World Legislative Act 47

Provisional World Parliament
2 through 7th July 2009, Van Niwas Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

International Integration, including United Nations Integration, and Integration of Federation Member Missions, Embassies and Consulates within the Earth Federation

Short title: International Integration

Whereas, contrary to popular portrayal, the  Earth Federation and the Constitution for the Federation of Earth are not “against” the United Nations, but rather for global self-government and against abuses and corruptions that impede self-government;

Whereas the Constitution for the Federation of Earth specifically provides for the integration of the United Nations viable agencies;

Whereas embassies, consulates and respective staffs worldwide comprise a pool of skilled persons whose training and experience will be helpful for the implementation of the Earth Federation programs; These programs include Earth Federation embassies and consulates for serving to integrate the Earth Federation with world citizens (people) who live in countries not yet members of the Earth Federation. Additionally, often ambassadorial or consular officials and staff have additional needed skills that might be extremely valuable elsewhere in the Earth Federation Executive Branch, in the Integrative Complex or elsewhere in the Earth Federation agencies and programs.

Whereas, the Missions of member nations to the United Nations in New York and other United Nations administrative centers are among those embassies where there are skilled officials and staff concerned to make a good difference in the world, and with the intention to help bring about self-government in the world;

Whereas the officials and staffs of the United Nations also comprise a considerable pool of skilled administrators and staff whose training and experience will greatly strengthen the Earth Federation;

The Provisional World Parliament hereby adopts this act to integrate the United Nations Agencies, together with provisions to integrate missions, embassies and consulates of Earth Federation member nations worldwide.

1. Conversion of Officials and Staff

1.1 In conformance with a negotiable selection process, the Earth Federation shall convert officials and staff, in preparation for expansion of Earth Federation staff and services worldwide.
1.2.  The World Financial Administration shall disburse funds to the World University System to provide training and orientation to officials and staffs.

Primary condition for conversion of posts
 
Preliminary personal ratification to the Earth Constitution together with solemn undertaking (personal affirmation of the Earth Constitution) provides to automatically deputize ambassadors, consuls and respective staffs to the world federal level.

2. Officials
The Presidium shall provide prospective assignment selections to Earth Federation member governments and to individual officials of Embassies and Consulates. The assignment selection shall include the officials’ prerogative to convert attached staff on an individual basis. From the assignment selections, Earth Federation member governments and the respective appointed officials shall return assignment requests to the Presidium to help determine best placement. A primary condition of placement is that the official as well as staff shall undergo a solemn undertaking (oath) of affirmation to the Earth Federation. This act guarantees placement on meeting the condition of affirmation. Salary and benefits shall meet the requirements of the World Equity Act, and shall include retirement accrual and full medical/dental benefits. However, in cases where this comprises a reduction in overall income, as well as in general cases, the Earth Federation shall budget to improve infrastructure, facilities, and non-transferable yet ample expense accounts to build and maintain excellent standards of operation for all officials and staff of the Earth Federation.

3. Staffs
The World Civil Service Administration shall provide prospective assignment selections to Earth Federation member governments and to individual staff members of Embassies and Consulates.
The prospective assignment selection shall include option to continue working as a member of the staff of the original official to whom the individual staff member was responsible, provided that this is the wish of the respective official. If an official to whom a particular staff was attached does not opt to retain that staff member, placement elsewhere is still guaranteed. From the assignment selections, Earth Federation member governments and the respective appointed officials shall return assignment requests to the Presidium to help determine best placement. A primary condition of placement is that the staff member shall undergo a solemn undertaking (oath) of affirmation to the Earth Federation. This act guarantees placement on meeting the condition of affirmation. Staffs are eligible to continue to receive salary and benefits while awaiting placement. Salary and benefits shall meet the requirements of the World Equity Act, and shall include retirement accrual and full medical/dental benefits. However, in cases where this comprises a reduction in overall income, as well as in general cases, the Earth Federation shall budget to improve infrastructure, facilities, and non-transferable yet ample expense accounts to build and maintain excellent standards of operation for all officials and staff of the Earth Federation.

4. Ambassadorial and Consular Boards
If the ambassadorial/consular restructuring results in more than one ambassador (or more than one consul), then the ambassadors (or consuls) shall form themselves into ambassadorial boards (or consular boards), with each ambassador (or consul) retaining status as an ambassador (or consul). The boards shall annually elect by universal vote from among themselves a Chair. The ambassadorial boards shall vote according to standard procedures to be worked out by the Presidium, subject to review by the World Parliament.
For embassies and consulates, this principle provides protection to the ambassadorial and consular officials and staff. The protection procedure is slightly different for three cases:

4.1. Embassies and consulates of countries ratifying to other countries simultaneously joining the Earth Federation; and

4.2. Embassies and consulates of countries ratifying to countries not yet joining the Earth Federation; and

4.3. Embassies and consulates of countries ratifying the Earth Constitution to the United Nations Organization;

5. In the case of embassies and consulates of countries ratifying to other countries simultaneously joining the Earth Federation, there is no longer any need of ambassadorial or consular services per se.  However, there is dire expanding requirement for World Executive administrative services to aid in the transition and integration of the Earth Federation, as well as for the Earth Federation operation after transition and integration. The Earth Federation retains all officials and staffs to comprise the Continental, Magna-regional, Regional or District Executive offices of the Earth Federation, to include eligibility to work in either offices of the World Administration or offices of the Integrative Complex. As Earth Federation will require ample staff, the Executive may hire staff in addition to staff retained from the embassies and consulates.

Former ambassadors and consuls working for the World Executive shall provide periodical reports and budget proposals, as well as consult with the World Executive and provide administrative services to the World Executive, to Earth Federation agencies and to the public.

6. In the case of Embassies and consulates of countries ratifying to countries not yet joining the Earth Federation; these Embassies and Consulates become Earth Federation Embassies and consulates to the countries not yet joining the Earth Federation. In some cases, this results in duplication of embassies and consulates of the Earth Federation within a single nation that has not yet become a member nation of the Earth Federation. This is of value to the Earth Federation by promoting participation by countries that have not yet joined. Earth Federation ambassadorial boards may meet in any of the Embassies and Consulates that yet remain in a non-ratifying country, or may meet electronically. As the Earth Federation is assuming costs for operation of its embassies and consulates, the Earth Federation is also assuming costs in the case of duplication of embassies and consulates.

7. In the case of ambassadorial missions to the United Nations Organization, the missions resolve to missions of the Earth Federation for affairs of the respective country. Earth Federation membership status does not directly affect nation status in the United Nations, as there are no provisions in either the Constitution for the Federation of Earth or in the United Nations Charter that address Earth Federation membership. Since Earth Federation is a peaceful system that greatly strengthens legitimate United Nations functions while tightly regulating United Nations processes and adjudicating through world court processes corruptions of individuals employed by the United Nations, there are no grounds for expulsion of any member nation for having ratified the Earth Constitution and thereby having joined the Earth Federation.
Member nations of the United Nations continue to determine the General Assembly Delegates to the United Nations for the affairs of the respective countries. As of the first operative stage of the Earth Federation, the Earth Federation shall pay the costs for respective delegations, in conformance with this world legislative act, WLA#22, and other world law. For nations that have ratified the Earth Constitution prior to the first operative stage, the Earth Federation shall reimburse costs beginning from the time of preliminary ratification or final ratification, whichever came first. Earth Federation may spread reimbursement by payments over a ten-year period.

8. Transitional Assumption of Tributes to the United Nations.
During the first operative stage and the second operative stage of Earth Federation, the Treasury (World Financial Administration) of the Earth Federation shall conditionally pay the assessed dues for the member nations which continue to participate in the General Assembly of the United Nations. The condition is that funds be tracked and not used for any purposes unbecoming of the Earth Federation. This condition specifically prohibits the use of funds for military or paramilitary operations of the United Nations, prohibiting funds also for military equipment, funds for the application of economic sanctions against any nation or peoples, funding of ad hoc tribunals, and funding for propaganda promoting any of activities contrary to world law.
The Treasury shall pay assessed dues to the United Nations in Earth Hour currency and credit.
If the United Nations refuses to separately track funds to ensure against misuse, the Earth Federation Treasury may pay the annual dues into a Trust Fund for reserve until the United Nations becomes able and willing to monitor the funds against abuse and illegal activities.
For nations that have ratified the Earth Constitution prior to the first operative stage, the Earth Federation shall reimburse the assessed dues, beginning from the time of preliminary ratification or final ratification, whichever came first. Earth Federation may spread reimbursement by payments over a ten-year period.
 
9. After the beginning of the full operative stage of Earth Federation, the Treasury of the Earth Federation shall complete installments begun for payment of nation member dues and delegate participation to the United Nations. However, the Earth Federation must not pay additional nation member dues, unless the World Parliament enacts a specific spending authorization to do so. (Depending on the form of the development of the House of Nations, further funding might or might not be appropriate.)

10. Member Nations to the Earth Federation may continue to maintain membership or association with any United Nations Agencies that are not prohibited by world law. Upon request by Earth Federation National Members, the Earth Federation Treasury shall pay reasonable assessed dues of the respective Earth Federation national members to respective United Nations Agencies. The Treasury shall make all payments in Earth Hour units of currency or credit. The World Financial Administration and the World Parliament may review assessments and use of funds paid to United Nations Agencies.

11.  Assessment Funds. The World Parliament establishes a United Nations Assessment Fund for assessed dues owed to the United Nations and to United Nations agencies. The Parliament will itemize by United Nations agency and will specify the exact amounts for the Assessment Fund in the Public Utilities appropriations legislation. The Assessment funds are in Earth Hour units of credit or currency.

13. Accession to the Earth Constitution by the United Nations
The Earth Federation does not become itself a member of the United Nations. However, the United Nations may integrate into world federation.  The United Nations does not integrate by any slow process of reform of United Nations Charter.  Rather, the Earth Federation replaces the United Nations Charter with the Constitution for the Federation of Earth (Earth Constitution).
The Earth Constitution is the document which has developed by the initiation of the people. The Earth Constitution is the document that creates self-government on Earth, by the people, of the people and for the people.  The replacement of the Charter by the Earth Constitution does not require any externalization of locus of control. In other words, this replacement does not depend on any particular action by the United Nations General Assembly or Security Council. This Act does not prohibit, however, any formal accession to the Earth Federation by the United Nations General Assembly or the United Nations Security Council.  The people themselves have taken action. The Earth Federation grows in spite of the United Nations, yet welcomes the United Nations to participate in the freedom for all the people of Earth.

14. A Standing Parliamentary Commission of at least _____ members shall review and assess this act for elaboration. The Commission may elect additional members. The World Parliament shall review this act in upcoming sessions.

Adopted 12:39 p.m. 5th July 2009, at the eleventh session of the Provisional World Parliament, convened at Van Niwas Aurobindo Ashram, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.

Attested:  Eugenia Almand, JD
                Parliament Secretary

The initial International Integration
Standing Parliamentary Commission

Ms. Xapsi
Dr. Roger Kotila (nominated)
E.P. Menon
Mr. Anand
Matjaz Mulej, (On sociological aspects)
Slavko Kulic (On sociological aspects)
Eugenia Almand
Marija Pavkov (Commission Liaison)

Zaklina Dimovska (On sociological aspects)

Attested,

Eugenia Almand, JD, Parliament Secretary