Global Issues Network
Welcome to the home site for TASIS Global Issues Network. We are a group of students working together to develop solutions, locally and globally, for twenty issues of growing importance. These issues, initially presented in J.F Rischard’s High Noon, range between three major groups: our planet, our humanity, and our rule book. As individual groups across many continents collaborate, we engage in important discussions on implementing feasible solutions. Our work culminates as we meet and interact with fellow members of GIN at conferences across the globe.
20 GLOBAL PROBLEMS: 20 YEARS TO SOLVE THEM
Sharing our planet: Issues involving the global commons 1. Global warming 2. Biodiversity and ecosystem losses 3. Fisheries depletion 4. Deforestation 5. Water deficits 6. Maritime safety and pollution
Sharing our humanity: Issues requiring a global commitment 7. Massive step-up in the fight against poverty 8. Peacekeeping, conflict prevention, combating terrorism 9. Education for all 10. Global infectious diseases 11. Digital Divide 12. Natural disaster prevention and mitigation
Sharing our rulebook: Issues needing a global regulatory approach 13. Reinventing taxation for the 21st century 14. Biotechnology rules 15. Global financial architecture 16. Illegal drugs 17. Trade, investment, and competition rules 18. Intellectual property rights 19. E-commerce rules 20. International labor and migration rules
As humans force our environment to adapt to our needs, we leave in our wake a trail of destruction. We often create unforeseen problems that threaten the stability of our civilizations. These problems have been ignored for far too long. It is time to take action.
Global Issues Network aims to educate the public using innovative ideas by students around the world.
This year the Global Issues Network club is working to address "Peacekeeping, conflict prevention, combating terrorism," focusing on the current issue of refugees. The club is in contact with and raising money for the International Rescue Committee. There is a coin collection jar at Starbucks to help raise money. In addition, they had a booth at the International Festival and will be selling TASIS Royals Wristbands (November 16 -20) and Candy Grams (November 30 - December 4) during lunch time in the Upper School. Eight students plan to attend and present at the the 2016 Europe GIN Conference in Luxembourg, in March.
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