Dear Peace Friends,
After having successfully survived World War II and worked
for 37 years at the United Nations, I believe more and more
in ideas, dreams and plans for a peaceful and better world.
At the age of eighty I am therefore offering the world the
followingWorld Peace Plan 2OlO to get rid of, once and forever,
all international conflicts and wars and solve other major
problems on this planet. The plan consists of 25 fundamental
ideas and is available on the web at <www.goodmorningworld.org/peaceplan>.
1. A new Marshall Plan is created to help the poor countries
with savings from disarmament and demilitarization. Premium
aid and debt reduction/forgiveness are granted to poor countries
that disarm and demilitarize under UN protection and guarantees.
A series of engineering and power projects are implemented
to improve the productivity, efficiency and environmental
impact of the world
2. Nuclear free zones, peace zones and demilitarized areas
are established, guaranteed by the UN, accompanied by premium
3. The world's religions pledge to put an end to all religious
conflicts, to support peace, disarmament and demilitarization,
to cooperate on a world spirituality and to draft in common
a world code of ethics and cosmology to guide governments
and world agencies within the larger framework of the universe
and eternity. The United Nations creates a World Spiritual
Agency, which brings the resources, visions and wisdom of
the spiritual traditions to bear upon world problems.
4. The Marshall plan for the dramatic improvement of the
standards of living of the poor countries drafted by the UN
Economic and Social Council is endorsed by the General Assembly
and put into operation.
5. World summit meetings are held annually between all heads
i. They decide to chart a new course for humanity and
the Earth a Global Renaissance, a new Planetary Deal
unfolding better ways to administer properly and peacefully
our magnificent Planet.
ii. They agree to total nuclear disarmament by the year
2010 and total disarmament and demilitarization by the year
iii. The leaders agree to stop all arms sales and call
for a United Nations conference on the worldwide prohibition
of arms sales and production.
iv. New world priorities are set, to be implemented with
the huge resources released by disarmament and demilitarization.
v. High-technology video and sound communications systems
are established between the offices and the homes of the
heads of state in order that they can remain in direct,
instantaneous communication at any time on any crisis, problem,
idea, proposal or action for peace and a better world.
6. The U.S. scraps all "Star War" plans and research.
7. The U.S. ratifies the UN Law of the Sea, which creates
legal order for the largest world commons, the seas and oceans,
which cover 71 percent of the planet.
8. A group of experts is appointed jointly by the heads of
state to draft proposals for a quantum jump in the role and
resources of the UN system, to enable it to deal effectively
with global problems confronting humanity at an accelerating
9. A UN specialized agency on Population is created. The
U.S. renews its support to the UN Fund for Population Activities
and increases tenfold its contribution to it.
10. The UN World Meteorological Organization is transformed
into the World Climate Organization.
11. Following the path-breaking reports of Eminent Persons
on North-South relations (the Brandt report), on Disarmament
and Our Common Future (the Palme report), on environment and
development (the Brundtland report), three further groups
of Eminent Persons are established:
i. On the elimination of all forms of violence in human
ii. On a New World Deal for humanity, including world
iii. On a proper, peaceful, just world government and
the creation of a true world community that encompasses
the European Union and new regional communities for Africa,
America, Asia and the Middle East.
12. The UN General Assembly takes six major steps:
i. In consultation with governments, world agencies, and
the best minds of the planet, it prepares a plan for world
peace by the year 2010. All member states are requested
to submit proposals. National committees are established
with peoples' participation to draft ideas and concrete
action proposals towards "World Peace 2010" and
"World Disarmament and Demilitarization 2020."
ii. The General Assembly requests that all existing UN
plans 2010 (Food 2010, Health 2010, and the Economic Development
Decades) be put together into a World Action Plan 2010.
The Assembly calls for the rapid solution of all remaining
conflicts to enable humanity to proceed with a clean slate.
A worldwide cease-fire is proclaimed under UN control.
iii. It decides to abolish the Trusteeship Council, which
has completed its work, and to replace it with an Environmental
Security Council as proposed by Russia. iv. The Assembly
decides to celebrate in 2005 the sixtieth anniversary of
the United Nations, both as a retrospective of the successes
and failures of the world community during the past sixty
years, and as a forward look to the year 2010.
v. A third world conference on the environment and development
is organized to adopt a bold World Environment Action Plan.
The United Nations Environment Program becomes a specialized
agency with vastly increased resources, including taxes
on environmentally detrimental activities.
vi. A UN Outer-Space Agency is created, as proposed by
13. Eminent thinkers meet during the year to draft a world
Constitution. Provisions are made for world democracy, world
elections, world public opinion polls and referenda to give
people a direct voice in the world's affairs, a step rendered
possible by modern communication technologies.
14. The UN Security Council meets several times a year at
the heads of states level to review the world political and
security situation, to settle disputes, finalize agreements
and initiate further action. The Security Council meets in
various cities of the world, to be closer to the people, especially
the troubled areas.
15. The summit meetings of Eastern, Western, and non-Aligned
countries are replaced by a yearly world summit meeting of
all heads of states, preceded by regional summit meetings
(African, American, Asian, European, Middle-Eastern).
16. A World conference on Security remains in session, like
the Law of the Sea Conference did, until it hammers out a
proper world security system.
17. The Military Staff Committee of the Security Council
meets at the chiefs of staff level and undertakes three tasks:
i. Plans a World Disarmament Agency; ii. Adopts immediate
measures to prevent a nuclear war; iii. Implements worldwide
military cooperation in multiple fields, starting with the
creation of a UN fleet to patrol the seas and the oceans and
a UN satellite system to monitor disarmament, as proposed
18. Direct video and teleconferencing systems are set up
between heads of states, especially members of the Security
Council, and the Secretary General.
19. The Secretary General's office for conflict information
and prevention is strengthened. A Peace Room is set up at
the UN to prevent, track, contain and solve conflicts in any
place on earth. UN offices are established in each capitol.
20. Four additional world conferences are held:
i. A world conference of scientists from environmental
fields (oceanography, atmospheric science, hydrology, climatology,
biology, land use, deforestation, radiation, immunology,
ii. A world conference of education ministers, to adopt
measures for urgent environmental education in all countries
of the planet;
iii. A world conference on Voluntary Simplicity and Frugality,
to address over consumption, greed, garbage, unnecessary
waste, and planned obsolescence;
iv. A fourth world conference on women; v. A world conference
on the Future of Humanity; vi. A world conference on the
Future of the Earth.
21. The Conference on World Security completes its work and
submits a treaty for ratification by member states. The Military
Staff committee submits to the Assembly a blueprint for a
World Disarmament Agency as part of that treaty.
22. A majority of countries change the name of their Ministries
of "foreign" affairs to Ministries of Peace or Ministries
of World Affairs and Cooperation.
23. More and more nations celebrate the world days proclaimed
by the United Nations, such as Earth Day, the International
Day of Peace, United Nations Day, Human Rights Day, World
Health Day, World Food Day, International Children's Day,
International Women's Day, and the Day of the Elderly. National
war memorial days are shifted to United Nations Day, a symbol
of hope and rebirth from all past wars. Monuments to known
and unknown peacemakers, peace parks and peace museums are
created in many places. National hymns are rewritten in peaceful,
24. A World Peace Service is created allowing young people
to do world service in poor countries and world agencies in
lieu of the abolished military service.
25. Commissions on the Future are created in the United Nations
General Assembly and in all UN Specialized Agencies. Ministers
of the Future are created in all governments.As a result of
these steps, governments begin to realize that world peace
is possible and an entirely new period of human history can
begin, marked by synergetic cooperation in a world society
no longer stifled by national sovereignty.