70亿人的全球日程

纽约——下个月晚些时候出生的某个孩子将成为地球的第70亿位公民。我们不会知道他会出生在什么环境中。但我们知道,这个孩子进入的是一个面临着不可预料的大变局的世界,不管是环境、经济、地缘政治、技术,还是人口。

自联合国于1945年成立以来,世界人口已经翻了三倍,并且仍在增长,人口一起增长的是土地、能源、食品和水源压力。全球经济也在制造压力:失业人数不断上升,社会不平等不断加剧,新的经济势力不断形成。

这些趋势比以前更加紧密地与现今的70亿人民的命运和未来联系在一起。没有哪个国家可以单枪匹马解决21世纪的重大全球挑战。我们需要广泛的国际合作。

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