#Human Rights
Queen Elizabeth II, England; President Barack Obama, America

“For too long the development debate has ignored the fact that poverty tends to be characterized not only by material insufficiency but also by denial of rights. What is needed is a rights-based approach to development. Ensuring essential political, economic and social entitlements and human dignity for all people provides the rationale for policy. These are not a luxury affordable only to the rich and powerful but an indispensable component of national development efforts”.
Kofi Annan

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt


Dear Madam / Sir,

"The most important development of the past century has been both ..... Simple and profound. It has been the spread of democracy. Democracy hardly makes the world perfect, but it tends to engender open economies and more respect for human rights. Ultimately, democracy promises to make the world more peaceful, for democracies are less likely to go to war against each other than are totalitarian regimes."
Dr. Chris Fomunyoh

As said by James Baldwin

“Words like freedom, justice, and democracy are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply”.
What we want to see is the development of human rights and greater democracy, not just because it is our system but because we think that’s the best way that economic and political developments go hand in hand.

Cameroonians in the Diaspora appeal respectfully for your supports by signing this petition today and lobbying your leaders to obtain from the power in Cameroon a peaceful transition not only in respect of the country's constitution but also in the reform of the voting system and voters listing designed with the aim to serve a dictatorship regime rather than a Republic, as well as implementation of the preliminary measures and arrangements to ensure transparency before the next elections in 2011.

Comfort us to promote Democracy in Cameroon by starting to sign this petition, today - We too don't quit but indeed committed to make it be.

Thank you for your supports.
Sincerely yours,
Cameroonians in the Diaspora (Action Group for Democracy)

This petition will be submitted to: The Queen of England, White House, US Congress, U.S. Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, France President, Minister of Foreign Affairs (France), United Nations, The European Union, The African Union.

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The Democracy in Cameroon petition to Queen Elizabeth II, England; President Barack Obama, America was written by Cameroonians in the Diaspora and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.