Global Peace, Prosperity and Sustainability

The proposed model argues that the sovereign states instead of thinking about political heroism and economic sacrifices should develop a comprehensible, pragmatic and a lucid win-win economic model that can be easily accepted by the political parties and then contribute at global level by investing more resources for solving global problems. It believes in the voluntary participation of the nations in solving global problems and making them progressively self responsible and self driven. The institutions proposed here will build the necessary philosophy, frameworks, institutions and diplomatic methods to deal with the decision making systems at both national and international level. Continue reading

Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century

The submission proposes a revised UN Charter, instituting a reformed UNGA directly elected by popular vote and a second civil society-focused chamber. The representatives of the latter would serve as advocates of particular issues of global concern, and the UNGA would see its powers and jurisdiction gradually expanded over time. An Executive Council of 24 members, selected by the UNGA, would take the place of the UNSC. The Executive Council would provide general oversight and ensure good governance, transparency, efficiency and coherence of an effective, new UN system. The UN will have a standing armed force, with the rule of international law forming the centerpiece of the new governance system; peaceful settlements through the ICJ or other mechanisms will be mandatory for international disputes. A new Bill of Rights is to prescribe the parameters for UN action, and the global human rights acquis will be upheld systematically by an International Human Rights Tribunal. A new funding mechanism would link members’ indirect tax revenues to the UN budget in a fixed proportion. Continue reading