Tuesday, January 07, 2003
I have just come across Aung San Suu Kyi's contribution to the UN Development Programme's Human Development Report for 2002 entitled "Deepening Democracy in a Fragmented World" and thought I would post it on Earth-Info.Net...
"At a time when the world is preoccupied with the menace of terrorism, it is worth considering that people who feel deprived of control over their lives - necessary for a dignified life - are liable to search for fulfillment along the path of violence. Merely providing them with a certain material sufficiency is not enough to win them over to peace and unity. Their potential for human development has to be realized and their human dignity respected so that they can gain the skills and confidence to build a world strong and prosperous in harmonious diversity."
Please follow this link if you would like read additional special contributions from Kofi Annan, Bono + the President of Senegal...
Posted 8:02 pm by Matt Prescott