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Research information on candidates for Future Policy Award


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Germany
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

The World Future Council envisions a healthy planet with just and peaceful societies – now and in the future. To achieve this, we identify, develop, highlight, and spread future-just solutions for current challenges humanity is facing and award them with our unique Future Policy Award. Our Council consists of 50 eminent global changemakers from civil society, science, politics, and business. They meet annually at the World Future Forum to discuss the most urgent challenges and policy solutions to them. Jakob von Uexkull, the Founder of the Alternative Nobel Prize, launched the World Future Council in 2007. For information visit


The Future Policy Award 2023: For a Toxic-Free World highlights and celebrates policies worldwide that contribute to better living conditions of present and future generations by regulating the use of hazardous chemicals in products. Since children are especially vulnerable to such substances, a special focus is on product for children and in their environment. We have received various nomination for policies that seem interesting candidates for the award. These policies must now be screened according to our well-established methodology. You can help us with this and thus contribute to identifying impactful laws and regulations aiming for a toxic-free world. The task will give you the opportunity to learn more about the topic of hazardous chemicals in products, as well as the policy landscape around this. It will also help you to improve your research and reporting skills.

Task description

Please write an evaluation report for one of the policies nominated for the Future Policy Award 2023: For a Toxic-Free World by following the structure provided by us. This involves researching legal documents, newspaper and academic articles. Further research methods, like interviews with experts, can be discussed according to necessity and your availability. In this DoA are included policies from Chile and Argentina, as well as MERCOSUR on children's products, plastic, and food packaging. Each volunteer (total 5) will work on one policy. The report should be 3-5 pages long including references.

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