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

The Age of Abundance is upon us. 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: Why There is Poverty in the Midst of Plenty, Chapter Five, Sin of Obedience, 1981


Universal Strategic Plan

For years, PeopleNow.org has worked to determine why we have and what can be done about poverty, starvation, wars, refuges, homelessness, etc. in this Age of Abundance and to develop the nonpartisan, nonhierarchic (no sacred rulers), nonviolent Massive Global Movements and Universal Strategic Plan (USP) with  three dozen Action Plan to have a peaceful, prosperous, just sustainable world.

The United Nations

Sustainable Development Goals

All 194 countries of the world, including the United States, agreed to implement the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets 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 the SDGs in the U.S. and help developing countries implement them as well.
The SDGs are fantastic, but grossly underfunded and scheduled to take too many years.
PeopleNow.org has converted its three dozen Action Plans into SDG Target Action Plans (TAPs) and is developing a plan to refine and accelerate their implementation.

By accelerating implementation of the SDG TAPs, we will rapidly have: 

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

  • No poverty or hunger

  • Full employment and guaranteed incomes

  • Mitigation of global warming and its effects

  • Quality healthcare and wellbeing

  • Quality lifelong education and training

  • Clean, renewable energy

  • Wealth equality

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

  • Clean Oceans

  • Solutions to significant problems of the world

The Mission of PeopleNow.org
Refine and Accelerate Implementation of the
UN Sustainable Development GoalTarget Action Plans Now!
Using the Universal Strategic Plan

"By far the most important initiative in the world ever"

 Accelerating the implementation of the UN SDG TAPs 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 Refine and Accelerate Implementation of the UN SDG TAPs  
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.

Your help is needed, but you do not need to read or understand all the plan. You can get the number of the TAP or the number of a TAP Action (TA) in which you are interested from the Common Agenda and join a working group for it in the Massive Global Matrix Network. We also request you support these efforts financially. This will help accelerate their implementation. Thanks.

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