Often too preoccupied with current disputes, we tend to overlook certain facets of our world that will doubtlessly prove to be the most troubling in the near future. When the sustainability of our kind, our world and those whom we share it with is of question, we have to acknowledge that taking everything for granted will have irretrievable consequences. It is true that tackling issues that readily require our attention should remain as our priority, yet while doing so, we disregard bombs that are on the verge of exploding. The possible problems enlarge in cruciality and impact as we postpone our tussle with them. Even the minor problems of today could develop to become fatal in our days to come along with many issues that are yet to arise.
Risks of all sorts manage to follow us around everywhere; from the economy, to the environment, from politics to daily life and technology. They manage to resurface in all aspects of our lives. The World Economic Forum releases a “Global Risks Report” annually in which they elaborate on the most pressing risks of the past year and the following year, along with their causes and possible outcomes. The top 10 risks in terms of impact that have been predicted in 2016’s report are: large-scale involuntary migration, extreme weather events, failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation, interstate conflict, natural catastrophes, failure of national governance, unemployment or underemployment, data fraud or theft, water crises and illicit trade. These bombs that are becoming more of an emergency by the second have come to UN’s attention as well and UN has attempted to assuade their predicted aftereffects by coming up with Sustainable Development Goals which are concrete proof of UN’s official affirmation of the perilous future that is ours to preserve.
The threats the world is facing have attained an unavoidable intensity. Taking measures to prevent them from actualizing will also diminish the current issues given their direct correlation. While solving the problems of today, we must always bear the future in our minds and doing so will not only conceive a more habitable environment but lay the foundations of a sustainable future. As the bright minded and innovative delegates of JMUN 2016 as well as the changemakers of the world, through your debates and brainstorming sessions, you will be the ones to sustain the future.
December 15-18 2016
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