Lucknow, November 14: Participants of '18th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World' including the sitting and former Prime Ministers and Presidents of 6 countries, Chief Justices and judges of 56 countries, unanimously called upon all nations of the world to get together for safeguarding the future of the world's children, releasing the Resolution of the Conference on the concluding day of the Conference in the form of 'Lucknow Declaration' on Children’s Day 14 November at Hotel Clarks Avadh, Lucknow. This historic Conference, convened by CMS Founder Dr Jagdish Gandhi from 8 to 14 November in Delhi and Lucknow, held intense deliberations and discussion on ways to safeguard the future of the world's 2.5 billion children and generations yet unborn. The Lucknow Declaration urges all the nations of the world to unite and form a New World Order based upon effective global governance through a democratically elected and legally constituted World Parliament, World Government, World Constitution, World Currency and the World Court of Justice. Pandit Nehru’s prophetic words “Either the world will unite or it will perish” seemed to strike a warning bell in the minds of all present urging them to take immediate steps towards unification of mankind under a New World Order.
WHEREAS the present global scenario presents a dismal picture and any wrong step, deliberate or accidental, may thrust the world into chaos and nuclear war, leading to devastation, death and destruction;
AND WHEREAS there are enormous injustices in the world and poverty, inequality, hunger, illiteracy, disease and many other problems still remain unsolved and that there can be no peace without justice and no justice without enforceable world law and no law without democratic world government.
AND WHEREAS there is no let up in terrorism and that wars in some of the countries are still raging, inflicting heavy casualties and physical and mental agony on people, especially to children and women thereby rendering a large number of people homeless, fleeing from conflict zones to seek refuge in other countries.
AND WHEREAS the United Nations Organization – as the largest single organization, is working for peace, security, justice, human rights, social upliftment and development through its organs and various agencies and have made serious efforts to solve many problems, but has not been able to cope successfully with the primary responsibility as in the U.N. Charter and to take on new challenges or responsibilities.
AND WHEREAS survival of humanity is becoming critical, it is imperative that urgent concrete steps are taken to reform the United Nations with a view to making the U.N. fully democratic, representative and effective organization.
Now, therefore, we the Chief Justices and Judges from 56 countries of the world participating in the 18th International Conference of Chief Justices on Article 51 of the Constitution of India, organized by the City Montessori School, Lucknow, India, from 10th to 13th November, 2017 do hereby RE-AFFIRM the Resolutions passed in the previous Conferences and RESOLVE:-
And Resolve that this Resolution be sent to all Heads of State and Heads of Government, Chief Justices of all countries of the World and to the Secretary General of the United Nations.