We'd appreciate your enlightened
attention in impartially and compassionately evaluating the merits of a
proposal we hope can and will be brought before the United Nations.
This proposal deals with initiating
a United Nations Passport which would be available to every person on earth
through the various governments of all countries. Basically this passport
would be a commemorative document expressing recognition of the unity of
mankind via the ideal of the United Nations.
Either this, or an alternative idea
in which each government would state at the very front of their own passports
that each citizen is not only a member of that particular country, but
is also a member of a world-wide community of mankind as represented by
the United Nations.
Hopefully, such a statement at the
beginning of each passport would make all people more aware of the underlying
unity of mankind, as well as of life in general. This addition would
be implemented by 1995, the Fiftieth Anniversary of the United Nations.
We know that something like this
must be done to offset the ever-increasing fragmentation in all societies.
Perhaps this is too small a gesture, but we wish it to be realized for
the benefit of all beings everywhere.
If the idea is sound, and if there
are specific ways which could bring this endeavor to actuality, could you,
in your capacity as Secretary-General, initiate whatever procedures are
necessary to bring this idea before the United Nations membership? We trust
your integrity and sense the good-will in your aspirations. Hopefully our
own are in keeping with these.
We don't know anything about politics,
but we do know a great deal about the condition of life on this planet.
With an injection of a conscious and unifying impulse into the flow of
everyday life, the fragmentation with which humanity is struggling may
If in essence such an effort corresponds
to your own true nature, please help. May Conscience be the guide.
Thank you for being
June 9, 1989
On behalf of the Secretary-General,
I should like to thank you for your letter of May 28 proposing the issuance
of a United Nations passport that would symbolize mankind's unity.
While the Secretary-General appreciated
your taking the time to share with him your interesting thoughts, you are
of course aware that, under international law, the issuing of passports
or other papers of identification is one of the functions solely entrusted
to national governments. I am therefore afraid that before the Secretary-General
could take action in such a matter, the proposal would need to have the
support of the member states of the Organization. Under these circumstances,
you may wish to pursue your idea further with various national governments.
Public Service Section
Department of Public Information
In response to this letter the
following letter was sent to every United Nations representative.
Dear Friend of Conscious Intelligence,
We brought a proposal before the
Secretary-General of the United Nations regarding the issuance of a document,
either in a commemorative form from the United Nations, or imprinted within
each and every nation's passport. It is a statement which would emphasize
to each person on earth that they are actually a part of a worldwide
network of humanity, one which must consciously realize its affiliation
to all of life in a responsible manner.
The Secretary-General was unable
to act on this plan due to the constraints imposed on his position by present
international law. We therefore re-address this proposal to every country's
United Nations representative and Head of State. Please find the time
and the essential interest to actualize such a proposal for the benefit
of all beings everywhere.
Instead of repeating the proposition,
we enclose copies of the original letter to the Secretary-General, as well
as his response. We know that there are a billion-and-one conflicting reasons
that will disallow the success of such an initiative. We also know that
there is one real reason with true balance which will bring it to fruition.
May we all find the true balance to live in a consciously unified world.
Thank you for helping.
Thank you for being
Only two out of the nearly two
hundred representatives who received it responded to the communication.
One showed positive interest in the proposal, the other dismissed it with
no reason given.