Letter to Heads of State and Heads of Government of all countries of the World.

19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, regarding promotion of International peace and security, held in November, 2018 at Lucknow, India.
Request for action on the Resolution passed at the Conference

Your Excellency,

We, the organizers of the aforementioned Conference, wish you and to members of your family a very Happy New Year 2019 and pray for peace and prosperity in your esteemed country.

  1. The 19th International Conference of Chief Justices on Article 51 of the Constitution of India was held, as scheduled, on 16th to 19th November, 2018 at Lucknow, India. We had entreated Your Excellency to participate in the conference as Chief Guest. The aforesaid Article 51 relates to "International Peace and Security" and the main theme of the Conference was "Uniting the World for Children through Enforceable World Law and Effective Global Governance." After deliberations a Resolution was passed at the final Plenary Session of the Conference, a copy of which is attached ( Annexure 1) for your kind perusal. Besides, deliberations were also held on various topics of global concern under six Thematic Groups in Parallel Sessions ( Annexure 2 ).
  2. Chief Justices, Judges and Jurists from a large number of countries of the world (including India) and luminaries and peace promoters from many countries participated in the Conference and took active part in deliberations. About 1222 Chief Justices and Judges from 133 countries have participated in the previous 19 Conferences held till now. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Noble Laureate, participated in the year 2010. Presidents of the Republic of Rwanda, Mauritius and Central African Republic and Prime Ministers of the Republic of Guyana and Mauritius have participated in previous Conferences. Besides, former presidents of South Africa, Sri Lanka, Croatia, Mauritius, Seychelles, Romania, Albania, Trinidad and Tobago and Nauru have also participated in previous conferences and also Governors General of Grenada, Tuvalu and Antigua and Barbuda. All of them had supported the call for Enforceable World Law and Effective Global Governance.
  3. Excellency, the organizer of the Conference - the City Montessori School (popularly known as CMS), a senior secondary school at Lucknow (India), is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest school by pupils in a single city ( Annexure 3 ) with presently over 56,000 students on roll and is the only school to have been awarded 'UNESCO Prize for Peace Education' which it received in the year 2002 ( Annexure 4 ). The City Montessori School Society has been accorded N.G.O. (Non-Governmental Organization) status for its association with UN Department of Public Information (UNDPI) ( Annexure 5 ).
  4. Excellency, due to large stockpile of nuclear armaments with many countries, there is danger of nuclear holocaust which may lead to vast devastation, death and destruction. There are other serious problems and issues which threaten the very existence of humankind. Inspite of efforts at international level, there has been limited success with regard to preventing wars, international terrorism and extremism, stockpiling of weapons of mass-destruction and in relation to many other problems having international ramifications. The present era of globalization has brought new challenges which the present international agencies are not equipped to deal with.
  5. Therefore, the participants recommended in the Resolution that a meeting of Heads of State and Heads of Government be convened as soon as possible in the year 2019 to deliberate on various problems and issues and to work for the establishment of a World Parliament with adequate representation of nations and peoples of the world to enact world law and that an initiative be taken by Heads of State/Government in this behalf.
  6. Children are common denominator for all societies and nations. They are leaders of tomorrow. They must be prepared to become proactive agents of social transformations and to take up leadership role to lead the world into an era of world unity and world peace. In the Resolution Heads of State/Government have been urged that imparting of peace education and cross cultural understanding be made compulsory in all schools from early childhood to students, who are future citizens of the world.
  7. Your Excellency is aware that global realities have changed since the creation of the United Nations Organization in 1945. The framers of the U.N. Charter had anticipated changes in global situation and have provided for review thereof in its article 109; but the much awaited review of the Charter has not been made. In the Resolution members of the UNO have been urged to take concrete steps for review of the U.N. Charter as required in its Articles 109 and 108 with a view to making the United Nations fully democratic, representative and effective institution so as to strengthen the authority, prestige and power of the UNO to deal with international problems and issues.
  8. In the context of increasing incidences of terrorism and extremism, it has been recommended that the United Nations Organization be urged to take measures, with national Heads of State and Heads of Government, to address the social and economic problems which produce extremisms and terrorism, and take steps to address intolerance on the ground of religion or political differences and ensure the Rule of Law, protection of Human Rights and the rights to religious freedom.
  9. Excellency, there is urgent need to safeguard the future of humanity by effective global governance under rule of law and to ensure to everyone fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms to each and every one. It is also imperative that various problems faced by people around the world like poverty, hunger, lack of medical facilities, housing, sanitation, education etc. are redressed and addressed by diverting large resources, which are being spent in the name of defense, and be consecrated for the welfare of mankind. Therefore, it has been recommended that the United Nations be urged to endeavour that the resources currently used in the manufacture and maintenance of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems, be directed for the purpose of development and welfare of mankind.
  10. It has been emphasized in the Resolution that Heads of State/Government should meet on a common platform and enter into dialogue and mutual consultations to consider the present global problems and issues and to find solutions thereof. It is, therefore, expedient that urgent steps be taken by political leadership of the world - Heads of State/Government to convene a meeting that may be organized by one of the Head of State/Government to deliberate on the need for establishment of a World Parliament. They will be known as pioneer of change for emancipation of humanity.
  11. By expressing their views in the Conference in the form of the Resolution, the world judiciary has shown the way forward and now it is for the world leadership to lead the world for a better future for humanity. We shall be highly obliged if Your Excellency may kindly take initiative to call a meeting of Heads of State/Government as required in the attached Resolution passed at the 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World. We also request you to kindly raise the issue of review of the U.N. Charter which is overdue.
  12. We shall be grateful for your views in this regard so that the same may be considered at the 20th International Conference of Chief Justices to be held in November, 2019 at Lucknow, India. We shall be highly obliged if Your Excellency may kindly participate, as Chief Guest, at the 20th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World proposed to be held from 6th to 12th November, 2019 at Lucknow, India.

With highest regards,
Yours sincerely,

Ratan C. Gupta
General Secretary of the Conference
General Secretary of City Montessori School, Lucknow, India

Dr Jagdish Gandhi
Convener, International Conferences of Chief
Justices of the World on Article 51 of the
Constitution of India & Founder-Manager,
City Montessori School, Lucknow, India.