Human rights has fallen far short of the commitments made. Your agenda for the future should include strengthening national healthcare systems, decent wages and working conditions, gender equality, focusing more on issues of violence and organized crime, poor nutrition and better family planning. You should tackle poverty, a condition where your own people do not have the means to afford basic human needs such as clean water, nutrition, healthcare, clothing and shelter. You should then solve the inefficient institutions, corruption and political instability.
As you near the end of the first decade of the 21st century, about twenty percent of your world’s population (1.3 billion people) lives in absolute poverty, constituting the most devastating socio-economic problem of the least developed and developing countries. Over 24,000 children die every day around the world. That is one child dying every 3.6 seconds. The silent killers are poverty, hunger, easily preventable diseases and illnesses, and other related causes.
Look Matilda these humans are still trying to find a way to tackle the issues of global education: environmental education, intercultural education, peace and conflict studies, development education, human rights education, education for democracy, human geography, world studies.
I can’t understand humans honey. Many countries around the world have not as yet prohibited corporal punishment in schools. To make it worse, physical punishment by a parent, as long as it is not severe, is still seen by many humans as necessary discipline, and condoned, or sadly, even encouraged when they know that spanking and other corporal punishment by parents are associated with an increased probability of sexual problems as their child becomes a teen or adult
Haven't you realised that organized crime most typically flourishes when a central government and civil society is disorganized, weak, absent or untrusted. Is it possible that you have not noticed that criminal organizations are increasingly working together, realizing that it is better to work in cooperation rather than in competition with each other. Are you blind to notice that this has led to the rise of global criminal organizations with the sole purpose of generating a monetary profit or the setting up of terrorist organizations, not to mention fraud swindles, scams & racketeering.
Surely you must know by now that the average adult human needs about 2,800 calories each day to stay healthy. Despite this, about 800 million people–13 percent of the world’s population–do not get as many calories as they need. Continuing population and consumption growth mean that the global demand for food will increase for at least another 40 years. You then allowed growing competition for land, water, and energy, in addition to the overexploitation of fisheries. All this will affect your ability to produce food, as will the urgent requirement to reduce the impact of the food system on the environment. The effects of climate change are a further threat.
Human societies may each define crime and crimes differently. C rime is a social phenomenon yet its definition is simple, it prescribes how you humans ought to behave normally. Yet when one considers that a crime may cause or ignite war or confict you have done nothing to eridicate crime once and for all. You humans are still inflicted with crimes such as bribery, obstruction of justice, perjury, and insider trading, murder, rape, theft and assault, to mention but a few. You have failed to reach the legitimate goals of enforcement and punishment. It seems that the motto still stands: “The best and brightest that man can acquire he must obtain by crime.”
Hey, what are you doing over the energy crisis? You are faced with over-consumption, aging infrastructure, choke point disruption at oil refineries and port facilities that restrict fuel supply. Furthermore, you are now faced with pipeline failures and other accidents causing more interruptions to energy supplies. And, to make a bad situation even worse for your consumers you have raised the oil prices. What are your politicians doing to set up new nuclear power stations to replaces those that will be de-commissioned in a few years? Energy crisis brings with it energy rationing and fuel rationing. Is that what you want?
Now let us tackle the topic of Wildlife! Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants, animals and other organisms. Domesticating wild plant and animal species for your own benefit has occurred many times all over the planet, and has had a major impact on the environment, both positive and negative. You have historically tended to separate civilization from wildlife in a number of ways including the legal, social, and moral sense. Hunting, fishing, or gathering wildlife is still a significant food source for you humans, but, in your excessive desire to hunt, more often as a sport or recreation, some of our species have been hunted to extinction.
I would love to give credit to Lawrence Paiken for his stupendous photography of all the animals depicted in my slides. The text was selected by me from various articles I found on the Net. Musical choice is: "Welcome to the Jungle" a song by American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, featured on their 1987 debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction. This in my opinion is the best verse: Welcome to the jungle It gets worse here everyday You learn to live like an animal In the jungle where we play If you got a hunger for what you see You'll take it eventually You can have anything you want But you better not take it from me -