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Earth Community Organization (ECO)
the Global Community
Global Dialogue 2004

New Age Civilization of the 3rd Millennium:
the age of global co-operation and symbiotical relationships
theme
A Vision to Caring for Life and Earth
August 1 to 31, 2004


Click 'Participants Papers' section to access all research papers from participants.

Earth has long been waiting for a truly global governing body based on universal values, global concepts and democracy. Earth governance is a priority and is a duty of every responsible person on Earth. Earth governance can best achieved through symbiotical relationships and global cooperation between global communities, and nation governments.

A global symbiotical relationship between nations is more than just a partnership, or an economical agreement such as the WTO and the FTAA. The WTO and FTAA are about trade partnerships between nations. On the other hand, a global symbiotical relationship between two or more nations can have trade as the major aspect of the relationship or it can have as many other aspects as agreed by the nations involved. The fundamental criteria is that a relationship is created for the good of all nations participating in the relationship and for the good of humanity, all life on Earth. The relationship allows a global equitable and peaceful development.

The emphasis of a global symbiotical relationship is not so much on how much money a nation should have or how high a GDP should be although money can be made a part of the relationship. We all know developed countries live off developing countries so the emphasis has no need to stress out the profit a rich nation is making off a poor nation. The emphasis of the relationship should give more importance to the other aspects such as quality of life, protection of the environment and of the global life-support systems, the entrenchment of the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of the Earth Community into our ways of life, justice, peace, spiritual freedom, security, and many other important aspects as described in the global ministries (health, agriculture, security, energy, trade, resources, etc.).

Also, part of the theme of Global Dialogue 2004 is the concern of all issues related to the management of Earth with respect to the availability of resources, the environment, and social and economic development aspects. All these issues and concerns were discussed during our first global dialogue, Global Dialogue 2000, the World Congress on Managing and Measuring Sustainable Development - Global Community Action 1 held on August 2000. And again with Global Dialogue 2002, Earth Management - all Peoples together with a theme "Earth Government for Earth Community, a grassroots process", held August, 2002, in Toronto and all over the planet through the Internet. Issues from those global dialogues are again parts of Global Dialogue 2004, plus new ones. 

Now for the next stage - the governance of Earth through global cooperation and symbiotical relationships. We found during Global Dialogue 2000 that there were several universal values and global concepts that connect all communities and societies to each other. And again during Global Dialogue 2002 we found that proper Earth management is a necessity and requires all peoples to unite and actually manage the planet. Local and global policies  need to be developed and implemented by every global community. Every person on Earth is responsible for this very important duty.  The time for action is now - positive and constructive actions to sustain Earth.  Global Dialogue 2004 has the  mandate to conduct and implement positive and constructive actions all over the planet. It is a grassroots process involving everyone as part of the Global Community, the Earth Community, the human family. Participants from all sectors and walks of life will describe and explain the actions they have performed in their own homes, communities or in any other place on the planet. Everyone is responsible for the proper management of Earth and therefore everyone is  invited to submit research papers, Vision statements, results of brain-storming  exercises, comments and recommendations.

All announcements are posted on the website. The Final Program gives access to all important sections for those submitting research papers and for all participants.

The list of participants who have sent research papers is shown on our website. If you are planning to send a research paper do read the section 'Expectations from those sending research papers', and the section 'Call for Papers'. Research papers and other information will also be copied on our website in the 'Participant Listing' section. Follow the link.

Global Dialogue 2004 is well on its way. We have received excellent abstracts, and papers have already been submitted. We have a large number of articles already published in our Newsletters (see listing and classification by topics) and every issue discussed during the past several years are now part of Global Dialogue 2004. The Participants List is another way to access the research papers submitted.  Original papers cover most of the important issues. Several Discussion Roundtables are in the process of being organized. The final deadline for submission of individual abstracts and papers, videos, presentations, panel discussions and workshop proposals, facilitated groups, and of photographic, poster and dramatic displays dealing with pertinent themes, and students' creative work  is March 24, year 2004. Make sure you include recommendations, policies or workable sound solutions in your abstract and Paper. Read the criteria for submission in the Call for Papers.

There are no registration fees required from anyone. When you submit a paper you must fill and send us the Paper Submission Cover Sheet.

We are asking members of  the Earth Community Organization (ECO) and all participants in Global Dialogue 2004 to submit any of the following work:

*     A research paper(s) as per scientific criteria described in the Call for Papers; your paper is a publication and will appear in the proceedings to be published shortly after the conference in August 2004. Abstracts will be published in the Final Program.

*    Your Vision of Earth in year 2024; we are referring you to the World Congress on Managing and Measuring Sustainable Development  -  Global Community Action 1 for more details on how this may be accomplished.

*    Results of brain-storming exercises on issues (see list of all issues).

*    The design of an Earth flag; a campaign to create an Earth flag is going on right now and I call upon and encourage students from all over the planet to participate in the design of the Earth flag. It will be their first unified achievement.  Children's education is also part of the theme for this global dialogue. There is a need to train the next generation 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 Earth Community projects. They are asked to produce any creative work of their vision of what  Earth Management - all Peoples together  can accomplish ~ in the fields of zoology, biology, on history, on geography, on social and political sciences, on agriculture, energy, earth sciences, forestry, communications, wilderness, pollution, on the water supplies of the world, poverty, employment, social justice, human rights, universal values, global concepts, business and economy, availability of resources and so on.

*    Comments and recommendations on ideas proposed so far and on research papers to be submitted; we want to hear your opinion and views.

*    Positive and constructive actions in sustaining Earth. These are actions learned from the previous Global Dialogue or new ones. Participants from all sectors of life will describe and explain actions that they have performed in their own homes, communities, business places or in any other places on the planet. Depending on whether we find a sponsor to promote the Global Dialogue we hope to be able to present your videos, CDs or other productions on our website.

*   Articles for publishing in year 2004 Newsletters and making them available on the Internet. Newsletters will be posted on Global Dialogue 2004 website. Make sure you specify that it is an article for the Newsletters and not a research paper.

As was with previous global dialogues, Global Dialogue 2004 will also have people from all over the planet participating interactively from their own homes, global communities, universities or other community sites. The Internet and email will be used to communicate results and Proceedings. But this time we will also have a physical site for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and a period for summarizing results during August 17-22, 2004.


Contact information

Germain Dufour
Project Officer

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