There is chance for us to overcome the challenge of water security if we really live our lives on the basis of respect for diversity, all people and for the Earth.▶
Mijn eerste suggestie is niet te spreken van ontwikkelingshulp, maar van ontwikkelings-samenwerking. Mijn tweede suggestie is naast de multilaterale inspanning - een bijdrage dus aan multilaterale instellingen, met name de VN en haar instituties -...▶
Ruud Lubbers is active member of the Earth Charter Commission, chair of VNO-NCW Curatorium, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands and former UNHCR.
To handle the great challenges and responsibilities we have towards the Earth and to counter the negative globalisation trends, we can make full use of the Earth Charter. The civil society of the globalising world, ''we the people'' need a constitution – a document describing the values to be respected and to be pursued. The Earth Charter gives us a holistic, comprehensive, inclusive constitution. – From The Earth Charter in Action – Towards a Sustainable World (2005)