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Published:February 28th, 2009 10:55 EST
Best Idea to Change the World

Best Idea to Change the World

By Shakti Ghimire

Generally, we have a strong belief in respecting fundamental civil liberties, long lasting peace and Democracy. Our initiative should be spin around strategic philosophy, trouble solving and preparation agendas under the issue of peace, not on putting too much stress on provisional conflict solutions.

People have to realize that peace is a procedure in itself and creation and development of something new is possible only in long lasting peace. We have to be educated about it. Similarly, to raise awareness, peace, justice and democracy is the main message for the people of the world. In order to develop peace in the world, its residents need to be safe and should be able to trust the government or authority that protects them.

In today`s world, where the people in the power are so corrupt and the safety of the citizens is hindered, it is very difficult to provide peace a chance. When citizens of the world face unfair situations they are bound to be violent and the nation starts losing signs of peace. I think the concept of justice has become more prominent in today`s world where terrorism is one of the main threat countries faces. Justice can be best achieved by identifying terrorists and punishing them severely. Democracy is very important for any country to achieve development.

If a country cannot be democratic and is always under the rule of dictatorship and other countries, the people start feeling that they have lost their fundamental rights, freedom and independence.  It can confidently state than no peace can be obtained without justice and democracy. Justice and democracy makes the development possible. If the culprits do not get punished, if the innocent suffers, if people cannot live independently, if powerful countries start dominating weaker ones, then the only possible outcomes can be violence and war.

Countries like Iraq can never experience peace until the US retracts its army from there and lets Iraq gain its democracy back, and when terrorists leave the country and its residence feel they have obtained justice and equality. In order to raise awareness about peace, we have to restore the justice system and make sure that innocent people do not suffer and are not dominated. Only after people start feeling that their voices have been heard and there can be truth and justice in the earth, then only there will be a chance for peace to prevail the earth.

The present situation is that most of the countries are spending their fund on manufacturing weapons and are involving in war rather then spending it on education or health care or in other society development issues. There is an extreme poverty and hunger throughout the world. In every country certain people are below the poverty line. The fund which the government has should be used in such a way that poverty can be eradicated. After the poverty is eradicated only then a country can be developed. So instead of spending the fund only on weapons and wars, the fund has to be equally distributed and spend in all sectors.

The health status of an individual depends on the services provided by the country. The health sector is very important and is the first priority for everyone. Hence, the nation should uplift the service of health care. We can take an example of Nepal, where the health care is at a minimal level. In the rural area there is no facility of health care. People still go to traditional healers instead of going to the doctors. In the village there are no facilities hence there is no doctors. If the government spends funds on providing facilities then the health of the citizens would be good. Instead of spending the funds on only one aspect, all the aspects should be given equal importance.

Until and unless the population of the country is educated, the country cannot develop. The school should be built in rural parts of the country. Quality education should be provided to all the children.

Ignoring other sectors like health, education, transportation, communication, and development the government should stop using on buying weapons but also focus on other aspects.

The world today has been facing various problems. There should be ways made to solve the present problem. To stop the problems or let the problems not occur again steps should be taken earlier. The influential people should now re-think how the problems can be eradicated. Hence they should start thinking from the base.  The leaders, the officials and the industrialist should now think from the root. If the root of a plan is strong then the plan will be successful. Plans should be made for development.  The leaders are the one to give direction to the country. Hence they should have a clear vision on what the citizens of the country need and where the country should be taken. For all these they should think from the root. 

According to the Dr. Martin Luther King, a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. " The amount of funds being spent on weapons is increasing every year. In 2003 the world`s military spending increased by 11 percent. Even though the majority of the military expenses occurred in the US due to its war on Iraq, there is an even increase in military expenses throughout the world. In a developing country like Nepal, the budget has allocated maximum funds for the military purpose. Majorities of the funds spent in military issues are directly related with purchasing more weapons for destruction. The effect of this is the decrease in funding for other issues which are much more important to society. The society can benefit much more greatly if the money spend in buying weapons was used for education.

The state of public schools today around the world is full of crime and the standard of education had decreased in the past few years. The number of weapons that children have access to today is doubling. In developed countries, almost every week, you can hear the case of a child bringing a gun to school and shooting other school children. There are millions of children around the world who are deprived of normal childhood, they have to struggle to survive, and mal-nutrition is a serious defects child in developing countries face.

Educational institutions need higher standards of education; public schools do not have proper funding so the students in those institutions cannot get proper education. There is scarcity of water and problem of droughts in many parts of the country, there is natural disasters occurring in every part of the world, billions and billions of people do not even get to eat a healthy meal once a day. But all these social issues are neglected and majority of the funding every nation receives is spent on building their military power and buying more and more weapons everyday.

Developing international mechanism and presser group for conflict resolution and respect of human rights are another ways to keep peaceful world. There is a lot of injustice happening in the world. It is clearly stated in the United Nation`s declaration of human rights that every individual should be treated equally. But there are still many issues, which tend to differentiate and treat a group superior to others. There are many people who are killed and treated badly due to discrimination of any sorts, be it religion or racial.

Religious discrimination has led to thousands of Jews being massacred in the holocaust. There is a never stopping conflict going on in India and Pakistan between the Muslims and the Hindu. The African Americans are still isolated and looked down upon in the most developed country of the world, United States of America. Everyday people are dying in South Asian countries like India and Nepal due to racial discrimination. The rich and the elite always have looked down upon the poor. The poor and the unemployed have always been deprived of benefits that other people have used.

The best solution to stop such conflicts and to guarantee that the concept of human rights is followed throughout the world, it is necessary to develop an international group which can give equality and justice to the citizens of the world. The UN has initiated this effort of promoting human rights. This led to the establishment of Universal declaration of human rights by the United Nations in December 1948. The declaration promotes equality and the right for every human to live equally. But this declaration is not strong enough to enforce all that is stated. The declaration is old and needs to be updated too.

Fewer nations are following the declaration of human rights and thus have led to conflicts and suppression of some people. There to resolve these conflicts present worldwide and to ensure that every one experiences human rights, it is necessary to develop an international mechanism, which is adopted by all the nations. Not only will this group have the power to empower those that have been suppressed and give them their rights, but will also have the power to punish those that violate human rights. This will lead to less conflict because everyone is treated equally and there is hardly any issue to blame one another.

Another significant point is that we should make forum for education, peace, advocacy, skills development and so on. Due to lack of forum, employment and opportunities the youths are unengaged. Forum can help the engaged youths and empower the youth, and there will be less chance for them to be involved in conflict. When the youths are employed then their minds will not be idle.

This forum will help in peace building and peace keeping as well. Skills development programs are a must in today`s world. If the rural people are trained in certain skill development programs they can sustain their livelihood. Forum for advocacy aware women and they can get their right and fight for their rights.

 

 

 



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