We do peace We also have a dream
The Futile Dream of Peace
Do you know that the WORLDSERVICE.ORG(WSA) issues since 1954 The World Passport? It's legititimacy is sanctioned by Articles 6 and 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, December 10, 1948. It was the work of Garry Davis who declared himself a "Citizen of the World" and founded January 1, 1949 the International Registry of World Citizens.
Since 1945, Clearing House for Peace? - A dove mosaic from the Vatican
The United Nations Foundation connects your ideas, resources and contribution with the effort of the United Nations to achieve global goals of creating a better world for generations to come. Don't take this as a promise, but as a challenge to unite with a World Citizen Peace Agreement Petition to overcome 60 years of rhetoric.
Across the United Nations in New York City is located IPI - listen to the 40 year history film, told of those who lived it - International Peace Institute - Promoting since 1970 the Preservation and Settlement of Conflict. Are IPI common sense activists leading us to world peace? Is the challenge of the 21st century how to learn to cope with our multiple selves and see how much of 'others' we incorporate in ourselves? A well spoken quote from Ziauddin Sardar about identity and multiculturalism. History is a process of reassessment; it considers events in light of before and after, prologue and response. Time and reflection offer the opportunity to focus more clearly not only on what went wrong but why policies were bound to be misconceived.
The United Nations, Clearing House for the common good?
" Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impact information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." Article 19, General Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nation, Dec.1948
I think anybody can agree on the fact that the United Nations is a International Organization for Peace and Security. The Charter of the United Nations signed on June 26, 1945 in San Francisco, California started as the United States Constitution.
We, the people of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of man and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, and for these ends to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors, and to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and to employ international machinery for promotion of the economic and social advancement of all people, have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims.
To make a world of difference, I mailed April 30,1982 Letters to 160 Country Representatives of the United Nations with the following request:
Dear Representative, My reason for getting in touch with you is that I feel the time has come, that motivated citizen must get together and share their resources for love and understanding. For many years I have been working on an idea to develop an understanding via international correspondence. In conjunction with the 1983 United Nations World Communication Year, (no world wide web for common sense citizen) I am going public with a communication clearing house for citizen who are concerned about earth and its people. Enclosed is a letter I am planning to mail to interested citizen throughout the world and a card asking you for imformation about your country. If you think that this idea speaks to you, I would appreciate your reply. The information you supply will be used in a pamphlet "Passport to world communication". As soon as it is published you will receive a copy for your participation in developing a common language of understanding. Peace.
Until 2007 I been mailing an open letter to a citizen and continue today with this website. The vision of idealistic citizen everywhere became a reality.
65 years after its inception, the idea of the United Nations is still the cornerstone to world peace, if citizens of all nations offer their help in support. A World Citizen Peace Agreement Petition will open the door to a World Peace Day on 6.26.2026. The 100th Anniversary of the United Nations is on 6.26.2045. World Peace at last? 365 days every year? Do you believe to know about this to happen?
Millions of people still fervently believe in it as the last great hope of modern mankind. But too many who support the idea of the UN have failed to examine the reality of the United Nations Organization. They have always been more interested in what should be, rather than with what men wanted to have happen, and shows what reality is, not what people hoped it would be.
From the early beginnings a four-power alliance, through the compromises that limited its efficency and the succession of events and decissions that popularized it into an image of something its founders intended - a world government - the UN has reached a state of near parlysis. The image of the UN in the popular mind are all dangerous - they take root from ideas of a world that does not exist.
When President Harry Truman at a press conference on November 30,1950 made a statement on U.S.policy, and then, with one remark touched upon the sorest nerve of the latter half of the twentieth century and stampeded the show, he said: "We committed ourselves to the cause of a just and peaceful world order through the United Nations. We shall meet the new situation three ways. We shall continue to work in the United Nations for concerted action to halt all agression. We shall intensify our effort to help other nations strengthen their defense. We shall rapidly increase our own military stength." Then , in answer to a question about the atom bomb, he affirmed the United States still had one. A game plan was set in motion and eleven administration contiued and came in full circle again with an upcoming confrontation in Asia. People of all nations must develop consensus on world peace. I think free people everywhere have to clear the air and clarify how much longer the status quo miltary conflicts continue.
The world today is back to square one. The UN never had a chance to order the world; the UN was made incoherent at the start. Nothing like the United Nations will ever forge the kind of world order peaceful citizen desire, unless they demand peaceful solutions and participate. A Citizen World Peace Agreement could be a start. Otherwise Orwell's book quotes "1984" could become a reality. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vidictiveness. Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feelings.
Otherwise people appreciate the World organization and it's humanitarian effort as the U.N. International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) the U.N. Development Program (U.N.D.P.) and the effort of Unesco, that adults in the developing countries are now able to read and write and that almost all children of these countries go to school. As our Government, the U.N. became a bureucratic Organization what fell victim to itself and the Cold War strategy between the east and west. "We the People", are standing on the sideline and wonder why the U.N. is so ineffective in keeping peace on earth. It does represent all the nations and has peaceful attention ! It is the power of the few that keep "We the People" hostage. This means that "We the People" have to voice consensus to make the U.N. our clearing house for a peaceful coexistence. Otherwise this organization will stay in the shadow of world politics and it never will reflect its name "United Nations". VOICE believes that the U.N. must be a clearing house for the common good, even if it means that "We the People" have to clip the wings of the status quo five veto nations to bring a positive change to this world body. If we want peace on earth then we have to support the only organization in the world who could achieve this task and let the U.N. know that "We the People" are here to help in support of the most important cause of civil rights and peace.
Respect for the opinion of others is a measure of a society's democratic maturity, for freedom of the world is inseparable from freedom for individuals.
The eight United Nations www.un.org/millenniumgoals which include eraticating extreme poverty and hunger, establishing universal primary education, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and combating AIDS, malaria and other diseases - are ment to be reached by 2015. Morally and practically the world must try harder to keep these promises. With signing a World Citizen Peace Agreement among citizens and governments we can help with the millennium goal.
Wherever those in power believe they need to defend themselves against change and critism, the persecution of men and women of letters is always a central component of oppression. Writing, however, is one of the most noble act of liberty - and the vehicle of liberty is the word.
What are the ways and means of the Nobel Peace Prize? Name recognition and hope to influrence world peace?
Account of one's activity Sir Joseph Rotblat
We owe our liberty to many citizens. One is Sir Joseph Rotblat (1908-2005), who was a visionary of peace and founder of the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs and received 1995 the Nobel Peace Prize. As a scientist he was concerned with reducing the danger of armed conflicts and seeking cooperative solutions for global problems. The first conference was held in 1957 in the village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada http://www.pugwash.org/ The stimulus for that gathering was a Manifesto issued 1955 by Bertrand Russel and Albert Einstein, which called upon scientists of all political persuasions to assemble to discuss the treat posed to civilization by the advent of thermonuclear weapons. VOICE honours his memory by continuing to support the program he inspired.
Willy Brandt and his colleagues implicitly concede that the United Nations, an admirable organization in principle, has not been adequate to the inumerable regional and global conflicts that occur with increasing frequency. For this reason citizens everywhere should join our petition drive to support the United Nations with our Peace effort.
In memory of John Lennon - A Imagine Peace Tower on Viöey Island in Kollafjöröur Bay near Reyjkjavik, Island
Give Peace a Chance - All I want the Truth - Surrender to Peace - John Lennon 1971