Objectives of the International Democratic Workshop (IDW)



Proposal for discussion:

Objectives of the International Democratic Workshop (IDW)

What  I.D.W wants – brief 

We look for people who want to form with us for the here mangened goals an International Democratic Workshop (IDW), with local groups and on the Internet nationally and internationally. The IDW and the members of the IDW will bei active for the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in their own country, in ist foreign policy  and in all other countries. We criticize a policy and economy, which only serve the interests of rich and privileged minorities and want an economy and policies which serves for the needs of all.

We will  research to what extent human rights are being violated and what the reasons are. We are looking for people to mobilize to work for the respect of human rights, for themselves, for all others in their own country, in foreign policy and worldwide. This is only possible with many together and in the division of labor.

We try to make us and others  competent for it. We want to create through our activities the political will and the political power in our countries and the world to secure peace, justice and dignified life for all. We discuss implementation steps and exchange our experiences in different countries among ourselves and want to start actions and campaigns.

What does the I.D.W want – long

In forming the International Democratic Workshop we want to start to complain about the violation of the rights of the people and contribute, that the dignity of all people is respected, that all people can live in peace, with the fundamental human rights and in a just world.

Today, many people are threatened in their existence, firstly in the war zones, by climate change-induced disasters, by unjust economic relations, by dictatorships and military interventions. Wars and armaments devour more and more of the resources that are needed for the development of the world and the survival of mankind. The States and the world have been built primarily through violence and war and securing privileges for minorities. We stand for our right as citizens of our countries and the world to define ourselves by contract as constitution the goals and the structure of our political community.

We want to form a network of people who see themselves as members of a global humanity. Of people who ascribe all other the same rights that they themselves claim to get: The same rights for men and women, people of all religions, skin-colors and countries.

We advocate that each and everyone has a human right to life, for food-security, health care, housing, clothing, education and training, work, social security, democratic freedom, peace and justice. These rights are the basis on which we all can develop our personality full and free and can have happiness. They are only permanently safe for all of us, if all have .these rights.

These are not unworldly dreams. These are rights that are already entitled to every one of us towards our states and the international state-community! Members of the United Nations have promised us with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to establish an international and social order that ensures all people worldwide the full human rights. We stand by this agreement, which the members of the United Nations – under the political pressure of demonstrations from citizens and the international public opinion – have concluded. The Successors for World-War II, the Anti-Hitler-Coalation had mobilized for he War against Nazi-Germany people around the world with the promise, to create a common world without fear and suffering, with peace and seldetermination of alle states and people and with more rights fort he working people. After the end oft he war – after millions hat fought and died for these goals – people asked to keep the promises. They never wanted to relive the suffering of the world economic crisis, dictatorship, colonialism and World War II and asked therefore for a newstart in the international cooperation: The UN-Charta and in ist concretisation the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were ment as its base and in fact we see in it a good base.

We propose to the citizens of our countries and the world to take these goals really for the foundation of politics in our states and societies, in the foreign-policies and the global community.

We stand further for ensuring that all conflicts in the states and between states be solved only by peaceful means and that violence and war will be banned. We stand for the establishment of a common global security system of humanity that all people in the states and the states ensure equal rights to self-determination. We advocate parallel tot he implementation of such a security-system to disarm. We propose to use our public money  instead for  weapons, soldiers and wars, for the realization of the social human rights .

Die UN Charter was adopted by the founding members of the UN; any subsequent UN members are with their membership committed to these goals. War banish, resolve conflicts peacefully and to provide agreed global institutions, to establish a common security system that assures all, regardless of their military strength – to self-determination, for those contractually in the UN Charter specified objectives we advocate.  Even this human right to life and peace and self-determination, we have since 1945, since the adoption of the UN Charter.

We  propose all citizens of the world to take these goals oft he UN-Charter  together with the Universal Declaration of human rights as  the basis of national and international politics. Even if some chapters especially about the Security council have tob e democratizised ans some other changes have tob e discussed.

What about the realization of these our rights? How can we enforce the implementation of these rights, we are entitled to: In our countries, in the external relations to other countries and worldwide?

People who ask these questions and seek out answers, we invite to create with us this International Democratic Workshop.
We call the International Democratic Workshop ( IDW ) , ” workshop ” to make it clear that we are yet not sure about the ways and means to implement our rights. But – learning by doing – we want to search and find them  together. Where we want to use all the experiences and thoughts of the people who have been active in our countries and in the history for these goals and want to make available these thoughts and experiences available  to all interested, so that we can competently and equally participate in the search of solutions .

We call the International Democratic Workshop ( IDW ), „Democratic“, because we as citizens take us in this form  our right to self-determination, our right of participation in public affairs and want to do that in a democratic way of equal discussion .

We call it International Democratic Workshop (IDW), „International“,  because we want to work with people of many countries, religions, skin-colors. We see a future of everyone of us and of mankind only in as a  worldwide community.
We jointly assess the situation of human beeings according to the standards that we take from the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration. And we share our knowledge , why and how far human rights in our countries, the external relations in other countries are realized or not be realized . We want to be a voice for those people, whos reights are not respected. We share our experiences about how we and others are working on the implementation of human rights in our countries and in foreign policy .


We are looking for answers as I.D.W. fort he following questions:

How we activie the “common  people” to get political active to create a world with peace, justice and human rights in their own country, in foreign policy and worldwide

How can we strengthen the competence of us “common people”?

How can we unite, independent parties we might belong to, so that we get an effective factor in the creation oft he public opinion?

How do we do the human rights violations known?

How we organize solidarity among us “common people” in the country and internationally?

How can we bring our rights through?

How can we organize solidarity among the common people in our countries and internationally?

How do we bring people of different ethnicities, religions, skin colors, inhabitants and migrants, women and men together for the enforcement of peace and human rights?

How can we overcome prejudices about each other and the many times one sided picture people have about other religions, people and states. How can we contribute that people learn from the justified critics others have in our or their culture?

How can we develop competent implementation programs for the human rights declaration and make a majority?

How can we influence national politics and also politics on the continental and global level?



The Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

in 370 other languages: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/SearchByLang.aspx

The UN-Charter: http://www.un.org/en/charter-united-nations/

The Atlantik-Charter:

The Speech for the four freedoms by US-President Roosevelt:


The Speech for a “Century of the common man” by US-Vice-President, Henry Wallace:





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