[p2p-research] new related commons initiative

Michel Bauwens michelsub2004 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 20:35:03 CET 2009

Dear all:

It would seem the free culture charter should/could also be send and
discussed with the following initiative, which works on the UN level:


Creation of a UN Lobby for Global Governance of the Commons by the

 Via *James Quilligan*, a message from *Lisinka Ulatowska*:

*“A growing number of organizations are planning a dialogue with
Governments, a cooperative lobby, starting with the CSD in May 2010 to see
how the Global Commons (those areas of the world and human experience that
are vital to the well-being of humanity and the Planet) can be stewarded so
that all–people and whole planet can prosper. James Quilligan of the Global
Commons Trust and I of the Association of World CItizens will be in New York
at the UN between 15-17 December. If your organization would like to
contribute their ideas and know-how to this initiative and join in this
lobby, we should be very glad to meet with you. Would you please contact me
at above address and I shall get back to you to arrange a meeting between us
and the members of your organization.*

*Here is a description of the initiative as it has been developed so far.*


*The Global Commons: our Communal Wealth*

*There will be a lobby of the United Nations from 3-14 May 2010. Our
objective: to demonstrate to all states that it is imperative that certain
aspects of life be stewarded for the good of both humanity and the Planet as
a whole. These include hazardous waste, transport, and mining — topics which
will be discussed by the UN’s Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) at
that time — as well as the economy, air, water, soils, bio-diversity, human
rights, culture, religion and intellectual property. Since all of these
issues (and others) share similar needs for governance and value production,
they constitute our Global Commons.*

*The Lobby will be accompanied by a Forum whereby participants will also
work on a book together, using wiki-type technology. The Forum Consists of
Three Parts*

*It is:*

*1. a preparatory think tank to generate ideas for this lobby in the form of
a book using wiki-type technology*

*2. a network of problem solving groups that will also be able to have
direct contact with governments via email during the U.N. conference itself
and to communicate with them from a distance while these are deliberating
the Global Commons*

*3. part of a greater initiative whereby:*

*Ø our ideas will be reviewed and collated by a group of experts, and then Ø
submitted to a High Level Commission of Eminent Personalities who have held
positions of global leadership and are now involved in humanitarian
activities, who will then Ø present our ideas to the UN’s General Assembly,
possibly as early as 2011, and recommend that these be put into practice*

*Objectives of this Lobby*

*It will demonstrate by means of examples and reasoning:*

*1. the advantages to Governments and businesses of giving full access and
jurisdiction of the Global Commons to humanity as a whole, along with the
institutional structures (existing or to be developed) which can help
steward these resources on behalf of the Earth and its People*

*2. the responsibility of such institutions and how they could operate*

*3. examples of where this has worked well*

*Although we shall initially focus on hazardous waste, transport and mining,
since these are the topics of the CSD conference in 2010, all other examples
of stewardship of the global commons are most welcome and will be used in
the larger initiative and other lobbies of the United Nations.*

*The Lobby Will consist of Three Types of Actions*

*You can participle as follows:*

*1. Until April, 28th, join the wiki-based forum and help write the book.*

*2. From 2-14 May 2010*

*Ø Either lobby from afar . While NGO representatives are lobbying
Governments at a UN conference , the forum will analyze the issues along
with them, developing all-win solutions to any challenges these lobbyists
and Governments might encounter when discussing the Global Commons.*

*Ø Or join the lobby team at the UN (There will be room for several people
to join existing teams; and for anyone representing an organisation with
accreditation to this UN Conference. An organization can apply for this

*This initiative began with discussions between the Global Commons Trust and
the All-Win Network. All organizations and individuals participate on a
basis of equality. Let us know if you wish to be registered as a founding

*More Information:*

Dr. Lisinka Ulatowska, is an author and UN NGO representative, of:
Association of World Citizens, Institute for Planetary Synthesis
www.worldcitizensaction.com, www.allwinnetwork.org, www.worldcitizens.org,
www.ipsgeneva.com www.development4all.org

Contact via ulatowska at versatel. nl

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