The intellectual potential of society in the strategy of global security. Problems of global security are examined in the context of the new UN strategy on sustainable development up to 2030. It is noted that the issues are complex and addressing them requires concerted action by the entire international community. Shows the role of intellectual potential of society in resolving these problems, and the need to reduce the level of aggressiveness of society through culture and art. The most important problem is the need for radical changes in the modern paradigm of a global civilization based on the concept of constant economic growth. It is shown that the continued retention of this concept leads the mankind to disastrous consequences, which may occur in the middle of the XXI century.