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The State of the World Forum is the launching of a multi-year process designed to bring together -- in-part utilizing the Internet -- some of the most thoughtful individuals in the world to articulate a new vision for the human community in the aftermath of the Cold War and the dawn of the coming century.

The initial State of the World Forum will be held in San Francisco from September 27 - October 1, 1995. At this initial meeting, 350 participants will establish the groundrules and framework for the coming multi-year initiative, and begin articulating the principles, values and actions needed for the human community to constructively enter the coming century.

CONVENING CHAIR: Mikhail Gorbachev
CO-CHAIRS: President Askar Akaev, President Oscar Arias, Secretary James A. Baker, III, Prime Minister Tansu Ciller, Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu,

Select individuals will attend representing nine areas: senior statespeople, current political leaders, scientists, artists, community activists, intellectuals, religious leaders, business leaders and youth.

The organizers of the Forum are actively soliciting the views of individuals throughout the world, and will incorporate and circulate those views within the Forum discussions as they unfold over the course of this global debate. We invite you to actively participate in this timely and critical discussion.