Trade, Money, and Finances
The Extraterritorial Scope of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Low-carbon Economy and Sustainable Development
Beyond 2015: Media as Democracy and Development
Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
Proposals for a Fair and Democratic Architecture of Power
Political and Institutional Governance
World Governance of Civilian and Military Nuclear Energy
The Global Marshall Plan
Rural Areas and World Governance
Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
Statement No. 1
Global Civil Society: Shifting Powers in a Shifting World
The Challenge of Environmental Governance
Swords into Plowshares
Proposals for a Fair and Sustainable Economy
Second Meeting of the China, Europe, and South America Dialog Group: Civil Societies Moving Forward for Change
Alterglobalization, a Long-term Process Leading to Alternatives
Winnowing Wheat from Chaff
The IMF, the World Bank, and Respect of Human Rights
Assemblies emerging in Turkey: a lesson in democracy
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
A Proposal for Governance in the Post 2011 World
In the world there is a large number of local communities facing poverty problems that they cannot solve on their own. Existing institutions can only help a small percentage of these communities. There are many people in the world willing to offer their assistance, but they cannot find the proper places to offer their help because of the limits in information. At the moment, there is no mechanism that can connect people willing to give their help and people in need of help. The Global Calling-for-help Center’s ambition is to create a mechanism that will enable the problems of local communities to be solved on a scale that really matters.
The Global Calling-for-help Center’s mission is to help the local communities all over the world to fight against poverty by giving them access to the huge reservoir of resources (knowledge, solutions, energy, and money) that is available elsewhere.
How can the local communities get access to the large pool of resources that exists in the world? Through the online volunteers all over the world. A person, wherever he or she comes from, can first register as an online volunteer on the online Global Calling-for-help Center, and then he or she can start helping a local community by simply working in front of the computer at home. The role of online volunteers is primarily that of intermediary. They bring all the resources of the Internet and the international community (NGOs all around the world) within reach of the local community.
This introductory note to the proposal for a Global Calling-for-help Center, includes, among others: the principles underpinning this initiative, the management-team structure, The Web site structure, and a specific example of how an online village can achieve its goal.
Source: Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance