The Millennium Project

The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank established in 1996 under the American Council for the United Nations University that became independent in 2009 and has grown to 63 Nodes around the world (an MP Node is a group of institutions and individuals the connect local and global perspectives).

Purpose: Improve humanity’s prospects for building a better future.

Mission: Improve thinking about the future and make that thinking available
through a variety of media for feedback to accumulate wisdom about the future for better decisions today.

Vision: A global foresight network of Nodes, information, and software, building a global collective intelligence system recognized for its ability to improve prospects for humanity. A think tank on behalf of humanity, not on behalf of a government, or an issue, or an ideology, but on behalf of building a better future for all of us.

Previous Futures Research Studies:

1. African Futures Scenarios 2025, and UNDP workshop at the UN (1994)
2. Millennium Project Feasibility Study final report (1995)
3. Global Issues/Strategies four-round Global Lookout (Delphi) study (1996)
4. Lessons of History (1997)
5. Global Opportunities and Strategies Delphi (1997)
6. Definitions of Environmental Security (1997)
7. Futures Research in Decisionmaking (and checklist) (1998-99)
8. Global Normative 2050 Scenario (1998)
9. Environmental Security Threats and Policy Leadership (1998)
10. Current/Potential UN military doctrine on Environmental Security (1999)
11. Six Alternative Year 3000 Scenarios (1999)
12. S&T Issues over the next 25 years (2000)
13. Future Technological Implications for Society and the UN System (2000)
14. Analysis of UN Summit Speeches (2001)
15. Military environmental crimes and the role of the ICC (2001)
16. Management Implications of Future S&T 2025 Issues (2001)
17. New Military Environmental Security Requirements 2010-2015 (2001)
18. Global Goals for the year 2050 (2002)
19. Future S&T Scenarios 2025 (2002)
20. Emerging Environmental Security Issues for Future UN Treaties (2002)
21. Monthly Reports: Emerging Environmental Security Issues (2002-2011)
22. Middle East Peace Scenarios (2002-04)
23. Early Warning System for Kuwait Oil Company (2003-04)
24. Nanotech Military R&D Health/Env Research Prevention Priorities 2004-05)
25. Future Ethical Issues (2004-05)
26. Global Energy Scenarios (2006-07)
27. South Korea SOFI (2006)
28. Future of Learning and Education 2030 (2007)
29. Global Climate Change Situation Room for Gimcheon, South Korea (2007-2008)
30. Conceptual design for global energy collective intelligence (GENIS) (2008)
31. Status of Government Future Strategy Units (2008)
32. RTDelphi for UNESCO World Water Report (2008)
33. WFUNA Human Rights (2008)
34. Decision Criteria Evaluation of Global Environment Facility (2008)
35. South Korea SOFI and South African SOFI (2008)
36. Early Warning System PMO Kuwait (2008-2009)
37. Potential Future Elements of the Next Economic System (2009)
38. UNESCO World Water Scenarios project (2009)
39. Future of Ontologists (2009)
40. Future Hopes and Fears: a Kuwait Perspective (2010-2011)
41. Latin America 2030 Scenarios (2009-2011)
42. Egypt 2020 (2010)
43. Changes to Gender Stereotypes (2011)
44. Azerbaijan SOFI (2011)
45. Future Arts, Media, and Entertainment: Seeds for 2020 (2011)
46. Cooperatives 2030: Factors Impacting Future of Cooperatives and Business (2012)
47. Egypt’s national Synergetic Information System (ECISIS) (2013-16)
48. Hidden Hunger: Unhealthy Food Markets in the Developing World (2013)
49. Vulnerable Natural Infrastructure in Urban Coastal Zones (2013)
50. FUTURES Dictionary/Encyclopedia (English and Spanish) (2014)
51. SIMAD and Lone Wolf Terrorism Counter Strategies (2014)
52. Czech Rep., Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Visegrad Region SOFIs (2014-2015)
53. Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Context of Climate Change (2015-16)
54. Pre-Detection of Terrorism Strategies RTDelphi, NATO Workshop (2015-17)
55. Future Work/Technology 2050 Global Issues, Scenarios, Workshops (2015-18)