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  The Oasis Foundation: Philosophy.



The documents which follow make up the philosophy and the trade name of the Oasis Foundation:
Note. Only articles and points which have content relevant to the philosophy and functioning of the Foundation are stated.

  1. Millennium Declaration from the United Nations.

We consider that the basic values that govern relations between nations and human beings in the 21st century are:

  • Liberty.- Men and women have the right to live their lives and raise their children with dignity, free from hunger, the fear of violence, oppression and injustice. The best way to guarantee these rights is to count on democratic governments with participation based on popular will.

  • Equality.- No individual or nation should be denied the right to the benefits of development. There should be guarantees of equal rights and opportunities for men and women.

  • Solidarity.- The problems of the world should be approached in such a way that the costs and responsibilities are distributed justly, in line with fundamental principles of equality and social justice. Those who suffer and those who have less deserve the help of the most advantaged.

  • Tolerance.- Human beings should respect each other, with all their different beliefs, cultures and languages. There should not be fear or repression because of social differences in communities or in countries; but instead, they should be recognized as valued patrimony of mankind. The culture of peace should be actively promoted as well as dialogue between nations.

  • Respect for nature.- It is necessary to act cautiously in the management and planning of all related to living species and all natural resources, in line with the concept of sustainable development. Only in this way can we conserve and transmit to our descendents the uncountable riches which nature has given us. It is necessary to modify the current unsustainable standards of production and consumption in the interest of our future well-being and that of our descendents.

  • Shared responsibilities.-The nations of the world should share mutuallyand unilaterally  the responsibilities of managing economic and social development in the world, as with the threats which endanger peace and international security.
    To convert into action these shared values, the following objectives are presented

Development and the eradication of poverty.

These objectives are supported:

  • To reduce by half, by 2015, the number of inhabitants on the planet whose income is less than a dollar a day and also those who suffer from hunger; and at the same time, reduce by half the percentage of people who lack access to drinking water or who cannot pay for it.
  • To ensure that , for 2015, the children of all the world can finish the school year, and that girls have equal opportunities with boys in all educational levels.
  • To reduce the mortality in childbirth by three quarters and child mortality by a third by 2015.
  • By 2015, to have stopped and begun to reduce the spread of HIV/SIDA, the scourge of malaria and other diseases which plague humanity.
  • To give special attention to the children who are orphans because of HIV/SIDA.
  • By the year 2020 to have improved considerably the life of at least 100 million people who live in slums, as is advised in the proposal “Cities without slum districts”.
  • To promote sexual equality and the autonomy of women as an efficient way to fight poverty, hunger and sicknesses and to stimulate truly sustainable development.
  • To draw up and put into action strategies which offer young people in the whole world a real chance find a decent and profitable job.
  • To encourage the pharmaceutical companies to increase the availability of essential medicines and to make them accessible to the people in developing countries who need them.
  • To set up strong forms of collaboration with the private sector and the organizations in the private sector which are in favor of  development and the eradication of poverty.
  • To ensure that all can benefit from the advantages of new technology, especially with information and communication technology, in line with the recommendations established in the Ministerial Declaration 2000 from the Social and Economic Council.

The protection of our shared environment.

We support the following objectives:

  • To intensify our collective effort in favor of the planning, conservation and the sustainable development of forests of every kind.
  • To demand the precise application of the Agreement on Biological Diversity and the Agreement of the United Nations in the fight against desertification in countries affected by severe drought and desertification.
  • To put an end to the unsustainable exploitation of water resources by setting up planning strategies for these resources in regional, local and national plans, which promote equal access and sufficient storage.
  • To increase cooperation looking to reduce the number and the effects of natural disasters and disasters provoked by man.
  • To guarantee the free access to information related to the human genome sequence.

Protection of the Vulnerable.

We support the following objectives:

  • To not cease in the effort to see that children who are disproportionately effected by the consequences of natural disasters, genocide, armed conflicts and other human emergencies receive all the assistance and protection which they need to restart a normal life.
  • To increase and strengthen the protection of civil rights in complex emergency situations, as stated by international human rights.
  • To encourage the ratification and the full application of the Agreement of the Rights of the Child and its optional protocol related to the participation of children in armed conflicts and the sale of children, child prostitution and the use of children in pornography

2.- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (UN)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a common ideal which all nations and people must fight for, with the goal for institutions as much as individuals, being constantly inspired by it, to promote through education and tuition, respect for these rights and liberties, and assure that by progressive means of a national and international nature, they will be recognized and universally and effectively applied, as much between the `people of the Member States as among the territories under their jurisdiction.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights.(UN)

3.-The Agreement on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (UN and signed by Mexico).

4.-Recommendations in regard to children with handicaps. (UN)

Taking into consideration the recognition of the activities which the Non-Governmental Organizations do to help in situations regarding handicaps. Assured that to be handicapped is not to be incapable and that it is vitally important to adopt a positive focus on the capabilities as a base for planning for people with handicaps, especially children, and the following recommendations are suggested:   

  1. To recognize the need for special attention, in particular for children with handicaps and their families and other people who take care of them.
  2. To note with consternation the great number of children who have been left physically and mentally handicapped as a consequence, among other causes, of poverty, sickness, disasters, land mines and any other form of violence.
  3. To urge governments to give all their attention to the rights, the special needs and the welfare of children with handicaps.
  4. To invite governments, the organizations and the relevant parts of the United Nations, the non-governmental organizations, especially those for people with handicaps to conduct information campaigns focused to combat and overcome discrimination against children with handicaps.
  5. To encourage greater cooperation between governments, in accordance when pertinent to the United Nations Fund for Childhood or other non-government organizations to  develop the talents or possibilities of handicapped children through the development of technology and suitable knowledge.
  6. To urge governments to see that handicapped children have equal access to education and that this is established in the education system and also that handicapped children are offered professional job training.
  7. To invite the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture to continue its programs of activities to incorporate children and youths with handicaps into general education and that they give the assistance to governments which request it to design and establish programs designed to aid creative, artistic and intellectual potential.
  8. To ask governments to make sure handicapped children are included in recreational activities and in sports.
  9. To emphasize that handicapped children have the right to enjoy the highest levels of physical, psychological and mental health. Also to urge governments to give equal access to the general health services and that they use a holistic approach in favor of the general health of all handicapped children, particularly those at  high risk including the refugees, homeless or immigrants, those who live in situations of violence and victims of it, the children who live in disaster zones, in the street and in irregular settlements.



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