NEET Bulletin (Bureau, Lucknow) November 10 : The Presidents, Prime Ministers and the stalwarts of justice and legal luminaries of 63 nations reaffirmed their commitment through ‘Lucknow Declaration’ to carry on with their efforts till the establishment of a New World Order for World Unity, World Peace and a safe and secure future of the young generation. It may be mentioned here that eminent figures from across the globe put their heads together while discussing ways and means to establish a New World Order, at this four day long virtual conference and released ‘Lucknow Declaration.’ The custodians and protectors of law and justice also pledged that they will take this mission ahead with the help of their government for the establishment of a new World Order, and an effective and enforceable system is formed for the citizens of the world. This information has come from the Convener of the Conference and renowned educationist, Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Founder, CMS.
The Lucknow Declaration reads :
WHEREAS the United Nations is working for peace, human rights, social uplift, development and in other fields through its various agencies, but lacks the essential mechanism and authority needed to get decisions of the General Assembly implemented;
And whereas Covid-19 – a serious pandemic has created fear psychosis and due to which a large number of people across the world have passed away, and owing to Covid related lockdown, the economies have suffered, resulting in widespread unemployment and poverty;
AND WHEREAS global warming and climate change is having an adverse impact on this planet and will result in inundating many coastal cities and many small islands and may lead to the destruction of biodiversity, forest cover, species, and marine life and will have an adverse impact on human health;
AND WHEREAS terrorism at regional and national levels is inciting war-like situation, either on ideological, religious, political, ethnic or some other considerations, which imperils the peace and well being of every person including children and future generations;
NOW, THEREFORE, we the Chief Justices and Judges at the 21st Virtual International Conference of Chief Justices of the World on Article 51 of the Constitution of India, organized virtually by World Unity Education Department (WUED), City Montessori School, Lucknow, India, from 6th to 9th November 2020 do hereby REAFFIRM the Resolutions passed in the previously held Conferences of Chief Justices and also reaffirm the centrality of the Rule of Law and the independence of the judiciary, and further RESOLVE –
- That the United Nations be urged –
(a) to expedite the review of the U.N. Charter including reform of the Security Council, for more democratization.
(b) to make earnest efforts for elimination of weapons of mass destruction;
(c) to make efforts for prevention of terrorism, extremism and wars; and
(d) to consider the efficacy of the establishment of an International Environment Court.
- That Heads of State and Heads of Government of all countries of the World be urged –
(a) to take concrete steps to raise the issue of review of the U.N. Charter as required in the Charter itself;
(b) to deliberate on the present global problems and issues by holding a high-level meeting of Heads of State/Heads of Government and to find solutions thereto and to work for the establishment of a representative and democratically elected World Parliament to enact enforceable World Law, leading to the establishment of world executive and World Court of Justice;
(c) to take urgent steps to check/reduce Global Warming as required in the agreements reached at international Conferences; and
(d) to take all appropriate measures to ensure the advancement of women, for guaranteeing them the human rights and fundamental freedoms on the basis of equality with men.
- That Members of World Judiciary be urged –
(a) to promote respect for the dignity of persons which is the basis of all fundamental human rights and fundamental freedoms; and
(b) to motivate respective national governments to take steps for introducing instructions in citizenship education, peace education and cross-cultural understanding in all schools.
ALSO RESOLVED that copies of this Resolution be sent to all Heads of State, Heads of Government and Chief Justices of all countries of the world, to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization and to the Heads of Regional Associations such as the African Union, European Union, ASEAN, etc. for their urgent consideration and possible action.