Health and Education in the Modern World

Our challenge is to ensure healthy lives, and inclusive, quality education for people of all ages, and to promote lifelong learning.

The Pursuit of Health
By David Sobel, MD, MPH

Throughout human history, improved health and life expectancy have resulted more from safer environments (sanitation and clean water), better nutrition, and our inherent healing capacities than to advances in medical care when we get sick. How can we tap into this understanding to ensure a better future for us all?

Education for a Changing World

Education’s primary goal is to prepare students for success in adult life. Our mid-21st century world has seen changes that no one would have envisaged even twenty years ago and mass education has not adapted.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

The OCED is a major source in our Human Journey assessment of key challenges we face on the road to the future. Founded in 1961 and headquartered in Paris, France, the OCED provides a forum for 35 member countries to share experiences, seek solutions to common problems, and promote policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

OECD Watch “aims to ensure that business activity contributes to sustainable development and poverty eradication and that corporations are held accountable for their impacts around the globe.”

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