New Delhi Declaration
Global Peace Leadership Conference Indo-Pacific
April 11-13, 2023
New Delhi, India
A MOVEMENT FOR VASUDHAIVA KUTUMBAKAM, ONE FAMILY UNDER GOD
We, the Delegates for the Global Peace Leadership Conference (GPLC) 2023 Indo Pacific, assembled in New Delhi, India on April 11-13, and joining from across the globe, have deliberated on the theme, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Vision for Advancing Human Consciousness and Peace” वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् “We are One Family under God.” We affirm the GPLC-2023 outcomes as summarized in the New Delhi Declaration and Action Plan, calling for ongoing programs and activities to build a movement that uplifts human consciousness and peace for achieving the goal of One Earth, One Family and One Future.
Recognizing that “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” a universal ideal affirming that we are one family under God, reflects the aspiration of all people for harmonious and prosperous lives in peace, love, and brotherhood, united for the development of civilization, and that similar expressions of universal values are found in the roots of many cultures such as in Africa (Ubuntu), Indonesia (Pancasila), and Korea (Hongik Ingan);
Affirming that such expressions of our shared humanity and spirituality hold the potential to shape a global ethical framework for peace and prosperity for all people, while addressing today’s many daunting challenges;
Noting that Indian philosophy underscores the concept of unity or oneness in existence, and that this idea of the interconnectedness of human beings, i.e., उदारचरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्॥ (Udaracaritanam Tu Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam), is now being recognized in G-20, C-20 and other related groups and forums;
Affirming that the concept of “global commons” underscores the essential relationship of humans with nature and among natural systems, and thus that Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, an ideal that unites rather than divides, can serve as the basis of ongoing discussions to promote global cooperation for resolving global problems;
Acknowledging that despite the threat of extremist violence and seemingly intractable political and social divisions, the human family has been transforming into a multicultural identity and emerging as a new global culture and civilization;
Asserting that now is the right time to create and advance peace concepts, humane education, social cohesion, and environmental-ecological balance and conservation in the light of emerging human consciousness that recognizes our essential interconnectedness, an undertaking that requires the entire human family to work on the many challenges in one spirit, with shared values and universal compassion; and further
Recognizing that we urgently need a unifying vision that affirms the self-evident, transcendent truths that define our common humanity, grounded in universal principles that support fundamental human rights and the spiritual and moral essence of all people, and that such principles are practically applied in shared values that guide how we live and relate with each other, as the "glue" that provides social cohesion, whether in a neighbourhood, nation, or global community;
Affirming that such a unifying vision recognizes there is one Source or essence of life, that we are all one family, and further, that it is our moral duty to honour and uplift all in that family, to care for and protect our home on this earth, and to nurture and empower youth as the owners of our collective future, and that these core understandings can be first learned and experienced in the family.
Therefore: we, the undersigned, commit to an Action Plan to uplift human consciousness and peace for achieving the goal of One Earth, One Family and One Future. We propose a movement of moral and innovative leadership highlighting the strength of a united humanity to inspire civil societies to take up the task of healing the world and propagating greater consciousness of shared human welfare, of Creation, and of God.
To Advance Meaningful Action Toward This Goal, We Solemnly Pledge:
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