World Citizen Diplomacy: Appeals and Analysis.

People who develop the habit of thinking of themselves as world citizens are fulfilling the first requirements of sanity in our times.

     In this period of world transformations, independent voices are needed, to warn, to highlight the need for cooperative action and to propose measures for the peaceful resolution of disputes. On behalf of world citizens, the Association of World Citizens, which has consultative status with the United Nations, issues Appeals for UN action and measures to be taken by individual governments, multilateral institutions and non-governmental organizations. These World Citizen Diplomacy Appeals aim to reduce violence, protect human rights, and to create bridges between cultures.

General Assembly Priorities
Rene Wadlow*

As the United Nations General Assembly starts its 72nd session in New York, Citizens of the World know that history asks us "We the peoples" to take up the task of building a harmonious world society of dignity and peace for all. The Association of World Citizens (www. stresses that world peace depends on increasing cooperative action among all peoples. We need, with a renewal of will, to work together within a global framework of world law, justice and orderly social change.

The Association of World Citizens is highlighting four areas of action for the UN General Assembly on which we have been urging Member States to act:
1) Resolution of armed conflicts in the Wider Middle East: Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Libya.
2) Reduction of tensions among North Korea, South Korea, China, Russia, and the United States of America. As Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said in his opening statement "We must not sleepwalk our way into war."
3) The signature and rapid ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
4) Advancing the 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goals with an emphasis on ecologically-sound development.

Your cooperation is most welcome.

Rene Wadlow, President, Association of World Citizens