Provisional World Parliament
“Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair.”
~ George Washington
The Provisional World Parliament (PWP) was formed in 1982 under the authority of Article 19 of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth. It held its first session that year at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, England with some 125 participants from countries around the globe and presided over by Sir Chaudhry Mohammad Zefrullah Khan, former Foreign Minister of Pakistan and former President of the UN General Assembly.
Since then, there have been a total of 14 sessions of the Parliament held in locations around the world:
- Brighton, England, 1982
- New Delhi, India, 1985
- Miami Beach, Florida, 1987
- Barcelona, Spain, 1996
- Malta, 2000
- Bangkok, Thailand, March 2003
- Chennai, India, December 2003
- Lucknow, India, 2004
- Tripoli, Libya, 2006
- Kara, Togo, 2007
- Nainital, India, 2009
- Kolkata, India, 2010
- Lucknow, India, 2013
- Kolkata, India, 2015
- NEXT WORLD PARLIAMENT: New Delhi, India, December 2021
Delegates have approved some 67 World Legislative Acts (WLAs) that have continued to elaborate the spirit and letter of the Earth Constitution.
The Provisional World Parliament is the main organ developed to date under the authority of Article 19, which directs the people of Earth to initiate Provisional World Government. Other aspects of the Provisional World Government are being activated, such as the Collegium of World Judges. These other aspects will be working with the Provisional World Parliament to elaborate the infrastructure of a fully democratic world system under the Earth Constitution.
The World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA) and the Earth Constitution Institute (ECI) are the custodians of the Provisional World Parliament, organizing for future sessions and preserving the record of its past accomplishments. The current Secretary of the PWP is Dr. Eugenia Almand, who is also Secretary-General of WCPA. The current President of the PWP is Dr. Glen T. Martin, who is also President of WCPA and ECI.
How to Participate
Organizations and individuals are welcome to affiliate with the Provisional World Parliament by supporting its work and its mission. We appreciate the support that many people and organizations have given to the development and maintenance of the PWP over the years.
Delegates to the Provisional World Parliament must be signatories of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth and represent some group or organization that supports the Constitution. They are certified as voting delegates when these conditions are met. Observers are also welcome at sessions of the PWP but may not vote on proposed legislation or resolutions.
The next session of the Parliament has been announced for December 2021 in New Delhi, India. Details for registration and participation are forthcoming. The call for proposals for World Legislative Acts will also go out soon. Proposals must be sent by prospective parliament delegates to the Committee for Legislative Review headed by Dr. Almand, at least by October 15, 2021. They must conform to the spirit and letter of the Earth Constitution and not duplicate in whole or part existing provisional World Legislative Acts (found on this website at https://earthconstitution.world/world-legislative-acts/). They may also modify previously existing acts. These proposals must be written in the style and format for legislative drafting as recommended by the Committee for Legislative Review.
One extraordinary and compelling feature of the Earth Constitution is that it allows the people of Earth to begin Provisional World Government even before the Constitution is ratified. That is because the world is in crisis, both environmentally and with the on-going threat of nuclear holocaust and more devastating pandemics. We must begin our work now, not wait for the failed UN or the militarized power-crazed nation-states to take unlikely steps to create a decent future for humanity.
Article 19 provides guidelines about what can and should be done. These guidelines include the activation of the Provisional World Parliament (PWP). WCPA is currently drawing up the 1000 World Electoral Districts required for the House of Peoples in the World Parliament and activating people living within various districts to organize their own Election Commissions. These Commissions will not only define the district further, but will institute voter registration with secure, digital on-line voting arrangements so that the people of Earth may begin directly electing their representatives to the forthcoming Virtual World Parliament. Please stand by and check this website for more on these exciting developments.
The 15th Session of the Provisional World Parliament, scheduled for New Delhi, India in December 2021, may well have some of its delegates chosen by voting from these World Electoral Districts that are now being developed and organized. Remember that anyone can be a delegate who is signatory to the Constitution and who represents some constituency, even a small one like a WCPA Chapter. They may also represent an Electoral District. Delegates or observers may also represent a nation, or a UN agency. People may attend as official observers without fulfilling the criteria that are set for delegates.
The 15th Session, therefore, will be a major world historical event, moving humanity a giant step closer to a just, peaceful, and environmentally sound world system. Please join with us in making this historic step toward a decent world system. Become a member of WCPA, sign the Earth Constitution, contribute your volunteer work or a donation to the cause, and/or become a delegate to the 15th Session of the PWP.
For further information and questions, please contact us.