#3689] Create Ethical Governments Who Make Peace &
Nurture Their People, Nature & Entire Planet
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~ Idea 4084 ~
I just finished reading a remarkable report on human aging in the world prepared by the United Nations. It is filled with world statistics, facts, trends, tendencies, proposals for reform, a real masterpiece covering the subject and indicating what more should be done.
Such an image of poverty in so many countries emerges from it!
I was reminded that with Mrs. Julia Alvarez of the Mission of the Dominican Republic to the UN we managed to convene the first World Conference on Aging in 1982 and today the situation begins to look as it was predicted at that time, namely that by the year 2020 the social security systems of the world will no longer be able to cope with the situation.
We have problems in every direction, the population explosion, now the aging explosion, the over-building of monstrous cities, the increase of car use, carbon dioxide, aviation and so on. It is impossible that this can continue this way. After reading that report I had two comments.
The first is that the world would be in a much worse situation if there had not been the United Nations and within the United Nations a Population Division where the whole world was surveyed, a number of world population conferences, etc. If this work had not been done, we would be 2 billion more people today. It is an incredible success of the United Nations to have at least reduced the population explosion to that extent. But it is still insufficient because we still add 78 million people yearly to the world population, a figure diminishing each year by only one or two million.
My second comment is: how can people accept this world situation, see the dangers and do not speak up, hold demonstrations and
revolt? The authors of that report should have said that under these circumstances it is practically unpermissable, unethical for governments not to make peace among themselves and eliminate armaments and military expenditures which account for one-half of the budgets of 174 nations.
Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,
Volume III - The Seasons of Life
Chapter 6 - The Rich Age
The rich age of the western countries has become too much a victim of tourism. We receive innumerable groups of elderly tourists at the University for Peace. But most of them want to see, to consume, to learn, to ask questions. Seldom do we get an idea, a proposal, a dream, a vision from them. Only one group, the Gray Panthers came to Costa Rica to hold a summit meeting out of which we got dozens of ideas and proposals for a better world, and pledges to take action.
UN News: UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service, UN Wire Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Rights of: Children,Women, IndigenousPeople
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.
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