Values and Principles to Foster a Sustainable Future

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Mission, Vision and Goals


The mission of Earth Charter International is to actively participate, in a systemic and integrated way, in the present transition to sustainable ways of living on the planet, founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, social and economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.


We envision all people and organizations, including the UN General Assembly and UN agencies, embracing and internalizing the essence of the Earth Charter vision, values, and principles, and infusing that vision into collaborative efforts to build just, sustainable, and peaceful communities worldwide.


    1.  To raise awareness worldwide of the Earth Charter and to promote understanding of its inclusive ethical vision.

    2.  To seek recognition and endorsement of the Earth Charter by individuals, organizations, and the United Nations.

    3.  To promote the use of the Earth Charter as an ethical guide and the implementation of its principles by civil society, business, and government.

    4.  To encourage and support the educational use of the Earth Charter in schools, universities, religious communities, local communities, and many other settings.

    5.  To promote recognition and use of the Earth Charter as a soft law document.

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