About New7Wonders

Our Mission

With a series of global voting campaigns, New7Wonders is inspiring and making people more aware of what we are leaving behind for our children and future generations.

The Official New7Wonders of the World is the first worldwide democratic exercise in mankind’s history. For the first time we all (millions of people from all over the world) have created a “Global Memory”: 7 things for everyone to remember, and 7 symbols of unity that respect, honour and celebrate the cultural diversity of our planet.

If we want to save anything, we first need to appreciate it”

Through global voting campaigns, New7Wonders inspires people worldwide. New7Wonders highlights what unites us all—as opposed to what separates us—and also emphasizes the importance of caring for what will be left for future generations.

The Official New 7 Wonders of the World campaign was the first global democratic exercise in mankind’s history. For the first time, we all, millions of people from all over the world, have created “Global Memory”:

“7 things for everyone to remember, 7 symbols of unity that respect, honour and celebrate our planet’s cultural diversity”
(Bernard Weber, Founder New7Wonders)

The Official New7Wonders of Nature campaign highlights and celebrates the beauty of our planet, thus fostering greater respect for the earth’s fragile natural equilibrium. The motto for this campaign is:

“If we want to save anything, we first need to truly appreciate it”
(Bernard Weber, Founder New7Wonders)

Because we often only act when we are about to lose something precious that has grown dear to us.

Vote for the New7Wonders Cities now!

How the New7Wonders movement all began

bws1New7Wonders Founder Bernard Weber: “In the 1990s, when I was working as a filmmaker and when technology switched from analog to digital, the Internet started to become a mass medium and I was looking for a reason to buy my first computer and to use the Internet’s true potential to reach everyone across our planet. So I started to reflect and search for a concept, for a word, a sentence which everyone on this planet could understand and recognize, and therefore would be inspired and encourage to interact with other people around the world.”
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