The Global Transitional Authority (German: Vorläufige Globale Autorität), also known as the: Global Authority, Interim Global Authority, International Global Authority and the IGA, is a global agency that oversees the colonies throughout the world. It may be related to the Institute for Global Advancement which existed before The Arrival.

VGA emblem

Emblem of the Global Transitional Authority.

All known members of the organization are human and it can be assumed that they derive authority from and work on behalf of The Hosts but the ultimate leader or decision maker is unknown. The organization is divided into at least 14 regions.


Helena Goldwin, speaking at the Global Transitional Authority

The organization's existence was first revealed when Helena Goldwin spoke before a closed meeting. The front of the podium from which she spoke bears a logo with the words: "Vorläufige Globale Autorität",[1] or Provisional Global Authority (vorläufig can also be translated as "interim", or "transitional").[2] During the meeting, the members decided against "Total Rendition" of the Los Angeles bloc.

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There is speculation[2] that the Global Transitional Authority is based in Geneva, Switzerland at the Palace of Nations building, now the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva. The Chancellor seen leading the meeting in the episode is called the "Swiss Chancellor" in the program credits, which would seem to support this theory.



  1. S02E04 "Panopticon"
  2. 2.0 2.1 redditor V2Blast