Where on Earth are We Going?

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World hunger, environmental disaster, global warming, massive shifts in weather systems, the re-emergence of diseases long thought controlled, and political turmoil in a world where a barrel of water is more expensive than a barrel of oil. So says the Report to Shareholders, Earth, Inc., dated January 1, 2031 that begins, Where on earth are we going?Maurice Strong‚€™s apocalyptic prophesy for the future ‚€“ unless we‚€™re lucky or wise ‚€“ is a call to action for all who care about the state of the earth in the near future. Strong, the executive coordinator of the reform effort at the UN and senior advisor to the President of the World Bank, has one goal: to shape a peaceful and equitable future for all humankind.Hard-headed, practical, impassioned, Where on Earth are We Going? is a call to action by a key business and environmental player at the beginning of the 21st century that can not be ignored and will be much debated.

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The State of the NonUnion
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Beginnings
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About the author (2001)

Kofi Atta Annan was born in Kumasi, Ghana on April 8, 1938. He was educated at Macalester College in St. Paul, in Geneva, and at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His first appointment with a United Nations agency was in 1962, at the World Health Organization in Geneva. He returned briefly to Ghana to promote tourism and worked in Ethiopia with the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa before returning to the health organization's European headquarters. He worked in senior human resources and budgetary positions in New York until the early 1990s. He was the head of the United Nations peacekeeping operations from 1993 to 1997 and was head of the United Nations from 1997 until 2007. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. His memoir, Interventions: A Life in War and Peace written with Nader Mousavizadeh, was published in 2012. He died on August 18, 2018 at the age of 80.

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