The Millennium Project connects futurists around the world to improve global foresight. It was founded in 1996 after a three-year feasibility study with the United Nations University, Smithsonian Institution, Futures Group International, and the American Council for the UNU. It is now an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities. The Millennium Project manages a coherent and cumulative process that collects and assesses judgments from over 3,500 people since the beginning of the project, selected by its 50 Nodes around the world. The work is distilled in the annual "State of the Future", "Futures Research Methodology" series, special studies, and integrated into its Global Futures Intelligence System.

Current Activities

  1. 2013-14 State of the Future (available in English and Spanish)
  2. Global Futures Collective Intelligence System (GFIS) (collaborative and continuously updated reserach)
  3. Futures Dictionary/Encyclopedia (English and Spanish)
  4. Egypt’s Integrated Synergetic Intelligence System (E-ISIS)
  5. Online course "Azerbaijan Foresight"
  6. State of the Future Index (both global and national SOFIs)
  7. Annotated Scenarios Bibliography (continuously updated on GFIS)
  8. Special studies


  Short intro to the Global Futures Intelligence System

  Intro video on donating to the Millennium Project

MP Publications

Millennium Project reports provide context for global thinking and potential for better understanding how humanity could work together to improve the human condition.

Latest Publications:

2013-14 State of the Future (available in English and Spanish) 

"Invaluable insights into the future for the United Nations, its Member States, and civil society."
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, U.N.

Futures Research Methodology Version 3.0

FUTURES World foresight encyclopedic dictinary (English and Spanish)