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The Problem of the Twentieth Century:
"Poverty in the Midst of Plenty"

The Age of Abundance is upon us. Man need never again go hungry or cold. Natural resources abound, machines necessary to convert them into goods exist, and men are trained to operate these machines. The whole world now has the capability to support itself free from want and almost free from disease.

Nevertheless, many people today are still cold, hungry, and sick. In the past, when men starved, they did so because it was impossible for them to produce enough to eat. The Twentieth Century was the first time however, to see men cold, hungry, and idle in the midst of plenty.

                                    Beecher, Willard and Marguerite, The Problem of the Twentieth Century: Poverty in the Midst of Plenty, Chapter Five, Sin of Obedience, 1981

PeopleNow.org's Mission

The Universal Strategic Plan

For years, PeopleNow.org has worked to determine why, "in the midst of plenty,'' we have and what can be done about  poverty, starvation, wars, refuges, homelessness, etc. and to develop the nonpartisan, nonhierarchic (no sacred rulers), nonviolent Massive Global Movements and Universal Strategic Plan (USP) to solve these problems and have a peaceful, prosperous, just sustainable world.

The United Nations

Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, all 194 countries of the world, including the U.S., agreed to implement the vital United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their countries. Developed countries, including the U.S., agreed to help developing countries with their implementation. President Obama has committed himself and our nation to implement them in the U. S. and help developing countries implement them as well.

By implementing the UN SDGs we will have: 

  • World peace, no nuclear weapons, no militarism and no or very few terrorist threats

  • Necessities of life and no hunger for all

  • Full employment at living wages

  • Mitigation of global warming and its effects

  • Quality healthcare and wellbeing

  • Quality lifelong education and training

  • Equality for all

  • Clean, renewable energy

  • Wealth equality

  • Inclusive, resilient, safe, cities, settlements, housing and much more

Above appropriately for all, affordable, resilient, sustainable and delivered in the most effective and efficient way

 

The Plan to Accelerate Implementation
of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Now!

Using the Universal Strategic Plan
"By far the most important initiative in the world ever"

 Accelerating the implementation of the UN SDGs using the USP with both the public and private sectors collaborating and working together will rapidly solve every significant problem in the world, and markedly improve the standard of living for all. For how this will be done, please go to:
Description of the Plan to Accelerate Implementation of the UN SDGs
 
We recommend that all candidates for office include the accelerated implementation of the UN SDG Target Action Plans (TAPS) in their platforms and make this part of all election debates.

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Because this Plan will help implement all 17 UN SDGs and their 169 Targets all over the world, it has many documents. Your help is needed, but you do not need to read or understand all the plan. Just get  the number of the TAP in which you are interested from the Common Agenda and join the Massive Global Matrix Network. We also request that you support these efforts  Thanks.

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