Can you allow yourself to dream of a world system that works for everyone? These videos illustrate the transforming principles and prospective institutions that could make global democracy a reality. Activists join to propose advanced alternatives to meeting the needs of all earth’s people. They offer guidance on how world citizens can share power with corporations and national governments to control more of the destiny of the race.
This Course on Transforming Planetary Management offers a Local Action option. It is an interactivating study program. Participants review UN history and potentials, so they can understand why each of 25 Top Transformations of the world system offers a real solution to a given set of problems that populations are experiencing globally.
By means of these seminars, advocates of working toward democratic world federation can interface their agenda with local schools and civil society groups. The students bring new blood to non-governmental organizations. Member adults and seniors have resources, know-how, and contacts that will enormously benefit youth just starting their careers.
Course attendees have a chance to choose to engage with companionable others to undertake local projects. The desirable principles of good governance, inclusive social justice, and human rights maximization apply everywhere.
These affinity action teams might decide, for example, to work to bring greater sustainability to campus management, assist community development projects, press their national governments to support a Green Economy, or lobby UN missions to back weighted voting in the General Assembly and universal regional representation in the Security Council.
Action Agenda for the Earth: Strengthening the United Nations for the 21st Century, Abridged (57 mins. total)
The historic Millennium Forum, convened by the United Nations Secretary General at the General Assembly Hall in May 2000, legitimately represented organized humanity. The delegates produced a Declaration and Agenda for Action that proposes an inclusive, fair, and actionable alternative to the current form of economic globalization. This plan shows how to restore the environment, while bringing about a world of peace and plenty for all.
I. Transforming the United Nations Four authorities picture a world system that works for all. They explain how to find U.N. agencies, guarantee every person food, shelter, health care, education, and employment, and institute a comprehensive peace-sustain U.N. system to reduce armed conflict. (14:00)
II. The Other Superpower Convenes In May 2000 at the United Nations, civil society delegates from around the globe gathered to represent humankind. They produced an Agenda for Action recommending workable ways that governments, the U.N., and civic organizations cat together fulfill the commitments all states have made to meet the needs of their populations and restore the biosphere. Folk music and dance performances reflected the planet’s many cultures. (12:00)
III. Serving All the People Illustrated portions of this Millennium Forum’s Declaration as read out at the podium of the U.N. General Assembly Hall portray its key proposals. A self-financing planetary development program can eradicate poverty, achieve peace, tame transitional corporate globalization, and secure human rights universally. (18:00)
IV. Funding and Democratizing the United Nations A small levy on transborder currency exchange transactions would fund the U.N. to serve as an effective Earth steward. Instituting user fees on the global commons can finance sustainable development and environmental restoration. To democratize the U.N., the delegates recommended establishing a Global Civil Society Forum to define a People’ Agenda and focalize world attention on implementing it. (12:00)
WORLD CITIZENSHIP 5 in 1 (2 hrs. total)
Toward a Governed World Three articulate globalists explain how to move from the present unruly international system toward orderly planetary management. (30:00)
The Binding Triad A weighted voting system can turn the U.N. General Assembly from a debating society passing non-binding resolutions into a legislature enacting enforceable world laws. (30:00)
Strengthening the United Nations Making the U.N. a more effective planetary administrator requires regional mediation services, an all-volunteer peacekeeping force, expanded use of the World Court, and a Global Resources Agency protecting the environment. (30:00)
Nine Weeks for the Earth Reconnect to your highest ideals through this commemoration of the period between the 25th Earth Day and the 50th Anniversary of signing the U.N. Charter. (16:00)
The Challenge of World Citizenship World Citizens call for a People’s House in a stronger and better financed United Nations. (18:00)
Could you allow yourself to dream of a world system that works for everyone? This 22 minute video illustrates the transforming principles and prospective institutions that would make global democracy a reality. Activists join to propose realizable ways to meet the needs of all earth’s people. They detail infrastructure world citizens need to promote to share power with corporations and national governments in order to shape more of the destiny of the race.
Until recently, few were on the Internet most of us now use every day. These developments can likewise happen very rapidly. Let us visualize together a world where everyone has enough to eat and work to live. We can do it easily, with a small portion of the money now going to the military.
We could declare for the transformation of the United Nations into a world federation of nations: democratic, transparent, and plural. We are all human, and we are all earthlings. But we have no structure that admits those simple facts – yet. Let us join together in a new “Dance of the Earth.”
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REGULATE TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS
The UN’s Global Compact is the start of transnational corporate responsibility, regulations requiring businesses and corporations to do right by the environment.
FULFILL A BILL OF SOCIAL RIGHTS
Every person on this planet needs food, clothes, fresh drinking water, adequate preventative medical care, education up through College, a job commensurate to his or her education and training, and in old age Social Security. We have the means do do it in the next fifty years, if we put our minds to it.
INSTALL A UNITED NATIONS PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY
A UNPA is one means to democratize the UN, to be established as a consultative body by a vote of the UN General Assembly. Party groups would send delegates to fill each country’s seats according to their percentage in the national legislature. The legitimate parliamentary representatives of 80 states in the world have spoken out for its creation.
INSTITUTE IN THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY WEIGHTED VOTING ENACTING ENFORCEABLE WORLD LAW
To become world law, votes for resolutions would count in three ways. First, 2/3 of the member states must concur. Secondly, 60% of the world population is on board. Thirdly, countries approve who contribute an agreed majority of the UN budget.
CONSTITUTE THE SECURITY COUNCIL THROUGH UNIVERSAL REGIONAL REPRESENTATION
Every country in the world would belong to some region, represented in clusters. Each nation has an assigned weight, based on its population, its assessment for UN financing, and its status as a state.
ESTABLISH A BICAMERAL WORLD LEGISLATURE, WITH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BECOMING THE HOUSE OF NATIONS AND A COMPANION ELECTED CONGRESS OF THE EARTH
Through Article 109, a UN Charter Review Conference could legally adopt the resolution to transform the UN into a democratic global federation of nations. It is past time to transport the principles of rights and political organization to the global level.
Securely funded UN or allied agencies could carry out a constellation of world service functions. Short video segments illustrate many of these proposals, making the ideas easier to envision. All these planned institutions have identified appropriate reliable non-donation funding sources.
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• Cancel all Third World debt, redirecting current payments. – Institute a tax of .5% on transborder electronic currency exchange transactions. • Enforce Global Compact principles for member transnational corporations. • Integrate International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization policies and practices with UN social and environmental treaties. – Establish a Sustainable Development Authority, supported by user fees, to regulate the sustainable commercial exploitation of the global commons. – Create an International Disaster Relief Agency, paid for by a surcharge on property insurance premiums. – Replenish a Global Renewable Energy Support Fund with taxes on transnational energy companies’ windfall profits from the escalating price of oil.
– Enhance conflict resolution through a non-violent civilian peace force, emphasizing the participation of local women in peace settlement negotiations. — Enlarge mediation and conciliation services. — Form an all-volunteer rapid deployment Emergency Peace Service and designate standby regional peacekeeping forces. — Create a corps of police officers to work with peacekeepers. — Regularize the functioning of the Peacebuilding Commission to help societies recover from violent conflicts. — Develop a global peace education curriculum and secure its use in all schools. • Institute universal jurisdiction for the International Criminal Court (ICC). • Declare wars of aggression illegal through the ICC, enforced at least by lifetime travel restrictions for fear of prosecution on heads of state that authorize crimes against the peace. • Stem nuclear proliferation by having current nuclear states de-alert all their nuclear weapons.
• Operationalize the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. — When necessary, act from collective responsibility to protect civilian populations from intolerable abuse by their own governments. • Systematize tiers of courts, most already in place, working with the watchdog Human Rights Council, to guarantee the maintenance of civil standards in practice, everywhere, at all levels, from the local, through the national, regional, and now with the ICC, to the global.
• Accord unconditional jurisdiction to the decisions of the International Court of Justice. — Reconstitute Security Council membership into twelve regional voting units producing qualified majorities. — Introduce weighted voting to enable the General Assembly to create enforceable world law. — To advise the General Assembly, establish at the UN both a People’s Parliamentary Assembly of sitting national legislators and a Global Civil Society Forum. — Institutionalize substantive Non-Governmental Organization participation in UN decision-making processes.