16f. Recognise that peace is the wholeness created by right relationships with oneself, other persons, other cultures, other life, Earth, and the larger whole of which all are a part.

Photo: World Economic Forum

We would like to draw up our blue print for a sustainable new model economy with a view to the future needs of our globe, social and environmental concerns, woven into food, water and energy needs.

Aung San Suu Kyi, World Economic Forum 2012

In the urgent need to bring about change in ourselves and our world, I try to combine three approaches: a 'can do' attitude, a 'no blame culture' and patience.

The three 'arms' are much more potent than first appear. One is activity. One is humility and the last is inner or self awareness. Together they lead towards peace in oneself and the world.

Jeffrey Newman, first Director of Earth Charter UK

A 'can do' attitude, a 'no blame culture' and patience

The Earth Charter was launched at the Peace Palace in The Hague in June 2000. So began a mission to help build a sustainable world based on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice and a culture of peace.

In recognition of the interconnected nature of our world, the Earth Charter calls for shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family, the greater community of life, and future generations.

In 2007, Earth Charter UK was set up to increase awareness and encourage active engagement with the values and principles of the Earth Charter in the UK.

16. Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence, and peace.