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The Ceremony

In Swedish

May we be the raindrops, that unite with the wave,
that moves all over the world!

Children bring Children gave water. Water from the places they live. Water meaning something important to them. The first time it happened in Globetree's Future Meeting 1990 in Stockholm's Concert Hall. The children gathered around a big Crystal Bowl. One by one, they put their water into to bowl:
"My water comes from Chile. From the place where I used to fish with my dad."
"My water comes from Hälsingland where we spend our holidays."
"My water comes from Bali. I took it from a holy spring."
"My water comes from Kenya. We don't have clean water to drink."

The children gave a message to the world, to those who influence their future; politicians, business leaders, communicators, scientists, educators, artists and many others:

"Water reminding us of everyone's duties:
"To share our water, equally,"
"To preserve our water, actively,"
"To benefit from our water and care for it, together!"

After that beginning in 1990, children performed the Uniting Water Ceremony in several international meetings where water and the environment was the subject. They were in Bergen for "Action for Our Common Future" and gave water to Gro Harlem Brundtland. They went to India for Safe Water 2000 and gave water to the Indian Vice President. They were invited to Mexico at "World Environment Day" and gave water for the President of the Republic. They joined the celebrations of signing the "Declaration on the Rights of the Child" at the UN in New York and gave water to UNICEF. They were asked to come to Dublin for the "International Conference on Water and the Environment" and gave water to the Irish Taoiseach. They visited Kenya at the "Children's Water Day" and gave water to the Commissioner of Homa Bay District. They were in Brazil on the occasion of UNCED and gave water to the thirsty earth of that country. They joined in Noordwijk for the International Ministers Meeting on Water and Sanitation and gave water to the Dutch Minister of the Environment. They were at "YouthCaN" in New York and gave water to Manhattan's Mayor. They presented at the "I*EARN Annual Meeting in Melbourne and gave water for the Ministry of Education. Most recently, they were in Berkeley for UNEP's Global Youth Forum and gave water to UNEP North America's Chairperson.

Children will be with their Uniting Water at the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.
And they are present when UNICEF celebrates its 50th birthday in 1996.

The United Nations to receive the Uniting Water
When we have water from all countries, children will present the Crystal Bowl to the United Nations, as a token of the new generation's concern for the planet and its water. At the moment we have water from over 100 countries.

We will add the Uniting Water Book,made from all contributions we received with the water; letters, pictures, and many more surprising things!

Send us water from your country!
You can help us to collect water from ALL countries in the world.

We still need water from:
Afghanistan; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bahamas; Bahrain; Belarus; Belize; Benin; Bosnia-Hercegowina; Brunei Darussalam; Burundi; Cambodia; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Chad; Comoros; Côte d'Ivoire; Czechia; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Fiji; Gabon; Gambia; Grenada; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Iraq; Jamaica; Kiribati; Korea Democratic Republic; Korea Republic; Kuwait; Kyrgyztan; Lao People's Republic; Lesotho; Liberia; Libian Arab Jamahirya; Liechtenstein; Macedonia; Madagascar; Malawi; Maldives; Malta; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Mauritius; Micronesia; Moldovia Republic; Monaco; Mongolia; Mozambique; Myanmar; Naminbia; New Zealand; Niger; Oman; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Qatar; Romania; Saint Kitt and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent; Samoa; San Marino; São Tomé and Principe; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Serbia-Montenegro; Seychelles; Slowakia; Solomon Islands; Somalia; Swaziland; Syrian Arab Republic; Taiwan; Tajikistan; Togo; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uganda; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Vatican State; Viet Nam; White Russia.

Send us some water from those countries, if you live there, or if you know somebody there. Send us a small plastic bottle with your water. Not more than 0.3 liter - the size of a soft drink bottle. Close the bottle well and pack it good! If possible, add a letter and pictures. Tell us what makes this water important for you. Give a message to others - we will read the most important messages in the next Uniting Water Ceremony.

Send your bottle to:
Globetree, Box 22206, 104 22 Stockholm, Sweden.
Thank you for your support to the Uniting Water!

Till Globen Till Palladium Till Barnens Budbärare Till Atlantis Globträdet Till Brasilien Till Kenya Till Indonesia
E-mail: globetree@globetree.se
Last Update: Oct.13 1996