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, including the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Spain, Malta, Thailand, Libya, and Togo. 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 time and venue of the next session of the Parliament are currently under review and will be announced well in advance. Proposals for World Legislative Acts must be submitted by delegates to the Legislative Drafting Committee, headed by Dr. Almand, at least six months prior to the scheduled session of the Parliament. Once approved by the Legislative Drafting Committee, they are posted online as part of the legislative agenda of the upcoming session of Parliament.
At the session, delegates debate the proposed legislative bills, possibly modifying them, and then vote on the final versions. Bills that pass this process become provisional World Legislative Acts in the public record.
Delegates approved for any one session of the Parliament retain their approved status for future sessions as long as they remain signatories and supporters of the Earth Constitution. However, as WCPA develops the World Electoral Districts called for by the Earth Constitution, this system will be gradually transitioned to an electoral system in which new delegate to the Provisional World Parliament are chosen by voters.
For further information and questions, please contact us.