The vision, mission and values of The Human Contract


The Human Contract is leadership for all humans. It includes the fundamentals for all human beings, but we are non-religious and non-party-political. The Human Contract is about being human here and now, in this life.

Our goal is a thriving, sustainable, global humanity, within 100 years. Changing our behavior and maturing for a better and peaceful world.



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Our vision is a world where every human understands and are living their rights and responsibilities - a thriving humanity on our globe.


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Our mission is a global communication on the human contract – our human rights and human responsibilities for a state of grace. Because when you are in a state of grace and I am in a state of grace that is how we create The State of grace.


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We commit to humanity by our five values - dignity, integrity, diversity, trust and empowerment

Our values ​​in brief

Dignity is a way of being. Every human has the right to their life, and to strive for dignity, harmony, and peace in each and every situation and action. Every human has the right to interpret their own expression of dignity, not at the cost of any other. Dignity is the light within us.

Integrity is a way of acting. We strive for strong integrity, also knowing that as humans we are constantly learning. Integrity shifts in different moments and situations. We strive for integrity that is not driven from fear but integrity driven by mutual respect. Integrity builds trust by accountability.

Beyond all labels, we are all human. Each aspect of humanity - understanding aspects of; background, religions, different life paths - all enriches us in decision making and to create a prosperous life. Diversity is also important in the aspect of our planet and all its life. We all contribute to a rich planet.

By having an open mind, through accountability and integrity - trust is built. When promises are broken, it is essential to rebuild trust. It is important to look deeply into our own shadow-self and make peace to rebuild trust. Forgivness and making amends is building trust, forgiveness towars self and others. Trust is also connected with self-love, hence love to the world.

We stand for true Power to the people - With the strive of dignity, we want to empower humanity. Empowerment starts within each and every one of us. It is about integrity - caring for our bodies our health, our emotions, how we communicate, how we move, and our approach to life. Power to the people is also about standing up for one another for what is just, fair, and right - civil courage. We are civilians standing up for eachother.

How the values comes together

Dignity and integrity are how we are, and how we act individually. Diversity and trust are interpersonal. Power to the people is our goal empowering humanity. All values are the directions we follow to help us in our constant learning. We fall in and out of integrity and dignity. Our trust can be shifting. Diversity and working for power to the people is the purpose.

The fundament - The seven principles of human dignity

The seven principles of human dignity are based on the United Nations universal declaration of human rights, but in an interpersonal perspective. The responsibilities are about modern leadership. It is for all mankind. We are born with rights and develop in our responsibilities to become accountable, mature humans.

By understanding and living the principles we evolve as humans and humanity. We are living, embodying power to the people - us!

The movement is about self-leadership -
The human contract is for me, as a human being, and my contribution to the world.

With self-leadership also comes the realization that we can learn and develop in difficult times - "istima". Istima means learning and is an approach to look at crises at all levels as possibilities. We can evolve as humans when we can face, embrace and grow stronger, more insightful in trying and difficult times.

The Human Contract logo

About our logo

The logo embodies our values and the seven principles of human dignity - The Human Contract. The colors in the logo are originally from the spectrum of colors red orange yellow green turquoise blue ... and the light that includes all colors - white.

A video will be published here soon about our fantastic logo!

The logo embodies our values and the seven principles of human dignity - The Human Contract. The colors in the logo are originally from the spectrum of colors red orange yellow green turquoise blue ... and the light that includes all colors - white.


We envision dignity as the Crown on each human's head. To walk tall, with pride and a regal approach to oneself and one another. Therefore The colors also represent different gemstones.

It is the ruby red representing our rights and responsibilities with our body

It is the beautiful orange Amber representing our thoughts

The golden yellow it’s about our emotions and feelings our rights and our responsibility

The wonderful emerald green represents our rights and responsibilities of our communication

The turquoise’s about our rights and responsibility in our movement

The deep sapphire blue is all rights and responsibilities in our life

The last white is all-inclusive is our collective rights and responsibilities, which is represented in the pearl. It is the symbol of wisdom gained through experience which I believe we all need now.


As humans, we vary in our integrity sometimes we are balanced and take a just and rightful place, but usually, we are in learning taking too much space or place ... and sometimes we don’t step up and we make ourselves and each other small. The different spheres in the logo have different sizes. When we take over others' responsibility, our integrity swells and it creates istima - physical or mental suffering.
Sometimes we victimize ourselves and say that and we play small we say we cannot do that. We don’t step up taking our just space that also creates istima, suffering.
It is by facing and going through these difficult times that we grow as individuals, and as a collective. We step in to our integrity.
Integrity also works on different levels individual, interpersonal, groups, organizations, society, and the world.
The many challenges we experience today are about our individual and our collective learning, maturing as humanity.


The different spheres had the same colors as the rainbow. I have seen humans with all colors of the rainbow. The colors of our skin, our age, or our background mean little when we put it in perspective what we contribute to the world. Each individual is unique and each and every one of us contributes in different ways to the world. Seeing and understanding the different perspectives broaden our collective perspective diversity is important in the process. We are all different and we all have equal human worth.


The different colors in the logo represent the light spectrum. The human contract is to illuminate and to give humanity a foundation, building trust. Trusting ourselves and trusting the world.


When we all encourage each other to step up in our integrity, taking our just space we empower ourselves and one another. Through our empowerment we grow, we heal ourselves, one another, and the world, the globe. The human contract is a global movement it’s about empowerment to the people for real.

This logo came to be in a genuine process where we worked with the Swedish Sven - Sven Ljung design. He is modeling the logos that he’s designing through a structured process, with creativity, collaboration and time. We chose The Swedish Sven because he works professionally and from the heart, meticulous listening to the idea and the potential profile places. The Swedish Sven designs logos that lasts for 100 years.

The seven principles of human dignity

The seven principles of human dignity are about our rights and responsibles as humans for a state of grace.
It is based on a united nation universal declaration of human rights - but from an interpersonal perspective.
Our human responsibilities are about modern leadership.

1st Principle

1st principle


1st principle

We have the right
to our body

We have a responsibility
for our body

2nd Principle

2nd principle


2st principle

We have the right
to our thoughts

We have a responsibility
for our thoughts

3rd Principle

3rd principle


3rd principle

We have the right
to our feelings and emotions

We have a responsibility
for our feelings and emotions


4th principle


4th principle

We have the right to
our communication and our expression

We have a responsibility for our communication and our expression

5th Principle

5th principle


5th principle

We have the right in
our freedom of movement

We have a responsibility
in our movement
to respect others, laws and policys

6th Principle

6th principle


6th principle

We have the right to our life - to live with whomever, wherever and how ever, but not at the cost of others.

This includes all lifeforms - to respect all life with dignity.

7th Principle

7th principle


7th principle

We have collective rights as humans 

We have collective responsibilities
- civil courage


Maria Dolores

Why is The Human Contract important?
1762 Jean-Jacques Rousseau talked about the social contract. The Human Contract is in many ways a development of that, with the core of equality for all humans. We have many complex challenges in our world today. A solution and the real change start within all of us.

The human contract is an empowerment movement. The change is not party-political nor religious, but for and by humanity.

I believe when we all fully understand our rights and responsibilities, when we are living a more compassionate life for ourselves, and each other - then we will have a real change, a change we need in these times.

Maria Dolores (born Fredriksson, married Ehrling)

Mrs. Maria Dolores is the founder of The Human Contract. She is a Swedish Human Resource expert, humanitarian, and leadership consultant. Mrs. Maria has successfully trained management teams in crisis management, with measurable results contributing to reoccurring production records, and improved excellent customer satisfaction. She has worked with cultural development and individual-, group-, and organizational changes in the Swedish Forrest-, and Steel industry and at the Swedish Prosecution authorities.

Maria has written several books on topics of life matters and leadership. Her core value is dignity, her standpoint from a rational foundation sharing concrete tools. Her first book "A State of Grace - Human Rights and Human Obligations" (Collana 2015) was the first sprout of The Human Contract movement.

During the Corona pandemic, Maria is helping a friend in the funeral business. She is working with dignity for all humans, and has been representing at ceremonies from almost all religions and traditions. The work has deepened her sense of humanity and life.

Maria is a social entrepreneur and a networker, uniting organizations, NGOs, and officials for a better world. She lives and talks about equality and health for every human being, the need to understand and end suppression in every aspect.

Maria lives in Stockholm, Sweden with her daughter. Her upcoming book is "The Human Contract", a publication planned for the end of 2022.


Art Kosol
Prachoomphorn Lindh 

Why is the Human Contract important?
After having lived almost a hundred years of life, I realize that the past cannot be changed, but the Foundation with the generous support of the public can make possible unbelievable and ambitious achievements for humanity for the future 100 years.

I dare say that today I surround myself with peaceful energy. I feel calm and secure that whatever unfortunate situation is going on in the world today will be diminished and hopefully eliminated for the generations to come with the work of The Human Contract guided by the seven positive principles. 

This is a challenge to all people for the Human Contract to be successful. 

Prachoomphorn Lindh
”Art Kosol”

Ms. Art Kosol was in the Diplomatic Corps at the Royal Thai Embassy in England (1953-54) during the coronation of H.M. Queen Elisabeth II. At that time she was presented to the Royal Court i.e H.M. Queen Elizabeth II at Buckenham Palace. After her success in England, then she was transferred to Washington, D.C. USA in the same position.

Ms. Kosol acquired B.A. Honored degree in Business Administration at American University, Washington D.C, while she was also performing her duty as a diplomat.

Ms. Art Kosol was a Goodwill Ambassador at SOS-Barnbyar Sweden. At the same time, she was the President of Vita Nova Foundation, which she founded in Sweden together with her late husband.

Art's passion for people and development has shown in her extensive experiences at United Nations for over 30 years in Bangkok, Geneva, and Vienna. She is a proud member for many years as a past President of the Rotary Club of Stockholm International.

Her non-judgmental and open mind has been a great tool for her international work in various roles, also as the President of the Swedish-Thai Culture Society. Art is very experienced to create successful events. While she was active earlier as the vice president, she was involved in the activities with Per Taube helping H.M. Queen Silvia's World Childhood Foundation. An example of Art's contribution was to create a Gala Dinner at the Grand Hotel, where over 1 million SEK was raised to the foundation.

Art is still an active member of the Services Project Committee, Rotary Club of Stockholm International, after ten years as a  Chairperson.

Art lives in Stockholm with her husband Peter. She is writing a book expecting to be published in 2023. The book is about her life as a child, her father, and her experiences living a privileged life without real privileges.

We are proud that Mrs. Art is the co-founder of the Human Contract Foundation and a much appreciated board member.