of the goals of the Better World Movement is to supply society with the blueprints
we will need to envision and create the infrastructure for a better world.
Many documents have been created as attempts to lay out in a concrete way the
conditions that are necessary to create a better world. The Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, for example is still a shining example of how we should be
treating each other. (Human
honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the
InterAction Council proposed a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities.
Earth Charter was produced after thousands of individuals collaborated for
more than ten years. It sets forth a wonderful blueprint for a more peaceful,
just and sustainable planet. (www.EarthCharter.org)
McConnell, the founder of Earth Day, has written several better world blueprints,
including an original Earth Charter document, an Earth Magna Charta,
and a comprehensive plan for a better world entitled, 77 Theses On the Care
of the Earth: A Guide for Earth Trustees Principles and Policies that will foster
the peaceful nurture and care of the planet Earth - www.earthsite.org/77.htm.
Global Vision Statement was created, as part of a UN Peace Messenger Initiative,
by asking thousands of people of all ages from every part of the globe to share
their vision of a better world. (www.BetterWorld.net/blueprints/globalvision.htm)
Better World Pledge invites those who wish for a better world to take a daily
pledge for creating more peaceful lives and a better world. Tens of millions of
similar pledges from all around the world were delivered to the United Nations
special Millennium Assembly in the year 2000. (www.BetterWorld.net/blueprints/pledge.htm)
Earth Pledge is another comprehensive pledge for creating a better world.
To Peace, a UN Peace Messenger Organization, has wonderfully envisioned a more
peaceful, just and sustainable world in their Imagine A World document.
Hague Agenda for Peace & Justice contains 50 steps to creating a more
peaceful, just and sustainable world that were agreed upon at the Hague Appeal
for Peace in the Netherlands, attended by 10,000 peacemakers from around the world
Robert Muller (former Assistant Secretary General under three Secretary Generals
at the United Nations) has 5000 Ideas & Dreams for a Better World on his
website that will continue to inspire other visionaries and leaders of the better
world movement for generations to come. (www.RobertMuller.org)
Dr. Muller's Peace Plan 2005 envisions the steps that the world could take
to create a more peaceful, just and sustainable future (www.robertmuller.org/peaceplan2005)
Millennium Development Goals, agreed upon by all members of the United
Nations at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, sets out a timetable of specific
goals to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation
and discrimination against women. (www.un.org/millenniumgoals)
Better World Handbook (www.BetterWorldHandbook.com)
explores the problems facing our world; details Seven Foundations For Creating
a Better World; and provides hands-on ways that we can solve these problems
and create a better world.
BetterWorld Book (www.BetterWorldBook.com)
outlines how you can join the emerging global movement for a better world and
connect with others locally and globally to create a more peaceful, just and sustainable
world, one act of compassion at a time. Download FREE, or receive paperback edition
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