Developing constitution for federal world government Developing Earth Charter
The work of preparing a world constitution -- the Constitution for the Federation of Earth -- has gone forward in four sessions of a World Constituent Assembly in 1968, 1977, 1980 and 1991. Also, work has proceeded in three sessions of a Provisional World Parliament in 1982, 1985 and 1987, under Article 19 of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, to prepare world legislation to solve certain urgent world problems. The Fourth Session is to be held in 1996, with proposed working commissions on Oceans and Seabeds; Atmosphere, Antactica, the Moon; Disarmament; New Global Finance System; Human Rights and World Ombudsmus; Ratification and Elections; Climate Crisis and Emergency Earth Rescue; Global Energy Supplie; Development to Serve Human Needs; World Food and Water Supplies; and What Can People Do If National Governments are Slow to Cooperate?
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.