Washington, D.C. (MMD Newswire) November 18, 2009 -- The "World Federalist Manifesto" deals with the United Nations reform and the development of an international organization that will represent world nations as a whole and will be able to deal with the global challenges of the new millennium. The "Club of Rome" is a think tank that in 1972 published the report "Limits to Growth", which sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
The author analyzes different projects of reform of the United Nations.
"The United Nations can't offer effective solutions because it doesn't reflect the political and economic balances of world nations. In the General Assembly, a nation like Nauru that contributes just 0.001% of the U.N. budget has the same voting power of a nation such as the United States that contributes 22% of the U.N. budget" Francesco Stipo says. "The General Assembly needs to be reformed to reflect the political and economic balances of world nations".
In case the U.N. cannot be reformed, the author calls for an alternative to the United Nations, a new international organization formed by NATO members. "NATO countries have similar economies and are based on democratic political systems" Dr. Stipo says. "The abatement of economic tariffs for countries in the NATO area would create a large free trade area supported by a common military structure. Other countries would be allowed to join once they meet certain economic criteria and they are founded on democratic principles. Such an organization would eventually substitute the role of the United Nations".
"The economic downturn could have been prevented by a coordinated action of central banks and international regulatory bodies such as the Bank for International Settlements, the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO and the U.N. Economic and Social Council" the author says. "However, such coordination does not exist and global solutions cannot be implemented." The "World Federalist Manifesto" calls for a centralization of the U.N. system and a better coordination of the work of the specialized agencies under the direction of the Secretary General. The book proposes that the different agencies (such as the FAO or WWF) assume the legal nature of Ministries, such as the International Department of Agriculture or the International Department of Environmental Protection).
The author adds that "a world government is the only solution to world problems, such as climate change and the global economic crisis. A world confederation that respects the sovereignty of world nations and that deals with the issues of international economy that cannot be dealt by one nation alone".
The book "World Federalist Manifesto. Guide to Political Globalization" is available in Barnes & Noble and in the website www.worldfederalistmanifesto.com.
About the Author
Francesco Stipo is Director of the United States Club of Rome. He holds a Ph.D. in International Law and a Master Degree in Comparative Law from the University of Miami. He has been practicing international law since 1999 and worked as a foreign law advisor and of counsel for European and American law firms.
He is the author of "World Federalist Manifesto. Guide to Political Globalization" and "United Nations Reorganization. The Unification of the U.N. System". He also is the author of "The Balanced Contribution Theory". In March 2008 he gave a speech at the United Nations on U.N. Reform. Dr. Stipo is an active member of the National Press Club in Washington D.C.
CONTACT: Dr. Francesco Stipo (Director USA Club of Rome)
LOCATION: National Press Club - Washington D.C.
PHONE: (1) 305-867-9653
WEB SITE: www.worldfederalistmanifesto.com