The United Nations International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands
Activities fall into three categories:
The Network has activities involving people who meet face to face in the same geographical location and others that bring people together who can seldom meet in person because they live in countries from different parts of the world. These activities are organized under two headings: A World that Works for All, and Commons Action for the United Nations, respectively. Although the All Win Network was just one of the 25-odd founders of the latter, it sees it as its main channel for activities using a variety telephone and Internet conferencing modalities with but occasional physical meetings at UN conferences
The All-Win Network was founded in the Netherlands in 2002 by its current Director General, Pim van Monsjou (M.Sc.) He was inspired by the Dutch novel, Samenzwering Samenspe: Naar spiritueel wereldburgerschap (Plot and Play. Toward spiritual world citizenship),written by Lisinka Ulatowska (PhD). After conducting an interview with the author, he suggested creating the All-Win Network according to the guidelines outlined in the book.
The book is based on Dr. Ulatowska’s experiences working with the all-win principle at the UN and her vision of the direction that collaboration between NGOs and Governments had been taking since the preparations for the Earth Summit in 1989. She felt that adoption of the all-win principle on a wide scale could lead to a world where all can prosper in their own unique ways.
The Wereldfederanisten Beweging Nederland (the Dutch section of the World Federalists) and the Association of World Citizens became the founding members of the Network. Since its inception, the Network has held its meetings at the Emma Centre for Peace and Non-Violence in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Emma also houses a UNESCO library and a UN information centre.
United Nations Affiliation
Lisinka Ulatowska represents the Association of World Citizens at the United Nations.
Rene Wadlow represents the Association of World Citizens in Geneva.
The All-Win Network works at the United Nations via an affiliation with the Association of World Citizens, both in the Department of Public Information and the Economic and Social Council. Dr. Lisinka Ulatowska and René Wadlow represent the Association of World Citizens at the United Nations in New York and Geneva, respectively. The Network is currently applying for direct accreditation by the UN.
Members of the Board and Other Officers
Ir. Pim van Monsjou received his prestigious Ir title from Delft, the Netherlands. During his career he held a number of top management positions in Mekog, Ijmuiden (fertilizers).
At 13, he came into contact with the Moral Rearmament Movement which awakened a quest for a more expanded way of perceiving human relationships. The insight into the limitations of the dominant form of scientific thought became further clear through research from the University of Wageningen which demonstrated that the formulas describing the activities of just one of the trillion cells in the human body cover two whole sheets of paper. He realized that the scientific approach is too limiting to be able to see all the ramifications of such a huge amount of related facts.
His quest for an expanded way of understanding meaning led him to participate in the Caux Rounds in Switzerland, Initiatives of Change, to explore alternative communities on four continents and to integrate his findings in his management style when he became Director of the Mekog Factory.
He has held leadership positions as chief editor of 75 editions of the Psychosophia magazine and other publications, including the Newsletter of the All-Win Network; as Program Director of both the Woudkapel and Probus, Bilthoven, as President of the Urban Renewal Division for his county, and as Executive Director of the Dutch World Federalists, Foundation Conscious Care (Stichting Zorg Bewust), and the All-Win Network.
In 1989 he was awarded a prize by the Dutch Government for his design of Star States (Sterrestaten) a design for a fully sustainable network of villages each with a well-balanced population, innovative architecture and distribution between town and farmlands.
Ank van Gulik is President of ITANT and East-West EUROTAS. Both are international organizations in the field of Transpersonal (spiritual) Psychology and dedicated to the all win approach to life. She is responsible for deepening and expanding relations between the 26 countries of the former Eastern Block and the rest of EUROTAS, the overarching European Association in the field.
For years she was a driving force behind the innovative annual ITANT conferences that combined key note speeches and artistic performances with experiential sessions that enabled participants to integrate what they learned into their personal and professional lives. From this perspective she has also been a great asset when organizing events for A World that Works for All with quite diverse combinations of other participating organizations. For years she has been the leading journalist and photographer for PANTA, the main professional magazine in the transpersonal field for the Netherlands and Belgium. She has a penetrating interview style and enjoys writing reports of books and events. She is a psychotherapist in private practice.
Dr. Lisinka Ulatowska is psychologist with a specialization in transpersonal psychology. She has been involved with the UN since 1969, where she began working in the Department of Public Information (formally OPI). At the UN, she co-founded and chaired an NGO Task Force on Financing. Beside Samenzwering Samenspel. Naar spiritueel wereldburgerschap, she has written: Fearless. Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things in a World Gripped by Fear, The Year 2000. Crossroads for Humanity. A Basic Income for Each Woman, Man and Child and a Marshall Plan for the Earth (available in Dutch and English); A World Citizens Manual (available in Dutch, German, Chinese and English); A Listing of Financing Mechanisms. She co-authored with Marleen Brutyn De Magie van het All-Win Principe. Een handbook voor een wereld die alles en iedereen omarmt.She has written a series on Happiness and the Dance of Creation. These are available in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Esperanto, and German. She has travelled in and given talks in 32 countries.
The All-Win Network receives regular donations on a voluntary basis from participants. Since it officially became a Foundation, it is in the position to accept bequests.
Some activities, such as the monthly events that are organized by diverse combinations of participants such as A World that Works for All, are self-financing: participants pay their part of the actual costs, sometimes in the alternative local currency, used in that region.
For rich and poor to collaborate equally the Network’s activities are largely funded in kind. Participants supply: speakers, expertise, research, IT technological expertise, help with data entry or upkeep of mailing lists, etc.
All participants pay their own ways to, for instance, UN conferences. Some apply for grants.