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The Right Minds    The Right Ideas    The Right Time

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In the same way the invention of the printed word awakened human consciousness in the last thousand years so the next thousand years of human evolution will reflect the new net-working around the globe, exchanging ideas, possibilities and opportunities, the new symbiotical relationships.

The hundreds of people who have sent us their research work from around the world represent only a part of a great ground-swell of concern for the future of our planet. It is evident the problems addressed are those considered the most pressing at the present time, for which Earth Community Organization, the Human Family was formed and the reason for the Global Dialogue 2002.

That so many educated, dedicated and brilliant minds from far countries would join with us in our endeavour is a strong indication our goals will be reached in the future.

After Global 2000, this is the second opportunity thinkers from all countries have had to pool their ideas, brain-storm their concerns and search for universal solutions to the problems at hand. The world surely will never be the same again. Collective human intellectual  power will reach every country for the good of all.

These scientific research papers will be available for attention on the Internet. We feel the material contained is so important it will be as incandescent sparks, glowing on the floor of a dark forest, about to be blown into vibrant action by the winds of change.

In August it will be possible for anyone who visits our website in order to read these remarkable scientific papers, to participate in world concerns in another dimension, beyond T.V., news stories, and to become personally involved with change if they are moved to help, or contribute in some way.

It is quite possible the men and women who have produced this body of work will go down in history as major instruments of change.

We salute them!

We have said from the beginning that it would take a generation before the world changes for the better. In our March 1999 Newsletter we have said:

"One of the most important factors in our lives is the inter-connection we have to others, to other countries. Through these connections we will be able to create changes for good on a global scale. We must now all become linked to others in faraway places on a much deeper level if we are to work together to keep our planet healthy, productive and hospitable for all people and living things. As your awareness of this global need deepens you will want to join with others to see that good changes happen. "

Our goal was further explained in the June 2000 Newsletter:

"During the World Congress, to achieve our common goal to sustain Earth we will discuss about what are universal values within The Global Community. These values will be included into the Earth Charter to be adopted by the organization. The charter is a declaration by every human being to the commitment of responsibility to themselves and to one another, and to sustaining Earth. The human spirit has made the evolutionary leap. We all have a sense of universal responsibility, the local has linked with the global, and human compassion and solidarity and kinship with all life were strengthened. "

"During the World Congress in August 2000, The Global Community will have finished developing the Earth Charter. It will shortly after be adopted by the newly elected Board of Directors of The Global Community organization (all participants will be asked to vote in August and elect it). The charter is a declaration by every human being to the commitment of responsibility to themselves and to one another, and to sustaining Earth. The key is personal responsibility and accountability. Therefore the individual is the important element, one who takes responsibility for his/her community. As previously defined, an 'individual' here may either be a person, a corporation, a NGO, a local community, a group of people, organizations, businesses, a nation, or a government. We are all working together to keep our planet healthy, productive and hospitable for all people and living things. This requires quality relationships and responsibility to one-self and others, and dealing wisely with consumption, work, finances, health, resources, community living, family, life purpose, wildlife and the Earth. We are also all accountable to others about our actions and the things we do throughout our lives. The Earth Charter is an acceptance and commitment about peace, freedom, social and economic well-being, ecological protection, global ethics and spiritual values; it also recognizes the interactions between aspects included in the major quality systems such as: economic, environmental, social, and the availability of resources."

"Responsibility and accountability are universal values. Finding universal values are what this World Congress is about. These values are meant to bring together the billions of people around the world for the good of all humanity. These values are the common grounds to start a new global dialogue. East and West talking; capitalism and communism, all different political and social philosophies and structures reaching to one another, compromising, changing, letting go old ways that dont work, creating new ways that do, and finding what is very important to ensure a sound future for Earth. All peoples on Earth will now join forces to bring forth a sustainable global society embracing universal values related to human rights, economic and social justice, respect of nature, peace, responsibility to one another, and the protection and management of the Earth. Everyone shares responsibility for the present and future well-being of life within The Global Community. This World Congress is about developing universal Global Community concepts we all approve and respect. "

In our "Vision of Earth in Year 2024" we have asked you "What is your Vision of Earth in Year 2024? Your Vision should be accompanied by several draft recommendations which will form the basis of the common Vision(of all participants to the World Congress). If these recommendations were followed what would be Earth like in year 2024? "

"As defined in the early 1990, the concepts of 'a Global Community', 'personal sustainable development' or 'personal sustainability', and that of 'well-being' have now become the basic building blocks of the new societies and of The Global Community. They assume quality relationships and responsibility to one-self and others, and dealing wisely with consumption, work, finances, health, resources, community, living, family, life purpose, wildlife and the Earth. "

"What direction should The Global Community take over the next 24 years? Tell us the goals and values that are very important to you and which you feel will help create a sustainable future for Earth. The management of our affairs on the planet has become of vital importance and we want you to see your share of participation can help to sustain life. "

And again in the Preface of the World Congress:

"We believe the world is at a turning point. We can no longer perceive ourselves as a People who could survive alone and a People who does not need anyone else. We belong and depend to a much larger group, that of The Global Community. The 21st Century will see limitless links and interrelationships with The Global Community."

"This third millennium is a new challenge. New standards, goals and objectives have to be defined. Firm universal guidelines are essentials in keeping the world healthy. Already we notice new ways of thinking being embraced, new behaviors and attitudes adopted. Global ethics are required to do business and deal with one another to sustain Earth."

" Indeed, we are becoming The Global Community made up of an infinite number of small units and the World Congress will bring us all together. Every human being lives within "a Global Community." This is his (her) global private community. One imagines he is inside a glass bubble ~ everything he can see from this glass bubble is his own "global community." Wherever we go, we are inside "a Global Community." Everything, every living creature there, interacts one upon the other. Influences inter-weave and are responsible for causes and effects. We are worlds within worlds orbiting in and out of one another's space, having their being."

" Every single human being must deal responsibly with the affairs going on in his own "glass bubble" ~ when a person takes personal responsibility for his own affairs ~ he becomes empowered as a person. He can then reach beyond his own property and family, and help to work with others living in and around, even a part of the local community he lives in ~ the villages, the town community, the surrounding territory, and so on."

"The key is personal responsibility. Therefore the individual is the important element, one who takes responsibility for his community. This individual cares about jobs, homes, streets, the community."

"When a group of ordinary people realized they, personally, will make the changes they need in their fields, in their village. They can then find ways to bring these changes for all. There is a wisdom in the ways of very humble people that needs to be used. Every humble person deserves to have ideas respected, the courage to develop his own life for the better. Sound solutions to help manage and sustain Earth will very likely be found this way. Everyone can help assess the needs of the planet now (measuring sustainable development) and propose sound solutions for its proper management, present and future (managing sustainable development)."

As promised, results of the Proceedings of the World Congress on Managing and Measuring Sustainable Development - Global Community Action 1 held on August 1-22, 2000, were published after the Global Dialogue. It also includes universal values, Earth flag campaign first started, a sense of direction, Scale of Values, measurement of sustainable development, Vision of Earth in Year 2024, definition of sustainable development, Earth Charter first started, Discussion Roundtables of World Congress and Overview of Proceedings.

The theme for the Global Dialogue  Earth Management - all Peoples together  is about:

i)        Establishing a permanent global dialogue on measuring and assessing sustainable development, and on providing Earth management policy solutions to ensure a sound future for Earth;  discussion roundtables and brainstorming exercises conducted on the Internet and at the physical site in Toronto will help in establishing this dialogue;

ii)        Establishing the Global Community Assessment Centre that will coordinate the assessment of local and global indicators along with other national and international organizations; establishing sustainable development accounting and valuation; make results available to governments, research institutions, NGOs, and to Earth Community on the Internet;

iii)        Providing gross global indicators to Earth Community:

1. Gross Environmental Sustainable Development Index (GESDI);
2. Gross Sustainable Development Product (GSDP);

iv)        Establishing a benchmark for the 21st Century and a scale of values for assessment;

v)         Presenting a Global Code of Ethics, the Charter of the Earth Community, the Scale of Human Rights, and a Vision of Earth in Year 2024;

vi)         History will show that the end of the Cold War has sounded the beginning of the end of superpowers. September 11 has sounded the end of the last attempt of the United States in ruling the world to its own image. There are no more superpowers in the world.

History in making: the end of superpowers, the birth of the New Age Civilization, the age of global co-operation.

The New Age Civilization is truly the new way of dealing with one another as human beings. The survival of our species requires a complete co-operation between all communities of the world.

Nations of the world have co-operated together to fight terrorism now they can also co-operate to fight against an even greater threat: the destruction of the global life-support systems.

The New Age Civilization is what the Global Dialogue on Earth Management - all Peoples together is about.
Establishing fundamental aspects and criteria of the New Age Civilization includes Earth Management as the most important aspect. Other important aspects are shown here.

Issues to be discussed or presented during the August 2002 Global Dialogue will of the kind related to issues on Earth Management:

1) The Glass Bubble concept of 'a Global Community', the Global Community, the Soul of Humanity, the Human Family, the Earth Community.
2) The definition of 'Sustainable Development' with the idea that free trade and the planetary trading blocks are serving the Human Family, and not the other way around for the benefits of a few people.
3) Universal Values, Global Governance, Earth Environmental Governance.
4) The Scale of Human Rights and Earth Rights.
5) The Charter of the Earth Community.
6) Environment.
7) Economic development.
8) Resources.
9) People or social aspects.
10) Establishing fundamental aspects and criteria of the New Age Civilization: all Peoples together, the Human Family, the Soul of Humanity, the Earth Community, the Global Community, Global Economic Cooperation, Global Governance, Earth Governance, Earth Environmental Governance, and Earth Government.
11) Peace Movement of the Earth Community. Promote Peace in the world as a way of life and shelve the war industry forever from humanity.
12) Moral responsibility and accountability of all nations.
13) Free trade between nations and globalization.
14) Sustainable Development for the New Age Civilization.
15) Restoration of the planet, our home.
16) The establishment of the Scale of Human and Earth Rights as a replacement to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
17) The formation of the Earth Court of Justice to hear cases and to prosecute those nations, corporations, communities, individuals who commit crimes. Requiring that the creation of a new nation and problems between nations be handled by the Earth Court of Justice.
18) The debt of the poor nations to the rich nations was in actuality a form of global tax and therefore the poor or 'developing' nations dont have to pay it back.
19) Including moral responsibility and accountability in our ways of life and way of doing business.
20) Trade must be given a new impetus to be in line with the global concepts of the New Age Civilization. You develop, manufacture, produce, mine, farm or create a product, you become legally and morally responsible and accountable of your product from beginning to end (to the point where it actually becomes a waste; you are also responsible for the proper disposable of the waste). This product may be anything and everything.
21) Speculation should be de-institutionalized.
22) Religious leaders and their followers be acquainted and asked to participate in Earth management as per the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of the Earth Community; how can you not participate knowing that life is the building block through which you can have a relationship with God, Allah. You must become an activist for the protection of life on Earth. Our objective is to find statements from all religions that promote the respect, stewardship, protection, ethical and moral responsibility to life and of the environment, the Earth global life-support systems, and statements that promote a responsible earth management.
23) Promoting and establishing more new, diversified and meaningful symbiotical relationships between nations, communities,and people of the world.
24) In the light of the U.S.A., Canada, Japan and Russia refusal of taking actions to avert certain global calamity in regard to global warming, the Earth Community has decided to try these nations for their crimes against humanity. We have asked them to ratify the Kyoto Protocol as it is.
25) The Earth Ministry of the Environment is proposing a meeting of all the Ministers of the Environment. Each country in the world will send their Minister of the Environment to meet during the global dialogue on Earth Management - all Peoples together.
26) Global consumption is a very important aspect of sustainable development. Consumers should be concerned with the impact of their decisions on the environment but also on the lives, human rights and well-being of other people. Since one of the key functions of families as a social institution is to engage in production (selling their labour in return for wages) and consumption (using those wages to buy goods and services), then the role of families has impacts on sustainable consumption and development.Just as corporations have social responsibilities and so do consumers in societies. Consumers are socialized to improve the quality of their lives.
27) Fighting against terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
28) Establishing 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. Designing, monitoring, and implementing checks and balances for corporations.
29) Requiring that the FTAA, the EU and the WTO be governed by the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of the Earth Community. The debt of the poor nations to the rich nations was in actuality a form of global tax and therefore the poor or 'developing' nations dont have to pay it back. In fact poor nations should expect way more money as tax by the rich nations and not as loans. The state of the world today is the result of a specific set of interlocking institutions: the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. These institutions are designed to generate massive wealth for the few and poverty for the rest. The same people who make the decisions in government and corporation make the profit. They create a tight concentration of power. Together they are a form of anti-government whose only goal is profit. The IMF, through Structural Adjustment Programs, now directly runs the economies of over 70 countries. That means that about 1000 economists and bureaucrats control the economic policies for 1.4 billion people in these countries. That is a form of anti-government. The people that profit most from the global economy are white people. The people who are most oppressed by the global economy are people of colour. Racism and sexism have become the norm. The entire planet is in a state of low intensity civil war. The ruling elite profit off of the exploitation of the rest of the world. The Earth Community Organization was looking for a method of raising global taxes, of redistributing incomes to the poorest communities, of providing debt-free technical assistance to non-industrial and developing countries to help them out of poverty and to meet environmental and social standards, but there it was all along right on our eyes. The Earth Court of Justice will be asked to decide on the debt be changed into an actual tax to be paid by the rich nations to the poor nations, and to decide on the amount of tax to be paid. Developing nations will then be able to start rebuilding their communities as per the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of the Earth Community. They will not have to satisfy the economic needs and wishes of the rich nations. The Earth Court of Justice will also be asked to rule illegal the activities of the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO unless they become a part of a greater whole such as the Earth Ministry of Financial Institutions, a part of the future Earth Government. These institutions will be controlled by the greater whole.
30) Promoting moral responsibility and accountability in the ways of dealing between nations.
31) Establishing the Earth Resources Ministry that will be assessing, compiling, managing and protecting Earth resources, and the Earth Court of Justice prosecuting cases involving crimes related to the relentless misused of the Earth resources.
32) Promoting and establishing a worldwide framework for the restoration of the planet, our home.
33) Establishing freshwater and clean air as human and Earth rights. Both are a part of the ecological and the primordial human rights, and therefore are the most important rights on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights.
34) Abolition of Nuclear Weapons: security, sustainability and justice in a nuclear free future.
35) For their relentless exploitation of the Moslem nations of the Middle East and of Afghanistan to make an immoral profit and obtain power at all costs, for having abused and killed and being the cause of the deaths of millions of Moslems in that region, for having invaded Moslem nations which itself is a horrible crime against humanity, against all human rights, and against democracy and freedom of a people to exist, and for the hate they have created in the heart and mind of every person in the Moslem Civilization, it is recommended that America, Israel, Great Britain, Germany, France and Russia pay eight trillion dollars(American) toward building sustainable communities in the region. The Earth Community shall administer the amount paid and manage the project. It is also recommended that the people from America, Israel, Great Britain, Germany, France and Russia who have been involved with the exploitation and invasion of the Middle East and surroundings be try for their crimes against humanity by the Earth Court of Justice.
36) The war industry is the "mother of all evils" of our world. It must be shelved. War products and equipment from all nations must be decommissioned. It has become a necessity to implement a total embargo on all US, Russian and European Union nations mass destruction chemicals, nuclear war heads, weapons, war products and war equipment. These are the countries that have developed and manufactured the weapons of mass destruction.
37) The United Nations are to restructure their organization or start rebuilding it from scratch. The United Nations must reflect the needs and aspirations of the New Age Civilization: all Peoples together, the Human Family, the Earth Community, the Global Community, Global Economic Cooperation, Global Governance, Earth Governance, Earth Environmental Governance, and the Earth Government. It must become a democracy. Join the Global Dialogue on Earth Management to be held on August 2002 in Toronto.
38) Reforming the structure and voting system of the United Nations; the annulment of the special privileges of the Five Permanent Members, and the establishment of a voting system that give to each nation one vote per million people.
39) The formation of global ministries to manage the world affairs in several aspects of our lives: energy, agriculture, environment, health, Earth resources, Earth management, security and safety, emergencies and rescues, trade, banks, speculation on world markets, peace, 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. Global ministries will be given power to rule themselves in harmony with each other. The WTO will not be the only global ministry that can rule on cases related to trade.The Earth Community Organization, the Human Family, is calling for the immediate formation of the Earth Ministry of Health. The globalization of trade, the extensive mouvement of people all over the world, the increase of poverty and diseases in developing countries and all over the world, have caused pathogens and exotic diseases to migrate over enormous distances and now, are an increasing threat to local ecosystems and communities, economies and health of every human being and all life. The Earth Community Organization, the Human Family, is calling this threat of the upmost importance and must be dealt with immediately by every nation. We must manage health in the world. We are calling for the immediate creation of the Earth Ministry of Health.
40) The new and natural evolution of democracy towards a democracy based on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of the Earth Community.

All papers and/or discussions must relate to the idea of finding a sound balance amongst the interactions of the four quality systems: environment, economic development, availability of resources and people aspects.

  Global 2000 was the World Congress on Managing and Measuring Sustainable Development - Global Community Action 1 that started August 1st, 2000, on the Internet. The same issues listed under Global 2000 are relevant to Global Dialogue 2002 Earth Management - all People together. So you are therefore invited to use the same issues and procedure used by Participants of Global 2000. Global 2000 has 73 Discussion Roundtables divided into the four interacting blocks: Social(37), Environment(16), Economics(8) and Availability of Resources(12).

Additional issues were added for Global Dialogue 2002 and are listed above.

Focus 2002 also includes all issues related to the Earth Community Overall Picture for the restoration of the planet, our home:

(i) Energy
(ii) Poverty
(iii) Land
(iv) Biodiversity
(v) Ecological
(vi) Consumption/Production
(vii) Population
(viii) Forests
(ix) Fresh Water and clean air
(x) Climate Change
(xi) Financing
(xii) Opportunity for Youth
(xiii) Improving Quality of Family Life
(xiv) Developing Healthful Life Styles
(xv) Hazardous Substances
(xvi) Ozone Depleting Substances
(xvii) Home and community Development


vii)          Forming Earth Government for Earth Community - a grassroots process. Establishing the foundation of Earth Government.

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 and Chairman
Earth Community Organization (ECO)
Interim Earth Government
17 A Quebec Street
Canada N1H 2T1

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