Earth Federation Movement
*Creating universal prosperity* *Empowering human rights*
*Governing the Earth-
with democracy and freedom for all!*
Peace marchers in India demanding a World Parliament
The World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA)
The World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA) was founded in 1958 by Philip and Margaret Isely from the U.S. who understood that the world has no future unless it is democratically governed, peaceful, environmentally sustainable and just. They were joined by Dr. Reinhart Ruge from Mexico and Dr. Terence Amerasinghe from Sri Lanka, and world citizens from many countries, in a movement to write a democratic, non-military Constitution for the Federation of Earth.
The Constitution for the Federation of Earth
Together with thousands of world citizens from
many countries they organized four global
constituent assemblies in Interlaken,
Switzerland (1968), Innsbruck, Austria (1977),
Colombo, Sri Lanka (1979), and Troia, Portugal
(1991). The result of the work of these
thousands of world citizens and international
legal experts was to write the Constitution for
the Federation of Earth. Since 1991,
the Constitution has been considered as a
finished document available to humanity for
ratification and inauguration of a peaceful,
just, environmentally sustainable and free world
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The Tenth Session of the Provisional World Parliament taking place in the huge, government-owned
Convention Center in Kara, Togo
Some delegates from the 11th session of the Parliament holding up copies of the Earth Constitution under whose authority they are meeting.
Dr. Glen T. Martin wrote this introduction and commentary for the Earth Constitution. It is available from IED Press (www.iedpress.com), Amazon.com, and Barnes & Noble.com. The Constitution itself is also on-line in many places.
This Constitution is our blueprint for a sustainable, just, and peaceful world civilization.
involving the Twelfth Session of the
Parliament in Kolkata, India.
Parliament delegates were part of a great peace march through the city.
The Earth Federation Movement
The Provisional World Parliament
The Parliament operates under the authority of Article 19 of the Earth Constitution. It has passed to date some 61 World Legislative Acts (in conformity with the Earth Constitution) that model, outline, and enable the decent future for humanity. WCPA also transformed the early Graduate School of World Problems into the Institute on World Problems (IOWP), which is a non-profit, tax deductible educational organization that works with WCPA and the Provisional World Parliament to study the interrelation of world problems and their coherent, integrated solutions under the Earth Constitution. The texts of these 61 world legislative acts, and many resolutions from various sessions of the Parliament, are posted on the IOWP website.
Ninth Session of the Parliament in Tripoli, Libya.
In the foreground is a children's delegation making a presentation before the Parliament.
The Institute on World Problems (IOWP) website: www.worldproblems.net
Earth Federation Leaders website:
Protect our Planet website: www.protectplanet.webs.com
Chief Justices from many countries around the world call for a World Parliament in Lucknow, India
Realizing that Humanity today has come to a turning point in history and that we are on the threshold of an new world order which promises to usher in an era of peace, prosperity, justice and harmony;
.Aware of the interdependence of people, nations and all life;
Aware that man's abuse of science and technology has brought Humanity to the brink of disaster through the production of horrendous weaponry of mass destruction and to the brink of ecological and social catastrophe;
Aware that the traditional concept of security through military defense is a total illusion both for the present and for the future;
Aware of the misery and conflicts caused by ever increasing disparity between rich and poor;
Conscious of our obligation to posterity to save Humanity from imminent and total annihilation;
Conscious that Humanity is One despite the existence of diverse nations, races, creeds, ideologies and cultures and that the principle of unity in diversity is the basis for a new age when war shall be outlawed and peace prevail; when the earth's total resources shall be equitably used for human welfare; and when basic human rights and responsibilities shall be shared by all without discrimination;
Conscious of the inescapable reality that the greatest hope for the survival of life on earth is the establishment of a democratic world government;
We citizens of the world, hereby resolve to establish a world federation to be governed in accordance with this Constitution for the Federation of Earth.