Millennials Hall of Fame : fazle abed :: Fei-Fei Li :: sustainability's last race: 2020s mapping & zooming coalition of free SDG uni's- one per 20 million youth Thanks to the moon race decade of 1960s, we all became alumnisat (connected by telecoms satellites) including more recent web 1-2-3. Q why not COLLAB round one GOUP - Global Open University Poverty (last mile service solutions community to community)HG Wells - civilisation is a race between education and catastrophe:
coming how do the 51 years of alumni of fazle abed poverty alleviator cooperations match up with 76 years of the united nations - we map abed top36 hunicorn networks - being networks whose purpose is so life critical nobody wants to exit investment or politically quarrel over just replicating their services and improving access to their action learning

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

UN - a promising adolescence age 0-18? can 80 year old UN inspire worldwide adaptation? : Possibly because so many hopeful things happened between 1945-1962 (we even survived nuclear annihilation thanks to steady American hands), we also need to list regional threats-
take usa for example: lives of black & native people got worse, more controversially historians myopia over infrastucture is disastrous in era of 100 ties more knowledge-machining per decade (see von neumann, moore):USA's brilliant highway system baked in hi-carbon road transport which together with a 1913 law saying sea trade around us coast had to be distributed in american built brands is one of the reasons why america did not entrepreneurially experiment with the container revolution which made docking at least 100 times more economical and change the calculus of quality small enterprise supply chains as first seen in the rise of japan, korea south, taiwan;
one of the reasons scots choose to review 45-62 is president kennedy was accelerating celebrations of interdependence as was joyfully celebrating that the far east coast had innovated an hi-tech engineering model all the world's coast lines could design win-win trades around - if you look at eg japanese companies of the 1960s, improving the service to teh customer every quarter was what asia rising innovation was built on (exactly the opposite of being driven by taking profits out every quarter). And there was so much that better quality engineering was needed for in building supercities- you needed really high quality with 250 kn/hour bullet trains onr undergound railways as the lifeblood of 10 million commuters my father (who also became von neumann's biographer) argued in the economist that the 3rd insustrial revolution needed to be designed around win-wins andnew education that knowledge nerw0ring generations could entreprenurilly innovate what no past gereations could imagine. Kennedy's moon race decade was a great example of challenging decade-long co-creativity- why did none of the decades from 1970s on cvalue youth with equally exciting goals (particulary those grounding deiversity of nature now explorable in ever more micro edtail of the sort that einstein demanded all future science integrate)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

In Scotland's View

all errors in reporting mine alone 

media recommendation - replace bbc programs every monday with  & global village zooms until the peoples have adapted communities

welcome to & our associates _Journal of New Economics launched Glasgow University at World Cop26

 For 169 years Adam Smith was the leader of United Nations or at least people- it was a heavy burden to bear in the Queens English so most grateful for founding of UN in San Francisco Opera House 1945 and Antonio's sterling efforts to sustain humanity into this 21st year of the 21st C

We welcome passing the baton for uniting human enetrpreneurship and goodwill- even though Scotland has not been recognised as a nation since 1700s when a some ambitious scots tried to dig the panama canal 50 years before Adam's GU colleague invented engineering

It breaks our heart to hear that the best efforts of the world of big business and big public service now forecasts 2.5 degrees as more likely than not in spite of every innovation the 100 best brains of corporate and national leaders can muster opinion poll 3 - if we all find a way out of extinction will the lead come from 1.0 big corporates 2.0 big governments 3.0 every other civic and community network young and old peoples can connect                                                    greenbigbang inspirations of the day - congrats Kenya's Green Generation Elizabeth Wathuti --- University of Tokyo's Futurist Naoko Ishii COP26 vibes so far: "What's it worth to save everything we ... › Global Stage -congrats global methane pledge (seconded by Japan UK Usa Italy canada Africa ...)

 Naoko Ishii, Director of Center for Global Commons, and Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo, detailed how we need to transform valuation of future   5.6 zoom-up scotty associates tough Q to Boris- & carney-gzero what highs & lows journey to extinction? WORLDCOP26 -1 2 3 4-5 GLASGOW 260th Future History What'll Engineers Grad next?

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2021 Glasgow 2021-11-01 08:00AMWorld Leaders Summit Opening Ceremony ONdemand special thanks youth kenya papua egypt chile- elders pm barbados -prince Charles TerraCarta -10 industry sectors redesigning their purpose -see also SMI & champions finance adaptation ...due to election Japan PM 1st speech at 3hrs 5min of video

21-11-02 100 country Launch of Global Methane Pledge (thanks to Kerry) On-demand with Sharma/ Prepare with Blinken Africa Adaptation Summit (Africa A report ban ki-moon includes 2 bn from sharma to AfricanDevBank) family uses acre of forest until change from charcoal to biogas.... digital agriculture tools big opportunity -will empower 40 million farmers) (AAAP) - calalysing clean technologies by smart regions (eg Gates &EU)

biden's half hour or country views -all at this video- choose minute-second to tour the world! 10.51 korea 13.44 germany 17.10 switzerland 19.50 india 22.40 biden/usa 32.45Madagscar 36.20 denmark 38.40 tnzania 41.12 Australia 43.30 EU 47.10 Japan 49.50 costa rica 52.20 italy 57.10 youth 1.01.55 Egypt 1.4.30 canada 1,11,03 Bangladesh 1.13.30 Ireland.. 1.36.48 guterres un 1..43.30 sharma 1.44.40 boris/uk

2021 october Asian multilateral banking infrastructure [Alexander] asian climate commitments udate nov: japan 6 min 30-10min video

2021 september UNGA Guetrres launces common agenda and summitfuture

we do wonder if the 3.75 billion younger brains on eaeth might adapt a different future if education was designed to empower them - latest update of this story 3 nov 2021 - all errors  

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Glasgow ecop26 LAUNCH NEW ECONOMICS JOURNAL - thank you Adam Smith and Asian Women Empowerment friends of transformative education 1 2 3


High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs

Breakdown or breakthrough - top global thinkers weigh in on the UN plan to reboot multilateralism

In September 2021, top economists, global thought leaders and former Heads of State and Government came together for the second meeting of the High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs to discuss solutions to rampant inequalities, runaway climate change and other pressing challenges facing the world.

The Board examined topics such as financing for development, economic insecurity, a just transition to a carbon-neutral future and resilience-building for future crises, and zeroed in on the latest report of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, “Our Common Agenda.” Released on 10 September 2021, the report lays out the UN vision for the future of global cooperation across 12 areas that will make a tangible difference for people and planet.

 Under-Secretary-General Liu Zhenmin and members of the High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs participate in the Board meeting in September 2021.

About the High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs

The United Nations High-level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs was established  in the context of United Nations development system reform, as a key part of efforts to enhance support to Member States of the United Nations in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Board, convened by Liu Zhenmin, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, has provided advice to the United Nations on broad economic and social issues, including near-term prospects and risks for the world economy, frontier technologies, inequality, migration, issues associated with countries in special situations.

In addition, the HLAB has provided guidance to the research and policy analysis work of UN DESA, and Board members have played an active role in strengthening the linkage between UN DESA and the global economic and social policy research community, and have promoted UN DESA publications and reports at national and global levels. The HLAB members also participate in the Department's Global Policy Dialogue Series, sharing their expertise with a wide online audience.

Since it was launched in 2018, the HLAB deliberations on many contemporary and cross-cutting issues and challenges have expanded our understanding of complex economic and social issues and inspired the United Nations to break new ground in policy research. In July 2020, the first HLAB produced the compilation "Recover Better"  with early reflections on leveraging the recovery from COVID-19 into a transformative period for attaining sustainable development.

The Board entered its second term in January 2021 with 20 globally renowned experts in the economic and social policy fields, including former Heads of State, a Nobel Laureate, former Senior Government Officials and intellectual leaders.


The second term (2021-2023)

Building on the accomplishments of the first HLAB, the second term of the Board (HLAB-II) will continue to strengthen, for the next two years, the United Nations thought leadership on sustainable development and to reinforce its impact at the forefront of sustainable development policy at global, regional and local levels.

Following the Secretary-General’s invitation to reinvigorate multilateralism, HLAB-II aims to provide focused guidance and recommendations to respond to current and future challenges in the post-COVID-19 world, including in the areas of leaving no one behind, building trust by addressing inequalities, improve digital cooperation, ensuring sustainable financing and boosting partnerships.

Board members 

The following experts have been appointed to the UN High-level Advisory Board (HLAB-II) on Economic and Social Affairs (2021-2023):

  •     Giancarlo Corsetti, Professor of Macroeconomics, University of Cambridge
  •     Diane Coyle, Inaugural Bennett Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge
  •     Ibrahim Elbadawi, Managing Director, Economic Research Forum for the Arab World, Iran & Turkey
  •     Alex Ezeh, Dornsife Professor of Global Health at the Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
  •     Marcel Fratzscher, President of DIW Berlin
  •     Anastasia J. Gage, Professor at the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University
  •     Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  •     Nargis Kassenova, Senior Fellow and Director of the Program on Central Asia at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
  •     Ricardo Lagos, Honorary Chairman of the Inter-American Dialogue; former President of Chile (2000-2006)
  •     Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London (UCL)
  •     José Antonio Ocampo, Professor, Columbia University, and Chair of the Committee for Development Policy of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  •     Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School
  •     Jeffrey D. Sachs, University Professor, Columbia University
  •     Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Chief Executive of the South African Institute of International Affairs
  •     Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University
  •     Heizo Takenaka, Professor Emeritus, Keio University, and Professor, Toyo University
  •     Izabella Mônica Vieira Teixeira, former Minister of Environment (2010-2016), Brazil
  •     Kori Udovički, Head of the Center for Advanced Economic Studies (CEVES)
  •     Ernesto Zedillo, Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; former President of Mexico (1994-2000)
  •     Min Zhu, Chairman, National Institute of Financial Research, Tsinghua University
  •     Elliott Harris, UN Assistant-Secretary-General for Economic Development and UN Chief Economist (ex officio member)

Click here for short bios of the Board Members of the HLAB-II.




"Recover Better: Economic and Social Challenges and Opportunities"

Members of the High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs (HLAB) offer fresh new ideas that can prevent new pandemics while achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a volume of policy briefs, “Recover Better: Economic and Social Challenges and Opportunities,” issued by UN DESA in July 2020.

The collection of seven expert-written essays from HLAB members offers new guidance for rebuilding societies in a fairer, more inclusive way. The volume provides outside-the-box thinking and new solutions to some of this era’s most pressing tests. The authors advance ideas on issues that include improving international tax cooperation, more equitable access to digital technological advances, and sustainable natural resource management that complement the broader recommendations of the Secretary-General regarding shared responsibility and global solidarity in responding to the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19.

The observations and recommendations outlined in “Recover Better,” some of which offer region-specific suggestions, can inform COVID-19 responses so that countries build back better and avoid returning to a pre-pandemic pathway, where progress towards important objectives such as ending extreme poverty and limiting global temperature rise was not rapid enough.



"Recover Better" launch event

22 July 2020: Launch of the HLAB's new volume, "Recover Better: Economic and Social Challenges and Opportunities"

On 22 July 2020, UN DESA and the United Nations High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs (HLAB) launched the Board's new volume, "Recover Better: Economic and Social Challenges and Opportunities." This online dialogue aimed to answer questions including, "Are we in a recession?" What should countries do to recover better? Is a green recovery possible?

The event was broadcast live, and recordings can be accessed via, and on Facebook at