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May 24 2013

One world. One passport.

I received a Universal Citizenship Passport yesterday. The organizers seriously issued passports for 100 people . A milestone was achieved yesterday with the official launch of the Organisation for Universal Citizenship at UNESCO in Paris and the official handover of passports to people. I am grateful to Emmaüs International, France Libertés and Mouvement Utopia for making my dream of one world and one passport come true.

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Passport number. Surname. First name. Date of birth. Date of issue. That’s all. No mention of birthplace, country of birth, gender, religion, colour, country.

The passport says:

The states that recognise the validity of the Universal Citizenship Passport allow holders to cross their borders and settle freely in their territory without a visa.
In order to be valid, every Universal Citizenship Passport must be countersigned by the official representative of the relevant state and by the Organisation for Universal Citizenship.

This passport is a travel document and does not serve as an identity document.

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The world is a shared heritage: no-one chooses the place, time or circumstances, political, economic or environmental, of their birth.
Universal Citizenship has its roots in the history of the struggle for the recognition of human rights.
It is based on major texts such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and more recently World Charter for Migrants. As an extension of these documents, this Manifesto is contributing to the struggle to secure their application.

Universal Citizenship is based on freedom of movement and settlement anywhere in the world for all individuals, irrespective of their nationality
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The signatories to this Manifesto are committed to considering Universal Citizenship as a fundamental value whose implementation they will defend, alongside with following political goals.

*Abolishing policies aimed at restricting people’s freedom of movement and settlement, with particular reference to visas.
*No migrant may be classed as illegal.
*Unconditional access for migrants to the rights in force in the host country, in the areas of education, social protection, and more especially health-care and employment.
*Recognition of the right to asylum is a fundamental and inalienable right.

Ecuador is the first country which is going to recognise Universal Citizenship Passport. Other countries should think about recognising it. If humans move forward, there will be no national border to restrict movement of humans. Universal Passport may look like a fiction today, but one day it will definitely be reality.

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The bearded man standing beside me is Adolfo Kaminsky. He started forging documents after escaping deportation to a Nazi death camp. He went on to become one of the world’s best forgers, creating documents that saved the lives of Jews, spies and freedom fighters. Adolfo Kaminsky has received Universal Passport. Many other extra-ordinary people and victims of repressive migration policy have also received Universal Passport.

Isn’t it wonderful?

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    sleepingwytch(inactive)

    It is wonderful. Let us keep hoping and striving, working towards the day where we have one world, one humanity. I would love to have one passport, with my gender marker listed correctly, and be able to travel anywhere safely, without being harassed due to being transgendered.

    I keep hoping for one world too, because without nationalism, so many less people will die and people will be more united in general as well, which will give rise to planetary culture and then sub-cultures. One world is where we are headed, hopefully I live to see it.

    It was inspiring to read about this incredibly heroic and extremely skilled forger, and I am glad he was able to save the lives of the people he had. It makes me feel better to know men like him exist, as on my worse days, I tend to forget people like him exist.

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    CaitieCat, getaway driver

    That’s a lovely idea. I hope it catches on

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    tahia Papri

    Wow! certainly it’s good for women. The Universal citizenship passport should be only for Women. I think it’ should not happen for men.

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    Shaman

    Congratulation , at last you have something special ,which you deserved from the beginning . Really Happy for you . Being a part of my country feeling proud but for the islamists i feel so helpless :(
    Muktochintar Joy hok .valo thakben .

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    bwells

    I apologize for my shortcomings in english and who’s who in atheism but what is the woman’s name in the first picture with you? I may be mistaken, but i may have met her a a convention before,.

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    Eric Riley

    Imagine there’s no countries…

    I have long wanted to be a ‘citizen of the world’ rather than the citizen of state X, and have wished for just such a passport! I suppose that, for now, these passports are invitation only? Or is there a process for applying?

    ~E

  7. 7
    kevinalexander

    Can you apply for one or are they issued as an honour? If the latter, you certainly deserve it.

    They could save money by getting Kaminsky to make his own.

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    Sercee

    I would definitely go get one of these if I could. It doesn’t matter that I have no intention of leaving where I am now, I think it’s a great idea. I would love to abolish arbitrary and artifical borders. We have a long way to go, but this is still great.

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    Marushka

    To answer some of the questions : those first 100 passports were issued for public and symbolic figures.
    But hopefully one day anyone will be able to have one, to travel and settle anywhere.

    Imagine that!

    ps: I can say I worked with Taslima Nasreen! ;)

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    zaman

    wonderful ..

  11. 11
    fadi

    it is wonderful if:
    1. this is going to be issued to all ppl around the world
    2. enough countries recognise it

  12. 12
    Rabiul Islam Khan

    Its a wonderful idea. It was my dream. If it is really effective I would love to join with you and always wish to have the one world Passport.

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    Rabiul Islam Khan

    This passport should be for all. not only for woman.

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    voidhawk

    “Unconditional access for migrants to the rights in force in the host country, in the areas of education, social protection, and more especially health-care and employment.”

    It’s a lovely idea and a United Earth is something we should strive towards, but the only fair means of having a global universal access to benefits must be to have a global, universal tax, or else host countries simply won’t be able to afford the social security that people migrate for.

    As a side note, is this related to the World Passport idea? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Passport

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    Phillip Helbig

    It might be a desirable goal, but it is putting the cart before the horse. In an ideal world, there would be no police, but getting rid of the police now would probably take us farther away from an ideal world, not closer to it.

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    Frank van der Meer

    A wonderful idea against isolation! There are so few immigrants here in Sweden, that it yet is impossible for the majority of native Swedes to work together with immigrants on a respectful basis for anyone except for their own language and culture. And international passport here in Sweden would show that we respect and are interested in others than only ourselves.

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    MANUEL R. SALTA

    Good morning sir/mam! May I take the opportunity to apply for the Universal Citizenship as displayed herewith in your official websites. Please kindly send me information and Application forms of the said passport. Thank you very much. Hope to hear from your respective Office soon.

    Sincerely,

    Manuel R. Salta
    Applicant for Universal Citizenship Passport
    Balanga City, Bataan C-2100
    The Philippines

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    Dhira

    Ma’m, isn’t your first name misspelled ?

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