The world we live in often suffers because of the damages of division. As individuals, we take a backseat and accept realities of war and hate as something inescapable. National boundaries are drawn and redrawn, leaders replace leaders and people are constantly fed with new definitions of what their nation stands for.
Are Visa Rejections A Norm?
Meanwhile as travelers all over the world we are at the receiving end of these strict immigration laws and security around the world. Travelers on Tripoto constantly share their grievances regarding the inconvenience of visa rejections making them a prisoner within their own nation.
A similar incident came to light when Akram Freroze, a theatre artist on his journey Theatre At Borders was picked up by the Rajasthan police accusing him of 'breach of peace' on the Border Conflict Zone. Akram holds a World Passport issued under the Article 13 (2) of Universal Declaration of Human Rights which says,
"The World Passport represents the inalienable human right of freedom of travel on planet Earth. Therefore it is premised on the fundamental oneness or unity of the human community."
Why It's Time For You To Get Your World Passport
Its vision of a borderless world, not for the convenience of the few who dream to travel, but for every person who believes in the oneness of world.
At present more than 950,000 people have registered themselves as World Citizens and got their world passport. Until 2015 more than 50 countries have issues their approval on the basis of the document on case-by-case basis.
Garry Davis: The Man of No Nation and World Citizen No. 1
In 1948, Garry Davis renounced his American citizenship and envisioned a future where he could bring together people of different nationalities together on a world platform. He declared himself the citizen of the world and became the leader of the one world movement.
Throughout his life he faced several legal immigration situations. In 1948 he even stormed a United Nations General assembly in Paris and put forth his vision before the world. He said, “We, the people, want the peace which only a world government can give. The sovereign states you represent divide us and lead us to the abyss of total war.”
Albert Einstein To Garry Davis
Garry Davis's vision was supported by various thinkers who were ahead of their times. Albert Camus, Andre Gide and Robert Sarrazac stood by his vision and on Nov 28, 1948 Albert Einstein sent him a telegram voicing his approval on his project of World Citizenship. He wrote:
"I am eager to express to the young war veteran Davis my recognition of the sacrifice he has made for the well-being of humanity, in voluntarily giving up his citizenship-rights. He has made out of himself a "displaced person" in order to fight for the natural rights of those who are the mute evidence of the low moral level of our time. The worst kind of slavery which burdens the people of our time is the militarization of the people, but this militarization results from the fear of new mass-destruction in threatening world war. The well-intentioned effort to master this situation by the creation of the United Nations had shown itself to be regrettably insufficient. A supra-national institution must have enough powers and independence if it shall be able to solve the problems of international security. Neither can one nor has one the right to leave the taking of such a decisive step entirely to the initiative of the governments."
Responsibility of a Community of Travelers
Often we wonder that no individual deserves a passive role in this world where violence, hate and war unsettles our people all over the world. As travelers what is your honest role in changing the world. The World Passport is your chance to actively play a part in bringing together the 196 nationalities and move towards a future of harmony and global unity.
Is is only through the active participation of travelers from around the world in the World Citizenship Movement will gain recognition in every country of the world.