Promote the World Declaration on
the Right to the Starlight as a common heritage of mankind.
Promote international action in
defence of the quality of the night sky and the observation of the stars, reinforcing the
right to their enjoyment and use as a scientific, cultural and environmental resource and
a vector of technological development to the benefit of mankind.
Help to spread the culture of
valuing starlight, guaranteeing access to it for present and future generations.
Make an international call on
the need to limit impacts on the quality of observing the sky associated with light,
radio-electric and air pollution, including the impact of air traffic, in the areas of
Promote public awareness of the
personal right to contemplate the stars and to the conservation of nocturnal landscapes.
Identify and promote initiatives
to enhance the value of material and intangible cultural heritage associated with
astronomy, hence reinforcing our knowledge of the skies and of the associated cultural
Open a window on the new forms
of sustainable and creative tourism promoting starlight and the firmament as basic
resources in responsible tourism destinations, with special emphasis on actions taken in
mankind heritage sites, biosphere reserves and areas of astrophysical observation.
Generate proposals aimed at the
protection of night sky quality, promoting the creation of privileged areas for star
observation and launching international campaigns and agreements aimed at consolidating
genuine Starlight Reserves as windows to the firmament.
Promote the concept of Starlight
Reserves in protected natural areas and surrounding zones, as an element of the strategy
to conserve biodiversity and the manifestations of night life: life manifests itself
24 hours a day.
Develop the clean skies
initiative within the framework of UNESCOs World Network of Biosphere Reserves, as
they are laboratories for science and sustainable development and they can act as
worldwide benchmarks for enhancing the value of environmental resources.
Develop the proposal to create
an international network of institutions and bodies supporting the quality of the light of
the night sky and the right to observe the stars.
Identify, disseminate and
promote local, national and international legislative initiatives aimed at protecting this
legacy for science, development and culture.
Help to disseminate the benefits
associated with the development of
astrophysics and observatories, in the technological and industrial
dimensions and in the area of job creation and the influence they have
on the advancement of other socially interesting applications.