Fellow Earth Citizens, the list of intergovernmental initiatives in which progress is halting or stalled outright is dismayingly long, including but not limited to: United Nations climate change negotiations, World Trade Organization Doha Development Agenda, Millennium Development Goal funding, G20 financial supervision reforms, Non-Proliferation Treaty reforms, UN Security Council reform, Bretton Woods institution voting reform and Macroeconomic cooperation to redress global economic imbalances.
The world has paid a severe price for its complacency about systemic financial and macroeconomic risks that were well publicized but nevertheless allowed to accumulate for too long. Many other serious global risks are accumulating, awaiting a proactive cooperative response.
We live in a diverse society and naturally we cannot avoid the debates on the reasons and solutions to our big problems. Our problems are so critical that many scientists seem to think only of scientific solutions. Our spiritual leaders seems knowledgeable of the reasons but seems ineffective in implementing the right principles. Our leaders are grappling for solutions seeming befuddled with the gargantuan systems that are evidently not working. Meanwhile the enterprising spirit of our business is marching on seeming unconcerned with our people and earth in danger.
In all we're not totally hopeless. Our leaders still see our situation with great hope and optimism and we did achieve significant success from the previous state of our world in the past decades. Our world is living in relative peace and that only means that we also did right in many ways somehow. Many of our leaders are now sincerely working and looking for solutions and we are indeed making progress.
Still, it bothers a lot of our fellow earth citizens when many leaders and scientists see also that we are still facing great risks. That is why we need to contribute all our individual efforts to right our global home.
We bring the power of our minds to bear on the problems but is the power of our minds enough to solve our problems? Why does the progress of many our intergovernmental initiatives is halting or stalled? Is it not about time to bring the power of our hearts no matter how little it is scientifically understood? Is it not about time our spiritual leaders who seem to be the experts on the moral science of our hearts help mobilize more people to make our system of government and businesses work right?
Fellow Earth Citizens we need the power of our hearts and minds to effectively transform our world. We need to translate the power of our beliefs and scientific convictions into a common language of our common interests and wield it as a driving force to transform our world.
Fellow Earth Citizens, we shall continue to empower our world with the power of our love, trust and hope. We continue to reinforce our systems with the power of justice, freedom and truth.
Fellow Earth Citizens, today we energize our hearts, today we energize each other with true happiness. Today we energize our hearts and minds and together we transform our world.