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We are the community's Foundation, working diligently on your behalf to advance the credibility, visibility, and accessibility of the IFS paradigm, practice, and clinical protocol.
Please find in this brief email updates and developments of general interest.   


Advancing the UN's Goals
for our Shared Planet


In 2016, the United Nations launched a new set of goals, building on the earlier millennial goals. These new 17 goals, labeled Sustainability Development Goals (SDG), are quite ambitious and address a wide range of issues, from no poverty and zero hunger to good health and well-being, and from gender equality and climate action to peace and justice.

Supported by 169 target goals, the SDG's are driving a whole new movement of private and public organizations and agencies that recognize the critical nature of the work ahead on behalf of our planet, since "There's no Planet B," as stated by the UN.  

Your Foundation recognizes the profound meaning and deep impact of these goals. We are spending time linking what we do to these goals and seeking partnerships to expand our playing field.

All SDG's appear connected to our work and our priorities are most consistent with Goal 3.4 (promoting mental health and well-being) and 3.5 (preventing and treating substance abuse), for obvious reasons; and with Goal 4 (promoting a culture of peace and non-violence through education) and, we add,
by discovering and learning about Self leadership. We embrace SDG16 (Peace and Justice), knowing that inner peace is critical to facilitating conflict resolution, and SDG17 (Partnerships), since collective impact requires strong collaboration and coordination.

We'll share more about these goals and our work relating to them in future communications.
Two Foundation Board Members Attend Events at the UN

Building on contacts initiated by Foundation Board Member Mark Milton, Frank Anderson, MD, and Toufic Hakim, PhD, recently attended events at the United Nations, New York City. These events were organized in conjunction with the UN's 17 Sustainability Development Goals.

The first event, attended by both, was an annual summit on media and social impact. It showcased successful campaigns promoting change across a wide variety of human, social and environmental causes; and featured conversations among individuals and organizations engaged in this work. 

The second event, held during General Assembly week and attended by Toufic, was the launch of a new crypto-currency, Unify-Earth. An upgraded version of Block Chain was also announced. This version was designed to facilitate greater social engagement in a more transparent, fully accountable, and people-centered and led approach.

Participation in these events was for the purpose of seeking new partnerships to support the next phase of development of the global media campaign, tentatively referred as My Inside Team. The Campaign, with the aim to promote emotional fitness through a series of animated public service announcements, is being planned and managed by a joint venture between the Foundation and the Swiss nonprofit, Education 4 Peace, which is founded and directed by Mark.  

Please watch for exciting updates at the Conference and in the upcoming edition of OUTLOOK.
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OUTLOOK Shorts v2.2 | October 22, 2018 | www.FoundationIFS.org
 
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