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  1. 1. Head-office of the youth G-Global movement L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University 5 Munaitpasov st., 010008 Astana Republic of Kazakhstan Tel.: +7 (7172) 57 17 94 E-mail: Website: OPEN LETTER TO WORLD COMMUNITYIn his articles “Keys Out of Crisis” and “The Fifth Way”, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has notedthat the beginning of the 21st Century, rather than ushering in an improved world order, has been full ofthreats and challenges. Taken together, the threats and challenges have produced nothing less than a crisis ofcivilization. The crisis has been systemic, since it has happened simultaneously on many fronts, including theindustrial, energy, environmental, food, social and even politico-military fronts.The global financial crisis, which arose from defects in the international economic system, underlies all theother crises. And the consequences will continue as long as we fail to tackle the root causes of the globalfinancial problem.Events have shown that the existing framework for generating dialogue about global financial shortcomingshas been ineffective, frustrating humanity’s hopes for a better system.No one has come up with a unified global anti-crisis plan. Meanwhile, the cosmetic measures that have beenput in place have failed to spare the world from a growing wave of crisis. We need new forms of discussionthat can produce proposals different from those generated by the current platforms for addressing globalproblems.The global crisis that continues to affect many countries and continents is a phenomenon that mankind hasnever seen before. We need an innovative approach for analyzing, understanding and overcoming it – anapproach that takes a fresh look at all the old dogmas and stereotypes.In this difficult situation, the world needs new ideas that will allow people and countries to overcome today’slong, painful recession.President Nazarbayev’s G-Global initiative is the best hope yet for generating those new ideas.The president proposed a radically new format for discussing, and seeking solutions for the world’s economicand political problems.It involved creating a virtual network where intellectuals from across the globe could engage in a dialoguebased on the principles of democracy and open access. The hope was that the online platform would generatesolutions to a broad range of issues affecting our future.The innovative G-Global website that arose from the president’s proposal offers international expertsan opportunity to engage in an open, public and interactive debate on socio-economic, political, cultural,demographic and many other issues.We must work together to promote world peace and values that enhance humanity through an open andconstructive dialogue, based on the five principles of G-Global: “Evolution, not revolution”, “Justice, equality andconsensus”, “Global tolerance and trust”, “Global transparency” and “Constructive multi-polarity”.Our goal is not just to see the world survive in a surge of change, but to see it develop, to strengthen itspeoples’ achievements and to expand their capabilities.Therefore, we – a number of professors, scholars and students of Kazakhstan – announce the establishment ofan International G-Global Movement.We encourage young people from around the world, and all those who care about the fate of humanity,to support our initiative, using all of the informational and communicative possibilities of the G-Global onlineplatform.Young people, as society’s most progressive and ambitious group, will be able to handle this responsibility,we are certain.We invite everyone to join us, to contribute their knowledge and skills for the benefit of all humankind, to makeevery effort to solve the challenges of the new millennium.Our future is in our hands. And we must take it seriously. Youth leaders and scholars of Kazakhstan