An end to all the misery, all the suffering, all of it.
It’s time to move on.
And not just because we’re on the verge of ending the cycle of suffering and loss.
It would mean the end of everything we have ever known.
A world without hunger, of course.
The planet’s biggest and most urgent environmental problem, climate change.
A new global economy, a new era of peace.
A society that embraces the values of all of humanity — the equality of all — and not just a handful of billionaires.
And, of all the issues facing the world today, it’s the one that’s the most complex.
We need to tackle it together, to start a new world.
The Vision, the End of African Africa, a concept that has been the guiding light of our political, cultural and economic lives since the 1970s, is a radical idea, but it’s also the most realistic.
We can begin by defining what we mean by African, and we need to start by understanding what we actually mean by Africa.
Africa is the continent that stretches across the Sahara Desert, the Congo Basin and the Sahel.
It is the heartland of the continent’s human and natural resources, the cradle of its history and the birthplace of its most iconic culture.
It has long been a continent of immense potential, and in fact, we can trace its evolution back to the earliest days of humanity.
And yet, over the past century, its destiny has been shaped by the forces of conquest and colonization.
The legacy of colonialism, colonialism’s legacy, is the cause of the current tragedy and suffering in Africa.
Today, a third of the world’s population lives in a country that is not part of the global community — a world that is currently witnessing a staggering increase in the number of people displaced by climate change, conflict and hunger, and suffering the consequences of extreme weather.
The world’s most vulnerable people, including children, the elderly, the sick, the war-ravaged, the impoverished and the hungry, are being forced into extreme poverty and displacement.
And there are no solutions.
The future is dark.
And we know it.
But what can we do?
How can we bring peace to the continent?
How do we end this tragedy of injustice and injustice’s continuing legacy of cruelty and cruelty’s continuing impact on the most vulnerable and voiceless?
A Vision For a Future without a Planet: A Radical Manifesto, published by the World Vision Institute in conjunction with the United Nations Population Fund, focuses on three fundamental questions: what are we doing to stop this catastrophe?
How are we building the world we need, one that will bring hope and dignity to the most marginalized and voiced communities in the world?
How will we create a world of shared prosperity and peace, one in which everyone has the opportunity to live a dignified life?
And how will we transform the lives of the most needy and the most disadvantaged in our world?
For the past 40 years, the World Bank has led the global effort to combat poverty.
Today the world is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goals for ending extreme poverty by 2030.
But how can we build on the successes of the past?
We can’t do it alone.
The United Nations’ Population Fund’s Millennium Development Goal for the 21st Century (MDG21) includes a goal to achieve gender parity, but that is only part of a comprehensive effort to end the current crisis of gender inequality in Africa and around the world.
In fact, it would be a mistake to think that this crisis is solely caused by the rise of the richest and the wealthiest in the African and global economy.
Instead, the root causes of the problem lie in the policies of the dominant economic powers.
In the 1990s, for example, African countries such as Chad and Niger saw their economies collapse in the face of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening up of trade and markets to foreign capital.
In recent years, many African countries, such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana and Niger, have also experienced the collapse and collapse of their economies as a result of globalisation.
These countries are now suffering the effects of the same policies that are responsible for their economic and social problems.
They’re in a vicious cycle.
They’ve lost their land, their resources and their jobs.
They also have been forced to make a choice.
It now appears that they can either give up the rights they’ve enjoyed for decades and face the consequences, or accept a more painful trade-off: the economic, social and political pain of leaving behind their lands, resources and jobs to make way for a globalised, multinational economy that is increasingly out of control.
In some cases, these countries have chosen to take the trade-offs, while others have chosen the trade routes and trade barriers that have allowed the globalisation and inequality to continue unabated.
This has led to a global economy that no longer serves the needs of the poorest of the poor, and a global society that