Council on Global Issues

Linked with Science for, with International Holistic Tourism Education Centre IHTEC, and with International Peace Bureau IPB.

  • Welcome to the Home page of the Council on Global Issues, an Internet based, not for profit think tank for a sustainable civilization. The main purpose of the group is identifying crucial global problems, their root causes, feasible solutions, and ways to implement desirable futures.
  • INVITATION: You are invited to join the Council on Global Issues (CGI) in the exploration of the current world problems. CGI would like you to participate in discussions, in writing papers, and in other activities applying systems sciences and holistic methodologies on global issues. – Systems science is based on integral thinking, and includes the properties of complex wholes, which are different from the sum of the parts … (full text Homepage and recent activities).

Issues and problems; Download handbook; References;
Address: Council on Global Issues, 142 Balsam Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4E 3C1;

Who we are: The Council on Global Issues is focussed on the application of systems and complexity sciences to the better management of dilemmas facing humanity.

It is a Canadian Internet based, (on-line, virtual) not-for-profit organization with individual and organizational members. Founded in 1999, CGI is financed by membership fees, sponsorships, research grants, and consulting fees.


  • CGI contributes to the conscious evolution of humankind towards a just society in a sustainable ecosystem.
  • CGI promotes development of democracy and political effectiveness through application of systems principles.


  • CGI emerged from a series of biennial interdisciplinary conferences initiated by the Canadian Division of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. These were held at Ryerson University in Toronto since 1987 with the support of Science for Peace and many other organizations. The 1999 meeting was entitled: Interdisciplinary Conference on the Evolution of World Order – Global and Local Responsibilities for a Just and Sustainable Civilization. Conference website: ( – link does not works).


  • CGI co-operates with, and offers to co-ordinate all groups seeking to create and restore justice and sustainability.
  • CGI offers education and training in systemic thinking to organizations and individuals.
  • CGI engages in harnessing new knowledge and technologies, in achieving its goals.
  • CGI disseminates recommendations for action to governments and to leading organizations and individuals.


  • Anatol Rapoport, Emeritus, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Toronto
  • Hanna Newcombe, President Peace Research Institute, Dundas, Ontario
  • Daisaku Ikeda, President of Soka Gakkai International, Japan

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2005): … (full text).

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