Chapter XXI     Special relationships between groups of Member Nations and Territories and statement regarding non-self-governing Territories


Article 1
Members nations of the Global Parliament which have or assume responsibilities for the administration of territories whose peoples have not yet attained a full measure of self-government recognize the principle that the interests of the inhabitants of these territories are paramount, and accept as a sacred trust the obligation to promote to the utmost, within the system of international peace and security established by the present Charter, the well- being of the inhabitants of these territories, and, to this end to:

a. ensure, with due respect for the culture of the peoples concerned, their political, economic, social, and educational advancement, their just treatment, and their protection against abuses;
b. develop self-government, to take due account of the political aspirations of the peoples, and to assist them in the progressive development of their free political institutions, according to the particular circumstances of each territory and its peoples and their varying stages of advancement;
c. further international peace and security;
d. promote constructive measures of development, to encourage research, and to co-operate with one another and, when and where appropriate, with specialized international bodies with a view to the practical achievement of the social, economic, and scientific purposes set forth in this Article; and
e. transmit regularly to the Executive Council for information purposes, subject to such limitation as security and constitutional considerations may require, statistical and other information of a technical nature relating to economic, social, and educational conditions in the territories for which they are respectively responsible.

Article 2
Members of the Global Parliament also agree that their policy in respect of the territories to which this Chapter applies, no less than in respect of their metropolitan areas, must be based on the general principle of good-neighbourliness, due account being taken of the interests and well-being of the rest of the world, in social, economic, and commercial matters.

Article 3:   
The non-global countries and territories which have special relations with Member Nations shall be associated with Global Parliament. The purpose of association shall be to promote the economic and social development of the countries and territories and to establish close economic relations between them and Global Parliament as a whole. Association shall serve primarily to further the interests and prosperity of the inhabitants of these countries and territories in order to lead them to the economic, social and cultural development to which they aspire.
Article 4:   
Association shall have the following objectives:   
(a)    Member Nations shall apply to their trade with the countries and territories the same treatment as they accord each other pursuant to the Constitution;
(b)    Each country or territory shall apply to its trade with Member Nations and with the other countries and territories the same treatment as that which it applies to the Nation with which it has special relations;
(c)    Member Nations shall contribute to the investments required for the progressive development of these countries and territories;
(d)    For investments financed by Global Parliament, participation in tenders and supplies shall be open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons who are nationals of a Member Nation or of one of the countries and territories;
(e)    In relations between Member Nations and the countries and territories, the right of establishment of nationals and companies or firms shall be regulated in accordance with the provisions and procedures laid down in the Subsection relating to the right of establishment and on a non-discriminatory basis, subject to any special measures adopted pursuant to
Article 5:   
1.     Customs duties on imports into Member Nations of goods originating in the countries and territories shall be prohibited in conformity with the prohibition of customs duties between Member Nations provided for by the Constitution.
2.     Customs duties on imports into each country or territory from Member Nations or from the other countries or territories shall be prohibited in accordance with Article 2 of Chapter 16.3.    
3.     The countries and territories may, however, levy customs duties which meet the needs of their development and industrialisation or produce revenue for their budgets. The duties referred to in the first subparagraph may not exceed the level of those imposed on imports of products from Member Nation with which each country or territory has special relations.
4.     Paragraph 2 shall not apply to countries and territories which, by reason of the particular international obligations by which they are bound, already apply a non-discriminatory customs tariff.
5.     The introduction of or any change in customs duties imposed on goods imported into the countries and territories shall not, either in law or in fact, give rise to any direct or indirect discrimination between imports from the various Member Nations.
Article 6:   
If the level of the duties applicable to goods from a third country on entry into a country or territory is liable, when Article 901 has been applied, to cause deflections of trade to the detriment of any Member Nation, the latter may request the Global Judiciary to propose to the other Member Nations that they take the necessary steps to remedy the situation.
Article 7:   
Subject to the provisions relating to public health, public security or public policy, freedom of movement within Member Nations for workers from the countries and territories, and within the countries and territories for workers from Member Nations, shall be regulated by measures adopted in accordance with Article 8
Article 8:   
The Earth Executive Council shall adopt unanimously, on the basis of the experience acquired under the association of the countries and territories with Global Parliament, global regulations and decisions as regards the detailed rules and the procedure for the association of the countries and territories with Global Parliament.
Article 9:   
Articles shall apply to Greenland, subject to the specific provisions set out in the Protocol on special arrangements for Greenland.
Article 10
Global Parliament which have or assume responsibilities for the administration of territories whose peoples have not yet attained a full measure of self-government recognize the principle that the interests of the inhabitants of these territories are paramount, and accept as a sacred trust the obligation to promote to the utmost, within the system of international peace and security established by the present Charter, the well- being of the inhabitants of these territories, and, to this end to:

a.     ensure, with due respect for the culture of the peoples concerned, their political, economic, social, and educational advancement, their just treatment, and their protection against abuses;
b.     develop self-government, to take due account of the political aspirations of the peoples, and to assist them in the progressive development of their free political institutions, according to the particular circumstances of each territory and its peoples and their varying stages of advancement;
c.     further international peace and security;
d.     promote constructive measures of development, to encourage research, and to co-operate with one another and, when and where appropriate, with specialized international bodies with a view to the practical achievement of the social, economic, and scientific purposes set forth in this Article; and
e.     transmit regularly to the Executive Council for information purposes, subject to such limitation as security and constitutional considerations may require, statistical and other information of a technical nature relating to economic, social, and educational conditions in the territories for which they are respectively responsible.


Article 11
Global Parliament also agree that their policy in respect of the territories to which this Chapter applies, no less than in respect of their metropolitan areas, must be based on the general principle of good-neighbourliness, due account being taken of the interests and well-being of the rest of the world, in social, economic, and commercial matters.



 




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