Tuesday, September 6, 2011

HR Europe and Baha'i New World Order

Speech by Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
'Search for a New "World Order" in the Mediterranean'
Bled Strategic Forum
9 September 2011

Distinguished participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, I always prepare for my participation at events such as this one. When I was asked to speak at the panel devoted to the search for a New World Order in the Mediterranean, I started by googling the title. This was only partially helpful.

According to Wikipedia, a broadly used yet seldom quoted source of facts, the term New World Order stands for:
Firstly, a system of teachings in Bahá'í Faith, believing in a God's divinely appointed scheme for the unification of mankind through the establishment of a world commonwealth based on principles of equity and justice. ..................................................

In conclusion, I should like to return to Wikipedia and its definitions of today’s theme. I do not know much about the rest of their beliefs, but when it comes to the definition of the New World Order, I would say that the Bahai’ans got it about right. It should be about equity, justice and respect.