Schwartzberg Introduces Workable World Trust

Workable World logoAlong with numerous prominent speakers at the recent “Creating a Workable World” conference at the University of Minnesota, convener Joseph Schwartzberg also introduced the Workable World Trust. The main purpose of the Trust is to promote and disseminate the ideas put forward in Professor Schwartzberg’s most recent book, Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World, which was featured recently in DWF News. Speakers at the conference included the likes Andreas Bummel, Director of the Committee for a Democratic U.N. and William Pace, Executive Director of the World Federalist Movement. Full text as well as video of all presentations at this landmark event are now available here.


NOTE: The Democratic World Federalists are committed to expressing a wide range of views on the vision of creating a peaceful, just, and sustainable world through a democratic World Federation. The views expressed in this article represents that commitment and not necessarily our official position.


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How to Transform the Security Council

Schwartzberg+BookDistinguished world federalist scholar Joseph E. Schwartzberg has never been short on proposals for transforming the United Nations. See for example his important books that cover all aspects of such reforms, notably such titles as Transforming the UN System. Not only that, but his Workable World Trust is convening an impressive conference at the University of Minnesota in October called “Creating a Workable World,” which features the likes of UNPA founder Andreas Bummel and William Pace, Executive Director of the World Federalist Movement. And now, in a recent article, Professor Schwartzberg especially goes after the UN’s Security Council, calling it “an unrepresentative, undemocratic and anachronistic agency,” and offering a sweeping new approach. He proposes that a reformed UN should allocate Security Council membership primarily on a regional basis. This could entail the creation of “twelve regions, each with one seat and a rationally determined weighted vote.” Three of these regions would consist of single nations, these being world’s three most populous states: China, India and the United States. The other nine regions would be aggregations of numerous nations whose population would roughly equal those of the big three nations. We recommend reading this intriguing essay, which makes his strong case for reform of this crucial institution.


NOTE: The Democratic World Federalists are committed to expressing a wide range of views on the vision of creating a peaceful, just, and sustainable world through a democratic World Federation. The views expressed in this article represents that commitment and not necessarily our official position.

 

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