Who we are

 

The United World Project is coordinated by New Humanity, a non-governmental organization (NGO) working in partnership with Teens for Unity, Youth for a United World and New Humanity International Movement.

New Humanity was formed as an NGO in 1986 and is active in over one hundred countries around the world. Its mission, to contribute towards building up the unity of the human family, while respecting its diversity.

Among its members and collaborators New Humanity promotes the idea of a united world, in which all are viewed as members of the one family of humanity, in accordance with Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

Sustained by voluntary efforts at many levels, including the notable involvement of younger people, New Humanity carries out cultural and educational activities, social projects and economic initiatives which reflect both local and international perspectives.

In its principles and actions, New Humanity draws inspiration from the Focolare Movement, founded in 1943 in Trento, Italy, by Chiara Lubich, winner of the UNESCO Peace Education Prize (1996) and of the Council of Europe Human Rights Prize (1998).