Dame Silvia Cartwright
PCNZM DBE QSO DStJ
|18th Governor-General of New Zealand|
4 April 2001 â€“ 4 August 2006
|Prime Minister||Helen Clark|
|Preceded by||Sir Michael Hardie-Boys|
|Succeeded by||Sir Anand Satyanand|
|Born||Silvia Rose Poulter
7 November 1943
Dunedin, New Zealand
|Alma mater||University of Otago|
We can survive as a population only if we conserve, develop sustainably, and protect the world's resources.
The rights of the individual are greatly prized in the developed world, but in many other regions they are considered a luxury reserved for the impossibly wealthy.
The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.
Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends.
The domination of western values, beliefs and way of life has angered many from the east and in developing countries.
If we are genuinely committed to promoting a culture of peace, as individuals we must look to our values and ensure that we all exhibit a peace loving life to our nation's children.
We in the west are seen as godless, as greedy and as uncaring about the suffering of those in the developing world.