“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future.”

 Earth Charter

One World Week

One World Week highlights the values we have in common.

The theme for One World Week 2012 is “Sharing destiny: Moving towards One World”.

One World Week is a UK development education charity with an aim to raise awareness and understanding of cross-cultural and intercultural issues. The seven-day celebration, One World Week, happens annually in October, but there are smaller events happening all year round.

One World Week focuses on commonalities that cultures, nations, and religions have. Issues that One World Week sees are important for all of us are earth and its resources, justice, equality, peace, and mutual respect. This year’s One World Week theme asks how can we best shape our lives to contribute to an equitable future for all.

One World Week 2012 ties in with many other international observances, such as the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, and 2012 UN Year of Cooperatives. Earlier this year, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon spoke of cooperatives and said:

“Cooperatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility.”

One World Week is hosting a range of events across the UK this week. If you would like to read more about the initiative click here for the official One World Week website.

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