President Nazarbayev carries forward the study he has made of the problems of development in the post-industrial era, first set out in his earlier publication A strategy for the establishment of a post-industrial society and partnership between global civilizations. Russian and Kazakh academics have developed a comprehensive forecast for the coming four decades, under the title The future of civilization over the period to 2050, and it is with this as a foundation that the author here develops a new strategy for dealing with the major problems faced by global society: energy security, ecological balance, inequalities in technological development and the still tentative and partial development of economic cooperation.