The International Corporation (Hub)
for the Management of Sustainable Development Projects
Transition to new forms
Civilizational project that implements the New Shape for improving the socio-economic space consists of the UN Sustainable Development concept and the Digital Economy model.
Today in the three-dimensional model of public perception of world (“place-event-time”) the component of “place” has shifted to the global Internet, which means a transition to a New ontology of economic and social senses.
Accordingly, the New ontological platform forms the need for legal institutions, which should correspond to changes in speed and topology of processes, as well as to carry out a combination of “place-event-time” in an expanded economic and social space of the Internet.
The New Shape for international cooperation
Based on the results of scientific research and of existing prototype models operated in Ukraine, at the at the International Working Conference in Kiev on June 8, 2017, the urgency of creating an International Hub for the Management of Sustainable Development Projects (hereinafter the International Hub) was determined.
The International Hub is a "New Shape" of international cooperation and a new basic institution that ensures the effective management of sustainable development projects.
On the one hand, the International Hub provides a platform for the creation and communication of new international institutes, and on the other, supports a new ontological platform for implementing sustainable development projects.
The project envisages:
1) ratification by the Governments of interested countries of the "Agreement to Establish the International Corporation (Hub) for the Management of Sustainable Development Projects" (hereinafter – Agreement);
2) deployment of the digital ontological platform as a virtual software complex for the implementation of digital private property, creation of new forms of management and Web-auto-formalization of relations.
The International Hub provides institutional and legal extension that increases the space-time dimension of the processes, forms the mechanisms of Web-auto-formalization of relations and creates a system of international management for sustainable development projects.
Given the results, the Project can be implemented in six months.
The Tasks of the International Hub
1. Ensuring sustainable development and expansion of democracy through the implementation of digital private property, deploying Digital Economy and digital law. Creating new digital jobs, digital companies, organizing digital labor market, digital management for sustainable development.
2. Implementation of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, defined by the UN General Assembly Summit on 25-27 September 2015 "Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development".
Economic justification of the International Hub is defined by the Action Plan 2016-2017 of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Harmonization of Digital Markets, reflecting the Declaration adopted at the first Eastern Partnership Ministerial on Digital Economy, in July 2015.
Benefits of the project:
· Expanding the labor market due to digital companies, digital jobs, entrepreneurship.
· Development of international trade.
· Attracting investments in international projects under the preferences of international law.
· Increased employment, consumer market growth, mass development of business start-ups and individual industrialization.
· Realization of science-intensive trans-logistic projects, geo-ecological and geo-physical projects for confronting the climate change.
· Expansion of banking services and stock transactions (150 million bank accounts for digital companies).
The International Hub is established as a highly profitable international organization involving member states, business and science.
Financing is carried out by the Council of Corporate Investors on the basis of international fund raising campaigns. Funding can be done through the UN ($5 trln.) and private investments.
· Development of democracy and digital rights, creation of the digital labor market and overcoming the social crisis through massive job creation (digital companies, digital jobs, digital entrepreneurship, individual industrialization, geo-ecological, geo-physical projects).
· Investment system based on the preferences of international law.
· Significant budget revenues due to stamp duties from digital companies, economic multipliers, geo-ecological and trans-logistics projects.
· Resolving conflicts by transferring part of the competence of public authorities in the problem regions to the International Hub.
· Smoothing the peak values of economic super-cycles (avoiding world wars cycles).
The International Hub is the base platform for implementing projects that generate development and address the most pressing threats and risks to humanity. Being highly profitable international organization, supporting the institute of digital private property and hosting 300 million digital jobs, the project has significant business and civil society support.
The International Hub supports an ontological platform based on a digital future-line platform that allows international organizations and governments to independently deploy national governance models in an exogenous format (meta-format). This motivates the competition of states, businesses and people to develop the digital private property market, which is the main driver for the expansion of economic sovereignty.
According to the Monterrey Consensus of the UN International Conference on Financing for Development (Monterrey, Mexico, 18-22 March 2002), "global society has the means and is endowed with the resources to address the challenges of sustainable development confronting all humanity." At that "to achieve the goals of sustainable development, we need more effective, democratic and accountable international and multilateral institutions to improve international coordination for sustainable development and mobilizing national and international resources."
Such organizations should integrate social, economic and environmental strategies within inclusive sustainable development projects.
1. "New Form" of International Cooperation
The "new form" of international cooperation, which expands economic models on the basis of exogenous formats and anthropogenic management mechanisms, is the creation of a basic institution for the management of sustainable development projects –The International Hub.
The basis for the project is the ratification of the Intergovernmental Agreement to establish the International Corporation (Hub) for the management of sustainable development projects (hereinafter – Agreement, International Hub).
The project is a system of global cooperation for the achievement of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the development of democracy.
The project involves attracting international support from the international organizations, governments, foundations, academic and research institutions, as well as intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, private investors and scientists for realization of international projects in member countries of the Agreement and the countries participating in the Hab’s projects.
The project provides two tasks: 1) providing development based on the deployment of a platform to stimulate new activities; 2) solving current problems based on exogenous management formats that extend economic models in line with the growing complexity of processes.
The model of New Form of International Cooperation includes:
1) draft Agreement, which forms organizational and legal aspects for the institutionalization of new (digital) economic entities;
2) the beta version of the digital future-line platform, which provides mechanisms for the technological implementation of new business forms.
The draft Agreement meets the requirements of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969).
The digital future-line platform is based on ontological model, cybernetic digital intelligence and Web-autoformalization of processes.
The Agreement and the digital future-line platform together form an ontology for expanding the economic and legal space, creating conditions for the implementation of sustainable development projects.
3. Model functions
The model creates a platform for the establishment of institutional rights of ownership in the global Internet, as well as generates new forms that ensure the development of the Digital Economy and the deployment of management models for multi-dimensional relationship (based on exogenous formats and Web-autoformalization).
From the practice of large-scale experimental exploitation conducted in Ukraine and partly in Belarus, the model functions include:
1) Digital means of production. Digital means of production, provided by the model, are a set of services that have digital identification and provide the opportunity to work with any information, to build any relationship in the digital space and to ensure Web-auto-formalization of processes, depending on the individual perceptions and abilities of the user.
2) Digital institutions. Digital services of the Model allow to create any structured and informationally filled Web-auto-formalized forms (which act as objects of ownership) of new digital institutions: from digital jobs to digital executive and legislative authorities. Digital services also form a systems of limitations (digital frames) that provide technological support for management and decision-making systems.
3) Digital rights. The legal potential of the model is provided by the draft Agreement.
4. Legal aspects
Legal grounds for drafting the Agreement are the international acts of the United Nations: the Monterrey Consensus of the UN International Conference on Financing for Development (Monterrey, Mexico, 18-22 March 2002), the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, South Africa, August 26 - September 4, 2002), Doha Declaration on Financing for Development (Doha, Qatar, 29 November - 2 December 2008), the decisions of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development "Rio+20: The future we want" (20-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13-16 July 2015), the UN General Assembly Summit on 25-27 September 2015 "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development".
5. The position of the concerned bodies
The draft Agreement in accordance with international requirements is approved at a conference held among potential participating international organizations, countries and is provided to authorized persons from the international organizations and governments of the countries interested in implementing sustainable development projects.
6. Regional aspects and national sovereignty
The International Hub supports a digital future-line platform that enables governments to independently deploy national models of management based on cultural and national values. This ensures the effective implementation of sustainable development projects and the attraction of the necessary resources, as well as reinforces state sovereignty in the context of globalization.
Thus, the exogenous format of the International Hub, eliminating the dialectical contradiction between globalization and national law, not only does not limit national sovereignty, but also motivates competition between states, national business and the population to participate in sustainable development projects.
7. Prevention of discrimination
The draft Agreement does not have provisions that contain elements of discrimination. Public anti-discrimination expertise is not required, because the project is the base platform for other projects that will be agreed by public organizations of countries where the projects will be implemented.
8. Preventing corruption
The draft Agreement does not have rules and procedures, which may include risks of corruption offenses. Public anti-corruption expertise is not required.
9. Public discussion
The draft Agreement will be posted on the official websites.
10. The position of the social partners
The draft Agreement allows to expand social and labor sphere, the rights of the disabled and socially vulnerable groups (students, pensioners) through the development of digital entrepreneurship, individual industrialization, new economic activity and new professions.
11. Regulatory Impact Assessment
The draft Agreement is not a regulatory act because it does not contain provisions that are regulatory in nature.
12. The impact on the labor market
Implementation of the Agreement will positively affect the employment market, as it provides the creation of new and preservation of existing jobs by implementation of sustainable development projects.
13. Forecast of the results
Implementation of the Agreement will ensure the implementation of 17 Goals of sustainable development, attract investments in the countries, create a massive jobs of a new quality, and provide an international counteraction both external and internal challenges.
* Future-line platform - a software of digital law that provides management of the horizon of events based on feedback that arise in the processes of auto-formalization of relations
1. Model compliance with Sustainable Development Goals
The UN General Assembly Summit on 25-27 September 2015 "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Achieving these goals is happening in two ways: 1) reforming the existing institutions; 2) deploying the new institutions that would expand the economic relations and ensure a new way of transformation based on coexistence of different forms.
While various mechanisms are tested for overcoming the crisis, but the possibilities of the second approach - creation of new institutions with new management potential – are not fully used.
Johannesburg Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, South Africa, August 26 - September 4, 2002) noted that "global society has the means and is endowed with the resources to address the challenges of sustainable development confronting all humanity." At the same time "to achieve the goals of sustainable development, we need more effective, democratic and accountable international and multilateral institutions to improve international coordination for sustainable development and mobilizing national and international resources.”
The International Hub is a new institution which under UN concept of sustainable development establishes a necessary expansion of legal (digital rights) and economic mechanisms (based on the future-line platform).
On this basis, it is provided the integrity of the Digital Economy, which arises with the emergence of a new (digital) form of ownership, new means of production, massive possession of innovations and related new activities.
The International Hub is aimed at achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere. The International Hub is institutional innovation that enhances economic activity due to the deployment of new legal forms that ensure equal access of citizens to entrepreneurship, individual industrialization and participation in large-scale and regional projects for sustainable development.
For example, new legal form (business entity) – digital company – allows to attract the population to economic activity and provides automatic payment of taxes and fees to the budget.
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Ensuring food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable development of agriculture are the part of large-scale science intensive geo-ecological projects (see Goal 15) which require the coordination of the efforts of the states, business and society internationally.
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. The transition from the ideology of consumption - to improving the quality of life is the main focus of sustainable development. The implementation of sustainable development projects by the International Hub ensures the achievement of this goal. Multifunctional platforms that will be deployed by the Hub, allow to implement any institutional innovations, such as "civilizational law" (civilizm, basic income), which determines the share of national wealth ownership and obtaining dividends to this share.
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. The Hub, expanding the field of economic actions introduces the need and mechanisms for implementing continuous education and training throughout life due to massive competition in economic processes and the pursuit of individual self-fulfillment.
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The future-line platform of the Hub provides equal access to the Hub’s projects, which greatly expands the potential for participation of women and girls. This ensures gender equality.
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Hub’s projects aimed at ensuring the availability and efficient use of water and sanitation for all, are based on the implementation of innovative technologies, "green economy" and on the realization of large-scale science intensive geo-ecological projects according to Goal 15. Considering the importance of this goal, we need to coordinate the efforts of governments, business and society, particularly in the dissemination of knowledge and sanitary awareness.
The development of individual industrialization in the framework of sustainable development also helps to reduce the water pollution compared with large enterprises that concentrate large capacity.
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Hub’s projects aimed at ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy supply, are based on the implementation of "green economy". In addition to large-scale projects in this area, transition to individual industrialization plays a major role and would reduce energy supply compared with large energy capacity of industrial facilities.
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Achieving this goal is provided through the implementation of sustainable development projects that were previously inaccessible because of the lack of effective coordination between governments, business and society.
Hub’s projects include:
- projects for stabilization the international relations;
- development of e-commerce;
- development of individual industrialization through the new legal form – digital companies;
- large-scale science intensive geo-ecological projects (for example, resort and agricultural ecosystems), implementation of "green economy", etc.
Institutionalization of new assets within the Hub and new innovative activities will expand the economic activity. This will lead to rising stock markets and the development of corporations as the carriers of high-tech assets.
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Hub’s projects are based on use of future-line platform and new legal forms of business, which creates flexible infrastructure and allows to switch from traditional management with its hierarchical structures to praxeology - effective multiplicative interaction.
Development by the Hub of individual industrialization will promote mass use of innovations, which today is hampered by the lack of effective cooperation within traditional legal forms of management and requires implementation of new instruments such as digital companies.
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries. Implementation of massive jobs of new quality, such as in digital companies, and development of individual industrialization will reduce inequality within and among countries. Implementation of new legal forms, based on the digital law (which carries out arbitrage based on system algorithms), provides the necessary for development freedom and equality.
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Deployment by the Hub future-line platform of sustainable development involves the use of algorithms of digital "artificial intelligence" (Web-auto-formalization) which is capable of real-time coordination of production and consumption processes in multidimensional integrity of economic ecosystem.
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Hub’s projects aimed at confronting climate change are among the priority. They are based on the implementation of "green economy" technologies and on realization of large-scale science intensive geo-ecological projects (see Goal 15). Implementation of these projects at the level of national states is extremely insufficient because of the growing threat, and requires a new mechanism of realization on the basis of cooperation of the efforts.
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Hub’s projects aimed, in particular, on the development of individual industrialization, when the goods may be manufactured directly in place of their consumption, significantly reduce the logistics and technogenic burden on nature. Harmful emissions from transportation and destructive technogenic impact go to the balance with nature reproduction capabilities, which reduces pollution of the seas and oceans.
Preservation and rational use of the oceans and seas also take place in the context of "green economy" and realization of large-scale science intensive geo-ecological projects (see Goal 15).
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. An important focus of the Hub is the realization of large-scale science intensive geo-ecological projects. These projects combine a wide scale fight against global warming and preventing ecological disasters which directly are the consequences of destruction of forests, desertification, land degradation, water pollution, loss of biodiversity and more.
Geo-ecological projects are knowledge based and include extensive measures to improve climate conditions in different regions, measures to protect the environment and obtaining high stable yields. The purpose of these projects is to prevent droughts, sandy and dust storms by building ponds, forest shelter plantings and implementation of grassland rotation.
The result of the implementation of geo-ecological projects is the preservation and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems, improving the quality of agricultural land, increased forest planting, reducing soil erosion, improving water balance, growth of yields and increasing biodiversity.
Large-scale geo-ecological projects require coordination of efforts of states, business and society and therefore can not be realized within national environmental programs.
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Self-organization is an important mechanism for sustainable development, but requires a certain institutional platform. The Hub provides through the deployment of future-line platform necessary tools to create self-organized groups and communities for sustainable development.
Also realization of this goal is the transition from management to praxeology that focuses on the interaction of economic entities within the economic ecosystem, rather than within hierarchical traditional management.
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Draft Agreement meets achieving Goal 17.
2. Model compliance with the criteria
The International Hub is a meta-model that allows to cover existing core values and create new values and criteria within the holistic concept based on: 1) future-line platform (implementation of economic mechanisms within the ontological platform); 2) draft Agreement (realization of legal mechanisms).
This concept provides deploying the property rights in Internet, which increases the dimension of economic activity towards new types of value added.
The integrity of the concept and the meta-level of the governance model distinguish the project from fragmentary economic and technological decisions.
1.1. Core Values
The model is aimed at improving the quality of life, developing democracy, economic sovereignty and national identity.
Focusing the International Hub on the implementation of 17 Sustainable Development Goals distinguishes project from technological digital platforms and other New Forms.
2.2. Decision-Making Capacity
The governance model of the International Hub motivates states to participate in projects, including co-financing and fundraising. This is facilitated not only by the prospects of employment and improving quality of life, but also by the profit and ensuring economic growth, social, technological and humanitarian development.
The governance model of the International Hub is based on the use of preferences of international law, digital property rights and the institutionalization of global economic cooperation.
Decisions on projects, in accordance with the Agreement, are taken by a simple majority of authorized members of the International Hub. Other international organizations and governments submit their projects (which have international preferences) to the International Hub, identifying their expediency at the national level. Such decision-making system eliminates the threat of delay and significantly reduces the impact of negative emergence.
The structural mobility of International Hub provides new models for decision making and project implementation, new concepts and motivations. This makes the governance model suitable for the global challenges and risks and deploying frameworks (constraint systems) that neutralize and eliminate risks.
The experimental exploitation of the beta version of the model has shown the high efficiency of the implementation of decisions due to cross-cutting (rhochrematics) interaction between decision-making processes and implementation processes.
2.4. Resources and Financing
The International Hub provided with sufficient human and material resources.
The International Hub is being created as a highly profitable international organization with participation of the international organizations, member states, business and science, that allows to achieve a significant level of implementation of this criterion.
2.5. Trust and Insight
The experimental exploitation showed high level of trust to the governance model and created institutions, due to significant digital knowledge (digital awareness) of today's middle and younger generation, transparency of the model and the ability to monitor and participate in the development and implementation of solutions.
In accordance with the Agreement, the International Hub has a Council of Expert Designers and a Secretariat that provide periodic review and improvement of the structure and components of the governance model based on scientific approaches.
2.7. Protection against the Abuse of Power
The organizational structure of the International Hub allows to anticipate and take adequate actions if the organization should overstep its mandate, e.g. by unduly interfering with the internal affairs of nation-states or favouring the special interests of individuals, groups, organizations, states or groups of states.
The foundation for successful projects is provided by focusing the governance model on the achievement of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and also on the holistic structure of the model covering the Agreement and ontological platform.
In accordance with the draft Agreement, the decision makers of the International Hub are limited in their competence and can not influence the decisions of other experts and executives.