At the World Citizens Assembly held in December 2001, the Charter of Human Responsibilities was first drafted. In 2002 after extensive consultation the Charter Principles were proposed by the Alliance for a United, Plural and Responsible World. The Charter of Human responsibilities was launched in 2003 at the World Assembly of Citizens, organized by the Foundation Charles Léopold Mayer, with a view to encourage an international effort of renewed reflection on the relevance of individual and collective responsibility for the future of humankind and the planet. Subsequently an international steering group was created and they held their first meeting in 2003.
Who is involved
Activities worldwide are coordinated by members of the International Steering Group and their national committees. They comprise reflection and action with social groups at various levels of society and with professional groups. Core funding has been provided by the Foundation Charles Léopold Mayer, while local activities are financially supported by a variety of local organisations and voluntary contributions.
Aotearoa-New Zealand and the Pacific
Dr Betsan Martin is a member of the international steering group and is convening projects in the pacific. There is a working committee of 8 people. We are working as a Charitable Trust called RESPONSE. Committee members are Tangata whenua, Pacifica and Pakeha.
For further information on Aotearoa-NZ /Pacific activities brouse this website. For international activities follow this link: alliance 21