2.2 MOST FAVOURABLY EVALUATED
GCP I. On World Governance
GCP 01. The issue of world governance is no longer
simply a question of relations between sovereign states. (04.01.)
GCP 02. For the new regulations to be accepted
by the world’s peoples, they must be seen to be legitimate,
with clear objectives and to apply to rich and poor countries alike.
Moreover, their definition and control requires the participation
of all peoples. (04.04.)
GCP 03. World governance requires common foundations:
a) common objectives: sustainable development, reduction of inequalities,
b) a common ethical basis: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
and the Charter of Human Responsibilities.
These are the foundations on which it is possible to define the
areas of action by the international community, since the hierarchy
of norms and standards apply to every area (trade, the environment,
health, security, etc.), and to the great world causes in which
both states and multilateral institutions must co-operate. (04.06.)
GCP 04. An international community conscious of
its unity and diversity must emerge in order to break away from
the present system of relations between states. This community does
not simply consist of co-operation-competition between “blocks”.
It is composed of relations between social and professional "milieus"
that occupy very different positions in society and the economy.
GCP 05. Rethinking governance also means rethinking
the “social contract” that links different “milieus”
with the rest of society, with every social and professional “milieu”
claiming its rights but acknowledging its responsibilities vis-à-vis
the others. (04.08.)
GCP 06. This puts an end to the black and white
division between public actors that manage public interests and
private actors that serve private interests. Most importantly, a
private actor whose activity has an impact on the public therefore
takes on public responsibilities. (04.13.)
GCP 07. A world public arena must be built and
community debates encouraged to ensure the emergence of an international
community and democratic world governance. The democratic use of
Internet could be a powerful tool to this end. (04.16.)
GCP 08. Organised civil society constitutes the
counterbalance required, in particular by calling governments to
account and contributing to a permanent audit of multilateral institutions.