Signature of the Declaration is made by the members of the ALIUP
Representatives of institutions linked to higher education, professors and members of the ALIUP signed a Declaration in support of the Proclamation for the Peace of Mother Earth during the II Assembly of the International Alliance of Universities for Peace (ALIUP), held at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in Mexico City, on August 23 and 24.
The signing of the Declaration was proposed by Dionisio Ortega, rector of the Nihon Gakko University of Paraguay, during his speech at the meeting: "Innovative proposals for the strengthening of ALIUP and the fulfillment of its purposes", held on the second day of the Assembly of ALIUP Members.
The academic personalities from universities in Colombia, Ecuador, the United States, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, attending the assembly, analyzed and approved the Proclamation of the Rights of Mother Earth, an environmental proposal of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), promoted through its international program Children of Mother Earth. (See the list of institutions that signed the Declaration).
By signing the Declaration, ALIUP members resolved to recognize Mother Earth as a living being and adopt the Proclamation of the Rights of Mother Earth as a declaration of academic interest.
Likewise, they committed to promoting the practice for the protection of the environment and sustainable development within the academic and social environment through extension, as well as training, preparation, and encouragement in environmental matters of university, administrative, professional and students; the design and implementation of public educational policies in environmental matters, among other actions.