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By Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon

This "Report Card at the destiny" distills the collective intelligence of over 2,000 best scientists, futurists, students, and coverage advisors who paintings for governments, agencies, NGOs, universities, and foreign agencies. The 2006 nation of the long run is available in components: a 125-page print govt precis and a 5,400-page CD. The CD comprises all of the learn at the back of the print variation, plus the Millennium Project’s 10 years of cumulative study and strategies. a few certain positive aspects now not to be had in different worldwide checks:

- 15 worldwide demanding situations – clients, suggestions, Insights
- four international strength eventualities for 2020 - wealthy intimately
- 650 Annotated situation units
- country of the long run Index
- Reflections on 10 years of worldwide Futures examine
- and masses extra futures intelligence on expertise, surroundings, governance, the human situation

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7% of the parliaments in Arab countries. Migration may be necessary for advanced professional employment for many women. EUROPE: Norway requires that the boards of all companies registered at its stock market consist of at least 40% of each sex. About 57% of EU women work. Women head 85% of the single-parent families and average 15% less pay for equal work than men. Women’s salaries in Russia are 36% less than men’s. S. performs particularly well on women’s educational attainment and only slightly less so on economic participation and political empowerment.

AFRICA: Liberia elected a woman president. 6%, the same as the world average. In South Africa, a woman is killed every six hours by her intimate partner. In sub-Saharan Africa, one in six women is likely to die as a consequence of pregnancy, compared with 1 in 2,800 in industrial countries. Worldwide, 77% of all HIV-positive women are African. The dropout rate for adolescent girls in Africa is very high. Uganda eliminated school fees to help close the educational gender gap. ASIA AND OCEANIA: Intimate partner violence in Thailand is the leading cause of death for women and girls between the ages of 15 and 24.

How can the threat of new and reemerging diseases and immune microorganisms be reduced? Avian flu has spread among birds in more than 50 countries. As of July 2006, WHO had confirmed 228 human cases of avian flu in nine countries, with 130 deaths. If genetic variations occur in the H5N1 avian flu virus that allows human-to-human transmission, then 25 million may die, with untold effects on airlines, tourism, and other economic sectors. Viet Nam has already lost $225 million due to the slaughter of millions of birds to prevent the spread of this flu.

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