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Tuesday, 13 September 2005 03:00
2005 World Summit: Global Declaration of Common Security

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- For over 60 years states through the UN system have incurred obligations through treaties, conventions and covenants, made commitments through UN Conference Action plans, and created expectation through UNGA declarations and resolutions related to furthering international law and common security. It is time for compliance, implementation and enforcement of these obligations and commitments.

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2005 World Summit: Global Declaration of Common Security

September, 13, 2005

For over 60 years states through the UN system have incurred obligations through treaties, conventions and covenants, made commitments through UN Conference Action plans, and created expectation through UNGA declarations and resolutions related to furthering international law and common security. It is time for compliance, implementation and enforcement of these obligations and commitments.

This Declaration is for governments to act, and for civil society to urge their governments to act. Please add name of your country and send to the leader of your country with a copy to Joan Russow, Global Compliance research project, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . See sign-on below.

Sign-on GLOBAL DECLARATION OF COMMON SECURITY

AWARE THAT solutions have never resided in the fragmentation of issues and if real global change is to occur this change will be found in a willingness to address the complexity and interdependence of issues in particular the linking of militarism, poverty, violation of human rights, and destruction of the environment

Recognizing that true security- is not "collective security" or "human security" which has been extended to "humanitarian intervention" and used along with the "responsibility to protect" notion to justify military intervention in other states.

True security is common security (extension of Olaf Palme's notion of "common security") and involves the following objectives:

* to promote and fully guarantee respect for human rights including labour rights, civil and political rights, social and cultural rights- right to food, right to housing, right to universally accessible not for profit health care system , right to education and
social justice;

* to enable socially equitable and environmentally sound employment, and ensure the right to development [as per Convention];

* to achieve a state of peace, social justice and disarmament; through reallocation of military expenses, and eradication of poverty

* to create a global structure that respects the rule of law ; and

* to ensure the preservation and protection of the environment, respect the inherent worth of nature beyond human purpose, reduce the ecological footprint and move away from the current model of overconsumptive development.

CONSIDERING THAT for years, through conventions, treaties and covenants, through Conference Action plans, and through UN General Assembly resolutions, member states of the United Nations have incurred obligations, made commitments and created expectations related to the furtherance of Common Security.

AFFIRMING THAT Common security can only be achieved if there is a concerted international effort to eliminate(d) the complexity and interdependence of the actions that have led to global insecurity

WE THE X COUNTRIES HAVE AGREED TO THE FOLLOWING:

Article 1
We reaffirm our commitment to multilateralism and oppose unilateral actions that undermine global common security.

Article 2
We undertake to reduce our military budgets and reallocate military expenses and transfer the savings into global social justice as undertaken through numerous UN Conference Action Plans and UN General Assembly Resolutions.

Article 3
We will no longer undermine the notion of democracy by couching a plutocracy/theocracy in democratic notions of "freedom".

Article 4
We will abandon the policy of pre-emptive/preventive attack to aggressively attack sovereign states which has been a violation of the UN Charter article 2 and international law and is the 'supreme' international crime of a war of aggression.

Article 5
We will no longer perceive justice in terms of revenge through military intervention we will instead seek justice through the International Court of Justice.

Article 6
We will no longer misconstrue Art 51 (self defence) of the Charter of the United Nations to justify premeditated non provoked military aggression.

Article 7
We will oppose any attempt to undermine the international resolve to prevent the scourge of war; this would include not engaging in intimidation or in offering economic incentives in exchange for support for military intervention.

Article 8
We undertake to respect the mandatory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice ,and will abide by its decisions.

Article 9
We will convert to peaceful purposes military bases in sovereign states around the world, and end the circulation of nuclear powered or nuclear arms capable vessels throughout the world

Article 10
We will discontinue propping up and financing military dictators.

Article 11
We will abandon the practice of targeting or assisting in the assassination of leaders of other sovereign states, and engaging in cover destabilization or democratically elected leaders of or any leader of a sovereign state.

Article 12
We will abide by the Nuclear Non Proliferation treaty and immediately implement Article VI of the treaty, (Article VI: commits all parties to pursue negotiations in good faith on measures to end the nuclear arms race and to achieve disarmament.) and we will end the production of all weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear,
chemical, and biological, as agreed to in UNCHE in 1972, and in specific conventions.

Article 13
We reaffirm the obligations under the 1967 the Outer space Treaty to ensure that exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development, and shall be the province of all
mankind [umanity.]

Article 14
We make a full commitment to disarmament and oppose the continued profit making from the sale of arms, will implement obligations to reduce the trade in small arms and in collaboration with the ILO will fund a fair and just transition program for worker currently working in the arms trade.

Article 15
We will end the production of land mines and sign and ratify the Convention for the Banning of Landmines, and affirm a commitment of funds and continuous effort to remove land mines from all areas of the world where they are known to exist.

Article 16
We will suffocate the production of uranium, phase out the use of civil nuclear energy, and prohibit the use of weapons such as Depleted Uranium and cluster bombs that would be prohibited under the Geneva Protocol II.

Article 17
We oppose NATO'S first strike policy, and support the disbanding of NATO.

Article 18
We will abide by the Geneva conventions on the treatment of civilians, and respect international human rights and humanitarian law.

Article 19

We will discharge obligations incurred through conventions, treaties, and covenants; and act on commitments through conference action plans related to Common security - peace, environment, human rights and social justice

Article 20
We will sign, ratify, and enact the necessary legislation to ensure compliance with, or respect for Common Security international Conventions, Covenants and Treaties.

Article 21
We will abide by the Convention against Torture through Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and end the practice of rendition of citizens and will abide by the Geneva conventions.

Article 22
We will eliminate cruel and inhumane punishment such as capital punishment, which violates accepted international norms.

Article 23
We will abandon institutions and agreements which promulgate globalization, deregulation and privatization; these institutions and agreements undermine the rule of international public trust law, and condone and actively facilitate corporations benefiting and profiting from war.

Article 24
we oppose the promulgation, globalization, deregulation and privatization through trade agreements, such as the WTO/FTAA/NAFTA etc that undermine the rule of international public trust law, and we will support global fair trade

Article 25
We abandon the IMF structural adjustment program which has led to the violation of human rights, has exploited citizens in the developing world and has adversely impacted on vulnerable and indigenous peoples around the world.

Article 26
We oppose the privatization of public services such as water and health care, we will increase funding to Universities to counter the corporate funding of education including the corporate direction of research and declare that these be the responsibility of governments.

Article 27
We will finally implement the long standing international commitment to transfer .7% of the GDP for overseas aid, and to cancel third world debt.

Article 28
We will no longer subsidize and invest in companies that have developed weapons of mass destruction, that have violated human rights, that have denied social justice, that have exploited workers, and that have destroyed the environment.

Article 29
we will implement the commitment made to ensure that corporations, including transnational corporations comply .. with international law, and that they pay compensation for any previous health and environmental consequences of their actions.

Article 30
We will revoke charters and licences of corporations that have violated human rights, including labour rights, that have contributed to war and violence, and that have led to the destruction of the environment.

Article 31
We support Mandatory International Ethical Normative (MIEN) standards
and enforceable regulations to drive industry to conform to
international law, and oppose corporate "voluntary compliance".

Article 32
We will ban practices that contribute to environmentally induced
diseases and we will address poverty related health problems and
ensure universal access, to publicly funded not for profit health
care system.

Article 33
We will end the production of toxic, hazardous, atomic waste, and we
will prevent the transfer to other states of substances and activities that are harmful to human health or the environment as agreed at the UN Conferences on the Environment and Development, 1992.

Article 34
We will ban the production, approval and promotion of
genetically engineered foods and crops which have led to a deterioration of
the food supply, and to loss of heritage seeds.

Article 35
We will protect Biodiversity by signing and ratifying the
Convention on Biological Diversity and oppose "megadiversity"
--resulting from genetic engineering.

Article 36
We will be forthright in acknowledging that the Biosafety Protocol is
a disguised trade agreement, and serves to promote the acceptance of
Genetically modified living organisms.

Article 37
We will accept the warnings of the Intergovernmental panel on Climate
Change, and no longer disregard obligations under the Framework
Convention on Climate Change and its protocol to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions, and to preserve carbon sinks.. We will oppose any
suggestion that civil nuclear energy is the solution to climate change.

Article 38
We will rescind anti-terrorism legislation because it violates civil
and political rights, and results in racial profiling.

Article 39
We will no longer target, intimidate and discriminate against
activists on the grounds of political and other opinion (a listed
ground in the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights}

Article 40
We will clearly distinguish legitimate dissent from criminal acts of
subversion.

Article 41
We will end all discrimination on the following grounds:
- race, tribe, or culture;
- colour, ethnicity, national ethnic or social origin, or language;
nationality, place of birth, or nature of residence (refugee or
immigrant, migrant worker);
- gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or form
of family, [including same-sex marriage]
- disability or age;
- religion or conviction, political or other opinion, or - class, economic
position, or other status

Article 42
We will end the discrimination against immigrants, and refugees and
we sign and ratify the Convention for the Protection of Migrant
Workers and their Families; and the Convention on Refugees.

Article 43
We will respect women's reproductive rights, and abide by commitments
made under the International Conference on Population and Development, and the Beijing Platform.

Article 44
We oppose religious extremism and proselytizing including the spread of
Evangelical Christianity around the world, which has undermined local
indigenous cultures, instilled fear through the dangerous, belief in
the "rapture", "Armageddon" and "left behind", has promulgated
dispensationalist "end times" scenario which has serious irreversible
consequences. and has led to the denigrating other established
beliefs and practices.

Article 45
We support the institution of an International Court of Compliance linked to the International Court of Justice; The Court of Compliance will hear evidence from citizens of state non compliance.

Proposed by the Global Compliance Research Project
contact: Joan Russow PhD

OPEN FOR SIGNATURES FROM CIVIL SOCIETY

This Declaration is for governments to act, and for civil society to urge their governments to act. Please add name of your country and send the Declaration to the leader of your country with a copy to Joan Russow, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The Declaration will also be sent to all leaders and media, at different times leading up to the October 24 60th Anniversary of the United Nations.

SIGN- ON

NAME

E-MAIL ADDRESS

COUNTRY

GROUP FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES ONLY

SEND SIGNATURES TO THE LEADER OF YOUR COUNTRY WITH A COPY TO This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This Declaration was prepared to counter the G8 Edinburgh Declaration, and was circulated for signatures during the G8 Summit in Edinburgh. Citizens from a wide range of professions, groups, countries signed on to the Declaration. The Declaration with the initial list of signatories was sent to G8 leaders from Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Germany, Russia, US. There was considerable international support, and for that reason, the Declaration has been renamed and resent to be distributed prior to and on the 6oth Anniversary of the United Nations on October 24, 2005. Since 1997, various versions of this declaration have been distributed with input since that time. It was circulated as Citizens Charter for State and Corporate Compliance to counter the MAI, then subsequently updated to counter APEC (1997); WTO (1999); FTAA (2001); G8 in Kananaskis. It was also circulated as the Citizen?s Public Trust Treaty and presented at Peace conference in the Hague, and at a meeting at the International Court of Justice
overnments to act, and for civil society to urge their governments to act. Please add name of your country and send to the leader of your country with a copy to Joan Russow, Global Compliance research project, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . See sign-on below.





Sign-on GLOBAL DECLARATION OF COMMON SECURITY





AWARE THAT solutions have never resided in the fragmentation of


issues and if real global change is to occur this change will be


found in a willingness to address the complexity and interdependence


of issues in particular the linking of militarism, poverty, violation


of human rights, and destruction of the environment





Recognizing that true security- is not "collective security" or


"human security" which has been extended to "humanitarian


intervention" and used along with the "responsibility to protect"


notion to justify military intervention in other states.





True security is common security (extension of Olaf Palme's notion of


"common security")





and involves the following objectives:





* to promote and fully guarantee respect for human rights including


labour rights, civil and political rights, social and cultural


rights- right to food, right to housing, right to universally


accessible not for profit health care system , right to education and


social justice;


* to enable socially equitable and environmentally sound employment,


and ensure the right to development [as per Convention];


* to achieve a state of peace, social justice and disarmament;


through reallocation of military expenses, and eradication of poverty


* to create a global structure that respects the rule of law ; and


* to ensure the preservation and protection of the environment,


respect the inherent worth of nature beyond human purpose, reduce the


ecological footprint and move away from the current model of


overconsumptive development.





CONSIDERING THAT for years, through conventions, treaties and


covenants, through Conference Action plans, and through UN General


Assembly resolutions, member states of the United Nations have


incurred obligations, made commitments and created expectations


related to the furtherance of Common Security.





AFFIRMING THAT Common security can only be achieved if there is a


concerted international effort to eliminate(d) the complexity and


interdependence of the actions that have led to global insecurity





WE THE X COUNTRIES HAVE AGREED TO THE FOLLOWING:





Article 1


We reaffirm our commitment to multilateralism and oppose unilateral


actions that undermine global common security.





Article 2


We undertake to reduce our military budgets and reallocate military


expenses and transfer the savings into global social justice as


undertaken through numerous UN Conference Action Plans and UN General


Assembly Resolutions.





Article 3


We will no longer undermine the notion of democracy by couching a


plutocracy/theocracy in democratic notions of "freedom".





Article 4


We will abandon the policy of pre-emptive/preventive attack to


aggressively attack sovereign states which has been a violation of


the UN Charter article 2 and international law and is the


'supreme' international crime of a war of aggression.





Article 5


We will no longer perceive justice in terms of revenge through


military intervention we will instead seek justice through the


International Court of Justice.





Article 6


We will no longer misconstrue Art 51 (self defence) of the Charter


of the United Nations to justify premeditated non provoked military


aggression.





Article 7


We will oppose any attempt to undermine the international resolve to


prevent the scourge of war; this would include not engaging in


intimidation or in offering economic incentives in exchange for


support for military intervention.





Article 8


We undertake to respect the mandatory jurisdiction of


the International Court of Justice ,and will abide by its decisions.





Article 9


We will convert to peaceful purposes military bases in sovereign


states around the world, and end the circulation of nuclear powered


or nuclear arms capable vessels throughout the world.





Article 10


We will discontinue propping up and financing military dictators.





Article 11


We will abandon the practice of targeting or assisting in the


assassination of leaders of other sovereign states, and engaging in covert destabilization or democratically elected leaders of or any leader of a sovereign state.





Article 12


We will abide by the Nuclear Non Proliferation treaty and immediately


implement Article VI of the treaty, (Article VI: commits all parties


to pursue negotiations in good faith on measures to end the nuclear


arms race and to achieve disarmament.) and we will end the


production of all weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear,


chemical, and biological, as agreed to in UNCHE in 1972, and in


specific conventions.





Article 13


We reaffirm the obligations under the 1967 the Outer space Treaty to


ensure that exploration and use of outer space, including the moon


and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and


in the interests of all countries, irrespective of their degree of


economic or scientific development, and shall be the province of all


mankind humanity.





Article 14


We make a full commitment to disarmament and oppose the continued


profit making from the sale of arms, will implement obligations to


reduce the trade in small arms and in collaboration with the ILO


will fund a fair and just transition program for worker currently


working in the arms trade.





Article 15


We will end the production of land mines and sign and ratify the


Convention for the Banning of Landmines, and affirm a commitment of funds and continuous effort to remove land mines from all areas of the world where they are known to exist.





Article 16


We will suffocate the production of uranium, phase out the use of


civil nuclear energy, and prohibit the use of weapons such as


Depleted Uranium and cluster bombs that would be prohibited under the


Geneva Protocol II.





Article 17


We oppose NATO'S first strike policy, and support the disbanding of NATO.





Article 18


We will abide by the Geneva conventions on the treatment of


civilians, and respect international human rights and humanitarian law.





Article 19


We will discharge obligations incurred through conventions,


treaties, and covenants; and act on commitments through conference


action plans related to Common security - peace, environment, human


rights and social justice





Article 20


We will sign, ratify, and enact the necessary legislation to ensure


compliance with, or respect for Common Security international


Conventions, Covenants and Treaties.





Article 21


We will abide by the Convention against Torture through Cruel,


Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and end the practice


of rendition of citizens and will abide by the Geneva conventions.





Article 22


We will eliminate cruel and inhumane punishment such as capital


punishment, which violates accepted international norms.





Article 23


We will abandon institutions and agreements which promulgate


globalization, deregulation and privatization; these institutions and


agreements undermine the rule of international public trust law, and


condone and actively facilitate corporations benefiting and


profiting from war.





Article 24


we oppose the promulgation, globalization, deregulation and


privatization through trade agreements, such as the WTO/FTAA/NAFTA


etc that undermine the rule of international public trust law, and we will support global fair trade





Article 25


We abandon the IMF structural adjustment program which has led to


the violation of human rights, has exploited citizens in the


developing world and has adversely impacted on vulnerable and indigenous


peoples around the world.





Article 26


We oppose the privatization of public services such as water and


health care, we will increase funding to Universities to counter


the corporate funding of education including the corporate direction


of research and declare that these be the responsibility of governments.





Article 27


We will finally implement the long standing international commitment


to transfer .7% of the GDP for overseas aid, and to cancel third


world deb.





Article 28


We will no longer subsidize and invest in companies that have


developed weapons of mass destruction, that have violated human


rights, that have denied social justice, that have exploited workers,


and that have destroyed the environment.





Article 29


we will implement the commitment made to ensure that corporations,


including transnational corporations comply .. with international law, and that they pay compensation for any previous health and environmental consequences of their actions.





Article 30


We will revoke charters and licences of corporations that have


violated human rights, including labour rights, that have contributed


to war and violence, and that have led to the destruction of the


environment.





Article 31


We support Mandatory International Ethical Normative (MIEN) standards


and enforceable regulations to drive industry to conform to


international law, and oppose corporate "voluntary compliance".





Article 32


We will ban practices that contribute to environmentally induced


diseases and we will address poverty related health problems and


ensure universal access, to publicly funded not for profit health


care system.





Article 33


We will end the production of toxic, hazardous, atomic waste, and we


will prevent the transfer to other states of substances and


activities that are harmful to human health or the environment as


agreed at the UN Conferences on the Environment and Development, 1992.





Article 34


We will ban the production, approval and promotion of


genetically engineered foods and crops which have led to a deterioration of


the food supply, and to loss of heritage seeds.





Article 35


We will protect Biodiversity by signing and ratifying the


Convention on Biological Diversity and oppose "megadiversity"


--resulting from genetic engineering.





Article 36


We will be forthright in acknowledging that the Biosafety Protocol is


a disguised trade agreement, and serves to promote the acceptance of


Genetically modified living organisms.





Article 37


We will accept the warnings of the Intergovernmental panel on Climate


change, and no longer disregard obligations under the Framework


Convention on Climate Change and its protocol to reduce greenhouse


gas emissions, and to preserve carbon sinks.. We will oppose any


suggestion that civil nuclear energy is the solution to climate change.





Article 38


We will rescind anti-terrorism legislation because it violates civil


and political rights, and results in racial profiling.





Article 39


We will no longer target, intimidate and discriminate against


activists on the grounds of political and other opinion (a listed


ground in the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights}





Article 40


We will clearly distinguish legitimate dissent from criminal acts of


subversion.





Article 41


We will end all discrimination on the following grounds:


- race, tribe, or culture;


- colour, ethnicity, national ethnic or social origin, or language;


nationality, place of birth, or nature of residence (refugee or


immigrant, migrant worker);


- gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or form


of family, [including same-sex marriage]


- disability or age;


- religion or conviction, political or other opinion, or - class, economic


position, or other status.





Article 42


We will end the discrimination against immigrants, and refugees and


we sign and ratify the Convention for the Protection of Migrant


Workers and their Families; and the Convention on Refugees.





Article 43


We will respect women's reproductive rights, and abide by commitments


made under the International Conference on Population and


Development, and the Beijing Platform.





Article 44


We oppose religious extremism and proselytizing including the spread of


Evangelical Christianity around the world, which has undermined local


indigenous cultures, instilled fear through the dangerous, belief in


the "rapture", "Armageddon" and "left behind", has promulgated


dispensationalist "end times" scenario which has serious irreversible


consequences. and has led to the denigrating other established


beliefs and practices.





Article 45


We support the institution of an International Court of Compliance


linked to the International Court of Justice; The Court of Compliance


will hear evidence from citizens of state non compliance.





Proposed by the Global Compliance Research Project


contact: Joan Russow PhD





OPEN FOR SIGNATURES FROM CIVIL SOCIETY





This Declaration is for governments to act, and for civil society to urge their governments to act. Please add name of your country and send the Declaration to the leader of your country with a copy to Joan Russow, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The Declaration will also be sent to all leaders and media, at different times leading up to the October 24 60th Anniversary of the United Nations.





SIGN- ON


NAME


E-MAIL ADDRESS


COUNTRY


GROUP FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES ONLY





SEND SIGNATURES TO THE LEADER OF YOUR COUNTRY WITH A COPY TO This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it








This Declaration was prepared to counter the G8 Edinburgh Declaration, and was circulated for signatures during the G8 Summit in Edinburgh. Citizens from a wide range of professions, groups, countries signed on to the Declaration. The Declaration with the initial list of signatories was sent to G8 leaders from Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Germany, Russia, US. There was considerable international support, and for that reason, the Declaration has been renamed and resent to be distributed prior to and on the 6oth Anniversary of the United Nations on October 24, 2005. Since 1997, various versions of this declaration have been distributed with input since that time. It was circulated as Citizens Charter for State and Corporate Compliance to counter the MAI, then subsequently updated to counter APEC (1997); WTO (1999); FTAA (2001); G8 in Kananaskis. It was also circulated as the Citizen?s Public Trust Treaty and presented at Peace conference in the Hague, and at a meeting at the International Court of Justice


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