John Lennon and Yoko Ono write the Declaration of Nutopia

John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote the Declaration of Nutopia, announcing their conceptual country, on 1 April 1973.

The declaration was written on a single sheet of paper, and was issued from the Nutopian Embassy, with the given address One White Street, New York, NY, 10013.


We announce the birth of a conceptual country, NUTOPIA.

Citizenship of the country can be obtained by declaration of your awareness of NUTOPIA.

NUTOPIA has no land, no boundries [sic], no passports, only people.

NUTOPIA has no laws other than cosmic.

All people of NUTOPIA are ambassadors of the country.

As two ambassadors of NUTOPIA, we ask for diplomatic immunity and recognition in the United Nations of our country and its people.

A three-second silent track named Nutopian National Anthem was included on Lennon’s solo album Mind Games, released in November 1973.

The Declaration of Nutopia was read out by Lennon and Ono at a New York press conference held the following day, 2 April 1973.

Last updated: 28 March 2022
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