Table of Contents of Global Dialogue 2000 Proceedings
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In Memory of Virginie
Universal values and global concepts
Vision of Earth in Year 2024
73 Discussion Roundtables
Scale of Values
Benchmark for the 21st Century
Charter of the Earth Community
A sense of direction for humanity
Global Dialogue 2000 Opening Statement
With the coming of the millennium, the affairs of humanity appear to be unfolding in more profound ways.
Cause and effect is more apparent and happening more quickly. Those of you who are educated and aware will find themselves urgently called upon to action for the good of all humanity.
Global link-ups are already happening at a fast rate.
Business leaders are much more sensitive to the greater, wider needs for their expertise and are already in the process of creating a new kind of civilization.
One of the most important factors in our lives is the inter-connection we have to others, to other countries. Through these connections you will be able to create changes for good on a global scale.
We must now all become linked to others in faraway places on a much deeper level if we are to work together to keep our planet healthy and productive and hospitable for all people and living things.
As your awareness of this global need deepens you will want to join with others to see that good changes happen.
Right now you can use your skills, your knowledge, your abilities, to realize how your strengths can help bring about the best kind of changes in the world by connecting with us in our aim to promote sustainable development on four major levels: the land, the richness of our land, our economic endeavours and the welfare of all our peoples.
We believe the world is at a turning point. We can no longer perceive ourselves as a People who could survive alone and a People who does not need anyone else. We belong and depend to a much larger group, that of The Global Community. The 21st Century will see limitless links and interrelationships with The Global Community.
This third millennium is a new challenge. New standards, goals and objectives have to be defined. Firm universal guidelines are essentials in keeping the world healthy. Already we notice new ways of thinking being embraced, new behaviors and attitudes adopted. Global ethics are required to do business and deal with one another to sustain Earth.
Indeed, we are becoming The Global Community made up of an infinite
number of small units and the Global Dialogue will bring us all together.
Every human being lives within "a Global Community." This is his (her) global private community. One imagines he is inside a glass bubble ~ everything he can see from this glass bubble is his own "global community." Wherever we go, we are inside "a Global Community." Everything, every living creature there, interacts one upon the other. Influences inter-weave and are responsible for causes and effects. We are worlds within worlds orbiting in and out of one another's space, having their being.
The key is personal responsibility.
Therefore the individual is the important element, one who takes responsibility
for his community. This individual cares about jobs, homes, streets, the
Sound solutions to all our problems will have to be researched and developed and made available to everyone on the Internet. This is la raison díêtre of the Global Community organization, the Earth Community Organization (ECO), the Human Family.
Sound solutions made available to all Global Communities should insure
a sound future for Earth. Exchange of creative solutions to the varied
community problems around the world will benefit us all on many levels
~ socially, economically and ecologically. We can all help to manage Earth this way. We invite you to participate
in the create positive actions to insure a sound future for Earth.
* developing the Vision of Earth in Year 2024
* brain-storming exercises on all ISSUES
* dialogue in your own community
* establishing new, diversified and meaningful symbiotical relationships
Welcome to the new millennium!