Democracy Without Borders is an expanding international network with chapters and partners around the world.
State of Civil Society Report 2020 high­lights need of UN reform

The annual State of Civil Society Report from the international alliance of civil society organizations CIVICUS has produced results which are reminiscent of their preceding reports, as well as findings from other…

Ryan Whyte | 31.07.2020
The UN at 75: New report promotes innovations for global governance

In a new report, “UN 2.0: Ten Innovations for Global Governance 75 Years beyond San Francisco,” the Stimson Center, a think tank based in Washington D.C., highlights ten proposals for making…

Peter Orvetti | 30.07.2020
An alliance of democracies: with the US or for the US?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for “a new grouping of like-minded nations, a new alliance of democracies” against China. The US has raised this idea before: in…

Sven Biscop | 28.07.2020

A World Parliament

Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century

The book on global democracy by Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel. Published 2018

We support global democracy

The world’s citizens need to have a voice


A UN Parliamentary Assembly

The United Nations is failing to rise to the challenge of the existential risks we now face. Seeking consensus amongst almost 200 competing member states is a recipe for doing too little, too late. That’s why we push for a new body of citizen-elected represen­tatives: A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA). Learn more

A UN World Citizens’ Initiative

The Charter of the UN begins with the words “We, The Peoples”. However, one will seek in vain for a means by which ordinary people can play a role. We propose that global citizens can launch petitions that are then considered by the UN. The instrument to make this possible is a UN World Citizens’ Initiative (UNWCI). Learn more

A Global Voting Platform for citizens

Democracy requires participation – and global democracy means participation of all people. Democracy Without Borders works on providing a scalable online platform that allows for debates, voting, and elections. Topics on the agenda could include resolutions of the Security Council or other global bodies. Learn more