The report says that: “when governments or people speak of reform of the United Nations, they address a process of change that has to begin in national behaviour, not on the banks of the East River in New York. National behaviour is a product of national decision-making and national policies: it is here that strengthening of the UN must begin.”
Based upon the thoughts and proposals submitted by non-governmental organizations and other civil society organizations from throughout the world, a “We the Peoples Millennium Forum Declaration and Agenda for Action” was prepared and presented in the year 2000 as the contribution by the world’s peoples to the Millennium Summit, New York September 2000.
This Declaration states: “In our vision we are one human family, in all our diversity, living on one common homeland and sharing a just, sustainable and peaceful world, guided by universal principles of democracy, equality, inclusion, voluntarism, non-discrimination and participation by all persons, men and women, young and old, regardless of race, faith, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or nationality”.
The reform and the transforming of the United Nations is gaining momentum in the 21st century.