the absence of supernational law, nations are obliged
to resort to force to defend their interest. The
consequence : war, voluntary or accidental ; and war,
since the splitting of the atom and the development of
bacteriological weapons becomes the absurd "final
solution" the genocide of the human race.
Without world institutions able to
assure the fundamental needs common to all, man is
helpless. Two thirds of humanity suffer from hunger
while immense riches are wasted.
At the same time, scientific and
technical progress make it possible to organize a
world community of peace and abundance where
fundamental liberties would be guaranteed to
individuals, peoples and nations.
Why this contradiction ? Because
governments, blinded by their duty to put national
interest above everything, far from accepting the
necessary changes, sometimes even hinder the work of
the international institutions created to defend
universal peace and to serve mankind.
Only the people of the world, every
one of us, can save the situation.
simple but effective step we ask you to take is to
as a world citizen,
as we have done.
If enough of you answer our plea,
we will take the second step together. We will
organize on a transnational basis the election of
delegates whose duty will be to defend the individual,
to voice the needs of the people of the world and,
finally, to devise the laws for a peaceful and
Lord BOYD ORR (Great Britain), First Director
of F.A.O. (1945-1948), Nobel Prize for Peace 1949.
Josué de CASTRO (Brazil), Ex. President of
Council of F.A.O. founder-President of the International
Development Center. Danilo DOLCI (Italy),
Sociologist - Lenine Prize. Shinzo HAMAI (Japan),
Mayor of Hiroshima. Prof. J.-L HROMADKA
(Czecho-Slovakia), Professor of Theology, President
of the "Christian Peace Conference". Prof. Alfred
KASTLER (France), Nobel Prize for Physics (1966).
Member of the Institute. Mrs Rajan NEHRU
(India). Prof. Linus PAULING (U.S.A.) Nobel Prize
for Chemistry 1954. Nobel Prize for Peace 1962.
Abbé PIERRE (France), Founder of the
"Communautés d'Emmaüs". Jean ROSTAND
(France), biologist and vriter. Member of the
Institute. Lord Bertrand RUSSEL (Great Britain),
Philosopher, Mathematician, Nobel Prize for Literature
1949. Prof. Ivan SUPEK (Yugoslavia), Professor of
Philosophy and Science, Member of the Academy of Science
and Arts, President of the Yugoslav Pugwash Movement.
Prof. Hans THIRRING (Austria), professor of Physics
at the University of Vienna, Member of the Austrian
Academy of Science.