Globcal International

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Globcal International
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Abbreviation Globcal
Formation May 09, 2009
Founders See RDFa Microdata on website
Type INGO Public Charity
Legal status Commission, constitution, declaration, charter, treaty
Purpose Sustainable ecological human settlement.
Headquarters Vienna, Austria
Location
  • Based on-line, co-located through individual ambassador consulates.
Coordinates 48°11′32″N 16°20′29″E / 48.192162°N 16.341283°E / 48.192162; 16.341283[1]
Region served
3rd World Developing
Services Sustainable Development Goals, International Cooperation.
Membership
2450[2]
Official language
Multilingual
Secretariat
Col. David J. Wright[3]
President
Djordje Marinkovic
Vice-president
Karen Cantrell
Secretary
Luis Cruz Diaz
Key people
Goodwill Ambassadors
Main organ
International Commission
Subsidiaries Global Citizenship Registry, Sweden
Affiliations Ecology Crossroads
Staff
19
Volunteers
33
Website Globcal International
Formerly called
MUNSNE - Model United Nations Social Network Embassy[4]

Globcal International is a membership cooperative, non-profit international nongovernmental organization, and research development commission of independently recognized goodwill ambassadors from embassies, states, cities, and international organizations. Globcal's founding members are professionals with social media advocacy skills and backgrounds in foreign relations, diplomacy, sociology, psychology, philosophy, law, conservation and other academic disciplines.[5]

The organization's creation is based on the hybridization of the social media business environment, the philosophy of community cooperation, and the development of an integral nonprofit organization composed of activists involved in philanthropy, fundraising, peace building, and humanitarian outreach. The name of the organization was developed through the fusion of the words global and local.[6]

Each program cooperator is an independent agent trained in social network ethics, public diplomacy 2.0 (sometimes called Facebook diplomacy or Twitter diplomacy)[7][8] as ambassadors or social network protagonists their presence is seen on networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, InterNations, TakingITGlobal, XING where they affect public policy by stimulating social reform and change by maximizing social networking potential through promoting particular themes, ideals, and genres to create and assimilate an understood global world-view.

The organization bases some of its idealism in Buddhist teaching by generating non-possession wealth and social capital through systematic regular posting of general interest information of feeds and other new media forms as would a news agency about meritorious individual people, celebrities, notable public figures and organizations dedicated to doing deeds for the common good through public awareness campaigns, peace activism, educational events, causes, and the development of humanitarian and environmental agendas of with others that they recognize.[9] Globcal's ambassadors and the members of their diplomatic corps identify social media items like articles, digital videos, live feeds, blogs, and news items to moderate discussions from their geographical regions or within particular organizational groups and further identify others that have performed meritorious deeds[10] for others without any other motive than goodwill or kindness toward their fellow man. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, country of origin, or political affiliation.

Mission[edit]

The purpose of the organization is to bring together business and professional leaders on-line within social network platforms to distribute and/or share social capital, promote social enterprises, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in on-line communication, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Members meet on-line to organize work on their public service goals and discuss the distribution of social capital by the Ambassadors and cooperative program members.

Globcal is an umbrella group and task force promoting the use of diplomatic protocol in public diplomacy to develop goodwill and social well-being. Their goals involve following an established standard for professional presentation and etiquette on-line in social networking communities using the individual ambassadors that promote their public diplomacy ideals and serve as personal examples for good use of social network profiles for effective and professional communication to accomplish shared goals through special pages set-up through Facebook and at their websites. The organization allows individual organizations to present one or more ambassadors to represent their causes in the further presentation within their organization, network, blog, and/or news service.[11]

Cooperative and Consortium[edit]

The organization is different from many others because it operates as an international cooperative, is all volunteer, and it has little or no operational expenses centrally. Each individual ambassador is a licensed on-line agent (co-operator), is responsible for their own time and expenses relative to promotion of their causes and for their operation and presentation within the network. The organization collects no funds except through grants that are directed toward administration of ambassador causes and which benefit the cooperative consortium structure on-line.

The cooperative structure was selected to create an open opportunity to many organizations, countries, states, cities, that share the mission of promoting goodwill and cooperation and permit any qualified individuals to raise funds on the behalf of their favorite causes, promote cooperative interaction, and their individual organizations transparently. Each ambassador is generally registered with their individual organization and is normally authorized by the founder, executive director, president or the board chair to serve their own group in the Globcal Diplomatic Corps Program.

Ambassadors[edit]

Globcal International (November 2013) engages trained citizen diplomats known as cultural ambassadors, goodwill ambassadors, good neighbor ambassadors, peace ambassadors, missionary ambassadors, and has over 2,450 members [12] world-wide connected through groups, pages and applications on Facebook. The members of the ambassador groups are individual people that are working with a particular ambassador on their projects or causes. The colloquial term of Facebook ambassador has become a popular idiom and neologism that has been identified with Globcal's program development of Facebook diplomacy (open public and citizen diplomacy).[13]

Each independent social network ambassador maintains an individual constituency, promotes selected causes, interacts cooperatively with the public based on direct democracy to tell others in general about what others are doing to make the world a better place.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Globcal International". Homepage. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Globcal International". Facebook Pages. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Col. David J. Wright". Public Figure Profile. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Model United Nations Social Network Embassy". Blogger. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  5. ^ "Globcal International". RDF Verified Data Set. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  6. ^ "Globcal:Starting Locally...Thinking Globally". DJ Magazine. ITP Publishing Group. 2011-12-18. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  7. ^ Evgeny Morozov (2009-03-02). "Facebook Diplomacy". Newsweek. 
  8. ^ Scott Simon (2009-10-17). "State Department Guru talks Twitter Diplomacy". NPR. 
  9. ^ Hanifan, L. J. (1916) "The rural school community center", Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 67: 130-138. Also see Hanifan, L. J. (1920) The Community Center, Boston: Silver Burdett.
  10. ^ Kaw, Eugenia (2009-01-29). Course on the Foundations of Buddhist Culture. Wikibooks. p. 32. 
  11. ^ Fouzia Kahn (2010-03-05). "Campaign against TB". Saudi Gazette. 
  12. ^ "Globcal International". Facebook Social Network Platform. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  13. ^ "Facebook Diplomacy: Peace may be Just a Click Away". Kioskea. Associated Press. 2008-12-08. Archived from the original on 2009-11-01. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 

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