OUR VISION - OUR MISSION

Our vision is a federation of nations, with channels for making decisions together that are well enough developed -- and well enough balanced -- that countries will be able to agree on and carry out together measures sufficient for maintaining the peace, protecting human rights, sustaining the environment, and promoting prosperity.

​Our core mission is our innovative plan for making the United Nations more democratic and more effective as an agency for global governance. This plan was worked out and tested in simulations by Richard Hudson, and is known as "The Binding Triad". It would provide a balanced voting structure at the UN, by taking three parallel votes, each with a distinct way of weighting the vote, by population, wealth, and state membership.

A binding UN resolution would have to pass all three "legs" of the triad. Each of the main global parties, North and South, would have the voting power to protect its interests in one of the legs of the triad; so would the small states of the world in the third leg. By protecting these, the decisive interests that are at play in the UN, through the very structure of the voting, Triadic voting would overcome the need for reliance on national vetoes to protect them. More frequent, effective and authoritative use of voting would then evolve at the UN.

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Centralizing where it’s needed, decentralizing where it’s needed -- at the same time

CWPS holds that most matters should continue to be managed by nation states; indeed, some should be returned to more local governments, and this will become easier to do once there is greater global security for all. At the same time there must be increased capacity for joint international management of challenges requiring global solutions; among them, peace among nations, environmental sustainability, global prosperity, control of destructive technological capabilities, and achieving more regular respect for global norms of human rights.

 

Doing both things, decentralizing and centralizing on the criterion of where it works, makes for better overall governance-- less out-of-place government, which become oppressive and bloated when it keeps trying to do jobs it isn't fit for; more effective and efficient government when it's in the right place.

The Binding Triad gives the countries of the world the way to do them both, and do both well: the means to readily protect their separate authority wherever that's appropriate, and also the means to decide to develop a joint capability where it's necessary and proper.