1. A citizen network has been created in Liege.
At Liege,on the 3 and 4 November 2007,during the Peoples Congress session, a working group has proposed to work on the LINKS to advance our common globalist ideas to see one day, Institutions and a democratic World Parliament representative of all the peoples of the planet. In order to advance our ideas, we have to convince, create relationships,connections with the people who live by our side.A citizenship,a civism and global solidarity are meaningless unless they translate into citizens' initiatives at the local level that give reality to our ideas. It's on the ground of everyday life that we must lay the foundation of our group work to advance our ideas in the heads and to see them materialize at the polls.
This network is a credit to ASCOP
2.A new member organization of ASCOP
Welcome to the association''Act For Human Rights'' The association works for the promotion of human rights from the globalist point of view.
A public debate will soon be organized on the Internet to produce together a statement which will be broadcast on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Invitation and details in the next message.
P.S.:At the very beginning of the year 2008, a new message will present the organization of the debate on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
WORLD UNITY:The becoming global democracy implies conceiving humanity as a people in quest of its unity.
A symbol---a day
On November 3,2007,during the first day of session of the Peoples Congress and the ASCOP,participants from 12 countries went to Eben Ezer(Liege,Belgium) near the Peace Tower to plant the 3rd World Unity Tree.Each participant was asked to bring along a bit of land from his/her country so that this tree draws its nourishment from it. www.recim.org/ascop/pr09-an-htm.
On 4th of November,the Peoples Congress proclaimed the equinox day of March each year
''World Citizens Day--World Unity Day''. This vote took place as a result of a petition launched and presented by ASCOP.The meaning and history of this day are shown on page www.recim.org/ascop/pr08-an.htm
Obviously,it is hoped that this day should be celebrated wherever possible by all those who recognize themselves as World Citizens thereby expressing the fundamental political will which motivates them.
March 20,2008---March 20,2009
1. On July 22,2007, at a meeting between the World Citizens and the Universal Bridge Association(Togo and Switzerland),the planting of the 2nd World Unity Tree took place at KOHE.(Species of this tree) A Senegal's redwood.
Association aims at building a hostel to accommodate orphans and anyone in need of shelter.This house will equally host people in difficulty from Europe seeking to have a stay.
Daring to go and meet others in itself can only bring about the best to those living on the fringe of society.
One of the strongest points of Universal Bridge is the twinning of trade to trade. In other words,a young orphan from Kohe wishing to undergo apprenticeship is helped financially and morally sustained by a single or several professionals from Europe. For example,a mechanic will help an apprentice mechanic. It's an exchange of skills but also a human exchange where everyone can contribute a lot to the other.
3. A general assembly of ASCOP will be held in Paris,Sunday 30th March 2008. A provisional agenda is available at www.recim.org/ascop/odj-an.htm This agenda will be complemented by your proposals if possible before the 15th of March.
1. The general assembly of ASCOP,originally scheduled for November 3 2007 at Herstal-Liege(Belgium)did not take place.
It has been replaced by a general discussion on the role of globalist organizations,members or non members of ASCOP and their relationships with the Peoples Congress. The meeting was adjourned to March 30,2008 in Paris (France)
2. Four associations have joined ASCOP:
These associations will be presented in the next press releases.
1. In Kashusha, mundialized commune ("World Citizen community") in South-Kivu in the East of Congo, the authorities of the commune and the mundialization committee symbolically will pose the "stone of the city", today April 11, 2007, project required by the local population (40.000 inhabitants). Messages of support for the municipality and the team of World Citizens can be sent to email@example.com.
2. During a meeting organized by the World Citizens of Dakar, and with the participation of Roger Winterhalter, president of the PeoplesCongress, the village of BOULOCK located in Gambia declared himself "World Citizen village" on March 8, 2007. With only 760 inhabitants the village of Boulock receives on its territory a community of 800 refugees, which in fact, proportionally the most accessible village in the world. Article in RECIM-world n° 3, available next May.
Universities and Seminars in 2007.
From the 20th to 23rd August 2007, a Geopolitics Summer School will take place at the La Chaux de Fonds (Switzerland) organized by the Esperantist Cultural Centre and with the participation of eminent speakers on World Federalism, World Social Forums, the International microcredit, European integration and other topics.
For more information contact: KCE, cp 311,2301. La Chaux de Fonds (Switzerland), firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 32 9267407
From the 28th to 31st August 2007.
The 28th session of the Institute of Mundialist Studies will take place at Moulin de Broukay, near Liege (Belgium)
Theme: The local social cohesion in the era of mundialization.
For more information contact: AIGS/IEM, rue Vert-Vinave,60 , BE 4041 VOTTEM (Belgium)
Early October 2007:2nd ASCOP Seminar (At the planning stage)
Mundialist Studies Seminar at Bukavu(South- Kivu,D.R. Congo) organized by the Association (World Solidarity- Acting Together) Solidarite Mondiale-Agir Ensemble(in french)
Topic(to specify) The African in the era of Mundialization.
For more information contact: SMAE, B.P. 470, Cyangugu, Rwanda. email@example.com
Magdeburg, March 18, 2007
We were invited by the World Citizen Association (AWC) from Saxe-Anhalt to celebrate the equinox as "The Day of World Citizens" and the "Day of World Unity"
It was a big success under the high patronage of the president of the regional parliament Mr Steinecke
Among the 80 participants we have noticed the presence of:
All our thanks go to the Director of AWC-Esperanto, Mr Gerhard Hirchmann and Mrs Inge Grzyb, president of AWC Saxe-Anhalt who organised magnificently this meeting.
The presentations included addresses from several people, songs, dances and music.
In the afternoon 4 workshops were organised and later the participants exchanged presents and to close the ceremonies went to a carillon concert at the Rathaus (Municipality)
This day, rich in contacts will have numerous repercussions on the edification of world democracy.
On the occasion of the next equinox in March 2007,ASCOP is launching a petition trying to get the People's Congress to approve the day of the March Equinox each year as the " World Citizen Day and Day of World Unity ".
2° The World Unity Tree:
In order to support this petition and create a long term dynamic process, the World Citizen Registry has published a post card representing the World Unity Tree, planted on October 6 2006 in Bohicon, BENIN
We wish that many other World Unity Trees be planted all over the Planet everywhere and on symbolic occasions
3° CMS Lucknow:
On Decembre 11, 2006, the City Montessori School in Lucknow declared itself " a world citizen shool and a world territory belonging to the world community"
This declaration was solennely read and appoved during the closing Ceremony of the Third World Symposium organised by the World Unity and >Peace Education Departement
This "mondialisation" has been officially registered in the World Citizen Registry
'Towards a New World Civilization'. Such is the topic of the 3rd world symposium organized by the World Unity and Peace Education Department(WUPED) of the City Montessori School of Lucknow (India). 208 participants from 84 countries will work, 8th-12th December 2006, about the development of new strategies to establish real world governance.
The ASCOP and other member organisations will be represented by :
Also let us note the presence of some people close to the ASCOP: Judge Weeramantry (Sri-Lanka), Eugenia Almand (US)) (Provisional World Parliament), Otfried Schrot (Germany), Hugh Steadman (New Zealand) (Sapiens Movement).
Welcome to a new organization member of the ASCOP:
PLAYDOO-CI is an association of the Ivory Coast of activevolonteers in the field of health and the development
Contact : Mrs. Marie-Paule Kodjo
1. Follow up of the Bohicon " Mundialist " studies seminar:
2. Welcome to a new organisation, member of the ASCOP:
"World Resource Consult Ltd" World Agency for management of resources organises events, promotion of world citizenship and tourism.
President : Karl KPODO
Seminar of Mundialist Studies en Benin
From October 6 to 8, 2006 was organised at the CBDIBA center in Bohicon (Benin)a Seminar of Mundialist Studies on the thema :" All humans are world citizens ; together we should work to establish world peace "
The main objective was to create " an African network for mundialism".
The opening ceremony took place on October 6,2006 under the presidency of a representative of the Ministry of Justice ,spokes person of the government of Benin. He clearly presented to the World citizens a message of support for their endeavour
This first seminar of "mundialists" studies organised in Africa has been immortalized by the plantation of a tree that was called "The World Unity Tree"
The report of this seminar is already available in French and will be soon available in English and Esperanto
Appendices only in French :
Some photographs of the seminar : http://www.recim.org/ascop/pr06bild.htm
1. Juge Weeramantry at UNESCO:
On the occasion of the peace education prize giving at the UNESCO, in Paris, a round table was organised with Professor Mohamed Arkoun and Professor Mireille Delmas-Marty with the 2 laureates Juge Weeramantry (Education peace price) and Leonel Narvaez-Gomez (jury distinction)
The text of the round table talks will be available soon for the ASCOP organisations
2. Juge Weeramantry at the Foundation for Human Progress
The Global Partnership for World Democracy, the ASCOP and the City Montessori School in Lucknow organised a press conference at the Foundation for Human Progress in Paris
Juge Weeramantry talked about the Culture of peace telling us interesting anecdotes from his past experience
The essential of his interventions can be found in mode "wav" at the link
http://www.recim.org/Weeramantry/press-conf.htm (only in English )
3. Welcome to a new ASCOP member organisation:
The Volunteers for Health is a new organisation created by young health professionals
Their objectives are to contribute to a significant improvement of the family and underprivileged people's health
President: M.Kouame Abissi Raymond, 23 BP 4373 ABIDJAN 23 Ivory Coast, firstname.lastname@example.org
Judge Weeramantry : UNESCO prize for peace education for 2006.
Judge Christopher Gregory Weeramantry from Sri Lanka, a convinced "mundialist" will receive the UNESCO prize for peace education for 2006.
The prize giving ceremony will take place at the UNESCO headquarters on Thursday September 21st, international peace day .
Judge Weeramantry is currently the president of the international lawyers association against nuclear weapons (IALANA) and the president of the International Centre for peace education and research. During 9 years he was judge, then vice president at the international court of justice in the Hague.
Judge Weeramantry, since 1996 has requested that the members states that possess nuclear weapons comply to international law in every situation and in all the circumstances
Taking this opportunity the ASCOP, the Global Partnership for World Democracy and the City Montessori School (Lucknow, India ) organise a Press conference at the Foundation for Human Progress where Judge Weeramantry will answer the journalists questions
The ASCOP member organisations present in Paris are invited to attend the press conference
Friday September 22 at 11am.
Foundation for Human Progress 38 rue Saint Sabin 75011 PARIS
Seminar of "Mondialists" studies
Bohicon 2006, october 6 to 8
This seminar of "mondialists" studies is a project developed by the ASCOP for its member CBDIBA and organised for all the world citizens, members of organisations that are part or not of the ASCOP.
Each presentation will be followed by discussions. Workshops and plenary sessions. Elaboration of action plans and strategies.
A report will be available to the public.
35 people from 5 different countries are already registered
It is still possible to register with the organisers :
CBDIBA P O Box 256, BOHICON(Benin). email@example.com
Please see the site for more information : http://www.recim.org/ascop/pr06-fr.htm
KASHUSHA: A City becomes a world citizen
"On year 2006, on the twenty fifth day of July at 10 o' clock in the morning, the population of Kashusha had a meeting at their usual meeting place.
During that meeting it was decided in a significant and symbolic gesture to adopt the "mundialization" charter.
We, inhabitant of Kashusha declare that our local community accepts the present charter
The Kashusha population accepted it unanimously."
The official document was signed by the head of the local community, two representatives of the under local entity and the representatives of 10 local villages
Kashusha is a community of circa 41.000 inhabitants located East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, 27 Km North of Bukavu, capital of the South Kivu Province
Please see more information on the site :kashusha
Congratulations can be send through the association" Solidarité mondiale .Agir ensemble" (World Solidarity-Act Together )
CALL OF THE THIRTEEN IN FAVOUR OF WORLD CITIZENSHIP
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the "Call of the thirteen in favour of world citizenship", the French Registration Centre have organised a concert that will take place on Monday 29th May 2006 at the VINGTIEME THEATRE, 7 rue des Plâtrières, Paris 20e. Métro Ménilmontant.
Artists : Nathalie Solence, Annick Roux, Serge Utge-Royo and Yvan Dautin.
Tickets: 20 euros ( seeking employment: 15 euros)
Book now: +33 1 43 66 01 13
During this Gala night, Roger Winterhalter will give a talk on the forthcoming elections to the People's Congress.
Bruno Boussagol, Director of the "Brut de Béton production" Theatre company (63130 Billom) will outline his European artistic project entitled "Tchernobyl diagonal: living with the truth".
Information about the "Call of the Artists" will be also given to the audience.
The International Council for an Environment World Authority created in 1990 under Swiss law wishes to set up a network of "correspondants" and organisations, working for the global safeguard of the environment .
Information on the CILAME was published in the World Citizen Registry bulletin : Recim-Info N 3. This information can also be down loaded at: http://www.recim.org/doc/cilame-an.pdf
The CILAME wishes to find some help for translations from French to English, to Spanish ,to German and Esperanto. Translators for other languages are welcome too.
2. Seminar of "mundialists" studies:
The CBDIBA(Benin Centre for the development of basic initiatives organises a "mundialists" studies seminar in Bohicon neighbouring city of the historical capital Abomey.
From 6 to 8 October 2006
15 to 50 people
Local Citizens : 30.000 F CFA
Other African countries: 40.000 F CFA
Other nationalities: 100 Euros
Registration and logistic information will be found soon on : http://www.recim.org/ascop/pr06-an.htm
and CBDIBA BP 256,BOHICON (Benin) firstname.lastname@example.org
1. WORLD CITIZEN DAY (Just a little bit of background)
In 1975, at the celebration of the 30 years of the creation of the United Nations in San Francisco, it was decided at the "mondialist" Congress that March 21st would be: World Citizen Day
The day of the equinox was chosen as a sign of equality between the people on earth. That day is also international action day against racism. We encourage all the organisations member of the ASCOP to promote the celebration of this day and organise actions and demonstrations every year with all the "mondialists "organisations working towards the creation of a world government.
2. PEOPLES CONGRESS
During the plenary session held in Paris on March 4, 2006, the Peoples Congress decided:
The opening of legal registration service that will list:
Election to Peoples Congress
The election of the Peoples Congress will start on March 21, 2007 and will be closed on September 21, 2007. The counting of the votes will take place in mundialized place. 15 delegates will be elected for a period of 9 years, making a total of 45 added to the one elected during the previous elections.
The votes will take place electronically and by mail.
Here are the conditions to be a candidate:
An election control commission has been appointed and will meet in Paris on Monday, May 29 2006
All the necessary information can be found http://www.recim.org/kdp/b2007-an.htm.
1.The friends of Desmond TUTU
"The friends of Desmond Tutu " is a social activity association created in Goma (Democratic Republic of Congo, province of North Kivu).and in Kindu (Province of Maniema)
This association created on February 16 ,2000 fights poverty, participates in the prevention of diseases, provides legal ,medical and material assistance to victims of violation of human rights. It tries to prevent and solve local conflicts, takes care of street children and supports initiatives in favour of the development of the community.
"The friends of Desmond Tutu" association now has registered with the ASCOP.
Welcome to this organisation
The mailing address for this region of the democratic Republic of Congo is in Rwanda : "Les Amis de Desmond Tutu", BP 78, Gisenyi, RWANDA - email@example.com
2. "Mundialist" strategy general debate (Paris, March 5, 2006 4. pm)
- How can we approach the major world problems to day: environment economy, demography, security, human rights etc..
- Which kind of actions to undertake , which orientations to take to accelerate the establishment of world democratic institutions able to deal with the on going big problems
This debate will take place on March 5, 2006 at 4.00 pm in Paris 11th, 40 rue de Malte (Metro Oberkampf)
Welcome to all the people who want to participate. Individuals and organisations can send their suggestions and comments via email
For the preparation of this debate please read
1. INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY ACTION
The Association "International Emergency Action" was created in 1977 by a group including a team called "Emergency" from the International Civil Service, by the " French Union of peacemakers" and a committee of world Citizens.
This association acts in 3 basic situations: Prevention and management of natural disasters ; Around 3 interventions every year for earthquakes, floods ; and reconstruction/ rehabilitation.
Its final goal is to create a world emergency organisation within the framework of world democracy.
International Emergency Action registered recently in the ASCOP Welcome to this specialised new organisation.
2. TOWARDS A NEW WORLD ORDER
WUPED (World Unity and Peace Education Department ) of the Montessori Schools in Lucknow (India) organises from December 9 to 13 ,under the Presidency of Jagdish Gandhi two simultaneous events :
More than 250 people from 102 countries are already registered.
ASCOP will be represented by Mr Robert Wheeler (United States) who received a mandate to present ASCOP's participation in the elaboration and execution of a three year plan of action .Please see the sites http://www.cmseducation.org/symposium and http://www.gpwd.org
The Peoples Congress Consultative Assembly (ASCOP) was created at a plenary session of the Peoples Congress in November 2003 and ratified when where published in 2004 its by-laws
The ASCOP includes organisations and individuals who have accepted the so called Mulhouse Charter
The ASCOP goals are :
The projects being evaluated now are :
All the information concerning the ASCOP will be found on the site http://www.recim.org/ascop
Official information for the ASCOP will be given through messages in French, English and Esperanto .The messages will all be numbered and will be filed at http://www.recim.org/ascop /a5.htm (year 2005)
Organisations that have no access to the internet will receive the information by mail.
Subscription and Finances
A subscription of 20 euros is requested from every member organisation .This was decided in April 2004. The file page (a-5.htm ) includes a financial statement periodically updated as well as the list of organisations that have paid their dues during that year .
Following the resignation of the ASCOP President, Josep Ortega and because of the conflicting issues in the ASCOP administration during the lasts months, the People's Congress President Roger Winterhalter has appointed us, Liliane Metz Krencker and Daniel Durand ,temporary administrators of the ASCOP
Our mission will be to manage the daily affairs within the ASCOP respecting the existing by-laws accepted by the people and to associate in our activities competent and devoted people until we find the right team that will officially replace the previous team and after an election that will be decided when necessary.
Other messages concerning the internal reorganisation will follow soon
like information ,finances and support to projects, started and to come
With you all towards democracy in a united world
Liliane Metz Krencker
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