Adopted by the participants in a gathering of the People’s Plan for the 21st Century at Minimata (Japan), 24 August 1989
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The slogan at the beginning of the 20th century was progress. The cry at the end of the 20th century is survival. The cry for the next century is hope. Impelled by that hope for the future and with a keen sense of urgency, we began our concluding gathering of the People’s Plan for the 21st Century in Minamata.
It is significant that we met in Minamata, a place which symbolizes t…