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The Rules of Organization for Promoting Global Civilization
Chapter One: General
I. The Organization for Promoting Global Civilization (OPGC) is an international and open organization that was founded after extended discussions, consultations and liasions, by a group of prestigious philosophers, scientists, religious leaders, politicians, and artists who are committed to promote the furtherance and development of a global civilization.
II. OPGC takes the well-known Chinese philosopher, Zhang Shaohua' s theory: history is based on the law of determinism and counter-determinism to which all beings conform. It is characterized by a dualism between the natural and the spiritual, and a polarity which is ultimately overcome in a unity which is identified as "heaven Professor Zhang Shaohua' s work theorizes that humankind can be united as one people if there is a guiding principle that promotes a humane basis for the establishment of a civilized society.
Chapter Two: Mission
The mission of OPGC is to:
> Research the history and current situation of global civilization.
> Promote the transfer and development of a humane civilization.
>Assess the modernization of various national traditional civilizations;
>Provide constructive research designs for the development of a humane civilization.
> Provide the theoretical ideas and proposals on civilization to •the United Nation and other international organizations.
> Apply for registration with the United Nations by calling a General Meeting and actively lobbying the United Nations for a resolution of the General Meeting of the UN.
In addition the OPGC will:
• Regularly hold an International Conference on Global Civilization.
• Regularly convene meetings of related world scholars to exchange
achievements and opinions on the research for global civilization.
• Develop seminars at which world politicians and political scientists will exchange ideas on the relations between politics and humane civilization.
•Develop seminars at which academicians and practitioners will exchange ideas on how in a humane civilization ethnic traditions, cultural differences can be maintained as part of a global civilization.
•Develop seminars at which artists in various fields will discuss the impact and relationship between art forms and a global humane civilization.
•Develop seminars for economists and scientists in the fields of ecology, medicine, health, technology to discuss the relationship between economics, humane civilizations and spiritual values.
•Develop seminars between theologians, politicians, artists, scientists, business personal and philosophers to discuss how to work together to promote a humane global civilization.
Chapter Three: Organizational Structure
The Organization for Promoting Global Civilization is a non-government organization made up of leading academicians, from all part of our globe united in their desire to achieve a humane society.
At present, the OPGC employs both full and part time staff as the need dictates.
The office of OPGC is currently based in Sydney, Australia.
OPGC will establish five committees, namely, The Liasion Committee of International Affairs. Financial Committee- Area Civilization Research Media Committee and OPGC Award Committee. The _ temporary offices as the International Signing Center of Civilization Declaration and the Organizing Committee for the First International Conference on Civilization facilitate the initial steps in this organization.
The Liasion Committee of International Affairs is responsible for any liasion International liaison affairs the powers and in accordance with the Rules and International practices.
The Financial Committee is responsible for fundraising, application of funds, and budgeting in accordance with the Rules of the organization to facilitate the operation of the OPGC.
The Area Civilization Research Committee will set the guidelines for any studies on the relations between civilizations and related topics in accordance with the Rules are OPGC. The primary purpose of this Committee is to promote the development of a more humane world civilization.
The Media Committee is responsible for any interaction with the media. The Bureau for Public Relations will serve under the Chair as a subsidiary of the Media Committee.
The OPGC Award Committee is responsible for organizing the research and promotion activities to award recognition to individuals and/or organizations who have made significant contributions to humane civilization.
The International Signing Center of Civilization Declaration is responsible forThe organizing and the maintenance of records regarding the signing of the Civilization Declclration.
The Organizing Committee for the First International Conference on Civilization is fully responsible to deal with the communications, documentation and other matters of the Conference within the powers and in accordance with the Rules.
Chapter Four: Internal Structure
All the decisions of the various committees on questions of policy must be submitted for approval, in writing, to the Chair and the Board.
OPGC may establish Honorary Chairs.
OPGC will establish one Chair who will serve for a term of four years, without any limits on reelection. The Chair is responsible for the overall supervision of OPGC in accordance with the Rules.
OPGC may appoint eleven Vice-Chairs to assist the Chair in accordance with the Rules. Names proposed must be approved by the existing Vice-Chairs. The addition of any Vice-Chairs beyond the number eleven must be approved by all Vice-Chairs.
OPGC will appoint a maximum of seven members to each committee to assist the Chair in accordance with the Rules. Each committee will appoint its Director.
OPGC will appoint one Secretary General, one Deputy, and an unspecified number of Vice Secretaries as deemed necessary for the smooth operation of the organization.
The Secreta1Y General is responsible for the daily maintenance of OPGC in accordance with the Rules. The Secretary General repoits directly to the Chair.
The Deputy Secretary and Vice Secretaries are to assist the Secretary General in accordance with the Rules. Areas of responsibility will be designated and written for all personnel.
Chapter Five: Organization Management
Members of OPGC must abide by the Rules. Under the principles of being voluntary, the application for membership must be accompanied by the endorsements of two existing members of OPGC.
The General Meeting of OPGC is the highest authority of OPGC and is to be held every four years. Under special circumstances, special General Meetings can be called by the request of the Board and the Chair.
The candidates for election as a member of the Board must be endorsed by two members of OPGC and be elected as an official member of the Board by the General Meeting of OPGC.
Chair and Vice Chairs must be elected by and from the members of the Board.
Secretary General and deputy Secretary may be members of the board, if nominated by the Chair, and approved by Board members.
Chapter Six: Organizational Rules
If Chairs or Vice Chairs violate the Rules, a warning and even a removal from office can be made. when such a petition is made to Secretary General and the Chair in writing by at least three (3) members and is debated and passed as a resolution in writing by the Board.
If the Secretary General, Deputy Secretaries or any other staff violate the Rules, a warning and even a removal from office may be made when such a petition is made to the Chair in writing by at least three (3) members and is debated and passed as a resolution by the Board.
If a member of the Board violates the Rules, a warning and even a removal from office may be made when such a petition is made to the Chair in writing, by at least three (3) members and is debated and passed as a resolution in writing by the Board.
If a member violates the Rules, a warming even an expulsion, can be made when such a petition is made to the Chair in writing, by at least two (2) members and is approved by the Board.
Chapter Seven: Rights and Obligations
OPGC has the rights to deal with the internal and external affairs independently in accordance with the Rules and relevant laws and with the supervisions of members.
Each member of OPGC has the right to vote at the general meeting and be elected as office-bearers. They have the right to view any violations documented.
Rights and obligations are related to each other. To define the rights is to fulfill the obligations better and the defined obligations decide how the rights are oriented. Only when the two are combined together in a systematic way, the development of human civilization can be promoted effectively.
Chapter Eight: Miscellaneous
Any alteration to the Rules can only be made by a resolution of general meeting of OPGC.
The implementation of the Rules is subject to the supervision and protection of the laws of the country in which the office of OPGC is based.
The Rules may have to be altered by a resolution of general meeting should OPGC become an organization of UN and be directed so by the UN.