This film series explores the possibility that a world government may soon emerge.
Like the US Constitution, the UN Charter provides two methods for amendment. They are found in Articles 108 and 109. If you want to know when the movers and shakers of foreign policy plan major revisions to the UN Charter, listen for diplomatic chatter about Article 109.
In 2015, former UN Ambassador and Clinton-administration Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright (in cooperation with the Stimson Center) co-chaired a commission with Nigerian official Ibrahim Gambari, recommending UN reforms—possibly including a Charter review conference.
In 2021, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres dutifully adopted the Stimson Center’s proposal for a reform conference. His report, titled "Our Common Agenda," rebranded the planned meeting, calling it the Summit of the Future (now due to launch in 2024).
Only time will tell if world government will become part of Madeleine Albright’s legacy.
First published at 14:51 UTC on January 24th, 2023.
The following links and works cited, when taken together, demonstrate how think tanks and NGOs are trying to amend or rewrite the UN Charter to form an embryonic world government:
Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance Report Launch (The Hague Institute, 2015)
CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE (1945)
U.N. ROLE IN WORLD AFFAIRS (1995)
COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS MEMBERSHIP ROSTER
THE UNITED NATIONS IN ITS SECOND HALF-CENTURY (FORD FOUNDATION, 1995)
OUR GLOBAL NEIGHBORHOOD: THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari on the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance (Citizens for Global Solutions, 2017)
ELLEN LAIPSON: BIO
UN reform urged by veteran diplomats (2015)
MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT: BIO
REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON GLOBAL SECURITY, JUSTICE & GOVERNANCE (2015)
THE SAN FRANCISCO PROMISE: THE PATH TO CHARTER REVIEW AND LETTING "WE THE PEOPLES" GOVERN THE WORLD
GLOBAL INSTITUTIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
AN INNOVATION AGENDA FOR UN 75
UNITED NATIONS PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY
Message from Prof Ibrahim Gambari to the UN75 Global Governance Forum (Stimson Center, 2020)
UN2020: CIVIL SOCIETY PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE UN WE NEED
CUNCR'S UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE EUROPEAN PARALIAMENT (sic)
GLOBALIST "CIVIL SOCIETIES" PRESSURE THE UN
TAD DALEY STRATEGIZES WITH THE STIMSON CENTER (2021)
BEYOND UN75: A ROADMAP FOR INCLUSIVE, NETWORKED & EFFECTIVE GLOBAL GOVERNANCE (Stimson Center, 2021)
OUR COMMON AGENDA (2021)
ROAD TO 2023 (2022)
TAD DALEY: SUMMIT OF THE FUTURE MAY LEAD TO FULL WORLD GOVERNMENT
SUMMIT RESCHEDULED FOR 2024
REVISIT THE UN CHARTER
STIMSON'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY
OBITUARY: MICHAEL KREPON (STIMSON CENTER CO-FOUNDER)
PUNISHING SADDAM (CBS NEWS, 1996)