.. www.unitingpeople.com | February 2008 UnitingPeople making a change together
01 UnitingPeople making a change together 01. Some present statistics <ul><li>The gap between rich and poor is increasing; in 2006: </li></ul><ul><li>2.8 billion people lived in poverty (less 2$/day) and 1.1 billion people in extreme poverty (less 1$/day). </li></ul><ul><li>Global economy and consumer industry has grown sevenfold between 1950-2005 whereas the difference in G.D.P. between the 20 richest and 20 poorest countries more than doubled. </li></ul><ul><li>In 25 countries, more people go to bed hungry today than a decade ago. In industrialized countries, obesity affects </li></ul><ul><li>more than 300 million people. </li></ul><ul><li>1.1 billion people has no access to “safe drinking water” and 2.4 billion people live without basic sanitation . </li></ul><ul><li>Deforestation took place at a rate of 0.8 – 2.0% in past 25 years </li></ul><ul><li>The world fish production will be extinguished by 2048 if we maintain present fishing levels. </li></ul>Our world of today is facing serious challenges which we can read, see and observe on a daily basis. Statistics show us alarming factual information of certain global developments:
03 02. Civil and social responsibility <ul><li>There is a growing civil concern for the world’s developments with a common sense that we shouldn’t leave to politicians or to other institutions what we can do ourselves . </li></ul><ul><li>Many people would like to help, contribute or be involved in a social cause as long as it is: </li></ul><ul><li>-> transparent (honest), </li></ul><ul><li>-> effective (lasting effect) </li></ul><ul><li>-> rewarding </li></ul>UnitingPeople making a change together It is our aim to bring people and resources around the globe together to make a real difference, not only through dialogue but by acting together.
04 03. How? By creating a new and transparent internet platform for humanitarian initiatives (change agents), where visitors themselves can decide what causes to support or participate in, with expertise, time, money or otherwise, resulting in a direct effectiveness and increased personal commitment. This web-portal is therefore based on three major pillars of participation: 1. Free Exposure of Humanitarian Initiatives (change agents) .. People can list their new or existing sustainable projects free of charge to give international exposure to their humanitarian initiatives and organisations. 2. Multiple Participation .. The possibility for everyone interested to view, interact and participate in these projects through skills, services, time and/or financial contribution . 3. Direct Interaction .. All communication and interaction between projects and participants is direct, there is no middle figure, thus ensuring a 100% transparent and open system with direct channeling of information, skills, time and funds. UnitingPeople making a change together
05 04. Uniting People platform Education Environment Human rights Health Sustainable Econ. Development Free exposure Humanitarian Initiatives Worldwide (change agents) www.unitingpeople.com Community Building People & Projects Participants Effectiveness and Transparency through participants' votes and ranking Participants UnitingPeople making a change together
06 05. Transparent, effective, easy and rewarding All humanitarian initiatives and organisations will be asked complete transparency in showing human involvement (who does what in a visual way), goals, financial overview and requirements needed to complete objective. Everyone can participate, contribute and communicate in a direct way with the organisations, thus allowing direct involvement, civil control and human empowerment. The platform will be easy accessible and without barriers to join and participate, from giving time with skills/abilities, encouragement, to making network connections or sending a financial contribution. There is nothing more rewarding on a human level than being part of a solidarity community and knowing that YOU can make a positive difference in the life of somebody else. Transparent .. UnitingPeople making a change together Effective .. Easy .. Rewarding ..
06 06. Who can participate ? <ul><li>People with humanitarian and sustainable initiatives, seeking to implement and/or expand their activity. Requirements : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Sustainability; providing the best outcome for both human and natural environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Local leadership; local involvement to ensure continuity and progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Direct communication lines facilitated by Uniting People platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Any person who wishes to contribute to the betterment of society and supporting, investing or giving skills (time, work) </li></ul><ul><li>and services to the above mentioned change agents. </li></ul><ul><li>As a base for mutual trust, respect and confidence for all who participate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Honesty in dealings and information which includes complete transparency in finance and logistics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Stimulate self-responsibility, self reliance, individual skills development and reciprocity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Open to each race, gender, religion, culture and country </li></ul></ul>Changes agents: .. Ethical chart: .. Participants: .. UnitingPeople making a change together
07 07. Who are we? We are a group of people coming from different professional backgrounds and countries but with a similar view towards civil involvement and human empowerment. After several years of brainstorming and studies, we came up with this new and innovative concept named Uniting People to make a real change together by uniting people, ideas and resources worldwide. Our CV’s can be viewed in the holding pages of www.unitingpeople.com For information purposes: All our studies and working efforts so far have entirely been supported by our own spare time and resources. Catherine Guyonvarc’h (financial analyst), Switzerland Marika Verheijen (international coordinator) Spain/Netherlands Rene de Jong (entrepreneur), Spain/Netherlands Tatiana Puyol (project manager), Spain Tarquin Rees (web developer), UK/Spain UnitingPeople making a change together
08 08. Starting capital and sponsors <ul><li>The starting capital to develop, structure and launch the whole web portal internationally has been calculated at </li></ul><ul><li>97.000 € for the first year of operation. </li></ul><ul><li>The following private, corporate and institutional organizations confirmed their participation: </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Anne-Marie de Kalbermatten (Switzerland) 30.000 € grant </li></ul><ul><li>Startfund of Fred Foundation (Netherlands) 20.000 € grant </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Advantage S.L. (Spain) 20.000 € sponsoring </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance for new humanity 10.000 € grant </li></ul><ul><li>Still to be confirmed… you? 17.000 € </li></ul><ul><li>At present Uniting People is registered in Barcelona (Catalonia) as a NGO; Humanitarian Association in the process of </li></ul><ul><li>becoming a Foundation in 2008 and thus offering fiscal deduction according to Spanish fiscal laws. </li></ul>Starting Capital .. UnitingPeople making a change together Sponsors .. ..
08 09. Time planning October 2007 – April 2008: Web development and programming April 2008 – June 2008: Internal testing July 2008 – October 2008: External testing November 2008: Official Launch The official launch has been planned for November 7-9, 2008 , during the First European ANH Human Forum at the World Trade Center of Barcelona. This Human Forum will be organised by ANH (Alliance for New Humanity) and will be attended by well-known lecturers, authors, scientists and humanists such as Deepak Chopra, Mayor Zaragoza, Alex Rovira and Nobel laureates such as Betty Williams, Rigoberta Menchu and others. Website ANH: www.anhglobal.org Time planning .. Launch .. UnitingPeople making a change together
Contact us: René de Jong [email_address] +34 619 875 482 or have a look at our present holding pages: www.unitingpeople.com UnitingPeople making a change together “ Don’t ask if a small group of people can change the world, its the only way the world can be changed” Margaret Mead