – Food for All

The production of more food to meet the needs of a burgeoning population has been one of the outstanding global achievements of the post-war period. It has demonstrated the extraordinary capacity of humankind to meet a collective challenge of monumental proportions....

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Uncommon Opportunities – Full Employment

Peace and democracy can provide only the foundation for stable and productive social life, not its fulfilment. For that, political security has to be complemented by economic security and a blossoming of individual and cultural potentials. Yet here our optimism seems...

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Uncommon Opportunities – The Peace Imperative

The main prerequisite and condition for the fulfilment of the worlds many different potentials is peace. As democracy supports peaceful relations between states, economic prosperity and fuller development of people, peace makes possible the development of stable...

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Uncommon Opportunities – The Next Millennium

The Next Millennium We are on the threshold of a new millennium. All civilizations have recognized the special significance of new beginnings the dawn of a new day, a new year, a new century. These are moments of new birth when fresh vision and greater energy are...

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Nuclear Disarmament – Obama speech

This morning in Prague, President Obama announced in the new nuclear weapons policy and strategy of the United States in significant detail. If any of us at the Zagreb General Assembly in October 2005 (or even October 2008 in Hyderabad) had even dreamed that an...

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