I really don’t care if you find fault with the ideas expressed here so long as you offer better ones. Matt Foster – Citoyen du Monde
- What does Civis Mundi mean?
- Vision and 25 year strategy
- 26 Categories of concerns (after sorting all concerns)
- The Issues (before categorizing)
- Staff (you could be here)
- How do you say world citizen in your language? (just for fun)
What does Civis Mundi mean
These two words Civis Mundi are Latin for Citizen of the World or World Citizen. (I prefer to use these two Latin words here, as it reduces the use of the English language, which annoys some people)
Vision and 25 year strategy
Although we have the United Nations as an organization trying to keep peace in the world we do not have a similar organization which works to correct the social and environmental injustices.
Whereas the UN is plagued with corporate and national intrigue and has become somewhat ineffective, we must avoid these problems in our new proposed organization of UNITED WORLD CITIZENS where individual citizens have the only power.
Please look to the paper entitled WORLD CITIZEN UNITED for some ideas on how we might do this over 25 years.
26 Categories of concerns
The difficulties we have with the wellbeing of the planet are global and transcend all borders. Resolving a problem in a single city, state or nation is of vital importance, however getting everyone involved and active in every nation to a single objective should be the essential and ultimate goal.
No individual or country is exempt from the offenses we create with our combined and separate activities whether they are from our past or ongoing actions and abuses. The problems we face are worldwide problems. An assault on the ecosystem in one country is an assault on the planet. An assault on the health and welfare of people in one country is something we all need to consider if we truly believe in universal justice.
The categories proposed are as follows. (List is open to change and improvement):
- Air quality
- Democracy/Voting — Rough draft prepared
- Food — Rough draft prepared
- Genetic engineering — Rough draft prepared
- Human Rights
- Information & Education — Rough draft prepared
- Land/Soil Degradation
- Nuclear Issues
- People’s Commons/natural resources
- Plastic Dangers — Rough draft prepared
- Species (or biodiversity)
- Trade and Labor
- Water Resources
- Open category
- Open Category
Here are a few more problems and concerns that have been noted over the years — in no particular order
Denigration of women’s rights, battered women, child poverty, child exploitation, world hunger, child soldiers, leprosy, IMF policies, hormone mimicking chemicals in the environment, undemocratic voting systems, flawed election systems, hackable voting machines, health care as a right, freedom to know and be heard, monopolizing of the media, spin doctoring, soil erosion, world fish stocks, loss of biodiversity, rain forests, habitat loss, species decline, landfills, excess packaging, vehicle emission standards, vehicle mileage standards, sea pollution, oil transportation, lead pollution, pesticide use, estrogens in drinking water, dental amalgam pollution, Minimoto disease, fish farming, irradiation of produce, genetically modified organisms, labelling of food, special interest lobby groups, lost representative democracies, Middle East conflict, global warming/climate change, disadvantaged children, arsenic leach mining, oil sands energy, salt usage on roads, water softener salt problems, automotive recycle programs, planned obsolescence, 30,000 nuclear warheads, nuclear proliferation, depleted uranium contamination, birth defect rise, salvaging the people’s commons, right of way, air pollution, coal power generation, renewable energy, bio-fuel, space exploration pollution, air travel pollution, ozone depletion, boating pollution, noise pollution, scent pollution, whaling, illegal fishing, livestock pollution, fresh water standards, special interest think tanks, public broadcasting, dragnet fishing, seabed destruction, dolphin decline, vaccine contamination, artificial sweeteners, food additives, plastic chemical leaching in toys, plastic bag problem, Teflon concerns, criminal activity in business, plight of the Inuit and other First Nations people, northern waters concerns, oil exploration concerns, foreign interference in domestic governments, private armies, torture, extraordinary rendition, artificial news, arms trade, traditional health products, seas, exposing “False Flag” operations, the Ogallala aquifer depletion, water tables, water diversions, river dams, growth hormones, contaminated meat, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, UV tanning beds, indoor pollution, asbestos usage problems, animal extinctions, gasoline additive problems, bee and insect pollination concern, drug resistant diseases, air standards, pesticide residue in food, excess chemicals in food, food container chemical leaching, national obesity, community recycle programs, dioxins, CO2 levels, bottled water, Great Lakes water basin, fair trade produce, declining male fertility, wilderness sell off, nuclear power generation, human rights, factory farms, clear cutting, farm forests, fish farming, natural disaster planning and relief, rising sea water/displaced people, undermining UN effectiveness, UN Veto abuse, Cell phone radiation, flower trade, herbicides, unfair international trade practices, unfair subsidies, World Bank policies, acid rain, rare raw resources, armament race, monetary disorder, wealth inequality, usury, world law, religious zealots, melding state with religion, dumbing down of populations, corporate owned academics, the business of war, academic freedom, masquerading greens, tritium filled lighting, tritium levels in water, treatment of animals, electronic waste, illegal drugs, cancer research, global monopoly, vanity jewelry, Bovine Somatotropin (BST), light pollution, pressure treated wood problems, sexual slavery, trafficking in people, genital mutilation, tradition of leblouh (forced feeding of girls), fraudulent advertising, internet fraud, identity theft, infiltration of NGOs (by special interests) plus infiltration of student groups, plus environmental groups and agencies, etc
Would you like to add to the list?
Support and participation is welcomed. Remember that time is not our friend and if we don’t do it won’t get done.
How do you say world citizen in your language?
How do you say “World Citizen” or “Citizen of the World” in your language?
I like to say it in Latin as it has less prejudices
Here is WORLD CITIZEN in a variety of languages – thanks in part to Google Translate
Shqiptar/ Albanian: Qytetareve te Botes
ةيبرعلا / Arabic: كائنات مواطن
հայերեն / Armenian: աշխարհի քաղաքացի
Български/ Bulgarian: Гражданин на Света
中文 / Chinese 世界公民。
Hrvatski /Croatian: Građanin svijeta,
Český /Czech: Slovo občan
English: World Citizen
Eesti/ Estonian: Maailm kodanik
Filipino: mamamayan ng mundo
Suomi/Finnish: maailman kansalainen
Français/French: Citoyen du Monde
Ελληνική/ Greek: Παγκοσμιος πολίτης
עִברִית / Hebrew: אזרח חילוני
हिंदी Hindi विश्व – नागरिक
Indonesian: kata warga
Italiano/Italian: Cittadino del Mondo
日本語 / Japanese せかいじん or 世界人
한국어 / Korean: 세계 시민
Latviešu/Latvian: pasaules pilsonis
Lietuvių/ Lithuanian: pasaulio pilietis
Malti/ Maltese: Ċittadin tad-Dinja
Norsk/Norwegian: V erdensborger
Polski/Polish: OBYWATEL ŚWIATA
Português/Portuguese: Cidadão do mundo
Român/ Romanian: cetăţean al lumii
Русский/ Russian: ГРАЖДАНИН МИРА
Српски/ Serbian: gradanin svetski
Slovenský/ Slovak: Slovo občan
Slovenski /Slovenian: beseda državljan
Español/Spanish: Ciudadanos del Mondo
Swahili: Raia wa ulimwengu
ไทย / Thai: โลก พลเมือง
Türkçe/ Turkish: Dünya vatandaşı
Українська/ Ukrainian: Слово громадянин
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