Whereas, we agree with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world; and everyone is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social, cultural and security rights indispensable for human dignity and the free development of personality; and
Whereas, war and violent conflict disrupt the social and economic fabric of societies and interfere with the well-being of individuals; and
Whereas, economic policies and institutions can either prevent or mitigate violence or can contribute to it; and
Whereas, we as professional economists believe that our discipline has a positive contribution to make to peace and human welfare;
Therefore, we seek:
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