Global issues are problems and risks that impact multiple countries. The world is increasingly integrated including coordination of systems, laws, policy and institutions. This is a good thing as many problems require multiple countries to solve. However, in some cases, this delegates power to organizations that aren't directly accountable to voters in each nation. As such, solving problems at the international level tends to be difficult and contentious. The following are illustrative examples of global issues.
Access to Education
Global Infrastructure (e.g. Telecommunications)
Global Systems (e.g. Postal System)
Hunger & Malnutrition
Peace & Security
Recessions & Depressions
Rights & Freedoms
Technology Ethics & Risk
Social IssuesIssues that impact the quality of life of people on a global basis.
Environmental IssuesEnvironmental issues are often global in scope as natural environments and systems do not conform to borders.
Economic IssuesProblems, risks and opportunities related to the global economy that is the basis for quality of life on a global basis.
Political & Geopolitical IssuesIssues related to cooperation and conflict between nations and the basic responsibilities of governments to uphold human rights.
Technological IssuesEthics and risks related to technology and emerging technologies. In many cases, these issues can't be addressed effectively with national and local regulations and require global cooperation.Next: Social Issues
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