WORLD PRESS RELEASE
FOR GENERAL RELEASE CONTACT; 796487
February 1, 1989
NEW ZEALAND BRANCH OF WORLD CITIZEN PARTY FORMED UNDER COORDINATION OF WORLD CITIZEN GARRY DAVIS,
AUCKLAND, February 1-- Under the guidance of World Citizen Garry Davis, fifteen citizens of Auckland who had already registered with the World Government of World Citizens and obtained their World Passports on Davis' last visit to Auckland two weeks ago, founded the New Zealand branch of the World Citizen Party whose global headquarters are in Washington, D.C.
The party has a history dating back to December 10, 1948 when the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a "common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations."
The actual mandate for the party derives from article 21(3) of that Declaration: The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be but universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures."
Davis ran for mayor of Washington, D.C. in 1986 and for US president in 1988 on the party platform: "World Peace through World Law."
A secretariat has been formed and will meet with party members on the last Friday of every month at the homes of various members until a locale has been found.
According to the World Citizen Party pamphlet distributed by Davis, "If humanity is to survive and prosper in a healthy environment, a human and humane politics operating from the world level with a dynamic ethical base is vitally needed. The World Citizen Party is providing the imperative political vehicle by which the individual's desire and need for freedom, peace and well-being in a democratically-represented be implemented in the highest council halls of the world."
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