Top 15 Global Challenges for Humanity in the 21 Century – source:

The Top 15 Global Challenges according to 2010 State of the Future – project

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 policymaking be made more sensitive to global long-term perspectives?

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 the capacity to decide be improved as the nature of work and institutions change?

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?

Which of these Challenges are you thinking about? and are there other more important issues in your opinion?  Over the next 12 months I shall look at the natural of each of these challenges to Human kind and the complex interconnected nature of each of these challenges makes them difficult to define the core problem and where to focus the solutions,  as very often in complex issues the  problem presented is rarely where the solution is to be found.

My feeling is any modern organisation and personal goal ought to consider these as part of one or more of these challenges as part of their mission….which one are you going to take on?  to help you decide click on the links above to get more information about the 15 challenges…I am not saying do it all by yourself …if we want to achieve a bigger goal or mission then we are going to to to grow a bigger me/you!