The situation on Earth today is that the people, nonprofit organizations and for profit businesses are more prepared to live together as a global community than the leaders and special interests running the national governments. Unite provides the opportunity for people, businesses and governments to unite around the idea of rights for all people in all countries through a Global Bill of Rights.
Unite’s role is to help facilitate humanity’s natural transition from warring nation states with poverty and environmental degradation to peace and prosperity within a global community. Unite does not “change the world.” Unite provides something into which the change underway can flow: A Global Bill of Rights.
Unite provides a draft document so that all people in all countries can participate. This participation is completely open and transparent. Unite call this “Drafting Through Dialogue” and you can easily participate, whether you are a human rights scholar, or a baker, right on the Unite homepage.
In short, Einstein was right when he said “The problems of the world do not exist because of the evil people, but because of the good people who do nothing about them.” Unite empowers you to do something in one minute: sign to support the idea of a Global Bill of Rights: sign to support the idea of a Global Bill of Rights
And once you support the idea of a Global Bill of Rights, help write the rules for those who govern. It’s simple really. Think about the rights you want and look at the draft list that Unite provides. If you don’t like what’s there, or have something to add, tell us — it’s easy to make a comment. Please click under any Article in the Global Bill of Rights using the comment link. We need your help, and every suggestion receives a response! The Drafting Committee for Unite votes on the wording of the document, and each year in April, a new Version is printed in booklet form and it is published on the Unite website.
It’s a myth that the best we can do is to spend two trillion dollars a year either to wage war, or to prepare to wage war. As Malcolm Gladwell, the author, recently wrote “Our world can be much richer than the one we have settled for.”
While it may seem daunting, we do not need to come up with some new brilliant idea to make this breakthrough — the path has been broken before us. Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1787: “A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on Earth, and what no just government should refuse.” Unite’s mission is to use new technology such as the Internet and social networking to spread this idea, and facilitate enforceable rights for people in all countries.
Fortunately, the path for the work of Unite has already been broken. When Rene Cassin, the brilliant French lawyer, judge and war hero won the Nobel Peace Prize for the work he did on the European Convention on Human Rights, he simply told the Nobel Committee “It works.”
And it does work, the European Convention, and the Court that enforces it, is the most effective protection for human rights in the world today. Commenting about the European Convention, John Humphrey, the Canadian who did most of the deep research for the Universal Declaration on Human Rights said “If the international community ever becomes really serious about human rights, the time will come when the European example will be followed on a universal scale.” That time is here.
Combining the Universal Declaration with other Bills of Rights and United Nations human rights documents, Unite for Rights facilitates a discussion about how to incorporate all of these seminal documents into something that can work in the courts of all countries.
If you have a better plan, or have read or heard of a better secular plan, please tell us. Unite will give any person or organization, in their own currency, the equivalent of $1,000 U.S. Dollars for any written plan, a book, article, or napkin, written in the past or the present, that will bring peace and prosperity within a global community in a better way than the system of enforceable rights offered by Unite. Please post this plan under General Comment on the homepage so that Unite can consider and respond to the plan.
Unite’s goal is to reach 1% of humanity. Unite is looking for that 1 in 100 person or business who will do something and have the strength to take one minute to act and join with others around the world to create a world that works for all. What works for all works for each of us. Sign
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