We define governance as the traditions and institutions by which authority in a country is exercised for the common good. This includes:
(i) the process by which those in authority are selected, monitored and replaced,
(ii) the capacity of the government to effectively manage its resources and implement sound policies with respect to the Scale of
Human and Earth Rights
and the belief, values, principles and aspirations of the Global Community,
(iii) the respect of citizens and the state for the institutions that govern economic, environment, Earth resources, and social interactions among them,
(iv) the freedom of citizens to find new ways for the common good, and
(v) the acceptance of responsibility and accountability for our ways.
Global Dialogue 2000, the World Congress on Managing and Measuring Sustainable Development - Global Community Action 1 was a success
because it obtained results such as: universal values,
global concepts, the Scale of Human and Earth Rights,
new local and global indicators, positive and constructive actions to sustain Earth and all life, a sense of direction for humanity,
a campaign to design the Earth flag is well on its way, and the determination of the membership of the Global Community in having
democratically elected representatives. The Global Community will decide
when there is a significant enough proportion of people throughout the world participating in this process. Countries will decide if they want to participate with this process or not.
No one country will be forced to participate. It just means that if the government of a country does not allow representatives to be elected within their population then their
will not be representatives from that country sent to the Global Community. It is a choice each country must make on their own.
Our job is to create a government model we prefer amongst others. We hope that the elected representatives
will adopt the model as theirs and govern Earth. Other models can be discussed and we may even decide that one of them is a better idea. Send all your models
or proposals. There will be Discussion Roundtables on Models of Earth Governance, voting systems, election procedures, and hundreds of other aspects or issues related to
the proper governance of Earth.
There are 51 Ministries listed on our website. Participants may apply for those positions. Choose a Ministry and start defining it completely:
what it will do, why is it needed, the money needed to run it, the people needed, the work it will do all over the world, etc. Each and everyone of us (and new Participants) can pick a Minister's position
and find absolutely everything there is to be found about your Ministry. You may create brain-storming exercises in your community to help you.
We will gather all our information and create a new Discussion Roundtable for each Ministry and do more discussion and research.
The idea is to pass on to the elected representatives (assuming that they will be elected shortly after the
Global Dialogue of August 2006) the work we have done to help them govern Earth. This way representatives will have an idea about what to do
before they are elected as representatives. Once they are elected they may want to adopt our research work as
a starting point for governing Earth.
The voting system
One representative per million people. If all countries in the world had decided to
participate with this process we would have today 6,114 elected representatives. They would form the Legislative body.
They could actually all stay home to govern or from some place in their communities. Today communications are more than good
enough to allow voting and discussing issues, etc. through the Internet and video conferencing. That would cut cost of governing down to a minimum,
at least administrative costs.
The Executive body would also govern in this way to cut cost down to a minimum. Ministers can administer their Ministries from
where they live if they wish to. There will be a place for the Headquarters.
We will show that it costs very little to administer the governing body, and that we can achieve immense results. There
is no limit to the good the Global Community can achieve in the world. Think! What can do a unified 6.114 billion people
determined to make things work to keep Earth healthy?
Those interested to become
officers or ministers please submit your CV, three references, and a five page essay on why you
want to become an officer or a minister. Several criteria will be taken into account: qualifications of the candidate for
leadership, past record as a good global citizen, no criminal records, your own financial support (we dont have any
funds to pay anyone and for anything), and proven experience and competence in the position.
Candidates work strictly on a volunteer basis. You are completely responsible for your own affairs.
You are also required to have accepted in your
heart and mind universal values, global concepts, democratic principles, and human and Earth rights as
obtained and defined in the previous global dialogue.
All of those who decide to join will be part of a major research paper to be published on the Global Community website.
Our work will be an important part of the Proceedings.
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