Report of the Commission on Global Governance (ISBN 0-19-827998-1; Published by Oxford University Press, 1995) A Summary Analysis by Henry Lamb (First published in eco-logic, January/February, 1996) The Commission on Global Governance has released its recommendations in preparation for a World Conference on Global Governance, scheduled for 1998, at which official world governance treaties are expected to be adopted for implementation by the year 2000. Among those recommendations are specific proposals to expand the authority of the United Nations to provide: Global taxation; A standing UN army; An Economic Security Council; UN authority over the global commons; An end to the veto power of permanent members of the Security Council; A new parliamentary body of "civil society" representatives (NGOs); A new "Petitions Council"; A new Court of Criminal Justice; (Accomplished in July, 1998 in Rome) Binding verdicts of the International Court of Justice; Expanded authority for the Secretary General. These proposals reflect the work of dozens of different agencies and commissions over several years, but are now being advanced by the Commission on Global Governance in its report entitled Our Global Neighborhood (Oxford University Press, 1995, ISBN 0-19-827998-3, 410pp). The Commission consists of 28 individuals, carefully selected because of their prominence, influence, and their ability to effect the implementation of the recommendations. The Commission is not an official body of the United Nations. It was, however, endorsed by the UN Secretary General and funded through two trust funds of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), nine national governments, and several foundations, including the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation. FULL ARTICLE... It's all coincidence huh?