First Congress of the Communist International

The Constitution of the Communist International

Source: Theses Resolutions and Manifestos of the First Four Congress of the Third International, translated by Alix Holt and Barbara Holland. Ink Links 1980;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden.

4 March 1919

The international Communist conference resolves to constitute itself the Third International and take the name the Communist International. Voting rights remain unchanged. All parties, organisations and groups are given a period of eight months in which officially to declare their adherence to the Third International.