Global Leadership in the 21st Century

WAAS, in partnership with the United Nations at Geneva, is conducting a multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral project highlighting innovative strategies and effective principles to accelerate the emergence of dynamic leadership for successful implementation of the SDGs. The project involves consultations with IGOs, nation states, business, scientific research and educational institutions, NGOs, media and youth organizations. It will culminate in a major two-day conference at UNOG in October 2020, followed by a report to the UN, educational and other outreach strategies. GOTO PROJECT PAGE.

UNOG-WAAS e-Conference on "Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership"

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and the World Academy of Art and Science conducted an e-conference on Global Leadership in the 21st Century from June 15-19, 2020. The event examined catalytic transformative strategies to address pressing global challenges related to Peace and Human Security, Governance & Human Rights, Economy and Employment, Business and Finance, Energy & Climate, Health and Wellbeing, Education, Science & Technology. This event was a preparatory to the major international conference at UNOG Geneva in October 2020. GOTO E-CONFERENCE PAGE.



Consciousness, the Corporate World and Conflict: Towards a Deeper Understanding and Finding Solutions
Apr 7 2020 to Apr 8 2020
CICA conferences provide an interdisciplinary forum for world-class scientists, diplomats,...
E- roundtable on Catalyzing Rapid Social Transformation
Mar 9 2020
In collaboration with the Club of Rome, WAAS organized  an E- roundtable on Catalyzing Rapid Social...
Transforming Future of Money
Nov 18 2019 to Nov 20 2019
 The world possesses all the financial resources needed to meet humanity's material needs and...
4th International Conference on Future Education
Nov 11 2019 to Nov 13 2019
A new type of education—a new paradigm—is urgently needed to address the challenges and paradoxes...
Human-Centered Symbiotic System Science for Industry 4.0
Oct 6 2019 to Oct 9 2019
This special session deals with the problem of cognitive and evolutive learning by Symbiotic System...
Financing Global Development
Sep 16 2019 to Sep 17 2019
The world possesses all the financial resources needed to meet humanity's material needs and foster...
Future Capital
Sep 12 2019 to Sep 13 2019
Co-convened by UN Office of Partnerships, UNCTAD and WAAS -- by invitation only
International Conference on Cognition, Society & Well-being
Jul 23 2019 to Jul 25 2019
WAAS conducted a special session on the social dimensions of cognitive infomatics and cognitive...
May 16 2019 to May 18 2019
The unprecedented speed and rate of change of globalization, technological development and...
Emerging New Civilization Initiative
Mar 21 2019 to Mar 22 2019
On March 21-22, 2019, the World Academy and the Club of Rome convened a meeting of concerned and...

Future Capital Initiative

Inauguration at UN Headquarters in NY on September 12-13, 2019  convened by the UN Office of Partnerships, UNCTAD, and WAAS. The world possesses all the financial resources needed to meet humanity's material needs and foster wellbeing. But the global monetary and financial system is underperforming and misperforming its intended role. A new financial paradigm is needed based on a fundamental change in consciousness and values. FC has established working groups to develop transformative strategies & projects. Read More

Security & Sustainability Guide

A 250-page “Interim Draft” PDF of The S&S Guide, a project of the World Academy of Art & Science, will be available for limited distribution free of charge to WAAS Fellows in June 2016. It reflects the critical fact that sustainability and security are both essential and can only be achieved in concert.


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World University Consortium

The mission of World University Consortium is to evolve and promote development of higher education worldwide based on a human-centered approach within a trans-disciplinary conceptual framework.