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The word mundialisation or mundialization is the English version of the French word "mondialisation", which today refers in French to what is referred to in English as "globalisation". Globalisation is mainly referred to the economic globalisation and mundialization to a democratic globalization.

The original use of "mondialisation" was to refer to the act of a city or a local authority declaring itself a "world citizen" city, by voting a charter stating its awareness of global problems and its sense of shared responsibility. The concept was invented by the self-declared World Citizen Garry Davis in 1949, as a logical extension of the idea of individuals declaring themselves world citizens, and promoted by Robert Sarrazac, a former leader of the French Résistance who created the Human Front of World Citizens in 1945. Surprisingly enough, the first city to be officially mundialised was the small French city of Cahors (only 20,000 in 2006), the capital city of the "Département" of the Lot in central France, on 20 July 1949. Hundreds of cities mundialised themselves over a few years, most of them in France, and then spread internationally, including to many German cities and to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In less than a year, 10 General Councils (the elected councils of the French "Départements"), and hundreds of cities in France covering 3.4 million inhabitants voted mundialisation charters. One of the goals was to elect one delegate per million inhabitants to a People's World Constitutional Convention given the already then visible failure of the United Nations to create global institutions able to really negotiate world peace.

Mundialization is a movement expressing the solidarity of populations of the globe and aiming to establish institutions and supranational laws of a federative structure common to them, while respecting the diversity of cultures and peoples.

The mundialization movement advocates for a new political organization governing all humanity, involving the transfer of certain parts of national sovereignty to a Federal World Authority, Federal World Government and Federal World Court. The Authority would be capable of solving, by majority decisions, the problems which call into question the future of man, such as hunger, water, war, peace-keeping, pollution and energy. The President of the World Government must be elected by citizens by direct vote (Presidentialism).

Mundialization includes the declaration of specified territory - a city, town, or state, for example - as world territory, with responsibilities and rights on a world scale.

The requirements of mundialization will not be satisfied with the obligations of international treaties or agreements that lack the force of law.

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