10 December 2018 Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands : Invitation to the Earth Trusteeship Forum
Dear fellow global citizen,
I am writing to invite you and your organisation to join an important new initiative. Apologies for any cross-postings.
On 10 December 2018, the “Hague Principles for a Universal Declaration on Responsibilties for Human Rights and Earth Trusteeship” will be launched at the Earth Trusteeship Forum in the Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In addition to the Hague Principles we will also launch a global inititiative towards establishing institutions of Earth trusteeship in close relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Earth Trusteeship Forum on 10 December calls upon global civil society to speak out in favour of governance at all levels (global, national and local), to address Human responsibilities and Earth trusteeship.
The Earth Trusteeship Initiative (ETI) is a consortium of human rights, human responsibilities and environmental organisations. Over the past 10 months, the ETI worked and agreed on the Hague Principles. They define three fundamental responsibilities for citizens and governments to protect human rights and the integrity of Earth’s ecological systems.
Please visit www.earthtrusteeship.world for further details, for the Hague Principles
declaration and how you can endorse it. You can also find the provisional programme for the 10 December Forum there and, if interested, register your attendance.
Chair, Steering Group, Earth Trusteeship Initiative
Professor Klaus Bosselmann, PhD