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International lobby for future generations strengthened

Grameen Bank Founder Barua and Gorbachev advisor Likhotal new Council Members

Hamburg, 24 November 2010. The Foundation World Future Council, founded 2007 in Hamburg, works as a voice of future generations and their right to inherit an ecologically and socially intact world. Five new Council Members from four continents now strengthen the Council of international personalities. At the fourth annual general meeting of the World Future Council the Council Members elected the following new Councillors:

• Alexander Likhotal, political scientist and historian, advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev and President of Green Cross International.

• Dipal Chandra Barua, economist from Bangladesh, who co-founded the Grameen Bank, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.

• Dr. Sándor Fülöp, environmental lawyer and the Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations in Hungary since 2008.

• Alyn Ware, educator, peace worker and long-term advisor for nuclear disarmament of the government of New Zealand and of the UN.

• Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, Chancellor of Vancouver Island University, UN advisor and since 2009 National Chief to the Assembly of First Nations, which unites 644 Canadian indigenous tribes.

WFC Founder Jakob von Uexkull: “With their experience, contacts and their enthusiasm the new Councillors will make it possible for us to intensify our work for the rights of future generations. We are happy and proud, that they strengthen the WFC and will help us in finding new partners to continue our work.”

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