As World Citizens, we work to safeguard and implement all human rights – civil and political, economic, social, and cultural – as the foundation of a just world society. Today, we see the rise of a new spirit of liberty and democracy throughout the world. The old structures of oppression and domination are crumbling — those of caste, class, gender and nation. In place of repression, there are new institutions of popular participation. These efforts of transformation merit support. The path may yet be hard, but the direction is set. Your cooperation in these tasks is welcome.
Rene Wadlow, Representative to the United Nations, Geneva, Association of World Citizens