The Institute on World Problems (IOWP) http://www.worldproblems.net/
The Institute on World Problems is a dynamic, not for profit, educational institution devoted to creating a world order of peace, justice, and freedom on our precious planet Earth. Faculty and students associated with the Institute are dedicated to examining world problems in depth from comprehensive and holistic perspective.
We emphasize integrated solutions to global problems through the elaboration of world law and a world parliament. We share a common vision of a world of peace, justice, and freedom within democratic world government under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.
Faculty and students study the entire range of global environmental problems:
- the problem of global militarism and terrorism
- the problems of global poverty, social chaos, and lawlessness
- the problem of worldwide human rights abuses and violations of human dignity
- the problem of population explosion
- the multifaceted problem of global environmental degradation: world water resources, loss of agricultural lands, global warming, deforestation, depletion of fisheries, environmental pollution, ozone depletion, and so on.
Our Institute studies these and related issues in depth in an effort to understand their interdependency and in what ways they can be addressed through the elaboration of world law. We train people to understand these problems deeply and how they can be addressed through democratic processes and global government.
The IOWP promotes study, distribution, and translation of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth. We examine the history of its development by world citizens during four decades of the 20th century. We study its organizational functions, articles on human rights and duties, parliamentary structures, division of governmental functions and powers, and its integrated solutions to the world problems faced by humankind.
As part of this mission, the IOWP encourages the enhancement of world communication among cultures, nations, and individuals through networking among similar-minded global organizations. We seek to promote understanding and cooperation among the peoples, religions, nations, and races of the world. We produce translations of important documents related to the elaboration of world law. We encourage mulch-linguistic competence, including of literacy in Esperanto, and the teaching of English or other languages as a second language.
The IOWP also serves as a focal point of information and communications among organizations and individuals working for a better world through democratic world government. We support networking and cooperation among the several world government organizations. We support such movements as people registering themselves as world citizens and organizing assemblies of world citizens. We support people and students around the world who organize model world parliaments, or conferences for the promotion of Esperanto, or citizen assemblies on the environment, population, the rights of women, militarism, and so on. The Institute holds conferences, parliaments, and other meetings in the promotion of its work for a world of peace, justice, and freedom within a healthy planetary environment.
The Institute on World Problems (IOWP)
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