Ignita Veritas United (IVU) is a union of States, united by sovereignty, human rights and humanitarian missions, established as an inter-governmental organization (IGO). As an IGO, it serves as an instrumentality for external affairs of its collective of Member States, thus exercising sovereign statehood under international law, as a non-territorial state, thereby possessing inherent official capacity for diplomatic relations.
To best implement its core missions of upholding and advancing human rights, supporting the independent Judiciary, and promoting the rights of access to and quality of education, IVU engages in diplomatic relations with other inter-governmental organizations, including the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), and individual sovereign states.
Infrastructure Supporting the Non-Aligned Movement
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), by its very name, is defined as the alliance of member states which is “not aligned with the international policy of the great powers”, and is driven by the inspired political force which characterizes a “movement”. The “policy of non-alignment” is “based on the coexistence of states with different political and social systems”, and preventing states from “becoming pawns in the struggles between major powers”.
The NAM was founded in 1961 by the Heads of State of Egypt, Yugoslavia, Ghana, India, and Indonesia, in support of the struggles for independence from colonialism of the peoples of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was established as a diplomatic forum and “consultation mechanism” for geopolitical cooperation, designed to prevent any dominating influence. It thus operates as a decentralized organization without hierarchy, avoiding any central geographic headquarters, managed by each of its member states on a rotating basis, changing the host country every three years.
The Presidency of NAM is passed on to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of each country which becomes the next host state. Its Coordinating Bureau concentrates on promoting unified actions by non-aligned countries in the United Nations.
The NAM has 120 member states, supported by 17 observer states, together constituting 71% of the UN General Assembly. This surpasses the two-thirds vote needed to secure ratification of any major decisions in the UN. It also allows the member states to overcome the infamous veto power of permanent members of the UN Security Council, by exercising a little known and much overlooked provision, enshrined in customary international law:
The UN Uniting for Peace Resolution 377 of 1950 establishes that any “failure of the Security Council… does not deprive the General Assembly of its rights” to intervene (Preamble), and specifically empowers the General Assembly to override the Security Council for any “lack of unanimity” including by veto power (Section A).
Therefore, whenever the NAM is activated by a compelling cause, it can mobilize its collective will as the most formidable geopolitical block, capable of overturning even the most entrenched dominant influences within the United Nations. This is the “silent majority” block of free and independent countries, the leaders of the true “free world” of the real “international community”, determined to uphold human rights by defending the necessary sovereignty of states.
The founding purpose of NAM was to oppose “colonialism and imperialism” including economic oppression by dominant states. The Declaration of the NAM 17th Summit in 2016 reasserted its modern relevance to oppose “armed conflicts, caused mostly by the geopolitical interests of the great centers of power, as well as from… neo-colonialism.” It defined the modern “policy of non-alignment” as “the fight against… neo-colonialism… [and] all forms of foreign intervention… domination or hegemony”. It “further rejected the illegal policies of regime change aimed at overthrowing constitutional governments”, and condemned “the use of media as a tool for hostile propaganda against developing countries aimed at undermining their governments”.
The current host of NAM (2016-2019) is Venezuela. Most public relations functions of NAM are provided by its affiliated non-governmental organization (NGO), the International Institute for Non-Aligned Studies in India.
Ignita Veritas United (IVU) engages in diplomatic relations as an IGO by providing its official infrastructure resources, which primarily support the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), and by participating in the NAM alliance network, through its appointed Ambassadors assisting and cooperating with various NAM member states.
Participation in the United Nations System
The United Nations itself is an inter-governmental organization (IGO), established in 1945 and constituted by 193 sovereign nations as its member states. Ignita Veritas United (IVU) has the same legal status of an IGO, by binding force and effect of conventional international law, thus carrying precisely the same official authorities as the UN, also being an IGO.
Therefore, IVU and its IGO official bodies are independent “United Nations level” institutions in their own right, possessing their own official powers and authorities in international affairs. An IGO does not require any specific affiliation, and does not need any permission, nor authorization, approval, nor even recognition from the UN, which is simply another IGO institution. Accordingly, the UN has no authority over a different IGO, which has the same inherent official capacity independently.
IVU supports the original founding principles and ideals of the United Nations as it was formed in 1945, including the UN Charter and the subsequent landmark conventions and declarations which recognized and codified the enforceable doctrines of customary international law, for human rights and geopolitical security.
The United Nations is not a “world government”, and cannot be lawfully misused for any type of “global governance”. The UN has no authority to interfere in the sovereign affairs of states (nor of other IGO institutions), but is actually dependent upon the collective will and individual cooperation of its participating member states.
Evidencing this fundamental principle, the UN Charter established its inherently limited role, requiring the UN and its divisions and member states to strictly uphold “equal rights and self-determination of peoples” (Article 1.2), and the “sovereign equality” of states (Article 2.1), specifying that “Nothing… shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state” (Article 2.7).
For these reasons, the UN is not a “world parliament” and does not enact any form of “legislation”. It can only serve as a forum for countries to develop conventions and declarations, which recognize the established principles of customary international law, and codify them as conventional international law, based upon the collective will of the majority of sovereign states to enforce the related rights and obligations.
As a result, the UN is merely a forum for individual countries to voice their concerns and advocate for their causes, appealing to the audience of the general collective of other countries. Therefore, an institution’s participation or representation in the United Nations or its subdivisions does not imply nor involve any type of influence nor control over such institution by the UN.
If certain dominating countries or lobbying factions may endeavour to abuse the UN system as a forum to advance covertly negative agendas, then it must be all the more necessary for other inter-governmental organizations, sovereign institutions and humanitarian organizations to more actively use the same forum to advance balancing positive agendas.
If disadvantaged countries may be deceived into accepting UN initiatives which superficially appear positive, but may have ulterior motives enabling negative agendas, then it is all the more important for counter-balancing institutions to promote truth, to empower all nations to uphold their sovereignty and human rights under the Rule of Law.
Strictly in accordance with these fundamental principles, Ignita Veritas United (IVU) exercises its independent official status as an IGO in diplomatic relations by participating in the United Nations (UN) system, through its appointed Ambassadors from time to time. Such participation is dedicated to promoting its own initiatives seeking to support, improve or reform UN programs or projects, and as an independent “watchdog” to hold the UN to the principles of its Charter.
Participation in the European Union System
Originally formed as the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1958, the European Union (EU) was established in 1993 as a treaty organization, which is limited by the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and governed by the Lisbon Treaties of 2009.
The European Commission, which initiates and controls all draft legislation, budgets and funding, is comprised of unelected Commissioners, who are nominated by the member state governments, but selected and appointed by the President of the Commission.
Half of the EU legislature is the Council of Ministers, comprised of unelected government Ministers appointed by each member state, which also has executive functions for foreign policy and security.
The other half of the legislature is the European Parliament, whose members are elected by EU citizens by proportional representation of the member states. The elected Parliament must ratify any new legislation, but it can only approve of draft legislation issued by the unelected Commission.
While the EU does enact supra-national legislation as a treaty organization, any legislative act which exceeds or violates the Charter of Rights or Lisbon Treaties are invalid, and can be overturned by the EU Court of Justice, and thus could also be nullified by other international Courts of universal jurisdiction.
The Lisbon Treaty on European Union mandates “respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter” (EU Article 3.5), which in turn guarantees “self-determination of peoples”, “sovereign equality” of states, and non-intervention in sovereign “domestic jurisdiction” of states (UN Articles 1.2, 2.1, 2.7). The EU is restricted to act “only within the limits of the competences conferred upon it by the member states in the Treaties” (EU Articles 3.6, 5.2), and all EU actions “shall not exceed what is necessary to achieve the objectives of the Treaties” (EU Article 5.4).
The EU Treaty guarantees that “any member state may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements” (Article 50.1), and only needs to “notify the European Council of its intention” (Article 50.2). “The Treaties shall cease to apply to the State… from the date of… withdrawal agreement or, failing that, two years after the notification” (Article 50.3).
The UN Convention on the Law of Treaties declares that “the principles of free consent and of good faith… are universally recognized” as the basis for validity of all treaties, which must be governed by “the principles of justice and international law”, including the limitations of the UN Charter, ensuring “self-determination of peoples” and the sovereign “independence of all States” (Preamble). Therefore, any attempt to use a treaty to undermine or usurp the sovereignty of a State, or to coerce a State not to withdraw, would automatically invalidate the treaty with respect to that State, allowing it to withdraw immediately.
Strictly in accordance with its founding principles, Ignita Veritas United (IVU) exercises its official IGO diplomatic status by participating in the European Union (EU) system, through its appointed Ambassadors from time to time. Such participation is dedicated to protecting the principles of national sovereignty upholding the socio-political and economic human rights of peoples, and as an independent “watchdog” to hold the EU to the principles of its Charter and the limitations of its Treaties.
IVU participation is generally limited to supporting official “EU Lobby Groups” of “European Economic Interest Groupings” (EEIG) under European Community Council (ECC) Regulation No.2137 of 1985, lobbying for the rights and interests of peoples of affected countries.
Independence of Humanitarian Policies
Ignita Veritas United (IVU) strictly preserves its sovereignty as an IGO institution, to protect the integrity and purpose of its humanitarian policies. Its Charter dedicates the institution to unequivocal principles of human rights and the Rule of Law, and establishes that all Member States of IVU and its official bodies must support the missions of the IGO. This legally invalidates and nullifies any potential claim of any dominant influence, and ensures faithful adherence to its genuine purposes for the benefit of humanity.
Under conventional international law, nation states become member states of an inter-governmental organization (IGO) specifically by “ratification”, “acceptance”, and “accession” to its Charter (UN Convention on the Law of Treaties, Articles 2.1(b), 11, 16). Accordingly, member states adhere to and support the chartered principles and missions of the IGO, as publicly established by its founding “negotiating states” (Articles 2.1(e), 25.1).
The IVU Charter provides: “Any domestic or foreign policies, operations or actions of a Member State which demonstrably serve to systematically undermine or violate fundamental principles of international law and human rights, may result in disqualification, suspension, revocation, or termination with prejudice of Member State status”.
Legal Notices on Sovereign Diplomatic Status
Ignita Veritas United (IVU) is an inter-governmental organization (IGO) as an instrumentality exercising the sovereign authority of its member states, thus possessing autonomous statehood (UN Jurisdictional Immunities of States, Article 2.1(b)(iii), Article 5), conducting external affairs as an institution of its member states, thus holding full sovereign privileges and immunities (UN Inadmissibility of Interference in Affairs of States, Preamble: Point 1, Section 2(e), Section 3(a)), as a non-territorial state (UN Diplomatic Relations, Articles 1(i), 3.1(a)).
Diplomatic status is invoked with all privileges and immunities by presenting “Diplomatic Credentials” as issued (UN Diplomatic Relations, Article 13), exempt from accreditation or embassy registration (UN Diplomatic, Articles 1(i), 3.1(a)), without requirement of a consular post (UN Consular Relations, Articles 3, 1(d), 17.1), regardless of recognition (UN Law of Treaties, Articles 3, 38). IGO Officers do not engage in commerce, retaining full immunities (UN Consular, Article 57). Immunities fully apply by the fact of sovereignty alone (UN Diplomatic, Articles 22-36; UN Consular, Articles 40-57). High Officials and the Directional Secretariat hold absolute immunity regardless of scope of functions (ICJ Congo v. Belgium, Articles 51-55).