World Academy of Arts and Sciences
The World Academy of Arts and Sciences (WAAS) has undertaken a signature project on The New Paradigm: Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities of the 21st Century. This project is predicated on the assumption that major global problems, such as climate change, environmental degradation, soaring inequality and injustice, defy solution because they all represent problems that transcend the sovereign powers of the nation-state. All are symptoms of the evolution of world society to a stage where concerted and coordinated global action is required to meet the collective needs of humanity for peace, security, financial stability, economic welfare and sustainable development. This project has been conceived to address the underlying and interrelated issues that all these challenges pose to global governance. The promotion of this new paradigm must begin in education, an agenda WAAS pursues through its World University program.