Why were the rest of us not give a chance to sign the declaration?

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Why were the rest of us not give a chance to sign the declaration?

I READ the 12 guiding principles in the 2019 declaration published in The National (October 10) and found myself responding positively in general, noting that a few tweaks and additions may well be necessary, evolving through discussion and refinement in the coming months.

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Why were the rest of us not give a chance to sign the declaration?