The American Movement for World Government
The Ashburn Institute
Citizens for a United Earth
Consultative Assembly of the People's Congress
Democratic World Federalists
Global Citizens' Association
Global Constitution Forum
Home Rule Globally
The Institute on World Problems
Movement for UN Reform 2007
Registry of World Citizens ~in Canada
The Sapiens Movement, Inc.
The Universal Alliance
Vote World Government
World Citizen Registry (RECIM)
World Constitution and Parliament Association
The World Federalist Movement
The World Government Institute
World Peace News
FRIENDS of the coalition:
Center for War / Peace Studies
Citizens for Global Solutions
Esperanto League for North America, Inc.
International Simultaneous Policy Organization
THE AMERICAN MOVEMENT FOR WORLD GOVERNMENT
World Federalist groups since 1905 had made attempts to cooperate in the U.S. When the (former) World Federalist Association focused on a gradual approach similar to that of the United Nations, the American Movement for World Government (AMWG) was established by Wm. H. D. Cox Jr. (Bill Cox) in 1955 along with many other respected leaders in the movement (see website below). AMWG created a new home for "all" American world federalists, including those that favored a constitutional convention. And, AMWG played a significant role in creating the Coalition for Democratic World Government.
AMWG believes that the growing and unregulated power of transnational corporations, along with superpower preemptive unilateral strikes, strongly suggests that NOW is the time to push for world government.
AMWG is associated with World Peace News (see below) and invites readers to subscribe to WPN.
We invite you to join AMWG. Basic dues are $35.00 per calendar year. Send check payable to AMWG to Frances Jellinek, Treasurer AMWG, 104 Paradise Harbor Blvd. #515, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.
Hal Schaffer, President
THE ASHBURN INSTITUTE
The Ashburn Institute, established in 2004, is a non-profit organization emerging out of the Association to Unite the Democracies, an organization born in 1939 to promote international peace through federation of the world's democracies.
We are dedicated to uniting democratic nations, by promoting democracy and cooperation. We do this through educational and cultural exchanges among the representatives of the global community. We organize and sponsor conferences, discussions and forums in order to bring together students, academics and professionals worldwide to contemplate and find solutions to the challenges and opportunities of democratization and cooperation.
Increased cooperation among the peoples of the world will ultimately lead to greater peace, more freedom, and the eventual integration of democratic nations. Greater cooperation and federation will create an environment in which fledging democracies can thrive, and attract other democracies to join. We believe that a federation of democracies is the most effective means to address the common problems of all peoples.
Marielle Reiss, Executive Director
P.O. Box 77164
Washington, D.C. 20013-7164
CITIZENS FOR A UNITED EARTH
Citizens for a United Earth (CUE) exists to promote global thinking and global citizenship, leading to a positive, sustainable future for all passengers of spaceship earth. Our roots are in the nuclear disarmament movement, but we now believe world peace cannot be achieved without addressing hunger, poverty, ignorance, injustice, overpopulation, and environmental damage, and especially renewable energy, as well as war.
We send out periodic emails on subjects related to peace and the global future--The [PEACE] List--and invite you to subscribe from our website.
We print and distribute FREE bumper stickers featuring the Earth Dot (a light blue solid circle representing the earth seen from space). Messages include: World Peace, Many Colors-One Human Family, Every Child Deserves a Future that Works, There are No Foreigners, Earth is our Neighborhood, and many more.
People increasingly know about the world's problems. But before they can accept democratic world government, they need help arriving at a new, self-consistent and positive vision of the human future. Until that vision takes root, people will continue to reject global governance as unrealistic.
Citizens for a United Earth
c/o Hank Stone
1880 Route 64
Ionia, New York 14475
CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE PEOPLE'S CONGRESS
Many individuals and groups are working toward global justice. Many of these have a presence on the Internet. Some deal with world governance, direct democracy, or new economic democracy, and most are concerned with the environment and sustainability.
The Community of World Citizens has merged with the Consultative Assembly of the People's Congress to contribute to the coordination of these separate efforts.
Coordination can present a problem. If different initiatives are brought together in an “ours vs. theirs” way, effectiveness may be lost. We promote a new perspective allowing for a common “ours”, “theirs” as a pool of resources, and democratic procedures to connect the two.
Join us! Our website tells how to declare yourself as a world citizen, publicize the idea, interact with others cooperatively, and help us develop the fully democratic tools the world needs.
We seek both organizations and individuals to associate themselves with us, including political, governmental, and non-governmental.
Group participation will clear the way for political action within the assembly of world citizens.
Josep L.L. Ortega
DEMOCRATIC WORLD FEDERALISTS (Formerly WFNCA)
Since the 1940’s, we have been promoting awareness of the concept of good global government, and urging the creation of a democratic world federation. This could be achieved in many ways, including restructuring and democratizing the United Nations.
In 2004 we became an independently incorporated tax exempt educational organization, with supporters in 15 states and 3 other countries. Our quarterly newsletter, Toward Democratic World Federation, has been in print for 14 years, with a circulation of about 1,200, throughout the US and in two dozen other countries.
The citizens of the world are sovereign, and have the right to participate in self-government, delegating their powers at any level they see fit. The United Nations is not a government; and a world government is needed to address the global problems of war, civil conflict, poverty, disease, environmental damage, and to uphold human rights.
This is the federalist message that we bring to movements for peace, human rights, and social justice. We have speaking engagements, email messages, letters to the media and to politicians, and work with other organizations as well as with the public. Visit our website (below) for more information, literature, and ways to get involved.
John O. Sutter,Ph.D., President
Democratic World Federalists
55 New Montgomery Street, Room 225
San Francisco, CA 94105-3421
Phone and fax:(415) 227-4880
GLOBAL CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION
It's official. At the Genome Project announcement in Washington and London it was declared that there is only one race--the human race. Black, brown, white, yellow, red, and tartan we are one people. People are people are people. But there is no self-government for the global village.
Global Citizens' Association is a non-profit, non-partisan corresponding world network supporting the notion of planetary citizenship, the brotherhood and sisterhood of humankind, the Nation of Humanity. No paid staff or office. Supported by donations and volunteers.
Proposed for funding: an experimental, exploratory Global Assembly with nominated delegates from existing political jurisdictions of ten million--sub-national, mega-cities or nation-states with electronic weighted voting by population with a global perspective agenda set by the Assembly.
We publish a monthly newsletter: Purple Dawn. Free to donors; others $12 per year. Contact newsletter editor Duncan Graham.
Global Citizens' Association
949 West 49th. Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2T1
GLOBAL CONSTITUTION FORUM
We are planning a four-day conference focused on the eventual creation of a Constitution for Earth. The first annual gathering will be in Philadelphia, September 14-17, 2005, at the birthplace of federalist government, where the U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787.
Rather than specifically creating a particular document at this stage, our focus will be on fostering DEPTH and BREADTH in the peace movement.
By depth we intend that there be opportunity for full participation in deep dialogue with all other attendees, so each day will include face-to-face discussions of key substantive issues, such as (1) the desirability of world federalism; (2) whether it can be structured to assure respect for individual freedom, local autonomy, and participatory democracy; (3) its appropriate scope (minimalist vs. maximal) and values; and (4) strategies for implementation (practical ratifiability issue). With annual conferences, attendees will get to know one another well: of value in itself.
By breadth we intend outreach to a general public that has been mostly unaware of our goals and ideas. We intend to find ways to involve youth, especially the many college students in this area (there are 90 colleges in this region). We plan to do presentations to college classes before this conference. Besides top-flight speakers and analysis sessions, we will attract publicity with nationally known musicians. We will have simultaneous translations and some videoconferencing with sites worldwide.
Visit our website and take part!
James T. Ranney, President, Global Constitution Forum, Inc.
1018 West Cliveden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119
HOME RULE GLOBALLY
Home Rule Globally is a nonprofit corporation which sponsors and coordinates a constellation of projects. HRG emphasizes both voluntarism and the desirability of adequate; but constitutionally restricted, governmental authority over individuals and corporate entities when government is appropriate. HRG's decentralism stresses local, regional, and provincial government with minimal government at national, continental, and global levels. For about 500 years, over-centralization at the national level has endangered humanity. A constitution for a world government should "de-fang" nations by abolishing all national monetarism and all national militarism. Provinces and towns should handle whatever can plausibly be locally managed in a predominantly demilitarized world. HRG is a think-tank promoting research projects. Debates about alternative Proposals for a Constitution for a Supra-National Federation should be predominantly in provincial legislatures because such debates are irrelevant to coping with traditional treaty law.
The Contest Appraising Democratic World Government (CADWEWG) makes such shift of where the future should be debated. CADEWG requires 67% of world support, as measured by each of population, wealth, and military power before a Supra-National Federation would be launched. CADWEWG preserves the UN during a Dual Systems Era until each nation voluntarily joins such federation.
GLOBE-LIB is a worldwide membership organization for seekers of global liberty and government, sponsored by Home Rule Globally. Other HRG projects are Gentle Usurpation Institute, Ocean Biomass Institute, and Reproductive Freedom Institute.
John and Marjorie Ewbank
Home Rule Globally
1150 Woods Road
Southampton, PA 18966-4545
THE INSTITUTE ON WORLD PROBLEMS
The Institute On World Problems (IOWP) is a dynamic, activist organization and think-tank dedicated to educating the people of Earth about the need for democratic world government under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth. The Institute works closely with the Graduate School of World Problems and the World Constitution and Parliament Association to promote a deep understanding of world problems, their interconnection, and their solution under the Earth Constitution.
The name and mission of the Institute On World Problems are taken from Article 8, Section D of the Earth Constitution. The Constitution for the Federation of Earth was drafted by many world citizens and international lawyers over a period of 33 years from 1958-1991. It has been created through the work of thousands of world citizens in three Constituent Assemblies and to date has held seven Provisional World Parliaments. All faculty and trustees of the Institute have personally ratified the Earth Constitution.
The Institute ahs been the official sponsor of the Sixth Provisional World Parliament in Bankok, Thailand in March 2003 and the Seventh Provisional World Parliament in Chennai, India in December 2003. Institute faculty teach in-depth seminars on world problems and the design of the Earth Constitution for addressing these problems. In addition to the offices listed below, the Institute has regional locations in Kara, Togo (West Africa), Lucknow, India, and Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in the USA. Your membership in the Institute constitutes action on behalf of the Earth, Humanity, and future generations. Your support is gratefully acknowledged and carefully used where it will do the most good. Please visit our website!
Dr. Terence P. Amerasinghe, President
South Asia Office: 41, Dias Place, Colombo 12, Sri Lanka
Dr. Glen T. Martin, Vice-President
North American Office: 313 Seventh Avenue, Radford, VA 24141, USA
MOVEMENT FOR UN REFORM 2007
The year 2007 marks the centenary of the Second Hague Peace Conference, which aimed at universal disarmament and binding international jurisdiction (going to court instead of going to war). UNFOR 2007, the Movement for the Reform of the United Nations 2007, was founded to promote public awareness and understanding of the issues of an effective U.N.
A primary concern is the Japanese Constitution’s Article 9, which is aimed at abolishing the institution of war. Article 9 can be the cornerstone of a UN system of collective security.
Collective security through the UN would rest on disarmament, limitations of national sovereignty, compulsory international jurisdiction, and the democratic representation of the Sovereign Peoples of the United Nations. Many countries already have written into their constitutions a provision to join such a collective security system if it is proposed.
The UN Charter envisions a process of one nation after another pooling its sovereignty with this reformed United Nations.
Klaus Schlichtmann, PhD., Coordinator
Movement for UN Reform 2007
Nakayama 452-35, Hidaka-city
Saitama-ken, 350-1232 Japan
Phone and fax: +81-429-892966
REGISTRY OF WORLD CITIZENS ~in Canada
The Registry of World Citizens in Canada is part of an international network of registered World Citizens who are committed to peace by peaceful means-"Peace by the Ballot, no the Bullet". We are part of a global coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations, NGO's. There are hundreds of those organizations on the planet today. Once enough people are genuinely committed to want to continue to learn about living together in harmony there will be no difference between us whether we are Aborginals of any land, Chinese, North or South American, Eurasian, African or European or which religious faith we were born into.
World Citizens have the Common goal to want to survive, for our children and grandchildren to survive. We need an environment which will allow our survival.
Dorothea F.M.Sheasby, Registrar and Chair
688 Green Meadow Crescent
Phone: (905) 270-5030
Fax: (905) 270-5058
THE SAPIENS MOVEMENT, INC.
The Sapiens Movement was established in New Zealand in early 2005.
In the coming century, humanity will face unprecedented problems of rapid climate change and rapid population growth (and the wars that will accompany them.) The replacement of the current anarchy (of an international system governed by 190+ independent sovereign states) by a democratically elected federal world government, probably represents humanity’s best chance of being able to surmount the coming crises.
There are many different approaches to how such a democratic world government could be brought into existence. Sapiens is happy to cooperate with other organizations pursuing different routes to the same objective. Its own approach is to mobilise key opinion leaders, such as journalists, academics and influential business people, to move public opinion to demand of their governments that they take on a leadership role in this process.
Sapiens’ chosen route is that proposed by two professors of International Law, Richard Falk and Andrew Strauss. Initially, the ball is set rolling by persuading 20 – 30 selected national governments to surrender key aspects of their national sovereignty to a supranational democratically elected body set up between them. Chief among the rights surrendered will be that of waging war and the freedom to damage environmental areas held in common with others.
If you feel that you can help in this, or wish to know more, then please visit our Website at http://www.sapiens.org.nz/
The Sapiens Movement Inc.
PO Box 701,
Phone: +64 3578 6545
THE UNIVERSAL ALLIANCE
A federated movement for a federal, sharing one world, ethical and spiritual, but independent of all particular dogmas, creeds, philosophies and ideologies, the Universal Alliance seeks, globally, to help coordinate the initiatives of people of goodwill who, alone, would be powerless, so as to make their initiatives more effective in concretising the unity of humanity in all fields of concern, in enlightening humans as to our common origins and ends and in stimulating an ever-increasing fraternisation and peace between humans and all other living beings, as between all peoples by means of:
The fundamental moral and philosophical teachings of the Universal Alliance are based on modern spiritualism and its fundamental obligatory maxim is:
"Let us reverence the Creator in serving all its creatures and creations!"
The Universal Alliance has branches and member contacts in the following countries: Albania, Algeria. Angola, Australia, Belgium, Cameroun, Canada, the two Congos, France, Ghana, Greece, India, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines/Oceania, Romania/Balkans, Russia, Senegal, Tanzania, Ukraine, U.K., U.S.A., Uzbekistan, and elsewhere.
VOTE WORLD GOVERNMENT
We are a brand new (since August 2004) initiative for a world referendum to demand the creation of a democratic world government. We want a permanent state of world peace through world law.
We bring two basic ideas. One is a strategy, the concept of a world referendum on democratic world government, conducted on the Internet, as a means of collecting a powerful, if not irresistible, mandate upon which we can insist on the creation of a democratic world government. Second, we bring ideas for making DWG “corruption-proofed.” This is discussed on our website.
We ask you to go to our website and be among the first to record their vote for democratic world government. Classes, offices, churches, unions, sports teams, families and other groups can conduct their own mini-referendums, using ballots printed on paper (see the “Printable Ballot” link at the top of our site). We think people will welcome this kind of local initiative if they feel they are part of a new approach that has a chance of succeeding. The act of voting is democratic, and it brings with it the need to inform oneself, to debate issues and consider consequences.
We need money, volunteers, and advice, and ask you to contact us to see if there are ways we can work together.
Jim Stark (Acting President, Vote World Government)
222 Victoria Avenue, P.O. Box 1102
Shawville, QC Canada J0X 2Y0.
WORLD CITIZEN REGISTRY (RECIM)
Registration as a world citizen is the basic step for the individual who recognizes that the time has come to organize the world as a whole and who undertakes to work for that new world.
The world citizen is a person who feels his solidarity with all others, who is convinced that world security cannot be assured by rival sovereign nations and who believes the only way to save humanity is to substitute world order for the present international disorder.
To this end, he or she demands:
The World Citizen Registry, also called Registre des Citoyens du Monde (RECIM), founded in 1949, has its head office at 66, Boulevard Vincent Auriol, 75013 PARIS, France. It supervises the issuing of World Citizen cards for all countries. It publishes a bulletin (RECIMinfo) in French, English, Spanish, Dutch, German and Esperanto.
The population "leg" of the triad introduces a strong element of democracy into U.N. decision-making. Contributions to the U.N., roughly based on a country's GNP, reflect the importance of having the countries that will have to pay most of the bills supporting legislation.