I am a member of the world family.
I am related to those who stand next to me
by the air we breathe
by the light we share
the hope we have for a better world.
I have a responsibility
to be open, tolerant, free.
I have inherited this world from those who have lived here before.
I occupy space and time for a few short years.
I hold this world in trust for those who will follow.
My life, with others, can fashion this world toward
peace, rather than strife
hope, rather than despair
freedom, rather than slavery.
I, with those about me, can make the Brotherhood of Man a living thing.
I pledge my willing spirit to this thought.
We will do this together!
– The United Nations, 1982