As another violent and eventful year draws to a close, humanity should seek to affirm a commitment to freedom, peace, equality, happiness and the rule of law, in 2016.
While all efforts and resources to prevent a repeat of the violent terrorists attacks on Paris, France, last January and November, must be utilized, nonetheless, humanity should continue into 2016, to work on eliminating the social, economic and political causes that give rise to radicalization.
The humanitarian blight that is the Syrian war perpetrated by Bashar al Assad and his regime upon the Syrian people, which has killed 250,000 people, displaced millions, while creating a refugee crisis at Europe's borders, should be solved in 2016. And Ukraine's desire to westernization should not be impeded by Russia any longer in 2016.
From Ukraine to Syria, from Libya to Yemen, from Burundi to South Sudan, from South Africa to Central African Republic, from Somalia to Nigeria, from the South China Sea to Taiwan, from Myanmar to Thailand, from Xinjiang to Tibet, from Nepal to Kashmir, from Palestine to Israel, from Gaza to the Sinai, from Georgia to Moldova as in many other places, the people must reserve the right to self determination and good governance unaffected by the potential agenda of agitators.
Therefore, in 2016, it must be resolved that all lives matter from Cleveland, Ohio; to Chicago, Illinois; to Hong Kong; to Brussels, Belgium; to Brixton, Great Britain; to Berlin, Germany and beyond. The rights of humankind must trump all other matters in 2016.
So in 2016, humanity should adhere to the tenets of freedom, peace, equality, happiness and the rule of law as it protects its one fragile natural environment in order to ensure the continuity of the human race.