March 27th, 2003
To all Peoples of the Earth,
Earth has long been waiting for a truly global governing
body based on universal values, human rights, global concepts and democracy.
Earth Government might as well be created now, there is no longer any reason
to wait. We are the Earth Community, and we will form the
Government. Earth management is a priority and is a duty by every responsible
person. A democratically elected Earth Government will now be formed, and
we want you to reflect on future effects of such an event on the history
of humanity. Certainly one will expect extraordinary changes: a reorganizing
of human activities all over the planet; participation by all societies
on the planet in solving local and global problems; new alliances forming;
north meeting with south (eradication of poverty will be the price to pay
to get votes from the south) in order to gather more votes within the newly
created Earth Government to satisfy power struggles between European, Asian
and Western countries; adoption of democratic principles, human and Earth rights,
global concepts, and universal values by every human being; expansion of
consciousness; gathering and coordinating of forces to resolve social and
political problems in a peaceful way (no more conflicts or wars); gathering
and coordinating of forces (technologies, scientific research, exploration
work, human resources, etc.) to resolve global problems such as global
climate, environment, availability of resources, poverty, employment, etc.
Thousands more changes!
Let your heart and mind reflect on 'the good' of a democratically
elected Earth Government. Everyone is part of Earth Community by birth
and therefore everyone has a right to vote. Everyone should be given a
chance to vote. Decisions will be made democratically.
Earth Government is proposing that:
a) different nations may require different political systems at different times
b) a democratic system is not a "must have it" to be a responsible member nation of the Earth Government
c) all democracies are to be upgraded, or improved upon, to be a responsible member nation of the Earth Government. The Scale of Human and Earth
Rights and the Charter of the Earth Government are the newly added requirements to all democratic systems of the world.
In today's Earth Government it is important for our survival to cooperate globally on several aspects such as peace, security, pollution in the air, water and land, drug
trade, shelving the war industry, keeping the world healthy, enforcing global justice for all, eradicating poverty worldwide, replacing the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights by the Scale of Human and Earth Rights, and entrenching the Charter of Earth Government as a way of life for the good of all.
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. The challenges are different and require a world
organization up for dealing with the needs of all these people.
During the past several years, the Earth Government 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 decision of the United States Government to invade the Middle East nations and Afghanistan
has shown to be a result of this incapacity for changes on the part of the United Nations. A lack of leadership at the United Nations is a major threat to the security of the world.
The world wants a true democratic world organization. The UN is not!
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! Earth Government has proposed a voting system based on democracy.
Of the 190 Member States of the United Nations, it takes only one of the five permanent members to overthrow any decision or proposal during a meeting. This means
1/189 or 0.5% of the membership is more powerful than the remaining 99.5%. If that is not a dictature, what is it? It does not say much about democracy at the UN. More
like a dictature of the five permanent members. In the Preamble of the Charter of the United Nations, it says "WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS " but in
fact it should say "WE THE FIVE PERMANENT MEMBERS".
The voting system for Earth Government is very simple and practical. One representative per million people. If all countries in the world had decided now to participate
with this process we would have today 6,114 elected representatives to form Earth Government. They would form the Legislative body of Earth Government. 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 Earth Government, and that we can achieve immense results. There is no limit to the good the Earth Government can achieve in
the world. Think! What can do a unified 6.114 billion people determined to make things work to keep Earth healthy?
For the first time in human history, and the first time this millennium,
humanity has proposed a benchmark:
* formation of Earth Government
* formation of global ministries in all important aspects of our lives
* the Scale of Human and Earth Rights as a replacement to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
* an evolved Democracy based on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of the Earth Government
* a central organization for Earth management, the restoration of the planet and Earth governance: the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)
* the Earth Court of Justice to deal with all aspects of the Governance and Mangement of the Earth
* a new impetus given to the way of doing business and trade
* more new, diversified (geographical, economical, political, social, business, religious) symbiotical relationships between nations, communities,
businesses, for the good and well-being of all
* the event and formation of the human family and the Soul of Humanity
* proposal to reform the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the IMF, NAFTA, FTAA, and to centralize them under Earth
Government, and these organizations will be asked to pay a global tax to be administered by Earth Government
* the Peace Movement of the Earth Government and shelving of the war industry from humanity
* a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations that emphasizes global corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility, protection of human
and Earth rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable consumption aspects
* the ruling by the Earth Court of Justice of the abolishment of the debt of the poor or developing nations as it is really a form of global tax to be paid
annually by the rich or industrialized nations to the developing nations
* establishing freshwater and clean air as primordial human rights
The political system of an individual country does not have to be a democracy. Political rights of a country belong to that country alone. Democracy is not to be enforced
by anyone and to anyone or to any community. Every community can and should choose the political system of their choice with the understanding of the importance of
such a right on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. On the other hand, representatives to Earth Government must be elected democratically in every part of the world. An individual country may
have any political system at home but the government of that country will have to ensure (and allow verification by Earth Government) that representatives to Earth
Government have been elected democratically. This way, every person in the world can claim the birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the
rights to vote and elect representatives to form the Earth Government.
In order to elect representatives to Earth Government it is proposed the following:
A. Each individual government in the world will administer the election of representatives to Earth Government with an NGO and/or members of Earth
Government be allowed to verify all aspects of the process to the satisfaction of all parties involved.
B. Representatives be elected every five years to form a new Earth Government.
C. It is proposed here that there will be one elected representative per 1,000,000 people. A population of 100 million people will elect 100 representatives.
This process will create a feeling of belonging and participating to the affairs of the Earth Community and Earth Government.
D. A typical community of a million people does not have to be bounded by a geographical or political border. It can be a million people living in many
different locations all over the world. The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic. We need to let go the archaic ways of seeing a community as
the street where I live and contained by a border. Many conflicts and wars will be avoided by seeing ourselves as people with a heart, a mind and a Soul,
and as part of a community with the same.
E. Earth population is now 6.114 billion people. If all representatives had been elected this year there would be 6,114 representatives to form Earth
Government. They would be the Legislative elected body of Earth Government. They would participate in some ways in choosing the Executive and Judiciary
bodies of Earth Government.
Humanity has now a Vision of the Earth in the years to come and a sense of direction.
May the DIVINE WILL come into our lives and show us the way.
May our higher purpose in life bring us closer to the Soul of Humanity and God.
Germain Dufour, President
Earth Community Organization (ECO) and Earth Government