Chapter VIII Enhanced cooperation between Member Nations
Any enhanced cooperation between Member Nations shall comply with Global Parliament's Constitution and global law. Such cooperation shall not undermine the internal market or economic, social and territorial cohesion. It shall not constitute a barrier to or discrimination in trade between Member Nations, nor shall it distort competition between them.
Any enhanced cooperation proposed shall respect the competences, rights and obligations of those Member Nations which do not participate in it. Those Member Nations shall not impede its implementation by the participating Member Nations.
1. When enhanced cooperation is being established, it shall be open to all Member Nations, subject to compliance with any conditions of participation laid down by the global authorising decision. It shall also be open to them at any other time, subject to compliance with the acts already adopted within that framework, in addition to any such conditions. The Global Judiciary and Member Nations participating in enhanced cooperation shall ensure that they facilitate participation by as many Member Nations as possible.
2. The Global Judiciary and, where appropriate, Global Parliament Minister for Global Affairs shall keep all members of Global Parliament Executive Council and the Global Parliament regularly informed regarding developments in enhanced cooperation.
1. Member Nations which wish to establish enhanced cooperation between themselves in one of the areas covered by the Constitution, with the exception of the common foreign and security policy, shall address a request to the Global Judiciary , specifying the scope and objectives of the enhanced cooperation proposed. The Global Judiciary may submit a proposal to Global Parliament Executive Council to that effect. In the event of the Global Judiciary not submitting a proposal, it shall inform Member Nations concerned of the reasons for not doing so. Authorisation to proceed with enhanced cooperation shall be granted by a global decision of Global Parliament Executive Council, acting on a proposal from the Global Judiciary and after obtaining the consent of Global Parliament .
2. In the framework of the global security policy, the request of Member Nations which wish to establish enhanced cooperation between themselves shall be addressed to Global Parliament Executive Council. It shall be forwarded to Global Parliament Minister of Global Affairs, who shall give an opinion on whether the enhanced cooperation is consistent with the Federation's common foreign and security policy, and to the Global Judiciary , which shall give its opinion in particular on whether the enhanced cooperation proposed is consistent with other Federation policies. It shall also be forwarded to the Global Parliament for information. Authorisation to proceed with enhanced cooperation shall be granted by a global decision of Global Parliament Executive Council.
1. Any Member Nation which wishes to participate in enhanced cooperation in one of the areas referred to in Article 3, Chapter 10.4.9, shall notify its intention to Global Parliament Executive Council and the Global Judiciary . The Global Judiciary shall, within four months of the date of receipt of the notification, confirm the participation of Member Nation concerned. It shall note where necessary that any conditions of participation have been fulfilled and shall adopt any transitional measures deemed necessary with regard to the application of the acts already adopted within the framework of enhanced cooperation. However, if the Global Judiciary considers that any conditions of participation have not been fulfilled, it shall indicate the arrangements to be adopted to fulfil those conditions and shall set a deadline for re-examining the request for participation. It shall re-examine the request, in accordance with the procedure set out in the preceding subparagraph. If the Global Judiciary considers that any conditions of participation have still not been met, the Member Nation concerned may refer the matter to Global Parliament Executive Council, which shall act in accordance with Article 1, Chapter 12.3. Global Parliament Executive Council may also adopt the transitional measures referred to in the second subparagraph on a proposal from the Global Judiciary .
2. Any Member Nation which wishes to participate in enhanced cooperation in the framework of the common foreign and security policy shall notify its intention to Global Parliament Executive Council, the Federation Minister for Global Affairs and the Global Judiciary . Global Parliament Executive Council shall confirm the participation of Member Nation concerned, after consulting Global Parliament Government Minister of Global Affairs . It shall note where necessary that any conditions of participation have been fulfilled. Global Parliament Executive Council, on a proposal from the Federation Minister of Global Affairs, may also adopt any transitional measures deemed necessary with regard to the application of the acts already adopted within the framework of enhanced cooperation. However, if Global Parliament Executive Council considers that any conditions of participation have not been fulfilled, it shall indicate the arrangements to be adopted to fulfil those conditions and shall set a deadline for re-examining the request for participation. For the purposes of this paragraph, the Council of Ministers shall act in accordance with Article 1, Chapter 12.3.
Expenditure resulting from implementation of enhanced cooperation, other than administrative costs entailed for the Institutions, shall be borne by the participating Member Nations, unless all members of the Council of Ministers, acting unanimously after consulting Global Parliament, decide otherwise.
Where a provision of the Constitution which may be applied in the context of enhanced cooperation stipulates that the Federation Executive Council shall act unanimously, Global Parliament Executive Council, acting unanimously in accordance with the arrangements laid down in Article 5, Chapter 8, may, on its own initiative, decide to act by qualified majority. Where a provision of the Constitution which may be applied in the context of enhanced cooperation stipulates that Global Parliament Executive Council shall adopt global laws or framework laws under a special legislative procedure, the Council of Ministers, acting unanimously in accordance with the arrangements laid down in Article 1, Chapter 12.3, may, on its own initiative, decide to act under the ordinary legislative procedure. Global Parliament Executive Council shall act after consulting Global Parliament .
Global Parliament Executive Council and the Global Judiciary shall ensure the consistency of activities undertaken in the context of enhanced cooperation and the consistency of such activities with the policies of the Federation, and shall cooperate to that end.
Article 9: Global ministries
Global ministries are a very specific and useful type of symbiotical relationships on Earth. There are urgently needed. The Global Community has been promoting the formation of 51 global ministries for the proper governance of Earth.
Global ministries are world wide organizations just like the World trade Organization (WTO) for trade and therefore should have the same power to rule on cases as that of the WTO.
World wide organizations and institutions such as the WTO, WHO and many others, including banking institutions and Wall Street, shall be under the supervision and management of the relevant Global Ministries.
Article 10: The Global Community has already created several global ministries.
The Global Community has already created several global ministries. The most obvious ones are Global Parliament Health Ministry, Earth Security, Federation Ministry of Justice, Global Parliament Ministry of the Environment for Global Environmental Governance and the Federation Resources Ministry. The Global Community is also proposing the creation of several other global ministries for the management of Earth (energy, agriculture, environment, health, Earth resources, Earth management, security and safety, trade, peace, family and human development, water resources protection, family and human development, water resources protection, youth, education, justice, science and technology, finance, human resources, ethics, human and Earth rights, sustainable development, industry and manufacturing products, etc.). Each ministry would have a similar power to rule as that given to the WTO organization.
The creation of global ministries is a part of the "Belief, Values, Principles and Aspirations of the Global Community." The Earth Court of Justice will prosecute cases stemming from the global ministries.
Article 11: Earth needs urgently a world system of governance
Earth needs urgently a world system of governance. The United Nations fail to satisfy the needs of the people of the 21st Century. It has never improved upon the old ways and thinking of the middle of the 20th Century. Its voting system no longer satisfy the 6.157 billion people on Earth. Reform is needed but the U.N. organizational structure is incapable of handling its own restructuring. The challenges are different and require a world organization up for dealing with the needs of all these people: the global Community.
Over the past several decades, the Global Community along with the Federation of Global Governments (Federation), have promoted a just and fair global government. The United Nations (UN) organization does not offer such global service to all Peoples. It is not a government. It is not a democratic institution. It has no power to legislate, protect and offer essential services. There is no Justice possible coming from the UN. The Five Permanents Members are the only rule of law. There are themselves subsidized by corporate rulers, lobbyists with vested interests in keeping things the way they are now. There are no change in sight because they cannot change themselves. We must let go the UN. It is a 20th Century WWII organization that can truly make things work for only 5% of the world nations. Staying with the UN certainly means there will not be a 22nd Century to live for most people on Earth. The world needs a 21st Century organization able to manage Earth and bring hope in every home.
The Global Community organization is the only possible and practical solution to our world. We know how everything work, and we know what to do to make it work for us all.
We do not relate in any way with the United Nations. We are here to replace it. For several decades the Global Community has tried very hard to reform the United Nations. It has become clear that the United Nations promotes a culture of waste, mismanagement and corruption, and that it cannot reform itself. Today, the only logical, most equitable and sustainable alternative, is to replace it with the Global Community, Global Parliament.
Article 12: An urgent need for fundamental changes in the United Nations organization
During the past several years, the Global Community has been pleading the United Nations leaders to make changes in the UN organizational structure and ways of doing things. There has been an urgent need for fundamental changes in the United Nations organization. The world wants a true democratic world organization. The UN is not! Should we start from scratch? No! There are a lot of good things within the UN, and they need to be protected.
Article 13: The most fundamental requirement of a world organization is a democratic system of voting
The most fundamental requirement of a world organization is a democratic system of voting. Democracy must be a priority. The right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) is a human right. It should be respected. The actual UN system of voting is undemocratic, unfair and noone likes it. It does not work! The Earth Community Organization (ECO) has proposed a voting system based on democracy.
It is very simple and democratic.
The Global Community is requesting that the United Nations change its voting system to have one vote per million people. This way the rich North will have to deal with the poor in the South in order to obtain votes for decision-making. The eradication of poverty in the world will be achieved. Thousands of other good things will be achieved.
Earth has long been waiting for a truly global governing body based on universal values, human rights, global concepts and democracy. We might as well start this creating process now, there is no longer any reason to wait.
Article 14: Creation of Ministries is a priority
There is a lot to be done. Creation of Ministries will be a priority. Since international trade needs an international organization such as the WTO then why not an international organization to protect the global environment, the global life-support systems? Why not one for other global aspects such as:
* Earth Court of Justice
* Human and Social Development
* Finances and Banks
* Protection of the global life-support systems
* Water Resources
* Rescues and Emergencies
* Global taxes
Why not have ministries, global ministries, for each one of these sectors of life?
And yes, why not one for global politics, politics without borders, global governance and Earth management.
The four interacting circles are quality systems. They are used because together they form a neat geometric expression about a complicated intellectual concept. They represent interactions. These interactions occur between the systems and within each individual system. Here same-size circles represent mathematical local/global indicators that have been developed for assessing and measuring sustainable development within four important realities in local/global life. The scale used within the mathematical model reflects the importance of each quality system in ensuring a sound future for Earth. People need a healthy environment and resources for family, community, government, business and industry. Businesses cannot thrive without people and resources. Earth resources need to be managed wisely so they last longer and be of good use for all of us and the next generations. Let us not waste. Let us protect all life. Economic stability depends on people, resources, and good businesses and trade. The Global Economic Model was developed to bring stability. The Global Community will help businesses to be part of the solution to the challenges of globalisation. In this way, the private sector in partnership with civil society can help realize a vision: allowing a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy. And all of the above cannot exist without a healthy environment. The four interacting circles are a simplistic expression of our need for one another, our interactions, our symbiotical relationships, and the thoughtless damage we can cause if not careful. We are worlds within worlds orbiting in and through each other’s space. This interaction can be planned and executed in a caring, considerate manner so that all may exist and not destroy the other. The four interacting circles also give us an indication of how difficult it may be to apply Global Justice for all life on the planet, and how difficult it is to include the needs of the next generations in our ways of doing things. It has been necessary to conduct a two decades long Global Dialogue, and longer even, to find a process for the establishment of justice amongst us all. We are now seeing all aspects of life through a single focusing lens we have called Global Law. And that is the framework of Global Justice for all life on the planet as researched and developed by the Global Community.
"The Global Community is defined as being all that exits or occurs at any location at any time between the Ozone layer above and the core of the planet below."
This is the fundamental definition of the expression "Global Community" first defined by myself and my wife Virginie in 1985. This definition includes all people, all life on Earth.
The Global Community has had work on Global Justice for all life on the planet ever since 1985. A short list of our previous work on Global Justice for all life on the planet is shown here.
The Global Community Global Justice Movement has many inter-related components: monetary, social, economic, environmental, democracy, and peace. The Global Community Global Justice Movement promotes new thinking to benefit all economies and societies – the true, fair, democratic and efficient solution to poverty. The Global Community has the productive resources to eliminate poverty and injustice. Humanity is now in the process of developing the democratic and transparent communications infrastructure which can bring this about.
Our approach transcends left-wing/right-wing designations. We see both conventional capitalism and socialism as being two arms of a philosophy which concentrate power in an elite, to the detriment of society as a whole. Reforming the current money system, to empower each and every person, is a first step for justice.
The Global Community Global Justice Movement stands for:
1. Each person has the right to have warmth, clean air, clean water, food and housing, along with access to a quality health and educational system.
The Global Community has shown that corporate-style globalization that ignores the needs of the poor and the environment will no longer be tolerated. The Global Community is joining students, environmentalists, people of faith, human rights activists, and others, in the global struggle against corporate globalization being fought in cities and towns across the world.
We works on issues of global economic and social justice and sustainability. We believe another world is possible and necessary. We envision a world free of corporate domination and crushing debt, particularly in communities of color. We act to expose and change the institutionalized violence wrought by international financial and trade institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization.
Cancel all impoverished country debt to the World Bank and IMF, using the institutions' own resources.
End all World Bank and IMF policies that hinder people's access to food, clean water, shelter, health care, education, and right to organize. (Such "structural adjustment" policies include user fees, privatization, and so-called economic austerity programs).
Stop all World Bank support for socially and environmentally destructive projects such as oil, gas, and mining activities, and all support for projects such as dams that include forced relocation of people.
We are committed to nonviolence and recognizes militarism as a tool used by the global corporate elite to keep money flowing to the privileged few while restricting the rights of people worldwide. We oppose corporate practice which places short-term profits ahead of human dignity, sustainable development and a healthy earth. We stand for the globalization of our rights to speech, thought, religion, assembly, a clean environment, self-determination, freedom from fear and persecution and freedom from poverty.
We stand for the rights of women, children, elderly, affordable health care, strong labor rights and social and economic policies that put people and the environment before profits. We are opposed to the globalization of greed and obscene concentrations of wealth -- we say that another world is possible and necessary.
The Global Community is a non-hierarchical nonviolent organization of individuals and organizations that promotes the arts, conducts workshops, facilitates nonviolent direct actions, educates, organizes, campaigns, empowers, and aims to rip injustice from its roots.
The Global Community movement for Global Justice is committed to making all Global Dialogues and Global Exhibitions safe spaces that are open, accessible, and accepting of all. We welcome everyone to participate in making this happen. If you have any special needs, please let us know.
Building global communities require understanding of global problems this generation is facing. There are several major problems: conflicts and wars, no tolerance and compassion for one another, world overpopulation, human activities, as population increases the respect and value of a human life is in decline, insufficient protection and prevention for global health, scarcity of resources and drinking water, poverty, Fauna and Flora species disappearing at a fast rate, global warming and global climate change, global pollution, deforestation, permanent lost of the Earth's genetic heritage, and the destruction of the global life-support systems and the eco-systems of the planet. We need to build global communities for all life on the planet. We need to build global communities that will manage themselves with the understanding of the above problems.
Building global communities requires a mean to enforce global law that protects all life on Earth.
GCEG Global Protection Agency will train and lead a global force, bypassing traditional peacekeeping and military bodies such as the United Nations and NATO. This is a great opportunity for globallateralism.
The Global Protection Agency (GPA) is leading a group of people in the world who participate in:
a) peacekeeping or peacemaking mission;
b) creating global ministries for:
1. the policy response to the consequences of the global warming, and
c) enforcing global law;
d) saving the Earth's genetic heritage;
e) keeping the world healthy and at peace;
f) protecting the global life-support systems and the eco-systems of the planet;
g) dealing with the impacts of: global poverty, lack of drinking water and food, global warming and the global climate change, threat to security, conflicts and wars, lack of good quality soil for agriculture, polluted air, water and land, overcrownded cities, more new and old diseases out of control, widespread drugs, human and Earth rights abuses, world overpopulation, and lack of resources;
h) broadening the traditional focus of the security of states to include both the security of people as well as that of the planet.
Global security policies include:
* every person on Earth has a right to a secure existence, and all states have an obligation to protect those rights;
In the past, security was thought as better accomplished through military means. Expanding the military capabilities and forming alliances with other nations were the only way to 'win'. Today wars are unlikely to produce winners. The Global Community is all over the planet. Ethnic groups are everywhere. Some say there are more Italians in Montreal, Canada that there are in Italy. So we would fight our own people? Wars truly make no sense! The world is too crowded and too small nowadays! And weapons too lethal! So security cannot be achieved through the military. The only job the military should be asked to do today is to protect the global life-support systems. These systems have the highest priority on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and are certainly more important than any of the other rights on the Scale including security. Simply because without life there is no other right possible. Without Oxygen there is no life! Without clean water there is no life! So protect life on Earth at all costs. Wars are the biggest threat to life and the ecosystem of the planet. Primordial human rights come next on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. Without a shelter life will still exist in some places but is not possible in cold place.
There are many related aspects of the global life-support systems:
* global warming
So security must be achieved by other means than wars. We might as well shelved the war industry from humanity right now and that means phasing out all nuclear, biological, chemical weapons right now. No waiting! That also means having inspectors verifying the phasing out in all nations of the world, and not just in some Middle East country. The nature of global security has changed since the rise of the Global Community. Security used to be about the protection of the state and its boundaries, people, institutions and values from an outside threat. The Global Community emphasizes as a priority the prohibition of external interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Today the security of people within the Global Community is just as important as the security of states. Citizens must be secure. The Global Community is just as important as the security and life of citizens and states.
There are many threats to security other than the threats to the global life-support systems and threat caused by weapons of mass destruction and the threats to the sovereignty of a state, and they include:
* the proliferation of conventional small arms
Global security can only be achieved if it can be shared by all peoples and through global co-operation, based on principles as explained in the Global Constitution such as justice, human dignity, and equity for all and for the good of all. All people and states are protected by the Global Community.
In connection between human well-being and a sound environment, Earth rights are ecological rights and the rights that human beings have in protecting their global life-support systems. Earth rights are those rights that demonstrate the connection between human well-being and a sound environment. They include individuals and global communities human rights and the rights to a clean environment, and participation in development decisions. We define ecological rights as those rights of the ecosystem of the Earth beyond human purpose. They are those rights that protect and preserve the ecological heritage of the Earth for future generations. The Earth Court of Justice guarantees ecological rights in its Statute. The Court guarantees also the rights to a safe environment and an environment free from environmental degradation.
Earth rights are the rights to life on Earth.
The Global Protection Agency provides leadership for training of other countries' citizens who would like to participate in peacekeeping and Earth security ... so that we have a ready cadre of people who are trained and equipped and organised and have communications that they can work with each other.
The overall size of the force, or who would pay for it, have not been discussed, but the idea has been raised with countries in Europe and Asia.
As well, there are questions about how many nations would sign up if such a force were under the control of GCEG.
To act as a global policing force, as the GPA aspires to do, many foundations must be laid, especially regarding the move from wielding power derived from GCEG to legitimate global leadership.
There are many required characteristics that are prerequisite for legitimate leadership:
1. Legitimate leadership is built upon trust. Those who are led must largely believe that the leader is committed to integrity, honesty, and transparent inquiry into problems. The leader’s actions must align with his words
The defence function of a leader requires that he safeguard the good of the whole by whatever the most skillful means are to accomplish that defence.
While that is not a comprehensive catalog of leadership prerequisites, I do think those few requirements are foundational and relatively unquestionable. Without at least a solid foundation of those requirements, the GPA’s actions among nation-states will remain those of a unilateralist leader rather than a global leader. We will be, and should be, legitimated in the role of a global leader among nation-states and validated as an enforcer of global law. GCEG offers a few recommendations for actions that would strengthen and legitimate the GPA’s role as a true global leader by gradually creating an international structure that better safeguards the whole than we can ever do now as a unilateralist leader.
The GPA recommendations:
As we enact global law, we will begin to take on a much deeper kind of global leadership, one that earns more respect than envy and more gratitude than hatred, one that can catapult the whole planet forward into a future where war is no longer thinkable between nation-states and a legitimate and beneficial global government is able to cope with global problems.
I believe that there is no greater task in the world today than for the Global Community to proceed through the maturation of its leadership, emerging from a more self-interested adolescence as a global leader into a nobler adulthood. We have the potential to act as a torchbearer for a better tomorrow. Do we heed the call? I hope this message has convinced at least a few people that the question of how to proceed with that maturation is of far deeper significance than the reforming of the United Nations. I thus pray that we move with wisdom, grace, clarity, and love in the days, years, and even decades ahead.
The GPA is a global organization much like the World Trade Organization (WTO) for trade between nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) for health, or the European Union, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), South American Community of Nations (SACON) for trade and economics. The GPA offers an efficient emergency response to help.
The GPA is a short term solution, an immediate and efficient response to help. There are also long term solutions. As with the short term solution, the most significant long term solution is also related to the Scale of Global Rights. The Scale was entrenched in the Global Constitution and is thus a fundamental guide to Global Law. The work of the Global Community, the global civil society, and the determination of government worldwide, make it possible for everyone to comply with Global Law. Building global communities requires a mean to enforce Global Law for the protection of life on Earth.
Global Civilization guides humanity for the building of global communities. This is a great opportunity for globallateralism. Global Law includes legislation covering all essential aspects of human activities. The Global Protection Agency (GPA) will train and lead a global force, bypassing traditional peacekeeping and military bodies such as the United Nations and NATO. The GPA will enforce the law. And that is a long term solution to the planetary state of emergency we offer the Global Community. And that is also how we can stop the global warming of the planet and protect the global life-support systems, thus largely improving the quality of life of the next generations.
As we enact Global Law, we will begin to take on a much deeper kind of global leadership, one that earns more respect than envy and more gratitude than hatred, one that can catapult the whole planet forward into a future where war is no longer thinkable between nation-states and a legitimate and beneficial global government is able to cope with global problems.
Global Rights year one is a new impetus of the Global Community to educate everyone about the need for a change in thinking and of doing things amongst all nations. We need to realize what is a priority, what is the most important, and what is the least important for our survival. We need to make hard choices. We need a clear vision. We need a common vision. And we must all change! There are many important aspects of our lives we can no longer do, or should never do anymore. They are destructive. Humanity and all life can no longer afford activities that destroy life and the global environment. And there are other activities we must do, certainly thousands of them, to assure the survival of life on Earth. In view of the planetary state of emergency we all must change, we must do things differently to give life on Earth a better survival chance.
The Global Community Global Justice Movement along with the Global Community Peace Movement have been and continue to be the two major pillars of the Global Movement to Help.
The Global Justice Movement has many inter-related components: monetary, social, economic, environmental, democracy, and peace. The Global Community Global Justice Movement promotes new thinking to benefit all economies and societies – the true, fair, democratic and efficient solution to poverty. The Global Community has the productive resources to eliminate poverty and injustice. Humanity is now in the process of developing the democratic and transparent communications infrastructure which can bring this about.
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We, citizens of the Global Community, hereby resolve to establish a federation of all nations, Global Parliament , to govern in accordance with this Constitution.
The purposes of Global Parliament for the Global Community are to:
1. maintain international peace and security in conformity with the principles of justice and global law;
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