Provisional World Parliament




 

 

 

Sponsors and Organizing Agents:

World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA)

Institute on World Problems (IOWP)

Africa Office: Lome, Togo.  Dr. Dominique Balouki     tel. 228-900-0578

Asia Office:  Chennai, India. Prof. R. Ananthanarayanan   tel. 044 - 24939233

Lucknow, India: Dr. Preeti Shankar  tel. 91-522-263-8606, 91-522-263-8483

Delhi, India: Mr. Amit Paul    tel. 090-1330-6169,  099-9925-1257   

Malaysia: Puan Sri Datin Seri N. Saraswathy Devi     tel. 603-2142-8075

Costa Rica: Lic. Celina Garcia     Fundacion CEPPA.   tel. 506-2234-0524

North America: 313 7th Ave.,  Radford, VA  24141, US, gmartin@radford.edu

Other Vice-Presidents and Distinguished Advisors:

Treasurer: Phyllis Turk, CNM, Virginia, USA

Youth Coordinator: Mr. Mahbubul Islam, Bangladesh

Dr. Ramadan Breki, Libya

Swami S A R P V Chaturvedi, Chennai, India

Dr. Santinath Chattopadhyay, Kolkata India

Ms. Zaklina Dimovska, Macedonia

Md. Sarwar Alam, Canada

Dr. Jagdish Gandhi, Lucknow, India

Mr. Peter Graves-Goodman, Miami, USA

Dr. Dauji Gupta, Lucknow, India

Dr. Roger Kotila, San Francisco, USA

Rev. Nomhle Mahalawe, South Africa

Sri E. P. Menon, Bangalore, India

Mr. Amit Paul, Delhi, India

Dr. Klaus Schlichtmann, Germany/Japan

Dr. Phichai Tovivich, Thailand

 

Dr. Eugenia Almand, Secretary-General:       govt_rules@yahoo.com

Dr. Glen T. Martin, President:       gmartin@radford.edu

Websites:

www.world-parliament.org                        www.earthfederation.info

       www.worldproblems.net          www.earth-constitution.org

Major 14th Session

World Legislative Acts:

Merging the UN and the Earth Federation, WLA 64

Global Sustainability Directorate (GSD), WLA 65

Declaration of the 14th session of Parliament

Kolkata Declaration

 

We participants in the 14th session of the Provisional World Parliament stand in astonishment before a world apparently in the process of disintegration and self-destruction.

  •  Climate disruption is wreaking havoc everywhere on Earth.

  • The ice caps and glaciers are melting and ocean levels rising.

  • Ocean fisheries are collapsing and prime agricultural lands are fast disappearing from the Earth.

  • Forests are disappearing and phytoplankton in the oceans as well (which constitute "the lungs  of the Earth").

  • Meanwhile the nations of the world spend some 1.7 trillion dollars a year on militarism and war.

  • The United States alone, spending nearly half of this sum, actively impedes conversion to peace and sustainability and has destroyed stable governments in country after country through its imperial policies: from Yugoslavia to Afghanistan to Iraq to Sudan to Libya to Yemen to Syria: the list of destroyed nations, involving untold millions of refugees and civilian deaths, goes on and on.

  • The environments of all these countries and more has been significantly destroyed through wars and social chaos, and their capacity for converting to sustainability is becoming practically nil.

       We participants in the 14th session of the World Parliament stand appalled at the levels of ignorance, hate, fear, and violence worldwide led by the sovereign nation-states, multinational corporations, banking conglomerates such as the World Bank and the IMF, and their lackeys within the United Nations. 

       We call upon all decent people worldwide to rise up in affirmation of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth and the fulfillment of our genuine human potential for truth, compassion, love, justice, and harmony with one another and our planetary environment.  There appears to be little time left for decisive action.   We call upon all decent people across the globe to engage in a worldwide campaign for awareness of the Earth Constitution as our best option, our only realistic hope, and our only viable alternative to the decent into perdition, dystopia, and planetary destruction.

       We call upon all residents of Earth to participate in the measured direct popular referendum regarding the Earth Constitution, described in part by the Guideline Call adopted by this 14th Session of World Parliament. 

       We call upon all people to affirm for the United Nations to merge under the constitutional limits of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth as prescribed in this 14th session of the Parliament.

      We call upon all people to affirm the Global Sustainability Directorate established at this 14th session.

       Let us draw upon the creative foundations of the universe for the wisdom, courage, and strength to place the Earth Constitution before the people of Earth before it is too late.  We issue this declaration in peace and hope, with heavy yet determined hearts, on behalf of all humankind and for our precious Earth.  We proclaim with one voice that this Earth Constitution embodies the most viable path to any decent human future.

 

 

Fourteenth Session of the

Provisional World Parliament

was held

 

December 27-29, 2015,  Kolkata, India. 

 

Hosted by the International Society

for Intercultural Study and Research (ISISAR) within a larger international peace

conference called:

"World Thinkers & Writers Peace Meet,"

27-31 December 27-31, 2015.

An International Philosophers for Peace (IPPNO) Conference

will also take place in this context on December 30-31st, 2015

on the theme "Religions, Cultural Harmony, and Peace."

Signatories to this call:

 

Dr. Glen T. Martin ,  USA, President, WCPA

Eugenia Almand, J.D.,  Earth, Secretary-General, WCPA

Dr. R. Ananthanarayanan, General Secretary, WCPA Asia

Dr. Dominique Balouki ,  Togo, Coordinator for Africa 

Dr. Santinath Chattopadhyay, India, Vice-President, WCPA

Puan Sri Datin Seri N. Saraswathy Devi, Malaysia, WCPA

Ms. Zaklina Dimovska, Macedonia, Vice-President, WCPA

Mr. Kevin Edds, USA, Vice-President, WCPA

Lic. Celina Garcia, Costa Rica, Vice-President, WCPA

Dr. Jagdish Gandhi, Lucknow, India, Vice-President, WCPA

Mr. Peter Graves-Goodman, USA, Vice-President, WCPA

Dr. Dauji Gupta, India, Vice-President, WCPA

Mr. Mahbubul Islam, Bangladesh, Youth Coordinator 

Dr. Roger Kotila, USA, Vice-President, WCPA   

Rev. Nomhle Mahlawe, South Africa, Vice-President, WCPA

Dr. Patricia Murphy, Chair, International Advisory Board, IPPNO

.

Dr. Mar Peter-Raoul, USA, Treasurer, IPPNO

Dr. Reinhart Ruge, Mexico, Honorary President for Life

Dr. Preeti Shankar, Lucknow, India, Vice-President, WCPA

Dr. Phichai Tovivich, Thailand, Vice-President, WCPA

Phyllis Turk, MS, USA, Treasurer, WCPA

To all world citizens and persons

concerned about the future of humanity:

 

The World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA), organizing agent for the Provisional World Parliament, arranged the  Fourteenth Session of the Provisional World Parliament for Kolkata, India, December 28-29, 2015.  The Parliament is hosted by the International Society for Intercultural Study and Research (ISISAR), based in Kolkata.

We issued this call in conformance with Article 19 of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, which recognizes the legal right of the people of Earth to begin Provisional World Government until such time as the Earth Constitution has been fully ratified under the provisions set forth in Article 17.

The developing Earth Federation Movement (EFM) is expressed in these historic parliaments held in Brighton, England (1982), New Delhi, India (1985), Miami Beach, USA (1987), Barcelona, Spain (1996), Malta (2001), Bangkok, Thailand (March 2003), Chennai, India (December 2003), Lucknow, India (2004), Tripoli, Libya (2006), Kara, Togo (2007), Nainital, India (2009), Kolkata, India (2012) and Lucknow, India (2013), Kolkata, India (2015).  We are building a truly new world order within the shell of the old!!

Today's world situation calls for a World Parliament to continually build the body of world law, modeling for the rest of the world the way human problems are properly addressed.  It also demands immediate action to establish democratic world government in accordance with the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.  Global climate change continues to create disaster for peoples everywhere and is getting worse each day.  Global weapons of mass destruction continue to threaten the existence of life on Earth.  Depleted uranium weapons used massively in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to poison our planetary environment forever.  Global tyranny under the world's superpower increases daily.  The resources of the Earth (land, forests, fisheries, clean water) disappear at astonishing rates.  Pollution and toxic waste contaminate ever larger portions of the Earth.  We must act now!

  The Parliament considers provisional world legislation. It is not a mere conference inviting endless speeches. Details of registration are below. Information will also be posted on these websites: www.earth-constitution.org.  www.worldproblems.net.  www.earthfederation.info,    www.radford.edu/gmartin, and

www.worldparliament-gov.org.

 

A Pledge of Allegiance to the Federation of Earth

 I pledge allegiance to the Constitution for the Federation of Earth,

       And to the Republic of free world citizens for which it stands,

 One Earth Federation, protecting by law the rich diversity of the  Earth's citizens,

 One Earth Federation, protecting the precious ecology of our  planet.

 I pledge allegiance to the World Parliament representing all nations and peoples,

      And to the democratic processes by which it proceeds,

 One law for the Earth, with freedom and equality for all,

      One standard of justice, with a bill of rights protecting each.

 I pledge allegiance to the future generations protected by the  Earth Constitution,

 And to the unity, integrity, and beauty of humankind, living in harmony on the Earth,

 One Earth Federation, conceived in love, truth, and hope,

with peace and prosperity for all.

Signature __________________________ Date____________

Printed Name _______________________________________

Position __________________________________________

Email ____________________________________________

Complete address and country__________________________

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Send signed copy to Dr. Glen T. Martin, gmartin@radford.edu,  

313 Seventh Ave., Radford VA,  24141, USA

 

 

What are Provisional World Legislative Acts?

 

 

The Provisional World Parliament (PWP) considers proposed legislative acts (bills) and parliamentary resolutions. Any person who is signatory to the Earth Constitution may propose bills for consideration by the Parliament.

Delegates at the session of Parliament will also formulate a resolution expressing the views of that session of the PWP, to be voted on the final day of proceedings.

Those wishing to propose a bill should study the body of legislation already passed by the Parliament so as to avoid duplication. This legislation may be found at www.worldproblems.net.  Bills must also conform to the Earth Constitution.

Second, those wishing to propose a bill should use proper parliamentary form and drafting conventions.  Links to proper parliamentary conventions can be found at this same website.

Third, proposed legislation must be submitted at least 60 days in advance of the session for review to the Legislative Drafting Committee (by October 1, 2015). This committee is headed by Dr. Eugenia Almand: govt_rules@yahoo.com.

Once the legislative proposal has passed review and met these requirements, it will be posted as soon as possible before the session of Parliament at the major websites, especially www.world problems.net, www.wcpa.biz, and www.radford.edu/gmartin.

 

 

Executive Summary of main provisions

of the Earth Constitution

CONSTITUTION FOR THE OF EARTH

 

The Constitution for the Federation of Earth was developed and adopted by 4 sessions of World Constituent Assembly meeting around the world in 1968, 1977, 1979 & 1991, all organized by WCPA.  The process of ratification by the peoples and nations of Earth under Article 17 is currently under way.

From the Preamble:

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.

Articles:

1.      Broad functions of Earth Federation are the following:
1.1. to prevent war; 1.2. to protect universal human rights; 1.3. to end poverty; 1.4. to regulate international processes; 1.5. to protect the environment and ecological fabric of life, that is, the biosphere; and 1.6. to devise solutions to world problems beyond the capacity of national governments.

2.         Basic structure of Earth Federation is the following:
2.1. People and nations organize as a universal federation, to include all people, all nations, and all oceans, seas and lands of Earth, including atmosphere and space. 2.2. Earth Federation is non-military and democratic, with ultimate sovereignty of the people of Earth.

3.         Organs of the Earth Federation are the following:
3.1. The World Parliament; 3.2. The World Executive;
3.3. The World Administration; 3.4. The Integrative Complex;
3.5. The World Judiciary; 3.6. The Enforcement System; and
3.7. The World Ombudsmus.

4.         This Earth Constitution grants Earth Federation the jurisdiction and powers necessary to ensure the effective broad functions of the Earth Federation. Earth Federation must have no military power, but may use world legislation, administration, education, finance, civil police enforcement system, world court system, ombudsmus public defense and other regulatory powers to ensure effective enforcement of world law.

5.         World Parliament composes of three legislative houses, to consider, adopt, amend and repeal World Legislation.
* People of Earth directly elect House of Peoples.

* Nations appoint or elect House of Nations.

* University students and faculty of World Regions nominate regional candidates from anywhere for House of Counselors.       People of Earth may launch initiatives for world legislation, and may vote on referenda submitted from World Parliament.

6.          World Parliament elects and supervises a World Executive and an Executive Cabinet of 30 ministers, all MPs. The World Executive may neither veto nor suspend the World Parliament nor the Earth Constitution. The World Executive has no military power.

7.         The 30 Cabinet Ministers and Vice Presidents head the World Administration of about 30 ministries.

8.         Broad functions that naturally duplicate within each ministry integrate in agencies of the Integrative Complex.

9.         Benches form a World Judiciary, including World Supreme Court, Regional World Courts and District World Courts, having mandatory jurisdiction over different kinds of issues.

10.     The Enforcement System.  World Parliament elects an Office of World Attorneys General with 5 World Attorneys General and commission of 20 Regional World Attorneys, to head non-military Enforcement System. World Police apprehend individual suspected lawbreakers. World Parliament regulates World Police, which shall follow due process, and obtain warrants for search & arrests.

11.     World Ombudsmus. House of Counselors nominates and World Parliament elects a World Ombudsmus Council of 5 World Ombudsen and Commission of 20 Regional World Advocates to protect human rights and ensure proper government functioning.

12.     Bill of Rights guarantees inalienable human rights, including all those customarily guaranteed by civil nations: equal rights, equal protection, freedom of expression, association & religion, habeas corpus rights, universal suffrage, property, privacy, & other prohibitions against government intrusions.

13.     Directive Principles of 19 sections list additional civil rights and benefits to be guaranteed and implemented over time for all people.

14.     To the Nations, the Earth Federation guarantees the following: full faith and credit to public acts, records, legislation and judicial proceedings of member nations; nations retain jurisdiction over internal affairs; asylum for refuge seekers from nations not in Earth Federation

15.      World Parliament establishes five world capitals in 5 Continental Divisions.

16.     The people of Earth have ownership and Earth Federation has jurisdiction of all oceans from 20 kilometers offshore, the sea beds, vital straits, channels, canals, the Moon and the atmosphere from 1 km. above the general surface of the land.

17.      Earth Constitution implements by stages: Provisional Earth Federation, before 25 countries or before World Districts including 10% of world population have ratified.

First Operative Stage, when 25 countries or World Districts including 10% of world population have ratified, or equivalent mix. Second Operative Stage, when 50% of countries and World Districts including 50% of world population have ratified, or equivalent mix.

Full Operative Stage, when 80% of countries, comprising 90% of world population, have ratified.

18.     People may initiate amendment procedures of the Earth Constitution.

19.      Provisional World Parliament may adopt world legislation prior to first operative stage, subject to re-confirmation by World Parliament.  Provisional World Government may begin.

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T

he Constitution for the Federation of Earth has been translated into 23 languages and is available in several languages on the Institute on World Problems website (www.worldproblems.net). 

 It is published as a separate volume (with an introduction and commentary by Dr. Glen T. Martin) by the Institute for Economic Democracy Press: www.ied.info.    

  

See also:  

www.earth-constitution.org,  

www.worldparliament-gov.org             

www.radford.edu/gmartin,              

www.earthfederation.info

www.protectplanet.webs.com,    

 

                                 

"Let us raise a standard to which

the wise and honest can repair."