Chapter I What Earth Government represents, its "Beliefs, Values, Principles and Aspirations"
The Preamble and Chapter 1 to Chapter 10 inclusive reflect the "Beliefs, Values, Principles and Aspirations" of Earth Government.
Article 1: Establishment of Earth Government
1. Reflecting the will of the Global Community citizens and all Nations to build a common future, this Global Constitution establishes Earth Government, on which Member Nations confer competences to attain objectives they have in common. Earth Government shall coordinate the policies by which Member Nations aim to achieve these objectives.
2. Earth Government shall be open to all Member Nations which respect its values and are committed to promoting them together.
3. Earth Government was first thought out by the Founding Members of the Global Community.
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, the provincial government of Alberta and several non-profit organizations and scientists. Historically, the Earth Community Organization (ECO) was called the Global Community organization. The name was changed during the August 2000 Global Dialogue. Thereafter, we used both names as meaning the same organization. The Global Community means the Earth Community Organization and vice versa. The idea of organizing an international conference and calling it a Global Dialogue first originated in 1990 and was thought out by the Global Community also making its first beginning. From that year on, Global Community WebNet Ltd. has operated its business under the name of the Global Community and is still doing now. The business owns copyrights on all materials produced during every Global Dialogue since 1990.
All Participants of Global Dialogue 2000, the World Congress on Managing and Measuring Sustainable Development - Global Community Action 1 have been given a lifetime membership of the Global Community organization.
This is the founding group of the Global Community organization, Earth Community Organization, Global Community Earth Government, the Global Dialogue concept, and the global community concepts and universal values. Along with the new Participants to Global Dialogue 2005, this is also the founding group of this Global Constitution. The list of all Founding Members was shown in Chapter XXVII.
4. Throughout this Global Constitution, the expressions 'Earth Government', 'Global Community Earth Government' and 'GCEG' were used to mean the same organization. These expressions represent the same entity and legal personality and, therefore, were used interchangeably.
Article 2: Earth Government's values
Earth Government is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, liberty, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human and Earth rights. These values are common to Member Nations in a society of pluralism, tolerance, justice, solidarity and non-discrimination. These values along with the "Beliefs, Values, Principles and Aspirations" of Earth Government, are meant to give global citizens a sense of direction.
Article 3: Earth Government's objectives
1. Earth Government's aim is to:
1.1 promote peace, its values and the well-being of its Peoples;
2. Earth Government shall offer its Global Community citizens freedom, security and justice without internal frontiers, and a single market for trade where competition is free and undistorted.
3. Earth Government shall work for the global sustainability of all Nations based on balanced economic growth, a social market economy, highly competitive and aiming at full employment and social progress, and with a high level of protection and improvement of the quality of the environment. It shall promote scientific and technological advance. It shall combat social exclusion and discrimination, and shall promote social justice and protection, equality between women and men, solidarity between generations and protection of children's rights. It shall promote economic, social and territorial cohesion, and solidarity among Member Nations. Earth Government shall respect its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, and shall ensure that global s cultural heritage is safeguarded and enhanced.
4. In its relations with the Global Community, Earth Government shall uphold and promote its values and interests. It shall contribute to peace, security, the sustainability of the Global Community, solidarity and mutual respect among Peoples, free and fair trade, eradication of poverty and protection of human rights and in particular children's rights, as well as to strict observance and development of global law of this Global Constitution.
5. These objectives shall be pursued by appropriate means, depending on the extent to which the relevant competences are attributed to the Earth Government in this Global Constitution.
Article 4: Fundamental freedoms and non-discrimination
1. Free movement of persons, goods, services and capital, and freedom of establishment shall be guaranteed within and by Earth Government, in accordance with the provisions of this Global Constitution.
2. In the field of application of the Constitution, and without prejudice to any of its specific provisions, any discrimination on grounds of nationality shall be prohibited.
Article 5: Symbiotical relationships between Earth Government and Member Nations
1. Earth Government shall respect the national identities of Member Nations, inherent in their fundamental structures, political and constitutional, inclusive of regional and local self-government. It shall respect their essential Nation functions, including those for ensuring the territorial integrity of the Nation, and for maintaining law and order and safeguarding internal security.
2. Following the principle of loyal cooperation, Earth Government and Member Nations shall, in full mutual respect, assist each other in carrying out tasks which flow from this Global Constitution. Member Nations shall facilitate the achievement of Earth Government's tasks and refrain from any measure which could jeopardise the attainment of the objectives set out in this Constitution.
3. Earth Government shall seek to establish symbiotical relationships with Member Nations.
Article 6: Legal personality of Earth Government, Global Community Earth Government, GCEG
Earth Government, Global Community Earth Government, and GCEG shall have legal personality. These expressions represent the same entity and legal personality and, therefore, were used interchangeably. They are being expressed throughout this Constitution, and by the Global Community.