Launch of the “Hague Principles”

On 10 December 2018, the “Hague Principles for a Universal Declaration on Responsibilities for Human Rights and Earth Trusteeship” will be launched at the Earth Trusteeship Forum in the Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Klaus Bosselmann, Earth Charter International Affiliate from New Zealand is promoting this declaration, which is in line with the Earth Charter.

In addition to the Hague Principles, they will launch a global initiative towards establishing institutions of Earth trusteeship in close relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Earth Trusteeship Forum on 10 December calls upon global civil society to speak out in favour of governance at all levels (global, national and local), to address Human responsibilities and Earth trusteeship.

The Earth Trusteeship Initiative (ETI) is a consortium of human rights, human responsibilities and environmental organisations. Over the past 10 months, the ETI worked and agreed on the Hague Principles. They define three fundamental responsibilities for citizens and governments to protect human rights and the integrity of Earth’s ecological systems.

We invite you to visit www.earthtrusteeship.world for further details, for the Hague Principles declaration and how you can support it. You can also find the provisional programme for the 10 December Forum.

Read the press release here:

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