Declaration

Declaration adopted at the International Conference on "Nehru's Worldview and his Legacy: Democracy, Inclusion and Empowerment" 17-18 November 2014, New Delhi
We the delegates representing  20 countries, 29 Political Parties   and  organizations participating in the International Conference on “Nehru’s Worldview and his Legacy: Democracy, Inclusion and Empowerment” on 17-18 November 2014, New Delhi, dedicated to the commemoration of the 125th Anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, acknowledging his historical national and international contribution, and deeply cherishing the ideals of non-alignment and peace, which guided his struggle against any form of domination.

Affirm,
That the values of democracy, inclusion and empowerment espoused by Jawaharlal Nehru are of enduring relevance.
That the present world of conflict and violence needs an alternative narrative.
That democracy, inclusion and empowerment in a multi-ethnic world can help in preventing fratricidal conflicts and lead to peace and understanding.
That terrorism equally affects all the people of the world. The challenge has to be collectively and effectively met by the international community.
That the essence of non-alignment helped the developing countries come together and could help bring emerging and developing countries closer in the new international order  that is inclusive and representative of the contemporary realities.
That the principles of non-alignment can also help India  and developing countries play a more active role in world politics.
To caution the world against tendencies that are divisive or which create conflict in society.
To promote a democratic and multilateral world order, where consensus building rather than unilateralism is the guiding principle.
To strengthen the UN system, and make it truly representative. This process of reform has to reflect the new international order, and be reflected in the reorganization of the UN Security Council.
To work for reform of the various organs of the UN so as to reflect the social, economic and political changes that have taken place in the world since its formation, including the emergence of many new nations.
To reform the international economic order, including financial institutions in order to ensure a more equitable global distribution of finances and resources.
To promote an equitable strategy to effectively deal with the phenomenon of climate change and global warming which threatens mankind’s survival.

Resolve,
To reaffirm,
The message of peace and non-violence especially to the youth, women and disadvantaged of the world.
The five principles of Panchsheel.
Recall that Panchsheel calls for,
Mutual respect for each other's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Mutual non-aggression.
Mutual non-interference in each other's internal affairs.
Equality and cooperation for mutual benefit and,
Peaceful co-existence.
Resolve to work towards,
A world free from hatred and violence and to carry forward Nehru’s legacy in international affairs.
A world united in mutual trust, tolerance, harmony and friendship.
A world with more equitable access to global resources.
A world united in its struggle against poverty, illiteracy, disease, injustice and hunger.
A world free from nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.
Guaranteeing access to essential goods and services for all people so as to establish a global economy that serves the common good.
Securing of sea, air, space, and cyber-based global flows which solidify structures of global interdependence.
Creating an equitable world order, to ensure that disparities are reduced.
Carrying forward Nehru’s message of democracy, inclusion and empowerment on to the world stage.
A world where territorial boundaries become irrelevant, where cultural frontiers are inclusive and all encompassing, and where local values merge in the ocean of universal humanitarianism.
Preserving and carrying forward Nehru’s legacy of giving Indians a national identity with an international perspective. The conference expresses its support for the legitimate rights of the palestinian people to fredom and statehood.

As representatives of humankind, we take a solemn vow to nurture the values espoused by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, to pursue his vision, to imbibe his spirit and carry forward his legacy to the entire world, to privilege peace and reject violence in all our activities, to respect diverse viewpoints and cultures, and promote democratic practices of inclusion and empowerment, to win over the forces of violence and injustice through tolerance, empathy and love.