Our greatest hope for world progress in the 21st century may well rest on one factor – younger generations finding ways to cooperate beyond nation, religion, race and gender on a grand scale. In fact, this new era of cooperation has already arrived. New technologies are rapidly making human connection beyond borders easy and rewarding, at the same time as planetary debilitation and potential destruction creates a powerful imperative for global cooperation.
In such a world, a brighter future will depend on the degree to which these new technologies can mobilize our most talented individuals and organizations around a set of discrete actions that will make the most difference in the shortest space of time to the quality of life for the most disadvantaged. This simple recipe for global progress – crowding in the world’s best talent to work on the world’s biggest problems – is our best bet for a collective tomorrow worth living.
A tomorrow where earning an income and caring for children are not mutually exclusive; where every woman can control the number of children she has; where early death from preventable causes is rare everywhere; where no child grows up unable to read and write; and where family structures and work norms do not function as barriers to the full participation of half of the population. A world where economic growth does not come with the price tag of environmental destruction and income inequality; where all citizens have the choice to be connected to each other via the internet and mobile phones; and where just as many women as men lead governments, corporations, universities, religions and the other institutions that shape our world and determine its future.
At JustActions we have transformed this vision into a platform for action – ten mutually reinforcing, measurable goals with the power to accelerate progress to a more just world rapidly, sustainably and irreversibly. Our purpose is to mobilize humanity’s most precious resources – inventors, scientists, doctors, teachers, students, entrepreneurs, politicians, artists, activists, corporate leaders and young people everywhere – to make one or more of the JustActions their life’s work. We invite you to explore the ways in which you can advance one or more of the JustActions and hope that you will join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.
At JustActions the onus is on you – which JustAction will you make your life’s work?