The I.P.O. in comments by international leaders

" The United Nations depends a great deal upon the supporting work and enterprise of organizations such as yours in order to achieve its vital objectives of international peace and human progress. The promotion of mutual cultural respect between all nations, one of the principal of your objectives, is a vital part of the process of creating tolerance and understanding between nations which is central to the achievements of the goals of the United Nations Charter." (Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in a message to the President of I.P.O., 10 December 1973)

"L'lnternational Progress Organization a choisi de traiter ... un problème qui me paraît être le problème majeur de ce dernier quart du XXe siècle: Le Nouvel Ordre économique mondial ... Le Nouvel Ordre ... doit atteindre deux objectifs, qui, pour nous, sont indissociablement liés: transformer le monde et changer la vie enfin que l'homme, mieux nourri, mieux vêtu, mieux éduqué, plus fort et plus beau, soit plus homme. A l'avènement de ce nouvel humanisme de cette fin du XXe siècle, le concours de tous est nécessaire. Car la tache est rude, mais exaltante." (Preface by Léopold Sédar Senghor, President of the Republic of Senegal, to I.P.O.'s book on the New International Economic Order, 17 July 1980)

"I am fully aware of the great significance of the subjects you are dealing with ... and do hope that the efforts you exert and the scientific and objective dialogue you adopt will lead to the establishment of the new international order we all aspire to. This new international order will usher a new era in the history of mankind long dreamt of by all great minds and noble spirits. Its salient features are full respect of the sovereignty of all states, the elimination of all forms of colonialism and foreign domination, the abolition of the various aspects of discrimination and upholding the spirit of fraternity justice, freedom and cooperation to replace animosity inequality and exploitation. It is a big task and only dedicated, consistent and persistent efforts can match it." (Message by H. H. Jabir Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait, to the President of I.P.O., 29 April 1982)

"I am glad that the International Progress Organization has taken the initiative of holding an International Conference on the Principles of Non-alignment ... Over the last few decades, weapons have progressively become more lethal, and confrontationist rhetoric increasingly strident. With vast sums of money being spent on armaments of destruction, the hope of the deprived two-thirds of the world's peoples for higher standards of living is in danger of turning to despair. The financial and energy crises aggravate their problems." (Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, in a message to the participants of I.P.O.'s conference, 1 May 1982)

"On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the foundation of the International Progress Organization I would like to convey to you my appreciation for the support you have given to the efforts of the United Nations in the cause of peace and international co-operation. The world Organization welcomes the initiative of non-governmental organizations such as yours dedicated to international understanding and human progress."
(Message by Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Secretary-General of the United Nations, to the members of I.P.O., 10 September 1982)

"The concerns of the International Progress Organization run close to those of Unesco, and recent years have seen fruitful contacts on a number of common goals of great importance, including the elaboration of a new international economic order and a new world information and communication order, the formulation of cultural policies, and the dialogue between peoples from different religious or cultural areas."
(Message by Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Director-General of Unesco, October 1982)

"We are at the United Nations encouraged by the interest shown in our work and your organization's desire to further the goals of the world body ... and look forward to their continuing interest and support."
(Message on behalf of Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations, 26 June 1992, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the foundation of I.P.0.)