Constitution for the Federation of Earth (1977)

1977 World ConstitutionProduced and introduced by the World Constitution and Parliament Association of Lakewood, Colorado in 1977, the theme of the document was “World Democracy: The Rational Alternative.”

The document is 50 pages in length containing 14 Articles, 43 Sections, and 135 signatures from 25 nations.

Introduction
“At a World Constituent Assembly meeting from the 16th to 29th of June, 1977, at Innsbruck, Austria, participants from 25 countries of all continents debated and adopted the draft of A CONSTITUTION FOR THE FEDERATION OF EARTH. We, the participants in the Assembly, together with other supporters, now submit the Constitution for the Federation of earth for worldwide ratification by the nations and people of Earth.”

PREAMBLE

“Realizing that Humanity today has come to a turning point in history and that we are on the threshold of a 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 the ever increasing disparity between rich and poor;
  • Conscious of our obligation to prosperity 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 in 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.”


 

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