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[GMW #1611] Eliminating Violence - Religious, Ethnic, Youth, City, Family And War

[GMW #1611] Eliminating Violence - Religious, Ethnic, Youth, City, Family And War
Thursday 11 December 2008, Editor: Easy
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Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1 to 500

~ Idea 195 ~ 21 January 1995

In the 19th century and early twentieth, one of the main forms of violence was workers' violence. It led to several revolutions and to communism. Today, of all forms of violence, labor violence is minimal, even non-existent in most countries. Why? Because in order to cope with the problem, in 1919 the International Labor Organization was created in which governments, employers and labor unions are represented and have developed a host of agreements, conventions, legislations, recourses, rights and methods to resolve labor conflicts and disputes in a peaceful, non-violent way. This example speaks highly for similar arrangements in the UN and in all its specialized agencies, namely a peoples' representation at the UN and professional representatives in all agencies.

Thanks to the UN, international conflicts have also been reduced to a minimum and could have been eliminated if it had not been for the cold war between the US and the USSR. The UN did a similar, remarkable job in decolonization and in reducing racial violence, especially apartheid.

Thanks to the UN Security Council which took up the question of aircraft highjacking, that form of violence has considerably diminished in the world while airtransport and airtravel have mushroomed to unprecedented levels.

Today, most violence is among ethnic groups, religions, youth, in cities and in the family. Would it not be beneficial to create an International Ethnic Organization, an International Religious Organization, an International Youth Organization and an International Family Organization on the pattern of the ILO? The cost would be minimal compared with the huge benefits gained. The miracles produced by the UN and the ILO should be repeated in other fields.

During my four decades at the UN I have noticed that when humans decide to do something, they can do it. From a pessimist I have become an optimist and a believer in the human species. I thank the UN for it.

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,
Volume III
Chapter 3 The Miracle of Childhood

As I wrote my 5000 Ideas and Dreams for a Better World, I remembered that on my essays and homework the teachers often wrote: "Des idées" ("Ideas") and sometimes "De bonnes idées" ("Good ideas").

UN News Sources - UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service, UN Wire News Archive
New: References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Rights of: Children, Women, Indigenous People
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