Protecting rights of future children Promulgating declaration of rights of future generations
The Council for Posterity, a project of the Institute for Social Inventions (UK), has produced the following [Declaration on the Rights of Future Generations]: Those who live after us have no voice amongst us / We therefore declare and determine their right to inherit a planet which has been treated by use with respect for its richness, its beauty and its diversity / a planet whose atmosphere is life-giving and good, and can remain so for aeons to come / a planet whose resources have been carefully maintained and whose forms of life retain their diversity / a planet whose soil has been preserved from erosion with both soil and water unpoisoned by the waste of our living / a planet whose people apply their technologies cautiously with consideration for the long-term consequences / a planet whose people live in human-scale societies unravaged by population excess / a planet whose future generation have interests which are represented and protected in the decision-making councils of those alive today.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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