Global Peace InitiativesEXCERPTED TEXT/OVERVIEW: Although the cold war has ended, a number of countries continue to possess nuclear weapons. Several of these nations find themselves in increasingly conflicting situations, and the danger of nuclear war has not yet disappeared. The global community now enjoys increased wealth as well as rapidly growing improvements in technology. Despite the world's increased wealth, increased productivity and increased production capacity, the number of people dying from starvation continues at previous levels, our environment has been damaged almost to the point of intolerance. Along with the development of information technology, has come a dependence upon this new technology.
This dependence has reached a point that those who are without this
technology are at a severe disadvantage. Thus, a new type of poverty
("Digital Poverty") have developed as a sub-set of the "Digital Divide".
In a somewhat related sense, age discrimination continues to emerge in
more countries where the status of the aged is transgressing from that
of Respected Elder to a discrimination which threatens basic human
entitlements. This is seen most significantly in matters of employment.
In order to resolve such serious issues, a traditional approach does not
seem competent. Therefore, this Committee seeks a more results-oriented
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