World Government Institute Forum
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Josep Ll. Ortega
- 2006/Mar/26(Sun) 0:24 -
Humanity faces many challenging problems throughout the world today. It is long past time that we must come together, as one human family, to support one another and to deal responsibly with our common problems.
Thus we, a group of individuals and organizations that has been actively working for world democracy for many years now, are inviting you to join us in recognizing and celebrating World Unity Days for World Citizenship and Global Governance on the two Equinox days of each year, the next one being September 23 of 2006, followed by March 21 and September 23 of 2007.
The accompanying Manifesto describes our goals. We have launched an ongoing campaign to collect signatures in support of the Manifesto with the intention of presenting it to the political authorities in national governments and intergovernmental institutions as the number of supporters grows. The more people participate actively in this initiative, the more likely it is that our political representatives will take our desires and demands seriously, and jointly take steps with us towards a new and more democratic world order.
World Unity Day will mark a time when We, the People, can come together as one to recognize and celebrate both our unity and our diversity; to remember and give voice to our common heritage, rights, and responsibilities; and to organize and participate in cooperative activities to support this. We thus invite you to participate in the next World Unity Day of September 23, 2006, by organizing and taking individual and community action that focuses on our common dream of equity and justice for all, including:
Signing the Manifesto; Forwarding this message to as many people as you can;
Sending this Manifesto to your MP or political representative;
Writing letters or articles to newspapers or journals;
Visiting the websites of the sponsoring organizations, and joining or supporting those you feel most closely represent your thought;
Organizing community events, ceremonies, speeches, meetings, parties, and/or intercultural activities to celebrate World Unity Day;
Sending your comments on the Manifesto or new translation to email@example.com.
If you, as individual, wish to sign the Manifesto for World Citizenship and Democratic Global Governance, please use the link below to submit your data:
If you wish to declare your organization's endorsement of the Manifesto for World Citizenship and Democratic Global Governance, please use the link below to submit your data.
WORLD UNITY DAYS
FOR WORLD CITIZENSHIP AND DEMOCRATIC GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
MARCH 20 AND SEPTEMBER 23, 2006
Realizing that Humanity today has come to a turning point in history and that we need to create a new democratic world order which can bring in an era of peace, global justice and sustainability of the natural world;
Aware of the misery and conflicts caused by continuing inequity and poverty, the disparity between rich and poor, the collapse of communities and forced migration, the demographic explosion, the oppression of women, cultural and religious conflict, global warming, the pollution of the natural environment, the massive extinction of animals and plants, the waste and exhaustion of non-renewable resources, the multiplication of acts of violence, terrorism, and war, and the risks of spreading weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, biological and chemical);
Conscious of our obligation to preserve Humanity from self-destruction, to ensure the permanence of all forms of life, and to leave a legacy of sustainable resources to future generations;
Aware of the interdependence of people, nations and all life;
Affirming our right to live with dignity, in a peaceful world free from the threat of death by avoidable disease, pollution, hunger, and war, where equity is a natural reality and where women have achieved full rights;
We, the People of the Earth, declare that it is time to become aware of our World Citizenship and the rights and responsibilities that come with this; that Humanity is One despite the existence of diverse nations, races, creeds, ideologies and cultures; and that the principle of unity in diversity is the basis for a new age when war shall be outlawed and peace prevail, when the Earth's total resources shall be equitably used for human welfare; and when basic human rights and responsibilities shall be shared by all without discrimination,
We declare ourselves WORLD CITIZENS
It is also time to acknowledge the inescapable reality that the greatest hope for the survival of life on earth is the establishment of a democratic organization of World Governance, with a World Parliament that is accountable and answerable to the world's people.
Affirming that global governance is never intended to impose a common policy on all nations, but to arbitrate in conflicts between national interests and those of humanity, in such a way that each people will be free to choose its type of society, on the basis of respect for human dignity, freedom and democracy,
We, world citizens, hereby demand the establishment of democratically elected, transparently monitored institutions that will uphold the principles of federal World Governance and include a World Parliament
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