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About the Campaign

Building a Societal Contract for the World

Our ultimate goal is to create and establish a universal declaration of human responsibilities perceived as simple, accessible, meaningful, legitimate and useful to civic debate and action at every level of human society. The current version of the declaration defines a few dozen specific responsibilities in four categories with simple descriptions, all of which can be felt, understood and acted upon by individual citizens to: 

  • Set Goals to Enhance Quality of Life and Reduce Suffering

  • Become Informed Citizens and Make Conscious Choices

  • Create the Means to Achieve our Goals Efficiently and Effectively

  • Care for Ourselves and Treat One Another Well

Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, Version 0.3

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Additional Translations Coming Soon

Care 
Care for all people the way we care for ourselves

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CHERISH THE MIRACLE OF LIFE ON OUR PLANET,

   BOTH IN OURSELVES AND OTHERS

  • Learn and practice empathy to appreciate diversity and recognize every individual as worthy of dignity.

  • Learn and practice self-appreciation and personal development.

  • Learn about human history, our own society, other peoples, cultures, and communities.

  • Set and achieve global goals that balance continuation and progress for the flourishing of all life.

  • Protect common goods, world heritage and preserve life on Earth.

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Community

Guarantee protection and inclusion for all people 

PROTECT ALL PEOPLE EQUALLY,

    WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION OF ANY KIND

 

  • Proactively advocate for equality regarding civic rights, duties, and opportunities.

  • Provide universal and easy access to security, education, healthcare, justice, and wages.

  • Invest in universal access to basic infrastructure and guarantee the social ladder for all.

  • Promote social inclusion and create appropriate structures to support those who are dependent or vulnerable.

  • Remember the past and consider the effects on future generations when making decisions today.

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Choice

Make conscious choices considering current and future generations

LIVE UNDER THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUAL FREEDOM,

    IN FULL RESPECT OF ONE ANOTHER

  • Live by our personal values under the rule of law and ethics.

  • Honor commitments and policies that yield results to build mutual trust and good governance.

  • Learn and educate others about the repercussions of everyday choices and their global impact.

  • Be informed and engage responsibly as citizens of our nation and of the world.

  • Actively strive for the preservation of freedom and promote dialogue for peaceful conflict resolution.

Capability Build prosperity through shared competence 

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ACHIEVE PROSPERITY THROUGH SHARED COMPETENCE,

    IN BALANCE WITH OUR ECOSYSTEMS

  • Align individual, private, and public interests to support mutual service for the achievement of global goals.

  • Measure success with credible goals, transparent data, and be accountable about progress or the lack thereof.

  • Develop and invest in the most relevant systems and abilities to achieve global goals effectively.

  • Keep our ecosystems sustainable, in balance with human activity, and use scarce resources thoughtfully.

  • Prevent and reduce systemic risks using data, reason, and continuous learning.