Humanity must face today challenges that can reach points of no return: letters to President Barack Obama and to the NGO

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Humanity must face today challenges that can reach points of no return. In dealing with this kind of processes potentially irreversible, to postpone the adoption of measures would be an intolerable and guilty irresponsibility: the deterioration of the environment; the human tragedy of the refugees and emigrants; the demented actions of the so called “Islamic State”; the war in Syria… and the daily genocide of thousands of persons dying of hunger while 3 billion dollars are invested in armament and military expenditures… With a reasonable part of this amount, global sustainable development could be implemented. 

It’s a real human emergency to act, applying all knowledge available in order to stop and reddress the present trends. 

For all these reasons, I publish the letters recently written to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and to the NGos of the United Nations. 

We are drafting at present a Joint Declaration requesting to convene without delay an Extraordinary Session of the UN General Assembly –with the consensus of all the countries, because global threats require global actions- in order to adopt measures on the most pressing issues mentioned above, as well as a “road map” for the refoundation of a United Nations System capable to deal with the new possibilities and dangers of the digital era and the anthropocene. The Joint Declaration will be published as well in the next weeks.