Blessed is he who visited this world in its fateful moments – Fyodor Tyutchev (1803-1873)

Modern world citizen action has been a response to important challenges faced by the world community. Individuals who saw the dangers of traditional ways of thinking have acted together to promote loyalty to the human family and negotiated responses to violent conflicts. The Association of World Citizens in its current form as a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the UN was created in 1975 in San Francisco during the 40th anniversary celebration of the drafting of the UN Charter. Thus the Association of World Citizens builds upon the efforts of a long line of creative thinkers and active world citizens.