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.
Article 1 ‑ Broad Functions of the World Government
Article 3 ‑ Organs of the World Government
Article 4 ‑ Grant of Specific Powers to the World Government
Article 5 ‑ The World Parliament
Article 6 ‑ The World Executive
Article 7 ‑ The World Administration
Article 8 ‑ The Integrative Complex
Article 9 ‑ The World Judiciary
Article 10 ‑ The Enforcement System
Article 11 ‑ The World Ombudsmus
Article 12 ‑ Bill of Rights for the Citizens of Earth
Article 13 ‑ Directive Principles for the World Government
Article 14 ‑ Safeguards and Reservations
Article 15 ‑ World Federal Zones and the World Capitals
Article 16 ‑ World Territories and Exterior Relations
Article 17 ‑ Ratification and Implementation
Article 18 ‑ Amendments
Article 19 ‑ Provisional World Government
End of the Constitution
The Constitution for the Federation of Earth was originally ratified at the second session of the World Constituent Assembly held at Innsbruck, Austria in June, 1977; and was amended and ratified at the fourth session of the World Constituent Assembly held at Troia, Portugal in May 1991. The Amended Constitution is being personally ratified by outstanding personalities throughout the world as the campaign for ratification by the people and governments of the world continues.
Signature pages of the original signers in 1977 and 1991.
The World Constitution and Parliament Association keeps files of thousands of persons who have become personal ratifiers of the Constitution in addition to the original signers. The personal ratification campaign continues alongside the campaign for ratification of the peoples and nations of Earth.
CALL to the GLOBAL RATIFICATION and ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN
In the course of history, particularly during the past several hundred years, the technique of a Constituent Assembly has been developed and used under various circumstances as a means to devise the constitutions for democratic governments, either to create new governments where none existed before or to replace old or crumbling governments under both peaceful and revolutionary situations.
Sometimes such assemblies have been appointed by existing governments. At other times, under the most favorable circumstances, such assemblies have been elected by vote of established electorates. But at other times such assemblies have been composed and convened under circumstances where only a limited number of people of the country or areas involved actually took part in the selection of delegates. Only a small minority of any electorate might actually participate during the time when a new democratic government is emerging under conditions of revolution from tyranny or of political turmoil or urgent crises; or in the absence of any organized political system which was willing or able to supervise a vote of the total potential electorate for such an assembly or newly emerging democratic government.
It is under the later kind of circumstances that the move has gone forward during the years since World War II for the organization of a World Constituent Assembly to devise the constitution for a democratic form of federal world government. No previous world government or competent world authority has existed to organize or supervise elections to such a World Constituent Assembly. No universally approved electoral lists exist for the conduct of such elections. Existing national governments heretofore have proved unwilling or uninterested or hostile or otherwise unable to assist in either the appointment or election of working delegates to such a World Constituent Assembly, despite numerous appeals ‑‑ although these appeals are continuing.
This Constitution has been translated into twenty-two languages and distributed world-wide for study, debates, and organizing by the citizens of Earth.
Under Article XIX of the Constitution Provisional World Parliaments are being held in various locations around the world to begin the process of elaboration of world law as a model and an incentive for the people of the Earth to assert their sovereignty and begin an official World Parliament upon ratification of this Constitution. These have been organized by the World Constitution and Parliament Association and The Institute on World Problems.
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