Act for Inaugurating a World University System with a Graduate School of World Problems
Short title: World University System
WHEREAS, one of the powers given to World Government under the Earth Constitution is to “develop a world university system,” (Article 4, paragraph 35);
Whereas, there is a great and immediate need for persons who are trained and competent to work on world problems from a global and human point of view;
Whereas, it is within the realm of feasibility for the provisional World Parliament to inaugurate a Graduate School of World Problems as a first part of a World University System;
THEREFORE, this first session of the provisional World Parliament meeting in September, 1982, does hereby grant the Charter for a Graduate School of World Problems as a first part of a World University System, under the following conditions:
To prepare individuals to work on peaceful solutions to all kinds of world problems from a global and human point of view;
To prepare competent personnel to staff the emerging and developing agencies of democratic world government, as well as personnel with a global orientation to staff corresponding agencies of national governments, and to staff transnational corporations and independent agencies, as well as to work independently;
To prepare individuals to complete the design and implementation adequately, professionally and with vision the various departments, agencies, bureaus, etc. of the world government, as defined in the Earth Constitution;
To prepare individuals to become competent global statesmen and stateswomen, who will be particularly well qualified to hold public office;
To provide a central campus for studies, research, training and other activities appropriate to the above defined purposes, with schools at branch campuses later;
To attract and assemble together both faculty and students who are qualified and committed to the studies, research, preparations and activities necessary for accomplishing the above purposes;
To provide the library, laboratories, research and other facilities needed for a Graduate School dedicated to the above purposes;
To assemble all current information and studies about world problems, as well as to foster new studies and research;
To engage consultants and visiting professors and resource persons in addition to a resident faculty;
To provide a favorable environment for both informal and formal associations and extra-curricular activities which students and faculty dedicated to the above purposes may wish to pursue;
To include programs for graduate students who may pursue off-campus studies and work in connection with the courses of study and preparation offered by the Graduate School;
To arrange and schedule work and employment opportunities along with academic studies as part of the educational program of the School.
For purposes of receiving tax deductible contributions, the Graduate School of World Problems the Parliamentary Members of the Board of Trustees shall incorporate the School under favorable national and state laws, in addition to the Charter granted by the provisional World Parliament.
3. Board of Trustees
The School has a Board of Trustees consisting of nineteen members, selected as follows:
3.1 The World Parliament or provisional World Parliament shall elect six of the Trustees for five year terms;
3.2 The Faculty of the School shall elect four of the Trustees for three year terms;
3.3 The Students of the School shall elect four of the Trustees for three year terms;
3.4 The agencies of the Integrative Complex of the World Government (when formed) shall nominate five of the Trustees for five year terms.
The Board of Trustees shall employ the administration for the School and oversee the entire functioning of the School. The Board of Trustees shall elect its own Chairperson and other officers.
The Board of Trustees shall meet at least twice a year.
A Chancellor shall head the Administration of the School. The Board of Trustees shall elect the Chancellor, who is responsible to the Board of Trustees.
5. Advisory Council
The School has an Advisory Council consisting of neither less than 24 nor more than 48 members. The Board of Trustees shall nominate one-fourth of the members of the Advisory Council, the faculty of the School shall nominate one-fourth, the students of the School shall nominate one-fourth, and the agencies of the Integrative Complex of the World Government shall nominate one-fourth. The Advisory Council shall compose to represent all parts of Earth.
The location for the primary campus of the School is Radford, Virginia, U.S.A. The Institute of Mundialist Studies in France may be or maintain a campus. City Montessori School, Lucknow, India, may be or may maintain a campus. The Ensophion of Humanity in Kalamata, Greece may be or may maintain a campus. World Government Institutes (separate entities) in Japan and in USA may be or may maintain campuses. Kara, Togo; Toronto, Canada; Colombo, Sri Lanka or Clarkesville, Georgia, USA, may be locations for campuses of the School.
The Board of Trustees shall decide other location for other campuses.
7. Withdrawal of local charters
The Board of Trustees may withdraw the charters for operation in locations where local administrators operate in violate of world legislation or the Earth Constitution, or in a manner obstructive to the Broad Functions of the Earth Federation, as determined by the Board of Trustees, and as defined in Article 1 of the Earth Constitution.
8. Budget and finances
The Chancellor shall prepare annual budgets for the operation of the School, together with annual financial campaigns. To begin the School, those Trustees who are elected by the provisional World Parliament shall prepare the initial budget and finance campaign.
The Board of Trustees and the Administration, shall work together to develop and obtain sources of financing for the School from the following sources, among others:
8.1 The Earth Federation Funding Corporation (EFFC) shall finance the School from generated subscriptions; The Board of Trustees and the Administration of the School shall encourage sponsorship through subscriptions to the Earth Federation Funding Corporation. However, EFFC subscriptions are not an exclusive source;
8.2 Pledges and subscriptions from any institution, agency, corporation, public body or individual who or that may benefit from the studies and projects developed at the School and/or may want to employ graduates of the School;
8.3 Appropriations by the World Parliament, and also appropriations by national parliaments as well as by states and communities;
8.4 Solicitation of contributions from the informed section of the general public which can appreciate the purposes and potential of the School and of a World University System;
8.5 Scholarships provided by individuals, trusts, foundations, corporations, etc., interested in studies, research and work on world problems;
8.6 Living trusts, bequests, and every other kind of gift;
8.7 Income from the operation of economically viable projects initiated by the School;
8.8 Tuition fees.
The Board of Trustees of the School is responsible to the provisional World Parliament or World Parliament until a more complete World University System is established, and thereupon is responsible to the over-all administration of the World University System.
10. Further details
The Board of Trustees and the Administration of the School shall develop and refine further details for the School by working in collaboration, but subject to final approval by the Board of Trustees and otherwise consistent with the provisions of this Act.
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Adopted as World Legislative Act Number Four at the first session of the provisional World Parliament, meeting at Brighton, England, 12 September 1982. Amended at sixth session provisional World Parliament, meeting at Bangkok, Thailand, December 2003. Formatting amendments adopted at eighth session of Parliament, Lucknow, India, August 2004.
Attested: Dr. Terence P. Amerasinghe, Barrister-at-Law, Secretary (1st & 3rd sessions)
Provisional World Parliament
Eugenia Almand, JD, Secretary
Provisional World Parliament