Chapter VIII     Enhanced cooperation between Member Nations
Article 1:   
Any enhanced cooperation between Member Nations shall comply with Earth Government'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.
Article 2:   
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.
Article 3:   
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, Earth Government Minister for Global Affairs shall keep all members of the Earth Executive Council and the Global Parliament regularly informed regarding developments in enhanced cooperation.
Article 4:   
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 the Earth 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 the Earth 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 the Earth Executive Council. It shall be forwarded to Earth Government Minister of Global Affairs, who shall give an opinion on whether the enhanced cooperation is consistent with the Earth Government'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 Earth Government 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 the Earth Executive Council.
Article 5:   
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 the Earth 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 the Earth Executive Council, which shall act in accordance with Article 1, Chapter 12.3. The Earth 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 the Earth Executive Council, Earth Government Minister for Global Affairs and the Global Judiciary . The Earth Executive Council shall confirm the participation of Member Nation concerned, after consulting the Earth Government Minister of Global Affairs . It shall note where necessary that any conditions of participation have been fulfilled. The Earth Executive Council, on a proposal from Earth Government 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 the Earth 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.
Article 6:   
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.
Article 7:   
Where a provision of the Constitution which may be applied in the context of enhanced cooperation stipulates that the Earth Executive Council shall act unanimously, the Earth 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 the Earth 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. The Earth Executive Council shall act after consulting Global Parliament .
Article 8:   
The Earth 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 Earth Government, 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.

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.


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 the Earth Health Ministry, Earth Security, Earth Ministry of Justice, the Earth Ministry of the Environment for Global Environmental Governance and the Earth 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.

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
*         Health
*         Justice
*         Security
*         Employment
*         Agriculture
*         Human and Social Development
*         Communications
*         Finances and Banks
*         Protection of the global life-support systems
*         Energy
*         Resources
*         Water Resources
*         Trade
*        Forestry
*         Rescues and Emergencies
*        Global taxes
*         Tourism
*         Technology
*         Arts
*         Poverty
*         Education

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.

 








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