The Global Community organization

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1. Historical Perspective and now Grassroots
2. A new, unique Global Dialogue
3. The Organization: membership, objectives, meetings, Board of Directors
4. A Charter to be developed
5. A Scale of Values agreeable by the majority of the members
6. Voting through the Internet
7. The Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)
8. To educate People
9. The Global Community WebNet
10. Newsletters

1. Historical Perspective and now Grassroots

The Global Community organization was first discussed in a report on global changes published in 1990 by Germain Dufour. The report contained 450 policies (workable sound solutions) on sustainable development, and was presented to the United Nations, the Government of Canada, and to several non-profit organizations and scientists.

Now everyone is invited in participating in The Global Community affairs. Every person is a responsible member of The Global Community. Grassroots extend to us all.

2. A new, unique Global Dialogue

With the coming of the millennium, the affairs of humanity appear to be unfolding in more profound ways. Cause and effect is more apparent and happening more quickly. Those of you who are educated and aware will find themselves urgently called upon to action for the good of all humanity.

Global link-ups are already happening at a fast rate. Business leaders are much more sensitive to the greater, wider needs for their expertise and are already in the process of creating a new kind of civilization.

One of the most important factors in our lives is the inter-connection we have to others, to other countries. Through these connections individuals will be able to create changes for good on a global scale.

We are now all becoming linked to others in faraway places on a much deeper level. If we work together to keep our planet healthy, productive and hospitable, it will benefit all people and living things. As your awareness of this global need deepens you will want to join with others to see that good changes happen.

Right now you can use your skills, your knowledge, your abilities, to realize how these strengths can help bring about the best kind of changes in the world by connecting with us in our aim to promote sustainable development on four major levels: the land, the richness of our land, our economic endeavours and the welfare of all our peoples.

All communities are at a turning point. We can no longer perceive ourselves as a People who can survive alone and who does not need anyone else. We belong to and depend upon a much larger group, The Global Community. The 21st Century will see limitless links and interrelationships formed within this Global Community. The entire world is at a turning point.

Already we notice new ways of thinking being embraced, new behaviors and attitudes adopted.

New standards, goals and objectives have to be defined. Exchange of creative solutions will help us create firm universal guidelines to keep Earth healthy.

All interacting levels of concern must be considered ~ people, resources, economic development and environment.

The Global Community aims to establish a new, permanent dialogue on measuring and managing sustainable development. It is a grassroots process. Everyone is involved. Everyone is part of The Global Community. Your views are important. We want to hear what they are.

3. The Organization: membership, objectives, Board of Directors

Every person is part of The Global Community and can become a member of the Organization.

Objectives of The Global Community have yet to be locked in. The World Congress will allow these objectives to be defined, with your help.

The Board of Directors of The Global Community will be elected by all members during the World Congress. Members will also be allowed to vote through the Internet and email.

Meetings will be conducted on the Internet. Agendas and minutes will be displayed on this Webpage.

4. A Charter to be developed

The needs of a truly global organization are to be addressed.

All organizations and industries will have to make adjustments as new ways of conducting affairs appear to make geographical and political boundaries vanish.

The Global Community creates one entity. It requires a system and an organization based on a grassroots process, as new world-wide associations strengthen and horizons recede. Universal needs must be explored.

A Charter for this reality has to be developed. The World Congress is your opportunity to propose workable new concepts for The Global Community Charter.

5. A Scale of Values agreeable to the majority of the members

The aim of The Global Community is to give people an opportunity to meet, encourage and advise one another about original ways to best harmonize impacts upon

· the lives of people
· natural resources
· environment
· economic development

We must abandon ideas which have not worked well, including traditional ways that have simply become habits. Getting rich at the expense of everyone else is no longer acceptable. Over the decades, history has proven projects and actions which ignored everything except a special interest have resulted in ultimate failure and human misery.

The Global Community aims to establish a UNIVERSAL BENCHMARK for the 21st Century. The benchmark will be obtained from of a Scale of Values for sustainable development which is based on the measurement of universal indicators.

All members will help assessing sustainable development and agree upon this scale.

Your input is vital. We need to hear your voice in these matters. Every country must be heard from to arrive at a workable universal scale of values.

6. Voting through the Internet

The Global Community is in the process of defining itself. Voting should be done through the Internet and/or using email so as to allow every member to participate actively and responsibly in the organization activities.

We are asking for your advice on key issues such as:

1. What should be criteria for an officer?
2. How should a member vote on the Internet?
3. How do we make voting honest, and secure?
4. How should campaigning for office be conducted?
5. Who should be part of GCAC?

7. The Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)

GCAC is the assessment Centre for The Global Community. It was created to give individuals or organizations help and/or advice about negative events happening in their communities which cause concern to people, resources, industry or the environment. GCAC is also the Centre of assessment of local/global indicators about the four major quality systems: Environment, People, Economic Development and the Availability of Resources. The assessment of these indicators will result in giving The Global Communitya sense of direction as to ensure a sound future for Earth.

In order to do this GCAC will continue to amass a body of scientific information based on formal assessments such as those on Biodiversity, Climate Change, Human Development Report, World Development Report, struggle for Human Rights, life species Conservation, Health, Economic Analyses, Commission on Sustainable Development, etc., which have bridged the distance between incomplete science and contentious policy. Local and global indicators developed by The Global Community will also be used as basic scientific information.

Furthermore, no one really understands what assessment processes have been most effective in the past, or why others have failed. The Centreís goal is to explore how assessment of local/global indicators can better link scientific understanding with the progressive implementation of effective policy solutions to global changes. Achieving this integration is fundamental. The Global Community needs this annual assessment to effectively manage global changes.

GCAC has several objectives.

GCAC is:

· Serving as The Global Community Assessment Centre of indicators about global changes;
· Dedicated to increasing public awareness about issues of global concern;
· Working in cooperation with individuals, industry, and government to create a global value shift toward a sustainable future for Earth;
· Disseminating information on sustainable development;
· Promoting international cooperation and a Global Community Sustainable Development through seminars and conferences, and a World Congress;
· Providing strategies to achieve environmental, health and safety excellence and economic success in The Global Community;
· Providing a link between scientists, officials from all levels of government, economists, statisticians, environmentalists, ecologists, renewable and non-renewable resources specialists, business leaders, non-governmental organizations, educators, health and social experts, Aboriginals and Natives, home and community planners, and the public to explore local and global sustainable development issues under the theme:

Global Community Action 1 :

· Insuring a Sound Future for Earth
· Measuring and Managing Sustainable Development

 · Serving the scientific community as a forum for the presentation and discussion of important issues related to sustainable development;
· Generating a Global Community dialogue about and for peace and sound solutions to that effect;
· Providing a Global Online Community for the general public and the opportunity for involvement and feedback into projects and programs;
· Providing The Global Community with sound solutions related to home and community sustainable development, environmental designs and sustainable buildings;
· Committed to the sustainable end of world hunger by finding sound solutions to development;
· Promoting the global adoption of energy-efficiency in order to enable a sustainable economic development and an ecological sustainable development;
· Performing Global review of projects, examine alternatives, and formulates guidelines and criteria for future local and global development;
· Establishing a permanent global dialogue on measuring and managing sustainable development;
· Establishing a permanent global dialogue on finding sound solutions to sustainable development;
· Establishing a permanent global dialogue to ensure a sound future for Earth;
· Mechanisms for citizen participation to finding sound solutions;
· Coordinating the assessment of local and global indicators along with other national and international organizations;
· Establishing accounting and valuation on sustainable development; making results available to governments, research institutions, NGOs from all countries;
· Establishing The Global Community network that will conduct annual assessments of sustainable development indicators and making results available on the Internet;
· Providing gross global indicators to The Global Community:

1. Gross Environmental Sustainable Development Index
(GESDI); and

2. Gross Sustainable Development Product (GSDP).

· Developing projects and programs to promote The Global Community concept in schools;
· Establishing a warning system on environmental hazards and emergencies to help prevent disasters from happening;
· Helping countries to prevent and peacefully settle environmental disputes by initiating a process for dialogue and finding solutions;
· Proposing a local and global Code of criminal law governing transnational offenses; propose minimum standards of punishment for transboundary criminal behavior;
· Proposing joint legal instruments and policies to facilitate management of transboundary natural
resources and border ecosystems, and to regulate the use of renewable natural resources;
· Proposing integrated accounts systems, business and industry accounts, economic policies, policy instruments, and private actions;
· Proposing policies and management practices to national and international organizations for the integration of environment and development at various stages of the decision-making process;
· Proposing joint projects between countries for resource management and control;
· Proposing to international institutions (World Bank, IMF, etc.) measurements of sustainable development be included in their statistics on socioeconomic, trade and financial performance;
· Proposing regulatory instruments on sustainable development.

8. To educate People

There is a need to train the next generation of scientists, officials from all levels of government, economists, statisticians, environmentalists, ecologists, renewable and non-renewable resources specialists, business leaders, non-governmental organizations, educators, health and social experts, Aboriginals and Natives, home and community planners, policy analysts, international law specialists, and the public in the skills of collaborating in the future management of global change, which will be vital to survival.

Students of all levels (school, college, technical, university) are invited to participate in The Global Communnity. They are asked to produce any creative work of their vision of what Global Community Action 1 can accomplish ~ in the fields of zoology, biology, on history, on geography, on social and political sciences, on agriculture, energy, earth sciences, communications, wilderness, pollution, on the water supplies of the world, poverty, employment, social justice, human rights, business and economy, availability of resources and so on.

9. The Global Community WebNet

The Global Community WebNet is the HOMEPAGE of The Global Community on the Internet. A variety of worldwide services are being planned and are being proposed to The Global Community. Some of these services are:

1. Job possibilities
2. Business contacts
3. Global Community Assessment Centre
4. Meetings and voting on the Internet
5.  Support Centre

If anyone interested in being involved in such venture please contact us.

10. Newsletters

The first Newsletter was published March 1999 and sent to thousands of people all over the world. See the Newsletters in the Main Index on The Global Community website:

The Organization will keep you posted every few months.

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