THE THIRD ONE HUNDRED IDEAS (Ideas 201 to 300, from 27 January to 6 May, 1995)
Introduction Planet of Dreams
Acceptance speech by Robert Muller of the Albert Schweitzer Prize for the Humanities, University of North Carolina, 19 March 1993, at Wilmington.
(Part 1) Ladies and Gentlemen, dear friends,
Receiving here tonight the Albert Schweitzer Prize for the Humanities, thanks to the work, vision, devotion and generosity of so many people, especially from your beautiful city and university, makes me feel that I am living on a Planet of Dreams.
As a little boy in Alsace-Lorraine, I dreamt that the border between France and Germany which I saw from my window would disappear. On 31 December last it was abolished.
I dreamt that God would allow me to work at the top of the world for peace, the greatness of life and the beauty of our miraculous planet. I worked for 38 years in the United Nations and am now the Chancellor of the first University of Peace on this Planet.
I dreamt of living in a region without militaries, and l live today in Costa Rica, one of the first demilitarized countries on Earth.
In the United Nations, I dreamt that colonization would disappear. It disappeared. That the UN would become universal. It became universal. That the cold war would end. It ended. So many dreams of mine became true, that I left a Testament to the UN which outlines a host of further dreams for a peaceful, better, beautiful and happy planet.
Since I seem to have been born as a dreamer, let me express to you my dreams concerning the fulfillment of some of the dreams of Albert Schweitzer.
1. That for the second UN World Conference on human rights this summer in Geneva, a paper outlining the great man's views, dreams and actions for human rights be published and promoted.
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