Manifesto: The World. The 21st Century

Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev identifies the most pressing task for this century: eliminating the threat of a third world war. The end of the Cold War was also a time of hope that the mistrust which had divided our world would give way to a new era of peace, stability and co-operation. But the danger now, a generation later, is that this historic opportunity is being squandered. It is against this background that President Nazarbayev, in a strongly worded Manifesto, “The World. The 21st Century,” challenged his global counterparts last month to commit to peace and dialogue. Without such action, the president said the world was facing a real risk of plunging again into global conflict. 

(The Manifesto is available in the languages of the United Nations at the bottom of this page.)