Monday, May 14, 2018

[GMW #4066] Military Expenditures Report For All Countries Of The World Published Yearly

[GMW #4066] Military Expenditures Report For All Countries Of The World Published Yearly Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 3001 to 4000
~ Idea 4459 ~
If the Fiscal and Financial Commission and Secretariat Branch of the United Nations where I worked as a young official after World War II had not been suppressed, I am sure that information like that below and in Annex II would be published today by the UN for all countries of the world.

What a great pity that it is not the case. Global Military Expenditures 2002 Global military expenditures currently exceed $800 BILLION!

The top military spenders are: United States $343.2 Billion Russia* $60 China* $42 Japan $40.4 United Kingdom $34 Saudi Arabia $27.2 France $25.3 Germany $21 Brazil $17.9 India $15.6 Italy $15.5 South Korea $11.8 *Based on 2000 funding (most recent year available) 

Global Priorities For approximately 30% of Annual World Military Expenditures (-$810 billion), all of the following could be accomplished
- Eliminate Starvation and Malnutrition ($19 billion)
- Provide Shelter ($21 billion)
- Remove Landmines ($4 billion)
- Build Democracy ($3 billion)
- Eliminate Nuclear Weapons ($7 billion)
- Refugee Relief ($5 billion)
- Eliminate Illiteracy ($5 billion)
- Provide Clean, Safe Water ($10 billion)
- Provide Health Care and AIDS Control ($21 billion)
- Stop Deforestation ($7 billion)
- Prevent Global Warming ($8 billion)
- Stabilize Population ($10.5 billion)
- Prevent Acid Rain ($8 billion)
- Provide Clean, Safe Energy: Energy Efficiency ($33 billion), Renewable Energy ($17 billion)
- Stop Ozone Depletion ($5 billion)
- Prevent Soil Erosion ($24 billion)
- Retire Developing Nations Debt ($30 billion)

For more information, please visit: Sources: Center for Defense Information, Council for a Livable World, International Institute for Strategic Studies, US State Department, US Central Intelligence Agency

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,
Volume I - The Great Scene of Creation
Chapter 2 - Our Miraculous Planetary Home

How can people lose their time in trifles, unconcerned, unamazed by the miracle of life?
How can we be blind? 

The universe is in a child, in a flower, in a garden, in a house, in one's work, in a song, in a painting, in every human being. God is everywhere, as long as our attitude is one of respect, gratitude and endless wonder at the prodigy of life. The beauty of the universe is in my home and in the immensity of the heavens.


UN News: UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service, UN Wire Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Rights of: Children,Women, IndigenousPeople
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.

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~ Thomas Merton

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