WE THE HUMAN FAMILY recognize our Earth
As a precious shared inheritance.
All the beauty, bounty, and diversity of Creation;
Our histories, our futures, our lives are here.
Yet hunger, poverty, and disease,
Ignorance, injustice, and war,
Population growth, and environmental damage
Plague our societies.
This is a time of unprecedented opportunity.
Earth's affairs can and must be managed,
Democratically, with enforceable world law.
We call for, and commit ourselves to building,
A United Earth.
Not to make our cultures the same,
But to give all children
A safe, clean, sustainable home.