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International Wisdom Day Regulations
Released: 10th of December 2013
Article (1): General Plan
To facilitate, organise and plan for the development of the International Wisdom Society on a global scale, with an emphasis upon the compiling of guiding regulations.
Article (2): Definition of International Day of Wisdom
The International Wisdom Day is initiated and supported by the International Wisdom Society, the Chinese Wisdom Project Research Council, the Zhangjiagang City Association of Education, and the US Institute of Chinese Wisdom Studies; all of which have launched a co-ordinated global developmental programme, part of which is the establishment of regular (yearly) conferences around the theme of creating global wisdom activities.
Article (3): Aims & Objectives
The objectives of International Wisdom Day are;
a) Publicise and promote Wisdom Studies
b) Draw attention to Wisdom Studies
c) Generate respect for Wisdom Studies
d) Develop Wisdom Studies as an academic subject
e) Transmit Wisdom Studies to the next generation
f) Encourage the cultivation of Wisdom Studies
g) Apply Wisdom Studies and develop human intelligence to a higher level
Article (4): Date
International Wisdom Day will occur annually on the 5th of September.
Article (5): International Coordination
To organise worldwide action, the International Wisdom Society has initiated the development of the International Wisdom Day Global Coordination Committee. The Constitution and Articles of Association of this Committee will be published separately. The International Wisdom Day Global Coordination Committee will initially be directly managed by the International Wisdom Society. It will be re-registered as a separate legal entity when the time is right.
Article (6): Theme
Every year a new theme will be announced which will serve as the direction of development for ‘International Wisdom Day’.
Article (7): Theme Publication
The new theme will be issued by the International Wisdom Society through the International Wisdom Day Global Coordination Committee. The new theme shall be announced on the last day of September each year.
Article (8): Form of Activity
International Wisdom Day is not limited to any form of action, and each region must adapt to the local prevailing conditions. Activities such as arranging lectures, courses, seminars, fairs, competitions, tours, and any other suitable endeavour, are encouraged.
Article (9): Regional Organisations
In each country or region, a local International Wisdom Day Global Coordination Committee Branch is to be established. Each International Wisdom Day Global Coordination Committee Branch member is responsible for local International Wisdom Day action. The relationship between the International Wisdom Day Global Coordination Committee and its branches is one of cooperation and not subordination.
Article (10): Reporting System
Each Region Branch must issue a report on its yearly activities to the International Committee by the 5th of October.
Article (11): Annual Report
The annual report of the International Wisdom Society rests upon the reports received from the Regional Branches. The annual report summarises the Wisdom Studies activities around the world, and is issued as the ‘Yearbook of International Wisdom Day Activities.’
Article (12): Finance
Each registered Regional Branch is governed by local conditions (and regulations) and is self-financing.
Article (13): Regulation & Function
Global International Wisdom Day activities - as established by Regional Branches - must conform to the definition, research standards, methodology, and correct theme as defined by the International Wisdom Society. Regional Branches must clearly represent the Aims & Objectives of the International Wisdom Society to the highest standards. If Regional Branches continuously violate this regulatory function, membership will be cancelled.
Article (14): International Activities
The International Wisdom Day Global Coordination Committee may arrange and hold regular international events. This can include International Wisdom Forums designed to gather information about global wisdom, and ascertain the correct direction of development, etc.
Article (15): Date Effective From
This ordinance will come into effect on the 1st of January 2014.
Article (16): United Nations (UN)
The International Wisdom Society will request that International Wisdom Day will be recognised by the United Nations as a legitimate world festival on the 5th of September each year. When this happens, International Wisdom Day will be re-named ‘World Wisdom Day.’ This is agreed by the International Wisdom Society.