The Earth Charter is an international declaration of fundamental values and principles considered useful by its supporters for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century and I am proud to join organizations representing millions of people that have endorsed the statement recognizing our shared responsibility and interdependence as a human family.
The Earth Charter attempts to provide a new framework for thinking about such issues as environmental protection, human rights, fair development, and peace because they are interdependent and indivisible. Our choices are limited to live or die, but we will never again be alone. We are all in this together.
This century will either be one of absolute crisis or a transition to triumph of reason, humanism and justice,. We must either wipe ourselves out or make this a new renaissance that will unify humanity in peace.