Our Vision and Values
“The only way peace can be achieved is through World Government.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India
Over the past few centuries, paradigm-shifting advancements in science and technology have made it possible for humanity to take control of our planet’s destiny as never before. Industrial progress empowers us to overcome scarcity if we choose to distribute resources equitably. Rapid transportation and digital communication enable us to act together as one global community, for the first time in history.
But these same breakthroughs also give us the power to destroy ourselves and the planet we share. Today, humanity can collect free energy from the Sun — or we can cause catastrophic climate change. We can provide nutritious food, clean water, advanced health care, and homes for billions of people — or we can continue investing in weapons of mass destruction that could wipe out the human race.
At the dawn of a New Millennium, Humanity has a Choice:
Unite for the benefit of All, or perish Together
The Earth Constitution Institute is committed to a transformed future, which is why we embrace the new reality of holism and interdependence in the Digital Age:
- A world in which the human rights and dignity of every person on Earth is respected;
- Where the most important decisions are made by humanity together, democratically;
- A world without war, where conflicts are resolved peacefully; and
- Where the commons — such as our forests, oceans, atmosphere, ecosystem, and space — are sustainably preserved and governed with everyone’s best interests.
To make this vision a reality, we work to ratify the Earth Constitution, which honors national boundaries but requires all countries to join together as part of one global federation. As Einstein said decades ago, only with a world government can human civilization, and indeed the human race itself, hope to survive the challenges we face.
Time is short, and the need is great. That’s why the World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA) and ECI have been working for this cause for the past 60 years. ECI is a not-for-profit educational institution registered as a tax-exempt charity in the USA. WCPA is the global organization that has sponsored the writing and ratification of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth since 1958.
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