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April 9, 1990




In Moscow To Solicit Endorsement of Christchurch World

Constitutional Convention Beginning September

From President Mikhail Gorbachev

 MOSCOW, April 9--Former World War II bomber pilot and founder of the World Government of World Citizens, Garry Davis arrived in Moscow last week from Vilnius - where he presented an honorary World Passport to President Vytautas Landsbergis - and immediately addressed and delivered a letter to President Gorbachev inviting him to endorse cybernetician Stafford Beer’s unique problem-solving system which will be inaugurated at the first World Government Constitutional Convention beginning September 18 at Christchurch, New Zealand. (See attached release).

“President Gorbachev, along with all national leaders,” said Davis today from his temporary office in a friend’s apartment in central Moscow, “faces the dilemma of trying to patch together a political system totally bypassed by major world revolutions such as technology and communications which have in effect eliminated - like the biosphere - all artificial frontiers which divide humanity. Unless we restructure politics along realistic global lines - which the United Nations was supposed to do - we simply can’t and won’t survive as a species. If the whole is in danger then all the parts are in danger. Total survival requires first a dimensional shift in our political outlook.”

In his letter to Gorbachev, Davis quotes the President’s December 7, 1988 speech to the United Nations where he said “the interests of humanity...must be placed at the base of progress.”

Davis travels with a World Service Authority passport issued by the global document and based on article 13(2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Washington-based WSA, administrative agency of the World Government, has issued over a million global documents all mandated by articles in the UDHR including the World Birth Certificate, World Identity Card and World Citizen Registration Card.

The Christchurch Convention, which has the endorsement of many outstanding persons such as Isaac Asimov, Yehudi Menuhun, the late Andrei Sakharov, President Vaclav Havel, Karen Singh, and Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati, will launch a 10 year constitutional and ratification process first proposed to the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948 by Davis himself, ending at the year 2000 when, according to its plan, the World Government will be fully operational with a constitution ratified by the citizens of the world.

“If we are truly serious about human survival on our home planet Earth,” Davis continued, “We must realize that the nation-state system, in spite of its great achievements in past centuries, is unable to address much less solve that ultimate imperative. Ethnic groups claiming independence are in reality part of the break-through process moving inexorably to a higher social, political and economic coherence. President Gorbachev, as all reasonable persons, is of course fully aware of the interdepence of humanity, that we are in fact one species no matter where we live, what color of skin, what belief, or what language we speak. In view of his immense contribution to the historic process he calls glasnost and perestoika, in the name of the world citizenry, I have prepared an honorary World Passport in his name and await a response from the Kremlin as to when I may present it.”

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